Woman getting a massage by a therapist

Therapists at Inner Balance Spa

Meet our Team at Inner Balance Spa

Lisa Gossen, BSc., R.M.T, C.H.N., Proprietor

2200 hours registration MTAA

Lisa has brought her 28 years of experience in private practice and consulting to design an exciting, unique, and leading edge blend of spa experiences in a newly renovated and custom designed facility. She has worked extensively with medical doctors, chiropractors, and physiotherapists in a variety of health care settings.

Lisa is a dynamic public speaker and continues to develop and present seminars on integrative and complimentary health care topics. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lisa has diplomas from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Lisa has also completed the Paramedical Dermal Technician certification with Dr. Danne Montague King and Dr. Eleanna Beveridge.

Dennis Lee, HBSc., MSc., TCMD, RAc.

Dennis received his certificate of clinical practice in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from the Zhe Jiang College of Traditional Chinese medicine in Hangzhou, China. He is a registered acupuncturist in Alberta and is a graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM). Dennis also holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Alberta, specializing in the field of Cell Biology and an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Lee is the Dean of Students at ACATCM and is also one of the head lecturers and Chief Clinical Supervisor.

Dr. Lee specializes in Infertility, Digestive disorders, Pain management, Stress control, and Gynecological problems. His focus is to help ones body heal itself through Acupuncture, Herbology, and Auricular Medicine. Dr. Lee also has very effective preventative protocols for maintaining good health and overall body balancing.

Sarah Ali, Manager and Creative Director

Sarah graduated from Alberta University of the Arts in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing Major. Sarah is inspired by community and the urban experience. Further to this, she aims to enhance the spa experience through conceptual thinking, and takes a minimalist, organic approach to her passion for curation and design. Sarah believes in exploring the intersect of well-being and design, with the intention of encouraging self-reflection and inspired action through creative direction.

Sarah continues to develop her studio practice and is the director of Small Space Gallery in Kensington.

Terry Dyson, R.M.T., P.F.T.

Registration NHPC

Terry Graduated from Foothills College of Massage in 2000. She started her career in a chiropractic clinic then joined Inner Balance in 2003. Her experience includes therapeutic and relaxation massage in a clinical setting, treating a variety of patients with muscle pain due to motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and daily life stresses. She is also a certified personal fitness trainer, who studied through Mount Royal University. Terry continually strives to further her education and skills as a practitioner and leads an active lifestyle that includes running, weight training, biking and yoga. Along with training in many of the treatments Inner balance offers, Terry has also completed the Paramedical Dermal Technician certification with Dr. Danné Montague King and Dr. Eleanna Beveridge.

Ashley Edwards R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration NHPC

Ashley graduated in 2004 with a 2200 hr diploma from the Sutherland-Chan College of Massage Therapy in Toronto. Her experience includes work as a lead therapist on a cruise ship, senior massage therapist in multidisciplinary clinics and spas, as well as instructing massage therapy courses.

She specializes in relaxation, stress reduction, tension headaches, deep tissue/therapeutic, and pre/post-natal and has a strong belief in combining techniques to fit her client’s individual needs.

Sara Farkas, R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration NHPC

Sara graduated with honours from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy 2200 hour program in 2019. As an active person herself, Sara is passionate about helping other active people with recovery and injury prevention. Sara uses a therapeutic approach to all her treatments and uses massage therapy as a way to help you decompress from everyday life. Sara is trained in relaxation and therapeutic techniques and is a certified myofascial cupping therapist.

Kaitlyn Freckleton, R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration RMTA

Kaitlyn is a 2200 hour graduate from MH Vickers School of Massage Therapy. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2016. Kaitlyn incorporates a combination of deep tissue and Swedish massage techniques to help achieve long term recovery. In addition to therapeutic massage she is also trained in myofascial cupping, raindrop therapy, prenatal massage, and TMJ disorder treatments.

Twyla Hoekstra, R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration MTAA

Twyla received her diploma for Massage Therapy from CDI College of Business Technology and Health Care in Calgary, Ab. Twyla firmly believes in maintaining a balanced lifestyle through physical health, diet, and social activity. She enjoys an active lifestyle through biking, hiking, swimming and snowboarding. Twyla practices both relaxation and therapeutic massage and has trained in Myofascial Release Technique.

Susan Lavery R.M.T.

2200 hours

Suan graduated from Kikkawa College in Toronto 1992. She has worked in a variety of settings including Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, and Spa. Susan is also a certified Pilates instructor and is passionate about both Massage Therapy and Pilates to help people to feel their best.

Karen Lawes, R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration NHPC

Karen graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2000. Since then she has added Craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Hot stone massage, Reflexology, Pre/postnatal massage, and Raindrop therapy to her practice. Karen enjoys an active lifestyle and she believes strongly in holistic and alternative medicine. Karen is a birth doula supporting both mother and partner during labour and birth of their baby.

Darlene Nickerson, R.M.T.

2200 hours
Registration MTAA

Darlene graduated from Mount Royal University’s Massage Therapy program in 1997. Her expertise includes many methods for releasing and balancing the physical and energetic body. She has extensive training in reflexology, craniosacral therapy, raindrop therapy, prenatal massage and energy work. Darlene enjoys hiking in the Rockies and cycling.

Adrienne Wilson, R.M.T.

2200 hours, RMTA

Adrienne has her 2200 hrs diploma, graduating from Alberta Massage Training. She enjoys combining relaxation, deep tissue technique and trigger point therapy to develop an individual based treatment session for her clients to fit their needs. She also specializes in prenatal massage and is also fully trained in Raindrop Therapy, cupping technique and hot/cold stone therapy.