Away for training

Dr. Desneiges and psychotherapist, Heather Macmillan will both be away from:

Saturday, Oct 28 –  Sunday, Nov 6, 2017

They are both continuing their training in Somatic Experiencing  – a technique specializing in trauma, traumatic stress and physical symptoms caused by traumatic experiences (example PTSD, anxiety,…).

For more information, please visit:

Official Somatic Experiencing Website

Article on Somatic Experiencing


How to talk to your teen about sex and relationships 


For parents and their teens

Saturday, October 14
2:00 – 3:00pm

My 14 year-old daughter and I will be co-hosting this informal discussion on teens and sex. We will cover topics such as:

How much do I tell my kids about sex and when?

What can I do to help them have healthy and pleasurable experiences?

Is abstinence really an answer?

How do I help my kids navigate consent?

What if I don’t have the skills to talk to my kids about sex, where can I get help and resources?

Hosted by Ailsa Keppie RMT, Cert. Intimacy Ed.
At the Inner Waves Office

5991 Spring Garden Rd. Suite 635,  Halifax, NS

By donation

Holiday Hours and Info

Dr. Desneiges is away from Wednesday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 30th. She’s gone to Northern Ontario for a Lobster Party with her family 🙂

Kelsey will be managing the front desk intermittently.  She will be returning voicemail and email messages whenever she’s in the office.

During this week, if you need to reach one of the other practitioners, please do so directly at:

Christine Ouellette, acupuncturist:  902-266-3852

Ailsa Keppie, RMT:  902-489-5320


Natal Day Closure

The front desk will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 7 & 8, 2017.  The receptionist, Kelsey, will return to her desk on Wednesday, August 9th at 3:00pm .

Acupuncturist – Christine Ouellette is in the office on Holiday Monday.   She is working from 4:00 – 8:30pm and presently has openings; please visit our website homepage for the Online Booking button.   If you need to reach Christine on that day, please text or call: 902-266-3852

Dr. Desneiges is away until Wednesday at 3pm. She returns to her normal working hours on Thursday at noon.

Ailsa Keppie, RMT and Dr. Erin Edmonds, ND return to their normal working hours on Tuesday August 8th.


Guasha Course for the Public

Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 – 8:30pm

Are you an athlete, or have a lot of forearm, wrist or leg tension.  Come learn some simple gusha techniques to work on your own body.

Guasha therapy is traditionally a modality used by practitioners of Chinese medicine. It is used to clear ‘chi’ blockages in specific energy pathways of the body. Guasha is becoming more mainstream in the past few years and the tools and practices are included in many types of healing treatments.

It is especially effective at treating fascial adhesions which include things like Dupeytran’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, IT band syndrome, and plantar fasciitis… It can also be helpful in treating types of inflammatory conditions, where fluid is getting stuck in certain areas of the body.

The tools used are made either of animal horn or stone, and often a special herb infused oil is spread on the area first to promote healing and cleansing. The feeling can be intense or relaxing depending on the amount of blockage in the area.

A plastic or horn tool is included with your course.  Jade tools are available for a fee.

Contact Kelsey at Inner Waves Centre 902-423-1935 or Ailsa directly at 902-489-5320 to register.


Dr. Desneiges on holiday

Dr. Anne will be away on holidays to Ireland for 2 weeks from

May 22 – June 2, 2017.


She will be back in the office on Monday, June 5th.


PLEASE NOTE: The reception desk will be monitored remotely during this time. Therefore, your emails and voicemail messages may not get answered right away.

To make an appointment with our Acupuncturist or Massage Therapist, please contact them directly at the following numbers:

Christine Ouellette, Acupuncturist: 902-266-3852

Ailsa Keppie, Massage Therapist: 902-489-5320