Back In Balance

Back In Balance

5.0 (4)
4 hires on Thervo
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

I have excellent rapport building skills, a wealth of knowledge about many aspects of healthcare including herbs, nutrition, acupressure and qigong. I’m attentive and attune to your specific needs. I’ve been a full time massage therapist since 1990.  I have taught acupressure in a classroom setting at Arizona School of Massage Therapy and have lead workshops in Quantum Touch. From 2002-2007 I was on a panel of holistic health professionals who were invited biannually to speak to ASU nursing students about integrative health practices. My primary location is within a chiropractic setting.  I also travel to do in-home massage. I still love my work and am grateful for the connection I have with my clients.  I have added to my repertoire of skills over the years.  In addition to therapeutic massage I specialize in cupping techniques, a Japanese form of acupressure called Jin Shin Jyutsu, quantum touch, and myofascial release.  I have a specialized cushion for pregnancy massage that makes all the difference for prenatal massage  

“My approach to massage combines an intuitive sensitivity with a soothing flowing style. I use a variety of powerful personalized techniques to problem solve pain in the body. The primary goal is to find and release restrictions, restore mobility and decrease discomfort. Relaxing massage techniques are also used to calm the nervous system and relieve tension.”

I'm grateful every time someone leaves my office feeling better than when they came in.  Many of my clients I've had the privilege of getting to know well over the course of several years.

I'm an active person and enjoy staying in good shape to keep performing at my best.  Taking good care of myself is foundational to helping others.

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Phoenix, AZ 85016
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4 Reviews


  • Bill M.

    Deborah is a caring knowledgeable professional in everything she does. She has a mastery of many different therapy modalities and customized my session according to what would help me the most. I highly recommend her!

  • Juan L.

    Deborah was great! She listened to my concerns, she applied just the right pressure and made the experience very relaxing. Highly recommmend.

  • Bill M.

    Deborah is a caring professional and expert therapist. She listened to my description of my back/hip issues and then helped to alleviate my sciatic pain and lower back issues in our session. I will certainly book her again and I highly recommend her for massage therapy.

  • Janie P.

    Great experience with Deborah. She is a talented masseuse, very professional and arrives on time. She was easy to communicate with, has great experience and is skilled in many types of massage. I will definitely continue to work with her.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill in a brief intake form, followed by an interview and sometimes visual assessment of postural holding patterns that may need to be addressed. I'll ask you about any previous surgeries, accidents or injuries that may be contributing to discomfort. Please let me know if there's a particular area that needs the most focus, or you may prefer an overall, deeply relaxing massage session.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduate of Phoenix Therpeutic Massage College.

Several seminars on Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing art.

pregnancy massage training 

Massage cupping training

Myofascial release training

Reiki and quantum touch training 

Trigger point therapy

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

For new Thervo clients I'm offering a 15% discount off my usual rates, listed below:

At my office it’s $75 (63.75 intro) for one hour and $115 (97.75 intro) for 90 minutes.

For your location an additional $20 will be charged if it’s within 12 miles.

How did you get started in this business?

I’ve always enjoyed working with people on a one to one basis and believe in the body’s ability to heal itself with a minimum of intervention in many cases.
I graduated from Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College in 1990
For the first four years  I worked with chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists, treating many people with auto accident and industrial injuries.

In 1994, I established my own current practice, Back In Balance 

What types of customers have you worked with?

People with all types of injuries, disabilities, and pain syndromes.

Those seeking relaxation and stress relief

All ages, body types, and depth of pressure preferences

Professional atheletes

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being with a group of people who’s focus is bringing peace to individuals as a way of establishing a more harmonious world.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

I would suggest finding someone who has at least five years of experience.  Many therapists who work in commercial chains or doctors offices experience burn out and don't have the time or flexibility in company policies to give you their best. Those who work for themselves must exhibit professionalism and a high degree of technical and communication skill to be successful. Check education, references/reviews, and location.  A professional office setting is a big plus.
You can never really know if you’ve found the right therapist for you until you give them a try. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Has this therapist worked successfully with other people who have a similar condition to mine? 

What technique(s)have they found to be most useful?

How many treatments can I reasonably expect to commit to if I wish to function at my best?  

What might be expected of me to facilitate the process of healing?