Meet the Balanced Massage Team

We’re here to help you be active, happy, and healthy!

Our skilled massage therapists have decades of experience providing healing and restorative massage therapy. We all continue our education with regular professional development to keep up with cutting-edge practices and healing modalities. We’ve built Balanced Massage on the personalized service and customized experience you get every time you visit. Just like you, every therapist and every healing modality is different. If your first experience isn’t perfect, we encourage you to try another therapist to find the fit that is just right for you. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Our clients experience amazing results!

We know how important your good health and comfortable mobility is. Our goal is always to help you regain and maintain the quality of life you need to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled. You deserve the best!

We’re proud to have been voted Best Massage Therapist

by the Medford Sneak Preview’s readers 5 times and to be in the Top 5 since 2005.


Bethany grew up in the Rogue Valley and has been providing therapeutic massage to local residents since 2003. Her specialties are therapeutic, deep tissue, cupping, Gua Sha, prenatal, relaxation, and even canine massage. Bethany also uses therapeutic-grade essential oils to enhance the benefits of her practice. She is a gifted bodyworker who loves her work and it shows. She is passionate about helping others on their healing journeys.


Caroline believes that massage is one of the most powerful healing tools and approaches her work with passion. She experiences massage as the awakening of the interconnection between the mind and body, necessary for the promotion of overall health. With an extensive educational background, including a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy and Psychology and over 700 hours of hands-on and clinical educational experience at the Ashland Institute of Massage, she provides expert, informed care. Caroline specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, therapeutic, Swedish relaxation, cupping, Gua Sha, sports massage, and injury rehabilitation. Through massage, she lends her hands to help you reconnect to a healthier, pain-free self.


Shonda Cannon is a compassionate and intuitive massage therapist. She was inspired by the compassionate care of Chiropractor Joel Goldman in Talent, OR to pursue her massage education at the Ashland Institute of Massage. Her training there was the highlight of her life, helping to ground her with reverence for the transformational power of bodywork as a means for caring for others. Shonda is a listener and finds joy and peace working with people, including the volunteering with youth she and her husband have provided in the past for teens in our community. In addition to southern Oregon, Shonda has lived in Montana, Washington, and California and loves to restore vintage toys in her spare time. Shonda is grateful to provide healing to her clients through the power of therapeutic massage.

CARA WIRT, LMT #10689, CAMT, Owner*

*Cara is not taking new clients at this time. Please feel free to schedule with one of our other skilled therapists.

Cara founded Balanced Massage in 2004 and has been helping people of all ages and abilities move freely ever since. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, she is also a Certified Advanced Myofascial Therapist.  Cara’s specialties are therapeutic massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, exercise and postural coaching, chronic pain and injury rehabilitation, prenatal massage, reflexology, and stress-relieving relaxation massage. Cara was drawn to this work after her own success healing a whiplash injury with the power of medical massage. She was amazed at the results and wanted to provide others with the peace and freedom from pain that she experienced so dramatically at that time in her life. She believes that massage combined with proper functional movement can relieve most symptoms. Cara brings her passionate belief that massage is an integral part of ongoing health and balance to her business and is determined to help people live, move, and maintain optimal health at every age and stage of life.

What Our Clients Say

“I am an active thirty-something who gets muscle soreness from daily job rigors to my weekend warrior activities. Routine massage maintenance from Balanced Massage has been a great remedy for me to keep up my quality of life comfortably for the past 10 years.”

Jon, age 39

“I walk in feeling 60 and come out feeling 20. Cara is the best massage therapist I've encountered.”