our team

sarah cooke, rmt

Sarah was born and raised on the east coast and graduated from ICTNorthumberland College in 2013 with a diploma in Massage Therapy.  Upon graduation Sarah promptly returned to Dawson City which has been her home since 2005.

Sarah largely incorporates myofascial, deep tissue and muscle energy techniques into her treatments and believes through proper assessment and alignment the body has an incredible ability to improve function, range of motion and decrease pain and stiffness.  

Sarah is comfortable treating many conditions including but not limited to chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, strains, sprains, TMJ dysfunction and many others.  She can even reduce a dislocated shoulder!  

Massage therapy can also alleviate the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

Sarah is a dedicated therapist who is passionate about the power of bodywork and manual therapy as an alternative solution to many ailments.  Whether you are simply looking to de-stress or eliminate pain, Sarah is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.

sarah crocker, rmt

Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO. She views massage therapy as an effective tool with which to treat physical pain while nurturing the mind-body connection. Sarah combines Swedish massage with deep tissue, myofascial, muscle energy, and relaxation techniques. Her goal is to provide a comfortable space for clients to gain relief from pain, enhance body awareness, and achieve a greater sense of health. Sarah loves to help educate patients about their bodies so that they can take control of their healing.

Sarah's clinical experience includes treating stress and insomnia, postural imbalances, pre and post-natal issues, scar tissue, injuries, and headaches.

justine alton, rmt

Justine was born and raised here in the north and grew up wandering the tailings piles of her father's gold mine in Dawson City. Justine is a Registered Massage Therapist with the NHPC and is an Intermediate John Barnes Myofascial Release Practitioner. She graduated from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Program at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax in 2014.

Upon completion of her diploma Justine moved back to the Yukon and began a successful practice in Whitehorse as an RMT and owned & operated her own business Birch Tree Bodyworks. Inspired in college by the effectiveness and long term holistic health benefits of John Barnes Myofascial Release Justine has taken several MFR courses such as MFR I&II, Unwinding, Fascial-Pelvis, Cervical-Thoracic and Women’s Health.

John Barnes Myofascial Release can create structural improvements, decrease chronic pain patterns & dysfunction, increase fluidity of movement throughout the body and even aid clients in their journey to re-establish a connection with their body and to realize that we are all one interconnected system. Our mind, body and spirit work in unison to create balance and stability.

Apart from MFR, Justine also practices deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations and incorporates Reiki techniques when applicable to reduce inflammation and encourage healing. She believes herself to be more of a facilitator than a healer - that the body truly does heal itself given the opportunity. 

amanda moffatt, ACE certified health coach,      
                                    ACE certified personal trainer

Amanda Moffatt is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach through ACE (American Council on Exercise), and is currently preparing to write the ACE exam to become a Group Fitness Instructor. She was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and made Dawson her home in 2005. Amanda had the incredible experience of training approximately 30 clients in the Dawson area in 2010-2012, and then took a break to develop her career in Human Resources and Finance. She is excited to return again to the field of Health & Wellness, and to share her passion and knowledge with her community.

As someone who has faced weight challenges and depression throughout her life, Amanda has learned that self-care and self-love are very important and that a person cannot continue to give to others if they are not taking care of their own physical and mental health. She believes that being healthy is more than the number on your scale or size on your clothes, and that a holistic and long-term approach is necessary to make lasting changes.  Amanda is committed to providing gentle and tailored accountability and consistent support to her clients.

Amanda coaches each individual to discover their specific goals, preferences, needs and current abilities. She then guides her clients to implement appropriate and progressive behavior and lifestyle modification changes. She believes that a “one size fits all” approach does not always meet the needs of clients, and strives to ensure all clients receive fitness & nutrition guidance, mind-set coaching, and support specific to them. Amanda is looking forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey of health and wellness!