Our Team

(-) = therapist is not willing to wear a mask

Heather Parmley 

Lead 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!

T.J. Grant

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.

Michael Hernandez

 LMBT #16597  My Schedule | My Reviews
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas growing up playing all sports. I continued playing sports through my mid 30’s and of course I had my fair share of injuries. But it wasn’t till I moved to Santa Monica, CA and met my partner at that time, who was a massage therapist, and was introduced to the healing powers of massage that I realized what massage could do for mind, body, and spirit. Fast forward to 2017, after many different careers and lifetimes, when I decided to pursue a more in-depth knowledge of this sacred healing practice so I could help others realize this art to help themselves. Because of my background as a competitive athlete I understand the healing properties of a relaxing massage with therapeutic focuses. My focus is relaxing Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Dry Cupping. I can integrate these different modalities for natural healing and relaxing sessions. Whether you’re looking to relax the mind and body or want to go deeper for therapeutic sessions or a combination of both, I look forward to collaborating together to find the perfect balance.

Justin Cobb (-)

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!

Becca Burd

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.

Emmalee Hunnicutt

 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!

Davida Hass

 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.

Juno Sisoian

 LMBT #19748   My Schedule | My Reviews
I’ve been studying and exploring many aspects of the holistic health field for the past twelve years. My initiation began when a chronic health issue motivated me to change my lifestyle. Inspired by the profound affect things like herbs and nutrition had on me, I dove headlong into studies of herbalism, nutrition, and Eastern spirituality through practices such as yoga, taiji, and zen meditation. In 2016 I received my 200 hr yoga teacher training certification in Sedona, Arizona, where I lived for four years.
My journey into bodywork really began in 2017, when I attended the Tao Institute in Thailand for a 2-week course in Chi Nei Tsang, also known as Taoist Abdominal Massage. I’ve also completed 24 hours of continuing education with the Vedic Conservatory in Vedic Thai Bodywork, and obtained my license through a Clinical Massage program. It’s my honor to offer these healing tools to help support others with the nourishing, relaxing, and therapeutic gifts that massage can offer. I can offer deep work, while also being energetically attuned to my clients and able to meet them where they are at.
In addition to being a bodyworker, I am also co-owner and creator of my herbal crafts company Wild Essences, making infusions, tinctures, salves and perfumes with local and organic herbs. For leisure and joy I sing and play guitar, and enjoy lots of time in nature.

Bri Garolla (-)

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.

Willow Card

 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.

Jenna Shaw

 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!

Lisa Moore

 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! 

Kimberly Gilliam

 LMBT #19265  My Schedule | My Reviews

I was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia; spent a brief time living in Florida and West Virginia. I moved West to rural Warrenton, Virginia and called it my home, for all the years I raised my three daughters. They are now scattered across the country living beautiful lives. I came from a family where music was ever present, and I learned to be comfortable singing, writing songs and playing guitar at a young age. As an adult these were the perfect skills for leading Contemporary Worship, which was an incredibly sacred and creative privilege for me, for many years. I eventually attended the University of Mary Washington and completed my Bachelor’s in Music. I hope to always be a life-long student. While leading worship I met a Reiki Master/Methodist Minister. She became my friend and, my Reiki Master. I took all the Reiki courses up to the Masters level with her. Later I enrolled in The Northern Virginia School for Therapeutic Massage and completed the program as well as several other courses along the way: Prenatal, Sound Healing, and Cranio-sacral Massage. My mother and two sisters were all nurses, I think it was just a natural thing for me to want to be a part of peoples healing journey. Over the years I’ve been drawn to attend several songwriting retreats in Asheville, I began to experience the sacredness of these mountains. In March 2020, I picked up everything I owned, put it in a 26 – foot truck and moved to Asheville. It’s been one of the most nourishing things I’ve ever done for myself. I feel strongly about many things: faith (all faiths), quiet and contemplation, energy healing and becoming one’s best self. I feel that massage is a tool that taps into helping people become their best self by taking care of their bodies and giving themselves the gift of time to turn down the noise in their heads, and literal noise from the outside world. My approach to massage is to listen to my client, listen to their body and intuitively be led to use the tools I’ve been given to bring forth healing. I may use a combination of modalities such as: Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue (specific) work, Prenatal, Hot Stones, Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, and the use of hot towels. People are touch deprived, in a hurry and it’s an honor to participate in the time people set aside for themselves. I am on a journey to become the best version of myself, and I look forward to engaging with you and yours here at The Wild Rose Healing House.

“All shall be well, and all shall be well; and all manner of things shall be well.” -Julian of Norwich (1343-1416)

Zosia Glass 

 LMBT #19084  My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up in New Orleans, where most of my time was spent dancing and looking for bugs under bricks in my backyard. In 2008, after graduating high school, I took my first trip to India and did a TTC in Hatha yoga. I try to go back there as much as possible to practice and study with my teachers, Ajay Kumar and BNS Iyengar, and have since completed two other yoga TTCs there, in yoga therapy and Ashtanga yoga. Yoga and Vipassana meditation led me to an interest in the healing arts; I learned Reiki I and II in 2010, and was first introduced to massage in the Ayurvedic tradition in 2014 and later Thai massage. Somewhere in all of this moving around and experiencing what the world has to offer, I went to school at McGill University and got a BA in Psychology and Anthropology. I try to draw from and incorporate all of these modalities and practices, as well as Swedish massage and trigger point therapy, into the healing space of an integrative session.

