Massage Therapists

The Massage therapists at The Healing Joint use special techniques to improve the health and wellness of a clients life. Our therapist take a “whole person” approach. Meaning we will look for the root cause of the discomfort and pain as opposed to just treating the symptoms.  Occasionally, seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances. Our therapist’s use their knowledge and experience to create a personalized wellness plan that best fits your health issues. Dr. Derakashani, our skilled chiropractor, supervises all diagnoses.


Elizabeth attended the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to pursue her teaching certificate in yoga. There she was introduced to the massage therapy program. Elizabeth has always been interested in helping people and has made a career in doing so.  She became a licensed massage therapist in 2010 along with certificates as a level 3 Reiki practitioner and yoga teacher.

Elizabeth has been working under the guidance of Dr. Derakhshani for the past seven years. She has an excellent record of helping clientele with a wide variety of conditions. From chronic neck and back pain, to headaches and joint pain, Elizabeth believes in tailoring every massage to the individual.

In addition to working as a massage therapist, Elizabeth also assists Dr. D with his patients as well as helping run the front and back office.

Modalities Include: Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Prenatal massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Cupping, and Reflexology.

 Jason D.

Jason was drawn to massage therapy by his studies in psychology. He became a massage therapist to offer a whole body wellness experience that honors the mental, emotional, and physical journey to health. In addition to his advanced certifications as a medical massage therapist from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Jason has earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from ASU as well as being invited to attend the International Scholar Laureate’s Delegation on Medicine and Science. Combining his proficiency of technique, Jason is committed to providing every client with the promise of whole body health and wellness.

Modalities Include: Swedish Massage, Myotherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Sports Recovery Massage, Cupping, Lomi Lomi, Cranial Unwinding, Fibromyalgia Massage, Hydrotherapy and Lymphatic Drainage.

 Jim G.

Jim attended Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe Arizona. With over 17 years experience in the massage industry specializing in chair massage, you can be sure you will be receiving the best and most therapeutic chair massage anywhere. Jim is available at The Healing Joint on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Modalities Include: Corporate Chair Massage

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