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LMBT #19842 My Schedule | My Reviews
I was born and raised in the Appalachian hills of southern Ohio. I came into this world with a love of adventure, nature, and dance.
I first attended college for Ecotourism and Adventure Travel. After graduation I traveled around the USA as a tour guide for around 8 years, pursuing my love for the world by getting out and experiencing it. This lifestyle led me to my passion for the world of holistic wellness, yoga becoming my first interest. After diving into my yoga practice for almost a decade I finally decided to continue my education in Bhakti Yoga in 2019, obtaining my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica, deepening my passions for Ayurveda, meditation, various types of breathwork, and kinesiology. After teaching yoga and leading wellness retreats for two years I was fascinated with the body and how it works. Trillions of cells came together to create your body, that’s a miracle to me. All of this led me to Massage Therapy. Diving into anatomy, pathology, physiology, and musculoskeletal classes, I became a 600 hour LMBT in 2021. I truly feel I have found my calling.
My passion as a massage therapist lies in listening to the client and what they need, then creating a safe space to cultivate that desired healing. I am passionate about helping others, the way others have helped me. I am well versed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Relaxation massage. I love specific, detailed work for troubled areas and often add in stretches during my sessions. My goal as a therapist is to never stop learning, slow down and keep listening. I look forward to working with you!
LMBT #15103 My Schedule | My Reviews
I grew up in Michigan where I earned a BA in Philosophy. The travel bug bit me and I made my way down to South America where I lived for 4 years. While there I worked on social projects in the communities, along with seeking adventure! When I came back to the US I worked in wilderness therapy for at-risk youth. I discovered yoga while living in Argentina, which led me to a serious meditation practice. Working in the wilderness got me more interested in shamanism, and I have studied that tradition for 5 years. My active life led to my shoulders becoming increasingly injured. I saw a physical therapist, but didn’t finally get the full use of my shoulders back until I went to massage school. I graduated from the Therapeutic Massage program at Mayland Community College in 2015. I was astonished at how much massage was able to do for me that neither yoga, nor physical therapy had been able to accomplish in 4 years! I completed a Reiki 2 course, and continue to be interested by how trauma, stress, and energy can get lodged in peoples’ muscles and posture. My starting point for massage is the relaxing Swedish techniques. But I also love doing deep tissue work, and like doing detailed work around an injury or trouble area, if that’s what people want. I use combinations of relaxing strokes, and trigger point release, as well as myofascial release. I like using some Trager techniques to release and relax muscles, and Shiatsu to invite in altered states of consciousness and profound relaxation. I look forward to working with you.
LMBT #16597 My Schedule | My Reviews
LMBT #18673 My Schedule | My Reviews
I am an Asheville native with a great appreciation for growing up in such a magical area. After graduating high school in 2013, I fell into a 9-5 office job. Passing the time with podcasts put me in contact with topics like eastern religion/spirituality, indigenous medicinal & ceremonial practices, and an abundance of other topics that were new to me. It became apparent pretty quickly that an office job was not for me, so a year and a half later In 2015, I left to explore the medicines of the indigenous Shipibo people’s of Peru. This time along with another three month work exchange with the Shipibo in 2017 have greatly influenced my life including planting the seed to become a massage therapist. I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2019 and have since worked in a variety of high volume spas and massage studios. My style is a blend of swedish, integrative, deep tissue, and neuromuscular therapy which I find allows me to accommodate a wide range of client needs. I look forward to being able to support you along your healing journey!
LMBT #17671 My Schedule | My Reviews
I moved to Asheville in 2015 from my hometown in Northern Michigan. I attended massage school here in 2018 before taking my career to Mexico where I worked in resort spas for some time. Returning to Asheville I focused on honing my deep tissue, myofascial release, and sports massage skills. I have clinical, athletic, and spa bodywork experience all of which come together to inform my deep and deeply relaxing style of work. My approach is whole-body-balancing, acknowledging that all in the body is connected, then zooming in for deep and detailed work where needed. The focus of my work is two-fold: helping clients bridge the mind-body connection through safe touch and reducing pain/increasing mobility in their everyday lives and for their favorite activities. I am a bilingual therapist, we can perform sessions in English or Spanish.
LMBT #16875 My Schedule | My Reviews
I was born and raised here in Asheville and have a deep appreciation for the richness of Appalachian culture and all that these mountains offer. This place has long been a retreat for those seeking to be well. And so naturally, I was drawn to the healthcare field from an early age. I spent many hours of my youth assisting my mother in elder care homes and attained my CNA licensure at the age of 17. While attending to my residents, I recall being fascinated by the Massage therapists who brought relief to those in rehabilitation and hospice care.