I’ve worked in outdoor education and conservation, bringing fifth graders from New Orleans into nature and glimpsing the world outside of people for sometimes their first time, and camping in the wilds of Montana with teenagers– developing in community, connection and service to the land. After about five years of this kind of work, I felt like the time had come to give myself over fully to bodywork, and enrolled in the Center for Massage and Natural Health here in Asheville.

I feel so grateful to have found massage and to be able to facilitate finding that feeling of blissful stillness in another person. I aim to enter into a shared heart-centered place with the client, and work together to tap into the body’s innate healing powers. When a state of deep relaxation is accessed, with the help of the breath, we can drop in to deeper and deeper layers of the body, and the unravelling of layers of long-held tension can begin! I can’t wait to meet you and go with you on this segment of your healing journey. 🙂

Sierra Parsons

 LMBT #15635  My Schedule | My Reviews

Massage and bodywork is a wonderful way to relax and recharge.  The body is so marvelously intelligent, and it is my honor to facilitate health and healing.  I sincerely enjoy listening to the body and allowing it to guide my work.  I tailor every treatment to your individual needs and do my best to take in the whole picture for maximum benefit.  Studying the body and healing has been a lifelong journey that began with yoga teacher training in 2011 which led to my decision to study massage in 2012.  I have been a licensed massage therapist in Kentucky, Colorado, and now North Carolina.  On the eve of ten years of practice I am filled with gratitude for my training.  My work is therapeutic while being deeply relaxing. I love doing slow deep work as well as range of motion stretching.  I have studied Thai Massage, trigger point, and fascial release.  I look forward to inspiring you to gentleness and compassion within.

Quentin Shaw

 LMBT #19991  My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up in London and Chicago.  I went to college in England and spent significant time in Morocco and Thailand.  I have always valued connections with people from diverse cultures.  An artist and musician in my early career, I was first drawn to bodywork when I discovered how effective it was for me personally.  While I became committed to developing the best possible technical skills, I loved the idea that the treatment was, at its core, “metta” or compassion treatment.  I have learned that the feeling of metta is like working to help your best friend.  I have built a solid body of experience over the years with a wide variety of clients, including surgeons, psychologists, refugees and pregnant women.  I really enjoy the variety of work and most of all I am dedicated to improving the quality of my clients’ lives.

Ren Minish

 LMBT #19991  My Schedule | My Reviews

Growing up in Florida, I was able to be a part of the Raw Vegan Culture.  I was a chef for two years at a wonderful café in Jacksonville called Shakti Life Kitchen, where I continued my endeavors into the world of healing.  This space helped me dive deeper into the intricate understanding of food as our medicine.  I became quite fond of herbal medicine during this time and was deeply encouraged by my self-guidance to acquire more herbal knowledge.  So, in September of 2010, I embarked on my biggest move yet to Asheville, where I started a nine-month program for Herbalism that became a cornerstone for the pathway into my healing journey.  At the French Broad Food Co-op, I worked for eight years honing closely on my herbal skills and learning from the local community around me as I worked in the Health and Beauty department, along with the largest bulk herb room in our region.  During this time, I also worked with the American Herbalist Guild for four years, a Non-Profit Organization which gave me a broader aspect of Professionals and Healers in the larger community of herbal medicine.  And in the mix of it all I felt called to broaden my horizons even more, wherein 2013-2014 I began my journey into massage and bodywork therapy during an amazing yearlong program at AB Tech.  My teacher was an Ayurvedic practitioner who also taught us the art of Thai Massage, along with many other modalities including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Rhythmic Jostling, and Swedish Therapy. I am currently working toward acquiring all of my Thai Massage Certifications.

I would like to invite you to take a journey with me into this healing realm as I offer you my own therapeutic techniques.  I can help you unravel the stresses of your daily life, allowing you to move forward feeling deeply nourished and harmonious within your being.  I am honored to share with you the ability to thoroughly and consciously connect into your reality, to tap deeper within your own self divinity, and to recalibrate to your true nature.  My work is one of many connections to the divine dive within us.  To be with touch therapy is a gift for your entire being, not just the physical self, but also the mental-emotional-spiritual oneness. We seek and need healing each day whether we are conscious of it or not.

I take an intuitive integrative approach to Massage Therapy, working with the Holistic forms of Thai Table Massage, Deep Listening to the Tissues ( Deep Tissue ), Nourishment of the whole mind body emotions & spirit through relaxation techniques, and gentle rhythmic touch and movement.  I have been practicing massage therapy for 8 + years as well as herbalism and a holistic diet for the past 12 + years.

