who we are

“At Inner Waves, people are our priority. We support them with the best of our abilities, and serve them kindly and efficiently with the understanding that this is their time of care and healing. We hold that one person can make a difference in the world; therefore by assisting an individual in becoming happier and healthier, we’ve contributed positively to the human family. We care about your concerns and your quality of life.” ~ Dr. Anne Desneiges, owner of Inner Waves.


Dr. Anne Desneiges,


Certified Network Spinal Analysis Practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic, President of Inner Waves Healing Centre.

Dr. Anne has been a licensed chiropractor since 1997. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and of the Association for Reorganizational Healing Practice.

Dr. Anne is a certified Network Spinal Analysis Practitioner and incorporates non-force chiropractic techniques that are very gentle yet profound (see more under what we do).

"My professional vision and mission is simple. To support individuals in seeing the best in themselves. Help them become aware of their own healing capabilities, the gifts they have to share and the life they have the potential to live. I do this with honour, while respecting their values, beliefs and expectations and by applying the best of my knowledge and abilities. Network Spinal Analysis allows me support individuals in a very gentle manner which is suitable for people of all ages. I whole heartedly uphold the statements of the Chiropractic Oath I took many years ago; and I look forward to helping those who have the courage to help themselves."

Dr. Anne offers services in English and French.

Christine Ouellette, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Ac., R.Ac.,

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Christine received her training at Eastern College in Halifax, N.S., a curriculum of over 2300hrs of courses and clinical internships based on the Grant MacEwan University program in Alberta. She is a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia. She is also certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. In addition to her TCM training, Christine holds a Bachelor and a Master degree of Science. It is this background in scientific research and her training in TCM that allows her to provide holistic care to her patients.

“TCM acupuncture complements very well conventional and alternative medicines. I’m a strong believer of working with colleagues of different health care disciplines to provide patients with the best supportive network in order to help them achieve their health goals. Acupuncture is a very elegant medicine because of its ability to encompass the patient’s uniqueness and needs.” Christine offers services in English and French.

Ailsa Keppie  BSc., RMT, MFR 

Registered Massage Therapist specializing in myofascial release  

Ailsa has combined her years of experience as a massage therapist with her personal studies of energy work and spirituality. This results in her treatments being relaxing and transformative. She is a member of the Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners Association of the Maritimes.

Connection is an important part of healing. If we are aware and connected to our physical bodies through our emotional and energetic bodies, we open to the possibility of transformation. Healing often requires a fundamental change in who we think we are and a letting go of obstacles that are keeping us in “dis – ease”. Bodywork can help to shed light on what is in the way of living our highest ideal.

Sessions may include any or all of the following modalities:

  • • Therapeutic massage  • Myofascial release  • Craniosacral massage  • Guasha therapy  • Theta healing  • The way of the Heart geometric transformation

Massage appointments are typically 1 hour to allow time to work and integrate the symptoms that are present.

“A lifelong interest in the body mind connection has been the guiding force in my journey. Experience and training in many fields, including the performing arts, healing, spiritual traditions, and sports have been woven together to create a varied tapestry of wisdom that I enjoy sharing. I currently work as an intuitive massage therapist, although my clients often describe me as more of a life coach. I also enjoy facilitating workshops and talks both on my own and in union with other inspiring people. My aim is to help empower others to become “who they are meant to be” and develop the strength to overcome the obstacles that get in their way of that”. ~ Ailsa Keppie

Heidi Wambolt, B.Sc.

Receptionist and Chiropractic Assistant

Heidi grew up in Cape Breton until moving to Halifax to pursue a degree in Biology at Saint Mary’s University. She has been interested in a holistic and preventative lifestyle for years and is always excited to learn more about health and the human body. When not working in the inspiring healing environment of Inner Waves, she can be found drawing or painting, playing her fiddle, or hiking in the woods. In the future Heidi plans to pursue a career as a chiropractor and is excited to be learning from the team at Inner Waves.