Restoring Balance is a collective of independent practitioners who share a common commitment to holistic health and well-being, and provide health care and education services for women, men, and people of diverse gender identities. We strive to be safe, inclusive and welcoming and look forward to serving you. Services provided by North Carolina Licensed Massage, Acupuncturist, and Bodywork Therapists, and energy medicine practitioners.

Cristina Starr

Certified Emotion, Body & Belief Code Practitioner, Energy Medicine, and Integrative Health Coach

What I do for self-care: bodywork, time with friends and family, tea, and exercise in nature

What brings me joy: learning, nature, my kids, family and friends, traveling

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Kathy Peillot

Thai Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre and Post Natal, Cupping – LMBT #17927

What I do for self-care: yoga (from aerial yoga to restorative/yin), gardening, restorative practices like yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and meditation. Foot baths with essential oils and self-massage.

What brings me joy: I am passionate about raising conscious, anti-biased and anti-racist kids–never done learning/unlearning! What brings me joy is dancing with toddlers and teaching kids yoga. Seeing people relax and connect also brings me joy, so I picked the right job!

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Mitchell Luck

Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, Active Isolated Stretching – LMBT #18821

What I do for self care involves, “putting my feet up “. A way of saying I’m gonna stop moving and sit , and do nothing other than think and watch the things around me, nothing cosmic, just it’s time to rest, eat something junky, drink something sneaky and chill.:) it’s about recharging.

I’m passionate about surfing, healthy lifestyles, and beet juice.:) Big waves or small, North Carolina or abroad. Seeing my sons grown up and laugh together. As I get older, it’s truly a passion of mine to see the love you poured in, trickle back to fill your own cup.

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Linda Mason

Women Wellness Focus: Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage, Oncology Massage, Geriatric Massage, Pre and Postnatal, Lymphatic Breast Massage, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy – LMBT #612

What I do for self-care: I too receive bodywork, eat well, and spend as much time in nature as I can.

What brings me joy: friends, family, music and nature.

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Laura Lee Pearson

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki and Myofascial – LMBT #5561

What I do for self-care: Yoga, meditation, preparing nutritious food

What I’m passionate about: time in nature, travel, adventure

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Erin Langley

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, SAAT protocol, facial rejuvenation

What I do for self-care: I love massages, baths, and being in nature.

What brings me joy: So many things bring me joy in life! My greatest passion is the neolithic architecture of ancient Ireland. I love helping people connect with their ancestral origins. I also enjoy poetry, painting, traditional Irish singing, fashion, geomancy, and taekwondo.

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Mary Scalise

Reiki and hypnosis

What I do for self-care: I love to hike, meditate, practice yoga and pilates, bake, and spending time with my loved ones.

What I’m passionate about… I love growing my own food and medicinal plants. I’m also passionate about taking care of our environment – the less toxins, the better. I am very passionate about my work, and learning new modalities so I can expand and serve my clients more deeply.

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Courtney Rosser-Mirabal

Swedish, Prenatal, Postnatal, Fertility, Reflexology – LMBT 12455

​​My self-care IS what brings me joy:
~ Bare feet on the Earth, sunshine, and time outside
~ Heart-centered, authentic connection with myself, family, and tribe
~ Prayer and connection with God

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Rhiannon Benesch

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Postnatal Massage – LMBT #19562
What brings me joy and what I do for self-care: spending time with family, snuggling with my chihuahuas, watching/reading about true crime, forensic sciences & mysteries, camping, roller skating and bowling. My guilty pleasure is chocolate & junk food.


What I am passionate about: Being kind to others without judging. We are ALL worthy of love & respect. I love getting to know people and strive to see life through others perspectives. I’m committed to making sure I teach these qualities to my daughter.
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Nicole Splenda

Massage, Sports, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Pre and Postnatal, Labor, RN, CPM – LMBT #10525

What I do for self care : get massage , beach, sun, garden/ working in my yard, building stuff

What brings me joy: seeing my kids grow to be amazing people and adults. Helping people feel good, be comfortable and being a good listener. Garden, beach, sun.

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Allison Koch

CNM, Maya Abdominal Therapy ® and Shamanic healing, holistic fertility, menopause and other hormonal balance and care.

What I do for self care: I meditate daily. I enjoy my life with gratitude for the gifts I’ve been given! Making everyday an adventure, and the greatest self-care is to do what your soul came here to do!

What brings me joy: I love to write; to support and empower women. I love including spirituality and intuition into my healing work. My family and great friends. Wonderful fur babies

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    I have been receiving massages from Kathy for the past month. I reached out to her for postpartum care and I am so glad I found her. As an individual, she is gentle and kind and as a massage therapist, she is the best of the best. As a massage therapist, she is incredible. I have felt relief in pains that were even present before pregnancy. She nailed my sciatica pain and gave me so much relief that I hadn’t experienced in Months. I recommend her one hundred percent. You are in safe hands if you work with Kathy!

    Sugandh G

    My head ache and joint pain went away after our first energy medicine session! I’ve been doing the Daily Energy routine you taught me and have felt more grounded and balanced.


    Excellent environment to relax in. Kathy really takes the time to understand your needs. It’s a great place to look into if you want a whole body wellness experience.

    RB client

    I am a hypnotherapist and have received many sessions from other hypnotherapists over the years. Working with Mary was a deep and healing experience. She focused in on exactly the past events that I needed to understand and resolve to feel more comfortable and secure in my life. She guided me beautifully and I came out of the session truly transformed. My sleep is better and deeper and my daily experience is more comfortable. I highly recommend working with Mary if you are seeking to heal and transform something troubling you

    Adele M

    I feel really good, balanced and happy after our energy medicine sessions!


    Cristina’s energy medicine treatment for the SI joint pain worked wonders. Made an 8 hour car ride with no problem. Would not have happened without her.

    RB client

    Cristina’s coaching shook me out of my most stuck place in just 3 weeks, AND she made it feel like is was mostly a chat over coffee! You deserve to break free of what holds you back. I literally thought I was doomed to more of the same stagnation it was so prevalent for so long until I experienced this shift. What if only 6 hours using this process, with Cristina doing half the work, could move you forward substantially?

    Liv K

    Kathy is very attentive and responsive. She tailors the treatment as she responds to feedback from the client. She also offers suggestions as to what I can do beyond the massage sessions to further my goals.

    RB client

    Kathy is kind and generous and her Thai yoga massage is transformational. I’ve had many massages in the past but none get the knots out like her Thai massage.

    Lauren B.