Our Practitioners

Relaxation, wellness, renewal.

Massage Therapist in Cabarete

Michelle Bourdeau BHK, RMT

1997 Bachelor of Human Kinetics – Honours Movement Science
University of Windsor, Canada

1999 Massage Therapy Diploma
Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic

1999 – Present – Member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Canada.

Michelle is the owner and head therapist at Andari Spa. She has been practicing massage and spa therapy for 13 years in Cabarete. She is an avid windsurfer, the event coordinator for The Cabarete Butterfly Effect and fundraiser for The DREAM Project.

Massage Therapist in Cabarete

Larisa Ponomareva

2006 – Massage Therapy Course in Russia
In addition to massage therapy Larisa is an avid practitioner and teacher of yoga. She enjoys stand up paddling, capoeira, and billiards. Larisa has been with Andari Spa since May 2012.

Nail Care Specialist in Cabarete

Santa Jimenez

2000 La Ofellina Institute in Moca

Santa has 12 years of nail care service experience in the Cabarete/Sosua area. Santa is trained in standard manicure/ pedicure, artificial gel nail application, gel lacquer application and is a certified Spa Ritual technician.

Cabarete Physiotherapist

Belinda Baker

1996 Graduate Medical Laboratory science

1997 1st Class Honours Degree

2002 Graduate Bachelor Physiotherapy

Australian Physiotherapy Association Member

Bachelor Australian Physiotherapy

Specialized in headache/chronic pain/sacro-illiac dysfunction and dry needling.

Belinda was a competitive swimmer for 16 years at the state level. She has been a climber and mountaineer for 13 years and since moving to Cabarete has set her sights on learning to kite board.

What is an RMT?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:

  • Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the Government of Ontario;
  • Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
  • Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours and a total of 2200 hours of study;
  • Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario  in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
Registered Massage Therapists

Our massage therapists are from Ontario, Canada and have completed the requisite 2200hr educational program. They are members in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and hold the title of RMT.