2 Sheehan Street
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011


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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 Shelley are registered with Massage New Zealand Level 6 (RMT MNZ) and may be able to have treatments claimed with Southern Cross.

We specialise in assisting you with

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


Southern Cross Health Bodycare Module Insurance Add On: Claim your Massage back!

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



For testimonials: click here

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Meet the Team

Lisa Buchan

Lisa Buchan

massage therapist & owner of Balance Massage

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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Shelley Bickerton

massage therapist & owner of Massage Movement

level 6 MNZ registered

  • NZCM Dip Therapeutic Massage 2008
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial vacuum cupping
  • Emotion Code/Body Code Healing
  • Reiki
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor

Shelley has been a Massage Therapist and Pilates instructor for over 14 years. On top of her Diploma in Therapeutic massage Shelley has also done diploma training in sports and remedial massage.

Whether you need a sports recovery massage after an intense workout or event, or the muscles need  releasing and warming up before an event I can help with what you need.

I have also trained in Myofascial techniques, fascia release work and TMJ (temporamandibular jaw dysfunction) treatment. I also do dry needling and vacuum suction cupping for those in need of deeper work. 

Shelley thinks it is optimal for her clients to take a holistic view of helping themselves and brings all aspects in her toolbox to support you whether you need some help with home exercise, stretches to help with recovery or regular appointments to accelerate the healing process where needed.

Shelley can also do the ultimate relaxation massage for that deep relaxation state that the body needs for de-stressing.


Shelley is available Monday to Sunday

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Shelley Bickerton

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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