Our Staff

Hi I’m Lindsay Penner.

I graduated from Wellington College of Massage Therapy 13 years ago (how did that happen?!) and owned Muscle Matters in partnership with Karis Penner for 7 years.

Now, I am thrilled to be here, working along side a team of massage therapists, an esthetician and a receptionist, and bringing the Muscle Matters name back to life. I envision this as becoming more of a spa atmosphere, with hopefully modalities like esthetics bringing relaxing treatments like facials…March 2022 update: we now offer facials!! I aim to continue to bring professional, quality massage and body care services to Steinbach, Manitoba.

Outside of work I love to travel, have an amazing daughter, great friends and pets, and love to do anything on the water, especially kayaking.

Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy 2009
• Abe Reimer award of excellence

Annual CPR certification
Member of the NHPC association

Continuing education/specializing in:
Massage therapy for pregnancy and labor and delivery
Hot Stone Therapy
Cupping
Visceral Manipulation
RAPID neurofacial reset


Hi hi, I’m Savanna!

Two years ago Lindsay offered me a small position to manage the social medias and keep the office clean. Over these past couple years I went from cleaning a few hours Saturday mornings, to reception 3 days a week.

I am super happy to be a part of the Muscle Matters and Body Care team! You can find me Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday taking care of your appointments, keeping our store stocked, and creating content for our social media and website!

Outside of here you could see me hanging out with my friends, thrifting, watching Netflix or painting!


Hey, I’m Denise Peters!

I am a 2021 graduate of Wellington College! I am very excited to be taking clients here at Muscle Matters! My goal is to one day specialize in pre/post natal work, including both pregnancy and infant massage.


Outside of school and work I take time to enjoy my family and friends, be it over board games, meals or a cup of tea. I love to get out into the trees in the summer but prefer my heated apartment and Netflix in the winter.

But this is my passion, to heal people through my hands.

Can offer services in English or plattdeutsch (low german).

Proud to provide a safe space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community!


Hi, I’m Joanna Penner!

I have always wanted to work in a field that helped others. Four years ago I graduated from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba and was able to achieve my goal. I am so excited to be working at Muscle Matters. One of my favourite things about being a massage therapist is meeting new people and developing relationships. I am very passionate about craniosacral therapy and plan on continuing my education into this field of study.

In my free time during the summer you can usually find me on the water, wake boarding, kayaking or fishing. I also enjoy biking and playing at the park with my kids. In winter I strap on my skates or snowshoes. But most of the time I am just waiting for summer to come back.


Hi I’m Tiffanie Balcaen!

I graduated from Wellington college five years ago. I’m very excited to be returning to Muscle Matters and Body Care. I worked with Lindsay for two years as a student massage therapist when it was just Muscle Matters. 

Since high school, I knew massage therapy was the career I wanted to pursue. Over the years I’ve become certified in hot stone therapy, prenatal therapy, as well as cupping therapy. With my expanding skill set, I also plan to become certified in reflexology within the next year. 

I am the mother of two amazing little boys. Originally from St. Anne, but now resides in Marchand where my husband was raised. I absolutely love it here and enjoy spending time with my family and friends! When I’m not working, you can find me hunting, quading, fishing or doing anything outdoors. 

I’m super excited to be part of the Muscle Matters and Body Care team!

Can offer services in English and Française.


Hey, I’m Melissa Bartel!

In 2020, I graduated from the Steinbach Regional Secondary school with an esthetics major. Since then, I’ve grown my experience in the skin care world by specializing in facials. I take pride in my skin care knowledge and the quality of products I use.

I am very excited to be working with this amazing team as a skin care apprentice specialist! My future goal here is to use my large range of skills to widen the services offered.

Outside of work you can find me reading books and spending time with my husband, friends and family!

Can offer services in English, High German and Russian.


Hello! My name is Lisa Schroeder!

I am so excited to be training as Muscle Matters and Body Care’s newest body sugarist! I enjoy meeting people and hearing the stories they tell. I look forward to building my clientele while working along side such an incredible team!

I received my body sugaring certificate from SugarSMAC in April 2022 and have been eager to get hands on and learn everything I can about the art of sugaing!

I like to keep busy by spending time with my family, cooking, camping, traveling and going for summer walks or venturing out on my next hike!