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, and registered with Massage New Zealand (RMT MNZ).

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
  • aromatherapy massage

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

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


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Meet the Team

Lisa Buchan

Lisa Buchan

massage therapist & owner of Balance Massage Ltd

  • Dip Body Therapies 1997
  • Post graduate Certificate in Health Science (Sports Medicine) 2005
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial vacuum cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Scar Work
  • RMT MNZ Level 6

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 walking/running/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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Danielle Ryburn

massage therapist & aromatherapist

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Massage 2016
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy 2016
  • RMT MNZ Level 6

I have always been passionate about massage as a tool for relaxation, healing and an holistic approach to achieve overall well-being. I have been practising 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, and also trained in hot stone massage which is a deeply relaxing treatment with the added benefit of the warmth of the stones rejuvenating sore, tired muscles. 

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

"I have had a couple of appointments with Danielle recently as I am 35weeks pregnant and been having pelvic girdle pain – it’s been amazing, I really noticed a huge difference, I’ve been recommending you guys to all my pregnant friends too!" 


Danielle is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Saturday/Sunday.


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Danielle Ryburn
Tamar Lazarus

Tamar Lazarus

massage therapist

  • Dip Therapeutic Massage 2017
  • Cert Relaxation Massage 2015
  • Dry Needling
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • RMT MNZ Level 6

I gravitated to massage as a preventative medicine and a key part of maintaining wellbeing. I believe in the on-going positive effects of massage in helping the body to relax and restore, improve circulation and reduce aches and pains.

With experience in clinical settings, sport teams and corporate environments, I can support you to feel your best, help with rehabilitation, prevent injuries and manage stress.

My treatments are individually tailored in aim to improve musculoskeletal health using a range of massage therapy techniques including neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, sports massage, myo-fascial, aromatherapy, reflexology, craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage to assist the body in its natural healing ability.

I am now offering Hot Stone Massage for a total relax/restorative experience.

I am a mother of twins, and I also hold a diploma in art and jewellery and am passionate about music.  I regularly practice yoga, meditation and Pilates and am an advocate of the importance of heart, mind and body well-being. 


"Just wanting to give you a “big thank you” for your massages to date. I have been having weekly massages for the last 10 years or so and came to you when my long term (7 year plus) masseuse finished work to take maternity leave, this was followed by a replacement who had to stop work for an injury. I was delighted to find myself at Balance Massage earlier this year as you are a wonderful masseuse, with fantastic skills and a lovely professional manner." Tanya


Tamar is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday.

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Job Vacancies

We pride ourselves at Balance Massage on having qualified, experienced and registered massage therapists in our team, and we love to look after them with providing a stable work environment that fosters sharing of knowledge and ideas.

We do not have any vacancies at the moment.

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.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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