Meet our Bodywork Therapists

We use two distinctions to differentiate between our therapists. Rates vary by distinction.

Skilled Therapists have less than 5 years of experience.

Experienced Therapists have more than 5 years of experience.

Troy Lyon – Experienced

Troy Lyon at Balancing Works Massage uses Therapeutic Sports Massage techniques to pinpoint your issue at its core, and unravel it, one layer at a time. He will give you tools (homework) to quicken the time of recovery in between bodywork sessions.

Troy has experience working with athletes, professional cyclists, dancers, yogis, and is an athlete himself. He is knowledgeable in alignment principles and applies therapeutic massage to enhance performance and aid in the recovery of the body.

Troy’s bodywork sessions are energizing and uplifting, as well as grounding. Modalities include sports, deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching and traction. Troy also practices Thai massage, which pairs quite well with yoga.

Paula Saarinen – Skilled

Paula is a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist, RYT-200, and Reiki Master. She combines her experience in injury rehabilitation, trigger point, and deep tissue with an intention to relax and re-educate the mind-body connection. Alongside her bodywork, Paula uses Solfeggio Body Tuning Forks to cultivate relaxation, mental clarity, and union within the body.
She approaches each client with open ears and an open heart. Paula strives to educate her clients through yoga principles, body rolling homework, and mindful meditation practices. She genuinely values the power of being an authentic provider in order to build relationships on trust and empowerment.
Paula offers therapeutic bodywork, reiki, and private yoga classes. Her sessions are tailored specifically to what each person needs in that moment. Paula aspires to increase her client’s body awareness one session at a time.


Troy is a wonderful human! He truly listened to my needs and concerns regarding tightness/soreness I was experiencing and then crafted a massage that targeted those areas. Shoulder tightness that I had been experiencing for months was noticeably alleviated! His knowledge and innate talent are complimented by his kindheartedness. I cannot recommend him enough!


Great Bodywork!

I’ve been seeing Troy for over a year now and can’t say enough about how much he helps keep me healthy and feeling my best. As an professional endurance athlete, I train hard and recovery is key. Troy’s bodywork is has become a critical part to my recovery program. Highly recommend!


I wish I would have found Paula earlier!

After going through physical therapy and spinal injections, neither of which eased my back pain, I was told about Paula.  Our first session began to bring me the much-needed pain relief I had been seeking for what felt like ages.  I have been seeing Paula since the Summer of 2017 and I continue to see Paula bi-monthly to maintain my well being. She is a godsend who cares about her clients.


Fantastic bodywork

I’ve been receiving bodywork regularly for the better part of a decade. Troy was very good at listening to my needs and sticking to that plan and giving me exactly what I needed. I am an athlete and would highly recommend Troy to anyone who’s looking for ART that gets to the point. I highly recommend Troy if you’re looking for relief or recuperation from a particularly hard session. Overall, I will continue to see Troy for my massage needs! Thanks, Troy!


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Office location
1224 Washington Ave., Suite 210
Golden, CO 80401