In fall of 2017, I acquired licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist. I tailor my sessions to meet each individual’s needs whether that be relief from chronic and acute pain or to find a deep sense of peace within. I incorporate the use of Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, and passive stretching to create space for the body to heal and the mind to regulate.
In my spare time I enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle full of hikes with my family, dancing and lots of time in the water. It is my passion to help you achieve an active and vibrant quality of life as well and I look forward to meeting you.
LMBT # 13119 My Schedule | My Reviews
I first came to bodywork in college when I was studying cello performance. I was having issues with back pain, discomfort, and stiffness, and I found relief through studying the Alexander technique. We studied anatomy, body mechanics, and the connection of the mind and body. This started my love and fascination with the mind-body connection and the potential of profound ease in moving and living. I then went on to study massage therapy as a way to deepen and share with others the potential of living with ease and resilience!
I graduated from Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in 2013. Through my massage I intend to address specific muscle groups to relieve stress and tension while also creating space for experiences of deep states of relaxation. The wisdom of the body and its capacity to heal itself is incredible, and when we give ourselves time to just be, we give our bodies a chance to rest and repair from all the activity of daily life.
My work as a teacher and practitioner of the Alexander Technique has deepened my ability to be with myself and others non judgmentally and to see the potential in anybody, in myself, and in any situation. This way of coming more fully into the present moment helps create a space for contentment and peace-a place to be nourished by just being. My hope is that whoever I am working with feels more ease in their body, more grounded, integrated, lighter and ready to face the world with a full heart and a hearty chuckle!
LMBT #12093 My Schedule | My Reviews
It is my vital mission to celebrate embodiment, and integrate a myriad of therapeutic modalities to share and fortify the whole self. My main areas of interest remain within dance, plant medicine, energy healing, and bodywork. These forces of nature encourage us to call upon the direction of our inner compass. With this foundation of guidance, I offer facilitation in accessing deep spaces of restoration while strengthening communication between the body, mind, emotions and spirit to bring greater harmony. A clear, focused space is created through invoking the purest healing intentions for the session. Followed by connecting to the body’s natural rhythms, observing, listening and feeling where energy may be bound or calling out for attention. These knots or “hot spots” manifest on various levels of our being, through a multitude of stressors. However, with a safe, restorative, supportive space being held, one begins to unwind and release these sources of tension. The body has an innate intelligence to heal itself. Faith and trust encourage this wisdom to activate and “miracles” happen. These principles are the building blocks to share my art with a diverse population of individuals. My practice draws inspiration from a fusion of modalities including Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Visceral Manipulation, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish Massage, ACE Cupping, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Somato Respiratory Integration, Shamanic Breathwork, Usui Reiki, Chi Gong, Yoga and Meditation. Sessions are custom crafted to promote revival, relaxation, and a growing sense of holistic awareness. I am grateful for the opportunity to cultivate this space as nourishment to feed the hunger that heals, and connect to our natural rhythms.
LMBT # 18482 My Schedule | My Reviews
I am an Asheville-based Holistic Practitioner, musician, and Sacred Circle Facilitator. My massage + bodywork practice spans from the clinical to the energetic, incorporating embodied wisdoms from over a decade of study and mentoring in Clinical and Integrative Massage, Structural Balancing, various lineages of Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Herbalism, and Intuitive and Shamanic Practices, amongst other Eastern and Western modalities.
As a Holistic Practitioner, I feel that my path is not only to continuously investigate the physical and energetic mechanics of the body, but to nurture and foster my clients’ connection with their body’s innate wisdom and intelligence, unlocking a deeper sense of joy and presence in their lives. Before and during each session, I invite my clients to customize their massage experience, tailoring each session to their individual needs, and working to unravel the unique constellation of tension in their body.
Outside of the massage room, my life is full of plants and nature, books, performing, teaching music and big dog cuddles. I am forever enrolled in healing-related courses and love to host online events to empower my community through movement, meditation, sacred songs, and cosmically-aligned guidance. It is my greatest joy to be a conduit of healing on this planet, as many have been for me.
LMBT #19748 My Schedule | My Reviews
LMBT #14661 My Schedule | My Reviews
I grew up on the water in League City, Texas, where I became interested in natural healing at an early age. I received my massage license in 2007 and, after practicing massage in the area for several years, I moved to North Carolina to study herbal medicine. I continued to practice massage, and as I bring more of my intuitive gifts into practice as well as formal studies in shamanism, I have learned to incorporate them into my bodywork.
