Back In Balance, LLC

Main Office at 224 Carlton Road Charlottesville, VA

Back In Balance is celebrating over twenty one years of practice!   Specialties include Therapeutic Massage, Structural Integration, CranioSacral®Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Functional Body Alignment®.  Our Charlottesville location has plenty of parking situated conveniently in the Belmont area just off of Rte 20 for those travelling from Rte 64.  Nitasha “Tash” Canine (owner of Back In Balance since 1998) is committed to the health and wellness of her clients. While many have called her an “expert” at what she does, she understands you are unique and there is always more to learn with each new client.  This is what continues to make her career interesting.  Thank you for your trust.

Call 434-221-2381 to make your appointment.

Tash is the creator of the Functional Body Alignment® method of bodywork. She is the published author of many health and fitness related articles.  Her latest book, the story of her journey into greater states of spiritual awareness and appreciation for the gift of life is titled: “My Call to Spiritual Freedom.”  Her book is now available on Amazon in paperback and audiobook format.  All proceeds benefit “Guidance for a Better Life Retreat Center” which has been mentoring folks towards a more abundant life for over twenty nine years.
Tash attended the college of Southern Maryland in 1993 and played tennis there for two years on a scholarship. She and her team were invited to compete in The Tennis Nationals several times. A lifelong athlete, Tash enjoys surfing, cycling, and hiking with her dog. She understands the frustrations of pain and injury and has been receiving therapeutic massage and other modalities of bodywork for over twenty years. She attended massage school in Maryland with a focus on myofascial release and advanced massage and bodywork in 1998. She is educated in anatomical physiology, kinesiology, and corrective exercise. She completed advanced education in postural analysis and corrective exercise in 2005.  Tash has studied the Rolf® method of Structural Integration and mentored with Judah Lyons, Bert Jacobs, and Erik Dalton, PhD.  Her approach is to give clients the “most bang for their buck” and meets client’s where they are with the goal to get them where they want to be.
Tash Canine started her business, Back In Balance, LLC, in 1998 to educate and empower her clients about the benefits of consistent preventative self care through therapeutic bodywork and corrective exercise.
“I would not be able to do the physically demanding work that I do for the last 21 years if not for the ongoing body maintenance I make a priority. I believe my injuries have given me the ability to relate to clients and solve problems. My very personal relationship with The Divine allows me to focus and tune into a client’s “needs” in unique ways.  I am grateful because I have grown over these years and excited because there is always more to learn.”

Back in Balance specializes in the following services:

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Rehabilitative Massage
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial and Structural Integration
  • Functional Body Alignment Method (joint alignment through bodywork)
  • Rolfing®
  • Craniosacral Therapy®
  • Barefoot Massage