Our Team

The Inlet Wellness Gallery is a calm oasis of healing in Port Moody. Choose from a broad palette of treatment options, professionally served by our award-winning team of registered therapists and licensed practitioners. Your recovery and relaxation is further enhanced as you tour our gallery of original, fine art, created by talented local Canadian artists ~ set in a quaint, restored heritage building. 


Come on in, and experience colour, wellness, and serenity.
Inlet Wellness Gallery in beautiful Port Moody ~ City of the Arts

 Our Team of Health and Wellness Professionals

Cynthia Gillanders

CLINIC OWNER / RMT / RHN

In 2006, Cynthia, (an artist and Registered Massage Therapist), found the perfect heritage setting in Port Moody to bring both her passions into one business. Combining Art and Wellness in this unique concept of what is now known as the Inlet Wellness Gallery,

 

Cynthia believes there is an interconnection between the healing benefits of therapeutic treatments and art.

Barbora Kardos

RHN / HOLISTIC ESTHETICIAN

Barbora Kardos brings us over 18 years of experience as a European-trained esthetician. After 4 years of intensive study and practicum work in dermatology, chemistry, biology and other sciences of the skin, she graduated in 1999. Also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Barbora understands the value of nutrition and the effect it has on the skin. She uses only the highest calibre of pure, natural, and organic products. Her mission is to deliver exceptional service to her clients, leaving them feeling relaxed, revitalized and above all, the difference that care and quality make.

Dr Daniel Wu

DTCM / RAC

Dr Wu is a Traditional Chinese Medicine physician & a Registered Acupuncturist. He completed his studies at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia. He did his internship training at the Provincial TCM Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, China. He treats a wide variety of  conditions, including: pain, sports injury, digestive, fertility, and hormonal conditions, along with many more. Dr Wu welcomes new patients, and looks forward to supporting you achieve optimal health through holistic medicine.

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Dr Krista Braun

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Krista Braun, ND has been practicing naturopathic medicine at the Inlet Wellness Gallery since 2011.  By working towards health, Dr. Braun can help address any condition or ailment.  Areas of common health concerns that Dr. Braun addresses include mood disturbances such as anxiety, depression & stress, insomnia, gastrointestinal disturbance, hormone imbalance including fertility and menopause, thyroid & adrenal health, and immune issues.  In addition to naturopathic medicine, Dr. Braun also employ’s acupuncture, Bowen therapy and Bio-identical Hormone Therapy.  To read more, visit www.drkristabraun.com.

Note-Dr. Briana Peddle will be away on maternity leave March - Nov, 2019. Dr Vanessa Lindsay will be filling in for Dr Peddle during this time. Dr Peddle is a Naturopathic Doctor in Port Moody with a general family practice and a special focus on Women’s Health, Pregnancy, Fertility, Thyroid Health, Digestive Health and Mental Health.

Dr. Peddle is so much more than a family doctor – she believes that nutrition, healthy lifestyle and exercise form the foundation of good health, but that a healthy relationship with yourself and with those around you completes the foundation for GREAT health.

Dr Briana Peddle

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr Vanessa Lindsay

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Lindsay supports her patients in identifying and overcoming barriers to reaching their heath goals.   She believes that when provided with the correct tools, the body has the ability to balance itself and improve resiliency to the effects of stress on physical and mental health.

As a family naturopathic doctor, Dr. Lindsay treats a variety of patients, but has special interests in Women’s health and endocrine conditions, autoimmune conditions and allergies, and mental health.

Cindy Fors

RHN H

Cindy is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and obtained her Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and RHN designation from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN), with Honours, in 2012. In her own quest for health, and a hunger to help those around her she wanted to learn what really works. Over the years she has attended various courses specializing in Cancer and Cancer Prevention, Inflammatory Type Diseases and Detoxification.

Alexander Zhikharev
INTERN  MASSAGE  STUDENT

IWG Welcomes our newest team member, Alex (Sasha) Zhikharev. Sasha is an RMT student at WCCMT expected to graduate in April 2020. Through his Kinesiology background and four years experience as a Group Fitness Instructor, Sasha has developed a strong foundational appreciation for physical and overall health through movement. In addition to his role as class representative at WCCMT, he also acts as a mentor for students in earlier semesters. Sasha’s practice embodies the belief that relaxation massage is the first step in improving clients’ physical and mental well-being.