When practicing massage, I like to bring my focus towards the type of healing my client is desiring to achieve. Whether it is Swedish massage, reflexology, prenatal, trigger point therapy, or deep tissue work, my goal is to bring a feeling of a deep inner peace to each session.
In addition to massage therapy, I love enjoying lots of sunshine, spending time with my son, exploring the mountains, watching my plants grow, and doing intuitive consultations.
LMBT # 13450 My Schedule | My Reviews
I graduated from massage school in 2005, after becoming interested in natural health in my mid-to-late teens. During this time, I have learned and applied much, and still my appreciation for the power of quality bodywork has only increased.
My introduction to massage was through reflexology, and I’ve continued to incorporate an array of modalities, from Swedish to Deep Tissue, and most recently the point holding practice of Body Electronics, with wonderful results.
In addition to helping my clients with massage, I enjoy investing my time both indoors and outdoors with my loved ones, training in martial arts, weightlifting, eating raw food, and reading. I look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals!
LMBT # 16974 My Schedule | My Reviews
I’ve been working professionally in the healing arts for more than a decade. I’ve practiced bodywork, dance, percussion, yoga and Qi Gong throughout the United States. I started my journey at a very special massage school here in Asheville called North Carolina School of Natural Healing back in 2007. We were introduced to the importance of a personal cultivation practice which provided a beautiful path to learning about myself as I transformed into the healer I knew I wanted to become. In my training, I began to understand the power of presence and intention.
Through those beginning years I’ve been trained in Swedish, reiki, Thai, myofascial release, lomi-lomi, cranial sacral as well as deep tissue massage. In 2016, I continued my training with a more therapeutic approach to massage. I received 464 hours of training in Trigger Point Therapy with Jim Freeman at Asheville- Buncombe Technical College. That is when I started getting people out of pain. Since then I started a four year Masters program in Chinese Medicine. I’m studying Acupuncture, Tui-Na, Herbalism, Food Therapy, Fire Cupping , Moxibustion and more.
My journey has led me to recognize the importance of therapeutic massage to all who are in need. I am currently working with horses at a local stable in Fairview. I work with the horses on structural imbalances that occur in the head, neck and shoulder and lumbar region. These issues are due to overtime saddle wearing. They say a horse has five hearts; their four legs and the heart in the chest. Stretching and massaging the legs is a crucial part of a healthy, strong horse. It is truly magical to release trigger points in the lower lumbar of a horse friend. They have their way of showing you gratitude and loyalty.
Through the practice of meditation, touch and a spiritual education, I found passion in the art of healing. I’d love to be a part of your healing journey.
LMBT # 19757 My Schedule | My Reviews
Holding space for people on their healing journey is an honor that I’m proud to be a part of.
My initial introduction to healing practices was energetic through reiki and chakra healing. After obtaining my bachelors of science in integrative medicine, I sought out massage training before obtaining my doctorate. During that journey, Shamanic practices revealed themselves to me and have become a huge component in my approach to healing. In totality, my skill set is firmly rooted in the union of science and spirit.
Like most massage therapists, I approach my craft as an art. I utilize different techniques and pressures for different regions of the body based on the client’s preferences, requests, and needs. I’m quick to employ the client’s breath when I pull out powerful techniques like myofascial release, kinetic synergy, trigger point therapy, post isometric release, passive stretching, and deep tissue applications. I’m soft and slow when exercising more subtle and physiological techniques like lymphatic draining, acupressure, reiki, Thai compression and Swedish styles. Based on what the body is telling me, I’ll dive as deep as the client invites me to work and where it directs my attention. I especially enjoy working with the spine, but in general I tend to favor relaxing muscle attachments around joints and promoting circulation. I’ve been told that my work feels like a blend of shamanic healing and orthopedic alignments.
I believe in the importance of the trinity that consists of our mind, body, and spirit. Throughout my journey in medicine, as a patient and a practitioner, I have grown to recognize it is essential to address all attributes of our being when we seek balance. My clients typically enjoy the benefit from the guided meditations, breath work and awareness I support them with, as we navigate their internal landscapes and create invitations to shift.
LMBT # 18807 My Schedule | My Reviews
I am proud to say I was born and raised right here in Asheville! I have had a deep love and connection with animals and nature for as long as I can remember and have always been the nurturing type. I enjoy hiking, camping, yoga and bouldering when I get the chance. In my free time I love to paint, write and make wire jewelry.
