2 Sheehan Street
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011


About Us


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Over the last sixteen years Balance Massage has been able to help hundreds of people with various muscle and joint pains, we've assisted them with getting through their first marathon training as well as many other sporting achievements, coping with desk bound jobs, and helping people deal with stressful situations that crop up in our fast paced lifestyle by enabling them through massage to relax and restore. We look forward to assisting you as well!

Here's what clients have to say about us...

I have enjoyed and cherished massages with Lisa Buchan for a span of nearly 15 years, after a break of several years during the time of having and looking after my young children, I returned to Lisa with chronic pain in my left hip and abdomen, an inability to strengthen my abdominal muscles, as well as chronic right piriformis tightness and pain.

Lisa has worked on my hip with myofascial massage, this is the only thing that has bought any relieve to this pain, my piriformis has also released.

My abdomen has required further surgery and after this Lisa has been using a scar massage technique on this, and my caesarean scars. The scar tissue under the scars has very noticeably reduced and the abdominal muscles are now able to be worked in a more ‘normal ‘way.

Prior to coming back to Lisa and during this period I have also sort help from GP’s, a Musculoskeletal doctor, gynaecologists, and an orthopaedic surgeon, Lisa’s contribution to the understanding and management of my conditions has been more significant than many of these specialists.

I would highly recommend her, she listens to my needs and works with me to provide relief, and solutions beyond just a massage.



Woman stretching after a run(copy)"I regularly receive dry needling at Balance and have had really good results from the process. As a runner, I often experience tight muscles or tendons in a particularly (weak) area, and have chronically tight calves. While I get regular massage and see an osteopath to help loosen off the fibres around the tight tendon/ligament and keep me aligned, that treatment is not intensive enough to get into the area that needs it most. The dry needling gets right into the affected area and I see results after a couple of sessions. For anyone who experiences chronic tightness in an area, or has a particular muscle that is tight after healing from a strain and/or tear, I recommend giving it a go."

"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!"

“Regular massage has become part of my training regime enabling me to continue even with some injury setbacks. My therapist (Lisa Buchan) takes a genuine interest in my development as an athlete and understands my needs”

“Awesome for relief from stress, aches and pains. Excellent advice concerning exercise and stretching techniques”

“How would I survive without my regular massage, a “must” for restoring balance to the mind and body and for soothing tired muscles after golf”


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"Thank you so much for yesterday's massage. Not only was it lovely to see you, but also a much needed reconnect with my body and great for my mental health. You truly have a gift."


"I've been a client at Balance for several years now - it's made a huge difference to my recovery from neck and back injuries. I've recommended them to friends, family and clients (I'm a physio) and always had great feedback."



"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."



'Massage greatly assists our patients in their rehabilitation and we highly recommend the team at Balance Massage'.

Total Physio, St Lukes

"Absolutely brilliant and highly recommended for anyone who is a dedicated gym bunny to someone who needs a good massage once in a while. I get Therapeutic Massages with Lisa Buchan fortnightly since 2001. She is absolutely fantastic with finding the “knots” and how to release the tightness and soreness. Her advice on stretch exercises are always spot on! Balance Massage really care about our well-being!"



"I was referred to Balance Massage in early 2007. I have used massage as a means of pro-actively managing migraines for about 10 or 15 years, and have also benefited immensely from a faster recovery from sporting injuries (generally back), by receiving monthly massages. My experience of therapists covers South Africa, England and New Zealand, and I was with another therapist prior to Balance. I have also been really impressed with the level of customer service, whereby appointments have been made for after work hours or even on bank holidays to accommodate my schedule. I have referred a number of friends and colleagues to Balance, as well as given gift vouchers for treatments to people as gifts, and I am more than happy for this testimony to be used as a reference as the service provided by staff at Balance, is of an exceptional standard, and worthy of commendation."


Dear Balance Massage Ladies
Thank you so much for your support and dedication to Run Auckland series. I am sure you got complements from Dion the organiser but I personally would like to say thank you over the series. I believe that was not easy setting up early in the morning before runners coming and providing free services nonstop until completely finish the event for the series.
Well done ladies!!


"Pass on my thanks to the massage therapists from Ponsonby .They did a great job. Much appreciated." Jenna, email she sent to the Run Auckland team


"Balance has been performing little miracles on my aging body for about 4 years now. The benefits have been huge. Thanks." Kath

pregnant woman

"Just a quick email to thank you for the wonderful massage sessions I received in the many months leading up to the birth of our second baby. As you know I visited you much more regularly this pregnancy than I did last, and was amazed at what a difference it made.

I had increased mobility and flexibility after having the massages. The tension in my lower back and hips was becoming very painful, especially in the third trimester, but the massages helped and were also wonderfully relaxing for me. Also a lovely way to have ‘time out’.

Last pregnancy I experienced achy joints, puffy hands and feet, but with your help, the massage sessions reduced the swelling in my joints/limbs as well as leg cramps, pelvis pains and general lower back stiffness.

I am now utterly convinced of the benefits of regular massage and look forward to continuing to see you after the birth!

Thank so much your for your attentive and personalized approach – I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family."

Neck Pain rear view

"I stopped by Balance Massage after a long trip over from the States.
I had all sorts of neck and muscle pain from the long hours of travel.
I can't recommend Lisa enough, she got straight to the points that needed it. I felt incredibly better afterwards.  
I get frequent massages because of neck issues, and I have had dozens of massages in LA and NYC
and Lisa is one of the best people that I have ever been to."
Sheryl, NC


"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 regulary. Thanking the Balance Massage team for a warm friendly reception." Aveen Singh


"I have had 3 x massage sessions with Lisa Buchan at Balance, she was recommended to me by my PT trainer at Les Mills, amazing! She is breaking down built up muscle tension from stress at work, definitely worthwhile for my longterm health. Thanks." Tamara


“After years of contact sport & manual labour I had always had issues with my back but had never fully understood the importance of putting a simple plan in place that would involve regular maintenance which includes Chiropractor & Massage once a month. It took a few months of regular treatment to unravel the years of mistreatment then a regular maintenance of monthly treatments to keep everything in line and working properly. My back has never been better & has made a massive difference to day to day quality of life, I just wish that I had started in my 20’s !” William

 I would recommend Balance Massage to anyone seeking relief from muscular pain. It has helped considerably with my pain management and I find the staff very welcoming and professional." Karen Hughes

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