Office News

Coronavirus latest update - March 22, 2020

We are sad to announce the closure of our office due to the present state of emergency in the province. As a result, all communications will be through our email 

However, there's some good news!

Dr. Desneiges is available for in office emergencies.

Please contact her at and allow 24hrs for a response. 

In addition, some of our other therapists are able to offer remote services that can support you during time of isolation. 

For stress and anxiety or to fight off depression

Our psychotherapists are all offering online therapy sessions through a secure platform.  If you've never seen one of our therapist, Maria DeNicola is accepting new clients.

Go to the Book Online Now page to make an appointment

For your health and immune system

Dr. Spomenka Bizic ND is offering phone/online naturopath appointments for nutrition/vitamin counselling, immune boosting support and more.

Go to our online booking to make an appointment

To boost your spirits

Reflexologist Denise Lynn is offering remote Reiki Healing sessions. 

Email her directly for more information:

Massage therapist Ailsa Keppie is offering remote Theta healing, The Way of the Heart Integrations, at home stretching advice and more.

Email her directly for more information:  or visit her personal Facebook page



Maria DeNicola - our newest Psychotherapist

Maria has experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, adults, seniors, couples and families on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, self-esteem, parenting, communication, school challenges, grief and loss, addiction, behavioural difficulties, anger management, interpersonal difficulties, separation and divorce, domestic abuse, and family conflicts. 

Maria’s holistic approach is collaborative, trauma-informed and client-centered, and uses the best therapeutic approach for each individual. 

Maria is in the office on Mondays and Fridays; and is available for 15min free consultations.


Libby Tobias - our new Massage Therapist

“Through many years of experience guiding clients of all ages in fitness, yoga and rehabilitation I whole heartedly believe in the body's natural ability to heal when inspired to do so. 

As a Massage therapist my intent is to help restore my client’s functional movement and vitality”.

Libby specializes in: Cupping, Swedish Therapeutic Massage,Fascial Rejuvenation and Assisted Stretching are among Libby’s favourite modalities and where her clients find healing and happiness. She is inspired to further specialize in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Meridian Acupressure and Facial Rejuvenation.


Past announcements

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  The office will be closed on holiday Monday. 

The reception desk will re-open on Tuesday at noon. 

Also, check out our Facebook account Inner Ocean Healing Centre for updates on courses coming up in the office.


 Hurricane Protocol

If there is property damage or loss of power, we may not be open on Monday. Please check our main voicemail to confirm that we are in the office. 902-423-1935


Welcome Amanda Henry!! 

~ psychotherapist and registered counselling therapist

"I believe that when we are able to see ourselves, our lives, and our patterns clearly we open ourselves up to growth, healing, and more meaningful relationships. I am committed to helping my clients move past just trying to get through the day, and toward growth, empowerment, and healing”.

Amanda is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology.  Amanda has a particular interest in mindfulness-based strategies. Specifically, she is passionate about Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy. She works with adults and couples. 

Amanda is in the office Monday to Thursday. 


Office Closed Labour Day Monday 


Dr. Desneiges on holiday...

Dr. Anne will be away  from Monday July 15 to Friday July 19.    Kelsey will be in intermittently Monday to Thursday, but will be checking voicemail and emails daily. 

If you have an appointment with one of our therapist and need to reach them during the week - and the front desk is not responding - please contact them directly at:

Ailsa Keppie: 902-489-5320 (cell)

Christine Ouellette: 902-266-3852 (cell)

Donna Jones: 902-825-7073 (cell)

Heather Macmillan: 902-220-0146 (cell)

Denise Lynn:


Summer hours changes...

Christine Ouellette will be working from 3:30 to 8pm Monday to Thursday during July and August.

Heather Macmillan will now be available on Fridays. 


Welcome Lucy!!

Lucy van den Brink has been a registered massage therapist for 12 years and has currently added Somatic Experiencing (SE) to her practice.

Lucy uses therapeutic touch and somatic listening to explore what shows up in the body such as tension, pain, injury, or trauma patterns.

Lucy brings a healthy sense of curiosity and attentiveness to help guide her clients in their own healing. She is available for Somatic Experiencing (SE) sessions on Fridays.


Victoria Day closure!!

The front desk will be closed on Monday, May 20th. Most therapists are on holiday, except for:

Ailsa Keppie, massage therapist is seeing clients. If you have an appointment and need to get hold of her on that day, please text or call 902-489-5320. 

Denise Lynn, reflexologist, is also in the office and has some availability. To connect with her, please email Denise at Or you can book an appointment with her online from our home page. 

Have a wonderful long weekend!!!