- We offer chiropractic & wellness care, massage therapy, natural aesthetics & organic facials.
Shaly Vassigh, Co-Owner
Shaly has over 13 years of experience in holistic health. She graduated from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and is a Licensed Esthetician. Prior to opening Inner Radiance Spa, she was the lead holistic skin care practitioner at Mandala Apothecary and an esthetician at The Phoenician’s Centre for Well-Being. She has been featured in Phoenix Magazine for her providing the Best Organic Facials in Phoenix.
Shaly received her holistic health training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2003. She was trained as a life coach at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and has a B.S. in Psychology and background in Biology from her native state of Iowa. She is passionate about empowering women to look and feel their best using natural & organic products.
Shaly and her husband, Dr. Goudarz Vassigh (Dr. G) own the wellness center together as part of their shared lifelong dream to serve others with holistic health. They were married in 2008 and live in Phoenix, Arizona with their two boys.
Irene, Business Manager
Irene has over 16 years of management experience with an educational background in business, legal and accounting. She has owned her own business, but now enjoys managing people and helping employers reach their business goals. It has been her passion to live her life in a healthy manner, which has included teaching aerobics, helping clients reach their weight loss goals with nutritional coaching and hypnosis. She recently moved from the State of Washington to sunny Arizona a few years ago to enjoy the warm weather and get away from the rain & snow!
MEET OUR PRACTITIONER TEAM
In addition to Dr. G and Shaly's services, we have an amazing team of experienced and caring therapists. They receive a high level of training from Dr. G and Shaly to ensure a consistent level of care.
Verso, Chiropractic Assistant, Cert. PTT
Verso brings a unique vision to Back-Health & Inner Radiance Wellness. His experience, knowledge, and close work with mentor Dr. Goudarz Vassigh D.C. for the past 10 years, combined with his firm pressure and hands-on approach to giving individualized care, promotes a balanced body. Movement and posture reeducation are used in simple, usable forms, to expand vitality for daily activities with each patient. Verso makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoys the outdoors, basketball, and time with his family. He joined Back-Health Chiropractic in 2007. Trained at Apollo College, Verso is Certified as a PTT, Certified as a Chiropractic Assistant, NFPT Personal Fitness Trainer, and CPR Healthcare Provider Level.
Tana, Chiropractic Assistant & Licensed Massage Therapist
Tana was born and raised here in Phoenix, Arizona. Since high school, she has had an interest in the medical field. After long thinking, she decided that she wanted to do something where she can help people in discomfort and pain. She went to Arizona School of Massage Therapy and fell in love with giving and receiving massage therapy. She started to discover the benefits of this therapy. Tana has learned several modalities, including Russian, Sports, Swedish, Reflexology, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Structural, and even Hydrotherapy. She has been practicing massage therapy using Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point therapy since she graduated in 2012. She is excited to be here at Back-Health and Inner Radiance to learn more about this type of treatment and to see clients often to help them as they progress.
Keri, Licensed Massage Therapist
Keri loves to help every BODY to stay healthy with massage. In her 1o or so years of doing bodywork she has developed a specialty for therapeutic massage including deep tissue and trigger point therapy. She also likes to use some techniques from structural integration. These are some of her favorite modalities as she feels that they are some of the best ways to ease tense and tight muscles.
Linzi, Licensed Massage Therapist, RYT-200
Having always wanted to pursue a more natural way of healing for her career, Linzi found her calling during a tour of the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. Graduating March of 2013, she continued to learn about the body and different techniques through education courses and her clients. Working with neck and shoulder protocols, she also does hot stone massage. Along with graduating from ASMT, Linzi began a practice of yoga through videos. Taking a step further, she began to participate in studio classes to further understand the yogic philosophy. After coming across a South West Institute of Healing Arts course book, she received her Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hr. certification graduating May of 2016. Linzi now teaches two classes at Back Health & Inner Radiance Wellness Center, focusing on flow based classes for both beginners and advanced practitioners. She hopes to continue her education & help those who are looking for alternative healing options.
Esthetics is a second career for Laurie. She has always loved to participate in helping people feel better about themselves and skincare is no exception. In early 2017, Laurie graduated from Imaj Institute in Scottsdale
- licensed in Clinical Aesthetics & Cosmetic Laser. There are so many treatments that bring stunning results; Laurie especially loves dermaplaning, peels, facial massage, and enzyme treatments.
Laurie has lived all over the western U.S. as well as Turkey and the Middle East. She grew up in Montana and lived 20 years in Portland, Oregon where she also raised her now grown son and received her B.A. in International Studies. She speaks Arabic, loves to travel, cook Middle Eastern food, and get outside when time allows.
MEET OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Andrew, Front Desk Coordinator
Native of Indiana, Andrew has been in Arizona since August 2007 and with Back-Health and Inner Radiance since Valentine’s Day 2014. He received his massage therapy license in January 2013 from Cortiva Institute in Scottsdale. He graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in May 2007 and moved to Arizona to start life after school in the desert, away from snowy winters. He has been working as Front Desk Coordinator, but can also perform massage any time necessary. He specializes in therapeutic and relaxing work: Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point, deep tissue and assisted stretching.
Gabriella, Billing Manager
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona Gabriella has always had an interest in helping others. While working as a pharmacy technician, she decided she wanted to work side by side with doctors. She started here at the wellness center as a medical assistant intern from Anthem College in 2013 and now manages the insurance needs of our patients. You can catch her all over the office since she is a jack of all trades, happy to help in any area needed.
Would You Like to Join Our Team?
Please send a cover letter and resume to Irene@backhealthaz.com