Meet The Staff


In addition to Dr. G and Shaly's services, we have an amazing team of experienced and caring therapists.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Keri, Licensed Massage Therapist

    Keri loves to help every BODY to stay healthy with massage. In her 10 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.

  • 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 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 & help those who are looking for alternative healing options.

  • Marisa
    Licensed Esthetician

    Marisa has over 30 years of experience in the beauty & healthcare industry.  She started as a make-up artist and student at the Westmore Academy in Los Angeles.  She is also currently working as a medical assistant for a successful Dermatology & Plastic Surgery practice.  She discovered pure plant and flower essences in 2007 while working for AVEDA experience centers.  Marisa has been with Back Health & Inner Radiance Wellness since Fall of 2014 as an esthetician. She is pursuing her certification as an Aesthetics Instructor through Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. Marisa really connects with her clients, and together they achieve the client’s desired results.

    She offers organic facial treatments, peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning with Back-Health & Inner Radiance on Saturdays.  

  • Cortney, Licensed Esthetician

    Cortney has been an esthetician for over 16 years. She enjoys making people feel good, which also led her to life coaching. She realized that listening to people and helping them figure our life challenges is what she's good and has become a passion of hers.  She has used Eminence Organic Skin Care for over 8 years, including while working at a Colorado resort. She has also received extensive training in massage, making her facials quite a treat! Over the years, she has built up a following of clientele that have rave reviews for her based on her warm and welcoming personality and amazing facial treatments. 

  • Nicole
    Licensed Massage Therapist, Energy Worker, RYT-200

    Nicole graduated from ASIS for massage in Clarkdale, AZ in 2011 while living in Sedona. She has since worked in a chiropractic office for the past 4 years in Illinois where she focused on blending multiple massage techniques to create customized therapeutic sessions. With a background in dance and competitive power tumbling, Nicole is no stranger to sore muscles and injuries. In her search for alternative healing methods to ease her own pain she discovered chiropractic care, massage and acupuncture. This led her to a career in massage therapy and the study of yoga, qigong, energy work, meditation and metaphysical studies. She has studied multiple energy healing modalities including polarity therapy, reiki, pranic healing and medical qigong. She is also certified in massage cupping and loves to integrate connective tissue therapy, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage and active release techniques. Whether you’re coming in for a massage, personalized guided qigong or energy work; you can be sure Nicole will bring wonderful energy, undivided attention and her intuitive nature into every session.

  • Jennifer, LMT
    Jennifer, LMT
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Although she is not an Arizona native, Jennifer did find the path to her passion for natural wellness here with the assistance of Arizona School of Massage Therapy. She graduated in 2009 and continued both her education and became a Massage Therapy Instructor with ASMT/Cortiva for the past 10 years. She has explored different paths as an LMT and keeps coming back to wellness centers with well rounded outlooks, making Back-Health & Inner Radiance a perfect fit for her. She loves the anatomy of the body and facilitating the body to strive for balance and relaxation. She practices many different modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massage, but specializes in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Rehabilitation Relaxation.  

  • Haley, Front Desk & Billing Specialist

    Haley comes to our facility from Tucson, AZ but is originally from Maple Grove, Minnesota. She has been working in the healthcare industry in Arizona with a focus in chiropractic care and insurance for over 5 years. She is also currently working on finishing her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management from Grand Canyon University, looking to graduate in early 2021.  In her spare time, Haley loves to travel to see her family and friends and spend time with her boyfriend Ryan. She loves getting to work one on one with patients and help them get the care they need through a holistic approach to medicine, massage and skincare! 

Would You Like to Join Our Team? 

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]