Patricia Mayuga
INTERN  MASSAGE  STUDENT

Patricia  is a student of the RMT program at WCCMT. She is excited to gain experience at Inlet Wellness Gallery while she continues her studies toward her goal of becoming an RMT. The idea of helping others release stress has always been very fulfilling to Patricia, as she strongly believes in the body/mind connection. She is a proponent of the idea that “health is wealth”.

Omer Karacay
RMT

Omer graduated from WCCMT in 2015 where he gained hands-on experience treating a variety of conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke, and fibromyalgia. Omer also worked with University of British Columbia’s Track and Field team for an entire season on 2015. He was the Valedictorian of his class and he also has been awarded with Joe Koscak Leadership Award from West Coast College of Massage Therapy for exemplifying integrity, passion, perseverance, a passionate heart and a caring soul. Aside from being an RMT, Omer is also a RMT Instructor, a SPA Practitioner, and a Foot Reflexologist.

Erica Johnston
RMT

Erica graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017. She started her journey working at the Port Moody Recreation Complex with youth/adults. She has been a part of community events such as: dragon boat races, BC Lions training facility, BMO marathon. She has experience in rehabilitation facilities working with conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s, musculoskeletal injuries, and maintenance to improve her client’s lifestyle. Erica plans to do advanced training with a focus on athletic treatment.

Curtis Sim
RMT

Curtis has vast experience treating many different athletes: Professional CFL football players, Jr. A hockey players, and Jr. A lacrosse players. He has completed TMJD continuing education. Jaw pain, or TMJD (can be caused from grinding, clenching, trauma, stress, etc), These treatments can prove to be quite effective in allieviating pain and jaw function.

Danielle Dina

RMT

Dee graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2017. She has worked with a wide variety of conditions throughout school and her career. From sports and motor vehicle accident injuries to conditions of the nervous system and pregnancy, She is passionate about helping client's to improve their quality of life. Dee has recently worked a lot with neck injuries, pre and post natal care and plans to do advanced training to further her knowledge. 

Jack Dina

RMT

Jack graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017. He has worked with a variety of conditions and continues to take courses to broaden his skills and knowledge. He has a relaxation based approach with focus on the patients overall well being. Jack was also his class representative and now teaches at the college (WCCMT). 

Farrah Burke

RMT

Farrah started her journey into massage therapy in 2001 and graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in August of 2007. After graduating, she worked at a large spa on the North shore. For the last two years, Farrah practiced spa techniques involving hot stone, pregnancy, sports, and all the treatments related to musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Jacky Hou

RMT

Jacky has almost 20 years experience in healthcare as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine for in China before immigrating to Canada in 2005.  One of the many treatment modalities he used as a TCM doctor was a type of massage called Tui Na Massage. Through his many years of clinical experience, Jacky has seen first hand how powerfully effective massage therapy is and the profound impact that massage has on a person's life.

Amanda
CLINIC COORDINATOR

Amanda came to us in January 2017 as a practicum student after finishing her office admin assistant program. With her extensive background in customer service and sincere passion for helping those around her, she's made a wonderful addition to our front desk client support team.

 

Amanda is the mother of two, and enjoys spending her time outside at parks and pools. She is committed to natural wellness and healthy living. Any time she is not chasing her kids she enjoys reading or hiking somewhere quiet.

Shelly
CUSTOMER CARE REP

Shelly has a passion for all things artistic, is an outdoors enthusiast and is a firm

believer in natural health and wellness. Throughout her career, Shelly’s focus has been on helping individuals, and families in many various capacities. Shelly brings to us an extensive background in business, and in the multi-disciplinary wellness field. She offers a unique blend of cross functional knowledge, and enjoys assisting others on their journey to optimal health and wellness.

Stephanie/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Stephanie brings an extensive marketing and customer focus background from her many years of experience working as a personal assistant for small to medium-sized local businesses. Stephanie's experience as a busy wife and mother enables her to ensure the behind the scenes operations flow smoothly. Stephanie has also been increasing the awareness of health & wellness for her whole family.

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2320 Clarke St., Port Moody  V3H 1Y8

Tel: 604-939-1059

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