Meet Our Experts

The team of Balance Massage and Wellness
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Mary Deckard

Certified Massage Therapist / Owner Mary started Balance Massage and Wellness with her sister, Peggy Pushor in June 2015.  Mary completed massage school in 1990 and has been working as a successful massage therapist for 25 years. She specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue, pregnancy and oncology massage.
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Peggy Pushor

Certified Massage Therapist / Owner Peggy started Balance Massage and Wellness with her sister, Mary Deckard in June 2015.  Peggy has been a successful massage therapist for 18 years, completing school in 1997. She specializes in therapeutic and deep tissue massage as well as Active Isolated Stretching.
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Dr. Marian Klaes

Licensed Acupuncturist / Certified Hypnotherapist Dr. Klaes had a very busy Chiropractic practice for 26 years.  She became a fully licensed Acupuncturist in 2005 and practiced both professions until 2011 when she retired from Chiropractic to devote her attention full time to the practice of Acupuncture.  Since then she has been trained in numerous techniques for AcuDetox,  Chinese Cupping, Facial Enhancement, infertility, stroke complications, traumatic brain injuries and pain management.
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Emily Patrick

Certified Massage Therapist Emily is a 2014 graduate of Indiana Therapeutic Massage School, in Indianapolis.  In addition to therapeutic and relaxation massage, Emily offers a unique list of specialties including warm bamboo massage, seashell, and hot stone massage.
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“Leilani” Stef Douthit

Certified Massage Therapist Stef completed her massage therapy training in 2004. In addition to therapeutic massage, Stef specializes in Temple Style Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, hot stone massage and sound healing. She has acquired over 500 hours of Lomi Lomi training as well as assisting Lomi workshops around the US. She has 13 years experience in hot stone massage and recently became a certified practice leader of Tai Chi Easy.
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Mandy Helt

Certified Massage Therapist Mandy is a 2015 Graduate of Alternatives for Health Massage School. She specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. Mandy is a Reiki Master and also practices Integrative Energy Technique.
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Beverly Hall

Certified Massage Therapist Beverly is a 2010 Graduate of Alternatives for Health Massage School. She specializes in oncology, deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy, and therapeutic massage. Beverly is a certified cupping therapist offering fire cupping and cupping massage. She also offers hot stone and warm bamboo massage.
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Becky Traylor

Certified Massage Therapist Becky completed her 500 hour massage training in 2008. She specializes in therapeutic, relaxation, pregnancy, hot stone and oncology massage.
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Jennifer Vedadi

Certified Massage Therapist Jennifer was a member of Balance Massage School’s first graduating class in August 2016. She specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, and hot stone massage.
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Samantha Sanchez

Certified Massage Therapist Samantha was a member of Balance Massage School’s first graduating class in August 2016. She specializes in therapeutic, pregnancy and relaxation massage.
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Itzel Ortiz

Certified Massage Therapist Itzel graduated from Indiana Massage College. She specializes in therapeutic, pregnancy and relaxation massage. Itzel is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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Leslie Dyar

Certified Reflexologist Leslie received her reflexology certification from IUPUI in 2009. Her instruction was based on the Ingharm Method of reflexology. Leslie is also certified in the Raindrop Technique and has attained Level 2 in Reiki.
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Jammie Gassaway

Esthetician, Make-up Artist and Lash Specialist Jammie is a 2012 Graduate of Empire Beauty School. She specializes in brow shaping and tinting, and PREMIERLASH extensions. Jammie is also available for facials, waxing, and special occasion airbrush make-up. Jammie says, “Making others feel good about themselves is why I love what I do.”
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Sheila Barron

Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master : Shelia is a guest therapist at Balance Massage and Wellness and is available for 30 or 60 minute Energy Balancing Sessions. She has been practicing reiki since 2013.

“My passion is the world of metaphysics (the study of the core components of the universe and the fundamental nature of being), spirituality, and helping people physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. To say I feel blessed making a living helping others in this way is an understatement. Put very simply, my soul sings.”

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Donna Van Klompenburg

MELT Method Instructor  Donna is a certified MELT Method Instructor and a Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA & BASI) with over ten years of experience in full apparatus and mat Pilates.  She graduated from Purdue with an engineering degree (BSME) and worked at Cummins for over 30 years, retiring in late 2012 to focus on Pilates and MELT.  She now teaches group and private classes in the MELT Method here at Balance.
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Kari Nusterer

MELT MEthod Instructor Kari is a certified MELT Method Instructor and teaches group MELT classes here at Balance Massage and Wellness.
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Rosetta Bassett, MA

Christian Counselor Rosetta graduated from Liberty University in 2014 with a Masters degree in Professional Counseling. Rosetta’s client focus is individual adults. She has a special interest in addictions and women’s trauma issues.

“God uses people to walk alongside us in our time of need. I am blessed if He chooses me to walk with you. You do not ever have to do it alone. Whether it is with me or someone else, reach out and God will provide.”