I began ballet dancing at age 5 and was a pre professional by age 11, and was accepted into the International Ballet Academy at age 12, although I stopped short for several reasons…one being injury related. Growing up in the dance world really gave me a knowledge of anatomy and how the muscles work together which I believe helped me a lot down the road in massage school.
I became fascinated by midwifery in 2008. In 2014 at the birth of my first child, I knew that attending home births was my calling and initially enrolled in massage school with the desire to specialize in prenatal massage, in order to bring that skill with me when helping mothers on their labor journey. However, massage school took me on a path I was not expecting when I first walked in. It opened me up to the wonderful world of spirituality and mindfulness. I attended the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga’s 675 hour program and stayed at the school for 2 more school years, working in their extended study program and practicing on many members of the community.
I left the educational setting, not only specializing in prenatal massage, but with a deep love, passion and talent for sports/injury rehabilitation massage, deep tissue and energy work. I am a very versatile therapist, with the ability to do just about any pressure and am currently furthering my education by learning more about Cranio sacral therapy, trauma release, sound healing, gua sha, reflexology, toe reading and shamanism.
LMBT # 19841 My Schedule | My Reviews
I was introduced to massage at age 16 when I began receiving regular bodywork. I had been in a couple car accidents by this time and my body hurt! I quickly fell in love with not only how massage was healing my body but also how easy it was for the rest of the world to melt away each time I was on the table. Anxiety, stress, and time all seemed to be put on pause. I would drop into a deep state of mediation long before I really even knew what mediation was. From age 16 I would occasionally have thoughts that massage therapy could be something I was interested in pursuing in my life, but just wasn’t sure when. My massage therapist quite literally changed my life from a very early age!
After years of deepening my spiritual path and self-healing, I finally took the leap in 2021 and graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health. I am very passionate about this field of natural healing and hope that I can provide a safe space for you while playing a role in your journey. My style is a blend of relaxation massage, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. I believe that it is important to calm the nervous system down in order to get the deep work done.
I also am currently working on getting fully trained in Ashiatsu (barefoot massage). This form of massage can potentially be up to three times deeper than regular hand massage. Soon I will be able to offer this service to you here at Wild Rose. My hope for each client is that they leave feeling a sense of wholeness, spaciousness, and awareness of self. I truly believe that through massage and self-healing we can create a better world. I hope I can be a vessel in providing you what massage has provided me over the years and look forward to working with you!
LMBT #18558 My Schedule | My Reviews
I grew up in a small town in NC called Kannapolis. I have lived in NC my entire life except for 7 glorious weeks I spent in NYC for Yoga teacher training. I spent 20 years in Lake Norman near Charlotte before I moved to Asheville in 2019 where I attended Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. I immediately felt at peace and a sense of belonging here. I knew I would be calling Asheville home. Prior to my Massage career I was a social worker and admin.
When I discovered Yoga in 2009 it changed the whole direction of my life. It was so healing in my own life that I wanted to share that with others which in turn eventually led me to Massage. I loved helping students by sharing sequences that would help alleviate aches and pains in the body, but also to see the magic that it brought to their overall wellbeing. The mind body spirit connection. I wanted to continue to partner with individuals on their healing journey and found Massage as the path meant for me.
I am passionate about holding space for you to experience the healing benefits of Massage; to partner with you on what you need in each session with ease and flow. My intention is always to bring restoration for the mind, body and spirit in hopes that you feel light yet grounded in your body. Massage skills I typically work with are: Intuitive Integrated massage, Deep tissue, Swedish, Relaxation coupled with myofascial techniques, as well as pulling and stretching. Practical Reiki energy when requested.
It is a gift to my soul for you to arrive on my table and be able to relax, relax, relax. I look forward to connecting with you!
Front Desk Associate
Hello, I’m Shea. I grew up in northern New Jersey and have had the privilege to pursue apprenticeship style education since I left as a teenager. Chinese and Peruvian indigenous folk medicines have had a profound impact on my life. In more recent years, modern somatic therapies have also been greatly influential to my walk. With the new pursuit of uniting and expanding upon all these teachings through Systema, a Russian martial art, I continue to discover new and deeper ways of growing and getting to know myself, my fellow human family and nature. I enjoy offering myself to the world as a ceremonialist and Chinese diagnostic body worker.
Drinking gong fu cha or reading a good book in the mountains of Western North Carolina by a waterfall is an ideal day off for me.
