2 sheehan street
ponsonby, auckland 1011

PH 09 378 0059

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Balance Massage was established in 2004 by

therapists who believe that...

“every body needs balance”


Here at Balance, we can provide you with experienced therapists that you can depend on and trust, assisting you to be proactive with your health, so you can achieve all those wonderful things in life.

Our Mission Statement is

"At Balance we are passionate about massage and bodywork, we believe every body deserves a personalised treatment.
You are our priority and our goal is to restore balance to your health and well-being."

"Balance Massage are a very professional organisation and provide quality service with value for money. I was very pleased with their services and after a single session I really felt fresh and energised . I wish to use them again regularly. Thanking the Balance Massage team for a warm friendly reception."

Aveen Singh

 

 

Our therapists are all qualified and experienced

Lisa and Danielle are registered with Massage New Zealand Level 6 (RMT MNZ) and can have treatments claimed with Southern Cross.

Maria is level 5 registered and cannot have treatments claimed with Southern Cross


We specialise in assisting you with

  • managing your pain
  • headaches
  • pregnancy aches and pains
  • RSI/OOS
  • sports injury & maintenance
  • reducing your stress
  • scar work to release tension and restore function

 

Southern Cross Health Essentials Insurance Plan: Claim your Massage Back!

Lisa and Danielle are Level 6 MNZ registered massage therapists therefore you may be able to claim your massages with your insurance company. 

Please note appointments with Maria cannot be claimed on Southern Cross at the moment.

 

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Meet the Team

Lisa Buchan

Lisa Buchan

massage therapist & owner of Balance Massage Ltd

level 6 MNZ registered

  • Dip Body Therapies 1997
  • Post graduate Certificate in Health Science (Sports Medicine) 2005
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial vacuum cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Scar Work

I am a strong believer in using regular massage to relieve stress, improve posture, prevent sports injuries and to achieve optimal levels of wellbeing.


My main interest lies in chronic and acute pain management, deep relaxation, postural awareness, releasing scar tissue, sports maintenance massage, sports and repetitive strain injury by using a variety of techniques including swedish massage, trigger point release, dry needling, myofascial cupping, reflexology, mobilisation and stretching.

I have had extensive experience with sports teams and events, and was a team support provider for the NZ Academy of Sport North Island for 8 years. I travelled to Japan with the NZ Cross Country team in 2006, Hawaii for the 2008 Ironman Champs, was exclusive massage therapist to America True, Americas Cup Syndicate 1999/2000, and have worked with many individual athletes from elite to recreational.

I have a passion for many sports, previously competing in multisport, triathlon and ballroom dancing. At the moment I am enjoying yoga and a bit of hiking and occasional mountain biking.

"I have visited Lisa Buchan for a few years now. It's hard to find a good massage person that is firm and holistic. Lisa seems to always iron out the lumps and bumps leaving my body rejuvenated. Balance is always professional and friendly. I have recommended many of my friends to Lisa and everyone that has been has always re booked and been very happy with the results." Di


Lisa is available Tuesday to Friday.

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Maria Vaigafa

massage therapist

level 5 MNZ registered (unable to be claimed on Southern Cross)

  • Cert in Sports Massage AUT
  • Dip Wellness & Relaxation Massage Therapy Level 5 NZCCM
  • Currently studying NZ Dip. Remedial Massage Level 6
  • Cert. of Proficiency in Personal Training AUT
  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (NZ)

Experience

My massage therapy journey started in Australia in 2013 studying with NSW School of Massage in Sydney and I also worked as a Massage Therapist. I have experience in using Swedish, lomi lomi, remedial and sports techniques. I tend to be more intuitive in deep tissue and sports and I use a more of a flowing technique for relaxation. I have been involved with charities - SurfAid, sporting events – Ironman New Zealand and was also a First Aider for the Otahuhu Rugby Union Men’s Premiers sports team.

 

Passion/Interests

Getting involved with the local community and supporting local businesses. Volunteering with sports teams and/or athletes. A regular at the local gym focused mainly on strength and conditioning training. Fitness for 50’s and over, swimming, boxing, sailing and mindfulness meditation.

 

Maria is currently studying for a NZ Dip in Remedial Massage Level 6 and prices with Maria reflect this. Maria is working full-time as a Club Manager with her local gym and will soon start her own business as a mobile PT and Remedial/Sports Therapist. I’ve also worked as a Swim Instructor in Australia and NZ and a Fitness Instructor in NZ.

 

 

Maria is available on Sundays

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Maria Vaigafa
Danielle Ryburn

Danielle Ryburn

massage therapist & aromatherapist

level 6 MNZ registered

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Massage 2016
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy 2016
  • Aromatherapy
  • Myofascial vacuum cupping

I have always been passionate about massage as a tool for relaxation, healing and a holistic approach to achieve overall well-being. I have been practicing massage in both remedial/clinical settings and spa environments for over 5 years. I gravitate towards remedial/therapeutic deep work with an element of relaxation to it so my clients can get the benefit of deep tissue muscular relief as well as the many positive effects of relaxing the nervous system through massage.

I am a fully qualified aromatherapist and like to add oils to a treatment to increase the therapeutic response.

I am trained in Swedish relaxation massage, remedial massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, and Aromatherapy massage.

 "Danielle is amazing, I've seen her for a few months now and she's really helped with issues I've had for some time. She really caters to your requirements. Highly recommend!" Margaux


Danielle is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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24 hour cancellation policy

In consideration of other clients who may require an appointment and our therapists we request 24 hours notice of a cancellation or reschedule.

LATE CANCELLATION: To be charged half of session time (unless slot filled)
NO SHOW: To be charged for full cost of session time (will also apply to appointments cancelled within one hour of appointment)

Lateness to an appointment will cut into your treatment time.

If you are unwell we would appreciate you cancelling your appointment and the cancellation fee waived.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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