Meet Our Experts

The team of Balance Massage and Wellness
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Mary Pushor

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 28 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 21 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. Marian Klaes brings 30 years of Health Care experience to Balance Massage and Wellness. She provides acupuncture and hypnosis treatments and is well schooled in a variety of techniques. Dr. Marian is a fully licensed Acupuncturist and is certified in Dry Needling therapy. She also does Chinese/fire cupping, magnetic and silicone cupping, and uses a combination of therapies to achieve the most beneficial results for her patients. She does private hypnosis sessions, as well as hypnosis classes in weight loss, pain management and smoking cessation. 
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Emily Patrick

Certified Massage Therapist, Esthetician 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, aroma touch and hot stone massage.Emily is a graduate of Empire Beauty School and is available for facials and waxing.
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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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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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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, Himalayan salt stone, 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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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, deep tissue, pregnancy and relaxation massage. Itzel is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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Patti Simmermeyer

Certified Massage Therapist Patti was a member of Balance Massage School’s graduating class of 2018. She specializes I therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation and pregnancy massage.
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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.
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Amanda Hummer

Reiki Master : Amanda Hummer is a reiki master who completed reiki 1, 2, & 3 through a program called Shamanic Reiki with Laura Haehl in 2018. She specializes in helping clients to deeply relax, and together they are able to address any energetic imbalances from a very deep place. In her opinion, there is nothing that cannot be healed, and reiki is one of many tools in her healing basket that brings freedom, joy, peace and bliss.
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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 also offers hot stone reflexology, is certified in the Raindrop Technique and has attained Level 2 in Reiki.
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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.”