Serving Families in Phoenix since 1999.
Located in the heart of Phoenix, the leading health professionals at Back-Health Chiropractic are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Goudarz Vassigh is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.
Patients seeking treatment at Back-Health Chiropractic with Dr. Goudarz Vassigh are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Dr. Goudarz Vassigh and the staff have a genuine concern for your well-being!
It’s Your Life… Live it in Health!
Meet our amazing team
Meet our amazing team.
Dr. Goudarz Vassigh
Dr. Goudarz Vassigh is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Phoenix community since 1999.
Dr. Goudarz Vassigh has been freeing people from pain in the clinic in Phoenix, AZ. As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Vassigh is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients using hands-on therapy and a variety of state-of-the-art technology.
Dr. Vassigh uses a “whole person approach”. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Vassigh is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Dr. Vassigh and his wife, Shaly, 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.
Dr. Suzette Lanzarotta, D.C. (Dr. L)
Chiropractor, Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Homeopathy
I am a 1982 Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. I recently relocated to Tempe, Arizona to continue my education in nutrition. I provided health and wellness care for the Sacramento California area for 35 years using chiropractic, functional medicine nutrition, and homeopathy. I look forward to providing the same quality care to you and this office.
Having a healthy lifestyle is personal. I eat, sleep, breath and study everything from the latest diet trends to what new diagnostics are available to my patients.
I believe our health is a journey not a destination. We each come in with genetic predispositions, have illness or injury that influence our health mentally, physically and emotionally.
Treating the whole person at the place they arrive in my office is my personal goal. People tend to feel like they need to confess their sins when they sit and give me their history. I work very hard to reassure them that there is no judgement on where they start and what they do. The focus is on where you want to go and the best way to achieve your goals
My goal is to get enough information to know where to start and how to create a plan that we can successfully execute together. I love working with people who are not looking for a quick fix or a “magic pill”. Permanent change is made one baby step at a time. Building a solid foundation of “new habits” not “quick Fixes”.
I look forward to the privilege of sharing your health journey.
Co-Owner, Licensed Esthetician
Shaly has over 20 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 Spa at The Phoenician Resort. She has been featured in Phoenix Magazine for 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 Rankin is the Business Manager/Office Administrator for Back-Health & Inner Radiance Wellness. Irene has several years of experience in accounting, legal and marketing and has worked with businesses from multi-million-dollar accounting firms to locally owned family operations. She takes great pride in her work and constantly looks for ways to improve operations and streamline functions. Her positive attitude and tireless work effort encourages others to work hard to succeed. Irene is married with 3 grown children, 1 grand child and two Morkies which keep her busy. When not working she like to work out, travel and explore new sites.
Cheryl has over 20 years in customer service and healthcare. She has a deep passion to help others improve their quality of life. Her energetic personality helps motivate others towards success.
Her many talents and certifications include being a Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and a Physical Therapy Technician. She has held positions in everything from a physical therapy office to a cardiovascular clinic and was also a manager at a weight loss center, women’s health club, and a resort spa. She also owned her own business as a nutritionist with a focus in weight loss and helping people with inflammatory conditions, in collaboration with chiropractors and doctors in her community.
Megan has a rich and unique background within the holistic health industry. She attended 4 years of naturopathic school in addition to training as a health coach and the study of functional medicine, integrative medicine, and nutrition. She utilized this background to become a researcher and medical writer for a major supplement distributor.
Megan has experience working with practitioners in their office as well as experience as a receptionist in a salon. Additionally, her work with a supplement distributer company has allowed her to attend many seminars to expand her knowledge and learn about the industry. Her passion for wellness drives her learning, and she is constantly expanding her portfolio. She loves to actively strive to improve her wellness. She is excited to join the team at Back-Health & Inner Radiance Wellness to bring her knowledge to the wellness center.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Keri loves to help every BODY to stay healthy with chiropractic care and massage. In her 15 plus 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. She assists our chiropractors with providing therapy with a variety of therapies.
Licensed Massage Therapist
RYT-200, Chiropractic Assistant
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 private sessions at Back Health & Inner Radiance Wellness Center, focusing on flow based sessions for both beginners and advanced practitioners. She hopes to continue her education and help those who are looking for alternative healing options.
Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Holistic Nutritionist,
Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Laser Technician
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Katelyn moved to Phoenix in 2010 and started school for Aesthetics and Laser Technology training when there was a waitlist for Nursing. She is passionate about holistically treating the skin to achieve authentic transformations that enhance overall well-being. Her true essence lies in helping people look and feel beautiful inside and out, while focusing on treating the whole self to address the root source of common concerns.
Katelyn specializes in holistic skincare as an esthetician and specializes in Ashiatsu as a massage therapist. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking in the mountains, and hanging out with her nephews. Along with a passion for health and skincare, Katelyn is a nature enthusiast and loves to travel.
Chiropractic Assistant &
Licensed Massage Therapist
Peter has had a passion for helping people from a young age. He finished a 750 credit hour massage therapy program in Denver, CO in 2020. He has worked as a massage therapist in diverse settings such as an outpatient clinic, hospital, university health and wellness center, hospice, and sports competition events. Peter specializes in therapeutic massage therapy. He creates a therapy approach for you individually and adjusts it to improve overall wellness and functional movement. He has been known for his deep tissue and trigger point therapy. Peter is constantly learning about human anatomy and physiology; he applies his learning to find the primary cause(s) of an individual’s pain and restriction. His specialities include working on the back, neck, TMJ, shoulder girdle, hands, abdomen/organs, hip girdle, knees, and ankles. Modalities he is proficient in are neuromuscular, myofascial, prenatal/postpartum, PNF, craniosacral, visceral (organ) manipulation, joint range of motion, acupressure/reflexology, intra-oral, and cupping.
Outside of the clinic, Peter likes to rock climb, camp, kayak, hike, and take his cats out for adventures. Similar to many patients who walk through the door, Peter has gone through injury and serious back pain before. He knows what it is like to be in pain and receive poor help in the healthcare field. His goal is to provide a beneficial experience as well as collaborate with Dr. G, Dr. L and the other amazing therapists at the clinic to help improve and empower your overall vitality.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Dave, Licensed Massage Therapist
David grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, into a community and family that was very focused on alternative health and wellness. These influences started David’s lifelong passion in helping others achieve optimal wellness.
In the 90’s, David went to college and received a degree in Social Work with the intention of becoming a therapist. He worked in the field of mental health, and this led to an interest in the mind/body connection and the psychology of wellness.
By 2000, David developed an interest in physical healing through massage and body work. In 2003, he graduated from massage school with a balance between traditional Eastern modalities and Western body work. In continuing to learn about the mind-body connection, David has continued his education receiving certifications in Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Life Coaching. Knowledge of alternative health and the mind-body connection give David a unique and diverse perspective on helping others achieve high states of health.
Blending both Eastern and Western approaches to massage therapy and body work, David has a lot of tools to help others. Clients can expect a range of deep therapeutic modalities to light touch therapies for body and mind.
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