At Inhale Exhale Massage Therapy we believe connection is a powerful healing tool.
Connection is our mission. We understand the importance all types of positive connection play in our overall health and healing.
- Physical connection such as massage therapy and acupuncture
- Spiritual connection such as reiki
- Emotional connection to one another through community
- Connection to oneself through self-care
Our goal is to inspire these connections to evoke positive change and community restoration.
Janine Gotzke (she/her) Founder, RMT, Educator, Doula
Janine graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Mount Royal University in 2004. She practiced in a wide range of clinics before settling into the idea of opening Inhale Exhale Massage Therapy Clinic which started in her home in 2009. The clinic moved on to open a new location in 2015 in the neighbourhood of Marda Loop.
Using the knowledge that she’s gained from her 20+ years of work experience she has created a clinic that is focused on inspiring connection between people to enhance individual healing and community restoration.
Janine remains passionate and active in the massage therapy field through teaching at various institutions including Mount Royal College, MaKami College and Seminars for Health and is a member of the Massage Therapy association of Alberta.
She loves mentoring budding Therapists and helping them along their journey to honing their craft and growing their specializations.
When away from the clinic, Janine enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog and a whole lot of fish.
Angela Tierney (she/her), RMT, Reiki Master
Angela received her massage therapy diploma at The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016. Angela is an active member of the CMMOTO. Since then, Angela has become certified to offer TMJ treatments pre/postnatal and Raindrop therapy. Angela received her massage therapy diploma at The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016. Angela is an active member of the CMMOTO. Since then, Angela has become certified to offer TMJ treatments pre/postnatal and Raindrop therapy.
Angela completed her Reiki Master/teacher certificate in 2012 after studying with teachers in both India and Canada. In 2013, Angela received her Advanced Yoga Training to instruct Yoga and Yoga Nidra (2015). She enjoys instructing small private classes at home as well as while travelling in India and Nepal.
Her main goal as a massage therapist is to support people’s inherent ability to heal themselves. “Massage is a perfect blend of physical soft tissue manipulation while holding space for the nervous system to relax and destress, allowing the body, mind and spirit to come into balance.”
Paula Crozier (she/her), RMT
Paula graduated from Mount Royal’s Massage Therapy in 2005. Since then, she has honed her practice in a variety of settings and locations.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from the University of Victoria, obtained her 200hr Yoga teacher training in 2015 and recently retired from WestJet. She enjoys keeping healthy with outdoor activities which mostly involves chasing and wrestling her 4-year-old.
Professional Interests: Helping people achieve their optimal level of health, encouraging a greater sense of relaxation and body awareness.
Specialized Training: Certified in Craniosacral therapy, pre/postnatal massage, Reiki and TMJ massage.
Bridget Jones (she/her), RMT
Bridget has completed a three-year advanced diploma in Massage Therapy from Centennial College in 2020 and is a member of the Massage Therapy Associatio
Professional Interests: Teaching rejuvenation through massage.
Specialized Training: Hydrotherapy
Kelsie Hjorleifson (she/her), RMT
Kelsie graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Mount Royal University in 2022 and is an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). Her interest in massage therapy grew from her own struggles with chronic pain from scoliosis. Learning about anatomy and hands-on therapy inspired a passion for research, exploration and learning new techniques to help others manage chronic pain.
Professional Interests: Customizing each treatment based on short and long-term goals, life-long learning, seeking balance inside and out.
Specialized Training: Myofascial cupping
Alison graduated from Mount Royal University in 2011. She has been a member of NHPC since graduation. She likes to incorporate a kinetic style of massage combining relaxation, therapeutic and stretching techniques to alleviate pain and tension into each of her treatments.
Alison has expanded her knowledge by taking courses in myofascial decompression, TMJ, Prenatal and postnatal certification.
She has always enjoyed working with her hands. Once she partook in a 12 week course in Shiatsu in the UK and she knew that massage was for her.
Alison is a busy mom of 3 boys. When she has time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and playing video games.
Kat believes in the power of a body that feels safe. Her approach is one of curiosity, compassion and gentleness. Her personal struggles with chronic pain and trauma first led her to teaching Myofascial Yoga, then to becoming trained in Hakomi (Somatic Psychotherapy Modality) and eventually to practice Massage Therapy. She incorporates the nervous system’s state into treatments, in order to remind the body of its inherent draw towards wholeness. No matter what you might be dealing with in your life, she offers a place to land and breathe deeply. She practices Relaxation, Therapeutic, Functional Deep Tissue, Cupping, and Myofascial Techniques. All her treatments are Client led and Trauma Informed. She aims to cultivate safety in the treatment room as well as in the tissues she treats.
In continuing with our mission to increase connection through community, Inhale Exhale Massage Therapy is proud to partner with several community health and wellness practitioners. We share space with the following businesses in order to provide our clients with integrated health support.
Kim Dunlop, RAc, DCM
Registered Acupuncturist and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dragonfly Therapeutics of Calgary Inc.
Stephanie Robson, MSW, RSW, CPT
Five Elements Birth Services
Birth and postpartum doula services