Lauren Landes

 LMBT #15205  My Schedule | My Reviews

I graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in 2015, shortly after a life-changing trip to Indonesia in the wake of a major sports injury requiring surgical reattachment of my Achilles tendon. In 2018, I returned to Asia to study both ancient and contemporary bodywork in Bali, Lombok, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Through my personal and professional experiences with travel, trauma, and massage, I’ve come to profoundly respect the necessity of uninterrupted self-care. The body instinctively knows how to breathe, relax, and heal itself, but in modern times we occasionally need a hand in accessing that intuition. To that end, I truly love carving out a quiet, intentional, and safe space in the universe where your peace of mind and physical unwinding are not only encouraged, but truly of paramount importance.

My massages incorporate a range of pressure and modalities. I’ve trained formally in Swedish, Sports, Table Thai, and Esalen massage, and I enjoy incorporating methods from each and all modes throughout my bodywork sessions. I work closely in tune with your natural breathing while applying fluid, integrative strokes, broad compressions, myofascial tractioning, and assisted stretching. I employ deliberately slow technique in order to find the most effective points of engagement, while inviting you to feel wholly and breathe deeply into your own experience. The body and mind heal best within this space of genuine comfort and patience, where each enhances the other. Simply put, life works better with regular massage.

When I’m not engaging in tableside bodywork at Wild Rose, I can reliably be sourced amongst my passions for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fingerstyle guitar, reading, yoga, dancing, weightlifting, swimming, forest bathing, patio gardening, cooking, mycology, and immersive community outreach volunteering.

I’m proud to call Asheville home, and exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to share my heartfelt devotion to wellness and personal connection in this fantastic environment with such inspiring and talented colleagues. I sincerely look forward to welcoming and working with you at the Healing House!

Shea O’Brien

 LMBT #20778  My Schedule | My Reviews

Apprenticeship style education found me promptly upon leaving the wooded northern lake region of New Jersey as a young man. Indigenous folk medicines, primarily of Peru and China, flooded and informed my life from then on. I have been studying and practicing massage and bodywork for over a decade, originally with an emphasis on Shiatsu (with Thai influenced stretching) and the applied wisdom and knowledge of four years alongside classical and Japanese acupuncturists in the classroom and clinic. This began an endeavor to see the body’s ability to heal through the lens of qi, the Japanese word for ‘energy’. I witnessed people’s ability to change and experience more vitality and freedom through holding points and watching my mentors needle.

After pursuing additional education to diversify my skills, I returned to the field with a kinetic chain recognition of the body, and a passion for specific, deep,  resolution-based massage. Although I appreciate my strengths in this area of the field, I have dedicated much of my time to the diversity of the healing arts and wish to meet you where you are each day, whether that is light or deep pressure, an invigorating or relaxing experience, general or specific work.

Outside of time offering massage and bodywork, I am a traditional ceremonialist, and you can find me plunging into the coldest and cleanest water I can find, practicing Systema, a Russian martial art, working with kettlebells, drinking gongfu tea, and most always consuming a bounty of medicinal raw foods. 

Randi Nelle

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.

Samantha Carl

Front Desk Associate

Hi, I’m Sam! I’m originally from hot, sunny, Florida. I moved up to Asheville with my partner and pup 3 years ago. It’s hard not to spend all my free time exploring all the lovely scenery Asheville has to offer. I’m constantly taking the little one on new hikes, to different waterfalls, and beautiful grassy fields to lay in. So if you’re looking for a good spot, I’ve got you covered! If I’m not outside, I’m making all kinds of art in my little studio. My goal is to make everyone I meet laugh or at least smile, so come say hi so I can see those beautiful pearly whites! 

Natalie Hunt

Front Desk Associate

I have a background in visual communication, media arts and sociology along with experience in magazine and newspaper publications focusing on arts, culture and sustainability. I want my voice and passions to be heard just as I want my communities to be. My work has given me the opportunity to interview hundreds of individuals and gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives of the human experience and outlooks on a variety of topics. Something that sang throughout most of these conversations was love, the one thing we all have in common. We all love something. Healing can aid in expanding this phenomenon not only within ourselves but on our planet, uniting us. I’m devoted to sharing this sentiment within our house and in the ebb and flow of my days, finding softness in a hard world. Healing is at the center of my production of organic work and living an authentic life. I’m here to welcome you in kindness on your step to wellness rooted in love.  

Jennie Gillis

Front Desk Associate / Assistant Manager

I grew up in southern California and moved to the beautiful Asheville mountains with my husband and our two cats in 2019. While living in California I explored just about every state and national park, spending most of my free time camping and hiking. I love nature and appreciate any opportunity to get outside. Since moving to WNC I have experienced all four seasons, found a new appreciation for simplicity and have met some of the most amazing people. When I’m not at Blazing Lotus you can usually find me curled up with a good book or tending to my many house plants. Relocating to Asheville was one the best decisions I’ve made. I’m so happy to call this place home.

Spencer Driscoll

General Manager 

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.

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