The Founder

I was born with no discs in my low back , a mid-back scoliosis, and a reverse curve on my neck. My father and sister both had similar defects and both had surgery to fuse their vertebrae; neither surgery was successful in decreasing their pain. I healed my body using the Backhealer self-care method. If you can lay on the floor you can use the Backhealer method.

  • Master Backhealer – 40 years of experience
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (*ISSA) – 25 years experience
  • Specialist in Performance Nutrition (*ISSA)- 20 years experience
  • Yoga Therapist – 12 years experience


At seven years old I started experiencing severe neck pain, migraines, and even black outs. At the age of nine my first x-rays showed the chiropractor that I had the spine of a 90 year old man. All through my teens I had severe pain, especially when playing competitive sports (despite a doctor’s warning that I could end up paralyzed if I continued to play).

By my early twenties I was unable to walk for long periods of time, and a few years later the headaches became debilitating. I used a pressure-based treatment similar to acupressure (sticking a tool into the painful areas) to relieve my neck pain. I succeeded, and never experienced a headache, migraine, or blackout again.

My low back pain remained and yet so did the experience of the self-directed pressure into my neck a few years earlier. I immersed myself in research and trial of  many therapies including chiropractic, all forms of massage, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, weight training , yoga, nutrition, breath work, and energy work.

The first day I started to experiment with breathing techniques I felt immediate relaxation of pain and tightness.

Many people, much information, and personal experience  has provided me with a deep understanding of pain and healing which has given birth to the Backhealer method.

Steve Butler – Master Backhealer, Yoga therapist, C.F.T., S.P.N

*ISSA – International Sport Sciences Association –