Meet the Therapists

Enhancing Health "Without Worries" 

Brenda Boettcher

Inspired by natural therapeutic elements built on a foundation of traditional healing techniques, I graduated in 2001 from the PHD Academy in Eau Claire, WI; with a focus of Therapeutic Massage consisting of Swedish, Integrative, and Rehabilitative techniques based on theories of Western anatomy and physiology. I have since continued my journey furthering my education and awareness in techniques of Infant Massage; Specialized techniques for the face, scalp and neck; Precision Neuromuscular Therapy; Sports Massage; Myofascial Release (MFR); Prenatal Massage; Healing Stone Therapy and Medical Massage levels 2 & 3.  It is my belief that Massage Therapy is a complimentary therapy, not an alternative. It's of tremendous benefit supporting the body's own healing responses. It is my intent to provide a quality of excellence in my care, integrating essential touch and its lifelong benefits through many levels of conceptual understanding, elegant awareness and heartfelt communication with the healing art of massage therapy for personal development and well-being. 

Candace Engan Lokken
Candace is a graduate of Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (now Center Point) in Minneapolis, MN in 2001. While in school she learned Swedish, Integrative and deep tissue massage, along with SMMaRT techniques, Jin Shin Jyutsu, aromatherapy, and Yoga. After school she also had additional training in hot stone, active isolated stretching, Pilates and Ashiatsu. Candace and Katie opened Sans Souci Massage in October, 2001, in downtown Eau Claire. In 2005 they acquired another massage business formerly know as Natural Healing Center, which became their new location in Altoona. Candace’s goal for her clients is to achieve optimum health. She does not believe that people should have to just “live” with daily pains and discomforts. She believes in living each day to its fullest, setting goals and being happy with what the universe has given us.

Jane Kaler
Jane received her certificate of Natural Therapeutic Specialist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, NM. She has been a Nationally and State Certified Massage Therapist in NM since 1993. She has recently relocated in the Eau Claire area and is a Wisconsin Certified Massage Therapist. She has been educated in numerous modalities and is focusing on craniosacral, reiki and polarity therapies along with massage therapy. These therapies relax the body deeply, releasing physical and emotional blockages. It is Jane’s intent to slow down the assault we have on our nervous system; from fight/flight to feel/heal. She modifies each treatment to accommodate each person’s needs.

Katie Meyer
I am a 2001 graduate of Northern Lights School of MassageTherapy (now known as CenterPoint) in Minneapolis, MN. My schooling included: Swedish, integrative and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy work), aromatherapy and yoga. I have continued my studies in the following: pregnancy massage, manual lymph drainage I (studied under the Chickley Institute), active isolated stretching (studied under Aaron Mattes), geriatric massage, Pilates Mat (studied under Penny Crochiere), Ashiatsu (foot pressure massage). I recently finished 32 hours of training in Oncology Massage (studied under Tracy Walton & Associates).  In 2013 I got certified as a Fitness Trainer (studied with International Sports Science Association). In 2015 I attended a cancer exercise specialist course (studied with Cancer Exercise Training Institute).

I have worked with special needs clients (ALS, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, stroke, geriatric); traveling to see these clients in their homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and memory care facilities when individuals are not able to get transportation to my office (with an additional charge for the travel time and mileage.) I have worked around feeding tubes, venitlators, tracheostomies, colostomies and a variety of medical equipment. I perform massages with clients on massage tables, hospital beds, recliners and wheel chairs. Clients can be fully clothed to receive massage in hopes of decreasing the stress involved for clients who have a hard time dressing and undressing.

Candace and I opened Sans Souci Massage in October, 2001, located downtown Eau Claire. In 2005 we acquired another massage business formerly known as Natural Healing Center, which became their new location in Altoona. 

My intent is to help the client become more aware of their own body. I promote slowing down and living in the moment, decreasing stressful things in life and letting our bodies rest and recharge. We need to remember to take deep breaths with the belly and not shallow chest breaths.

Lisa Ornstein
Lisa began practicing Thai Yoga Massage in late 2003. She received her training and certification through the Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage in Montreal, Quebec, and continued her studies with the Lotus Palm school with courses in Advanced Energy Lines, Advanced Postures, and Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapy. Lisa then expanded her practice to include “Western” massage, after graduating in 2008 from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI. Her training included: Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Foot Reflexology. Outside of school, Lisa has had additional training in Hot Stone Massage. Lisa is also a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher. Lisa tailors each massage session to meet the unique needs of the client, and her ultimate goal is to restore balance to the body, reduce muscle pain and tension, and provide a space for her clients to find relaxation and restored feelings of health and vitality.

Sarah Heinze
Sarah is a graduate of Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, MN in 2002. While in school she studied Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Sarah has since furthered her education in Prenatal, Hot Stone Therapy and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. Sarah is dedicated to assisting clients in improved health and enhancing their well being through therapeutic touch.