It is such an honor to be a part of this heartfelt and engaging team at Wild Rose Healing House. I look forward to serving and supporting you.
Front Desk Associate
I’ve lived in Asheville for 18 years…almost a native but not quite. That title is still held by a handful of people in this town. The majority of us living here are transplants. I believe we were drawn to the beauty of this place, in the people, the mountains and the way of life. Whether we are residents or are visiting, we’re attracted to a certain frequency that resonates with who we are. The locals are always co-creating magic in the hope of sharing with others. Blazing Lotus and Wild Rose are two of those creations. I have been a massage therapist for 25 years, yoga instructor for 13 and massage educator for 5. Having spent the majority of my life within the world of health and healing, it is rare to find a place that is consistently excellent. I am honored to be a part of the crew of magicians at Wild Rose and look forward to helping create your Asheville experience.
Front Desk Associate
I moved to Asheville from Detroit, where I lived and worked in a large cooperative housing and theater space. I am a birth mentor, doula, and nature educator. I enjoy film photography, singing and playing music, participating in and facilitating ritual and ceremony, and creating art in all its forms. I spend my days gardening, hiking, or at the river with my partner and our dog. It’s nice to meet you!
Front Desk Associate
Hi everyone, my names Cerri. I moved up to the mountains of Asheville from my hometown of Chapel Hill 9 years ago. What brought me here besides the beautiful nature, was the abundance of healing and magic that this town has to offer. I graduated from UNCA in 2018 with my B.S in Health and Wellness, and I strive to bring my education and passion for healing and serving others into everything I do. I love being a part of a community that encourages wellness both physically and spiritually, and massage can be such a wonderful way to take care of oneself on a deeper level. When I am not working front desk, you can find me making art, hiking to waterfalls, walking my puppy Clover, and chasing the sunshine. I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our healing house!
Assistant Manager / Front Desk Associate
During my time at UNC Asheville working towards a health and wellness degree, I explored the realm of holistic healing. I became an Esoteric (energy) healing practitioner, Akashic Record reader, and Yoga Alliance certified Yoga instructor in Rishikesh India. After graduating with my B.S, I have spent the past few years blending all I know to be of service. If I’m not welcoming you into Wild Rose for your session, I’m most likely making organic bath and body products for my little Etsy shop. I absolutely love the Asheville area and continue to explore her never ending beauty.
I grew up in the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Asheville area in 2019. I have a background in spa management as well as in small-scale local organic agriculture. These two lines of work, though they may appear different at first glance, both feed my passion for healing — healing of people, and healing of the earth. I believe that self-care is our first line of defense in the chaos of the modern world, and that self-care looks not only like giving ourselves the gift of relaxation and restorative therapies, but also like taking care of our bodies through ethical nourishment that aligns our needs with the needs of our Mother Earth. I believe in the positive ripple effect that massage therapy creates in our community by reducing stress and allowing people to feel nurtured and soothed. In my spare time, I hide out on the family farm with my husband and daughter and enjoy reading copious amounts of sci-fi and fantasy fiction.
Allison & Joseph Stenhouse
Owners / Partners
LMBT #8098 | My Reviews
I was raised on a Tennessee plateau, and moved here in 2005 after being drawn in by the mountains, the culture, and the people of WNC. I am a graduate of the North Carolina School of Natural Healing, the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism, and the Asheville Yoga Center. A fundamental belief in the power of natural healing and a profound respect for the body’s wisdom has drawn me to the world of healing arts and its wealth of applications. I believe that if we can find freedom in our physical bodies, we can lend our focus to other things besides our stiffness and pain…and actualize our fullest potentials!
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2008 and am so happy to have found such a true calling and passion. What I love the most about it is the amazing people I have met and had the privilege of helping. It’s so rewarding, and I’ve learned so much along the way. My typical massage style is a combination of Swedish & deep tissue, incorporating long flowing Esalen stokes, lomi-lomi, and craniosacral holds. My work is also heavily influenced by Thai massage, a series of assisted stretches which create space and mobility in the body. I would say my specialty is helping you “drift away” while also addressing your specific therapeutic needs. It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you into our beautiful healing house. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on your healing journey.
I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of this journey to advocate the healing arts in Asheville, NC through such an amazing establishment. As we all continue to push forward into our own individual potentials let us make manifest love, light and spiritual fulfillment and never forget that we can only keep what we have by giving it away. This, is the great paradox. At Wild Rose my intention is to give freely of myself in whatever way I can. I help play an integral role in the growth and maintenance of the company from the bottom up.
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