Stephanie Metzger, Hands On Healing's licensed therapist, blends her knowledge of physical therapy into body treatments designed to heal and promote relaxation. During the massage package, Stephanie's strong, nimble hands chase away tension during a 60-minute kneading session, tailored for each individual's problem areas, natural posture, and speed at solving a Rubik's cube. Customers can choose a deep-tissue massage to alleviate aches with medium to heavy pressure or a hot-stone massage to melt muscular stress into a moppable puddle. An aromatherapy treatment completes the massage with a hot towel and mind-soothing essential oils.
The experienced therapists at Asheville Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork enlist organic products and eclectic modalities from around the globe to help alleviate aches and stress. Staff members knead muscles using ancient techniques such as Hawaiian lomi lomi, which utilizes fluid hand movements on multiple body parts at once, and Thai bodywork, a more intense method designed to increase flexibility. Clients can sip homemade herbal tea as soothing music cultivates an atmosphere as tranquil as a zen garden planted on a cloud.
Discover India's ancient science of health and rejuvenation. Health consultations, panchakarma and rejuvenating therapies, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Ayurvedic Day Spa, weight management, therapeutic massage, yoga & yoga therapy.
A perennial top-three finisher in the Best Spa category for Mountain Xpress's Best of Western North Carolina, Shoji Retreat pampers patrons in an outdoor wooded hillside retreat designed to celebrate Japanese bathing and soaking philosophy. Customers can shower to warm up if they so please, before reclining with a companion in the gently swirling waters of a private, enclosed spa tub, overlooking forested vistas that spread out beyond the secluded compartment’s knotty, wooden banister. Shoji Retreat furnishes bathers with Japanese cotton Yukata robes for covering up in public areas, as well as sandals, towels, and storage lockers; in the private tubs bathing suits are optional, but snorkel gear is mandatory.
Massages can quiet and ease the mind in any setting, but The Mind Body Connection aims even higher. They take a clinical approach to massage therapy, offering services such as neuromuscular & trigger point therapies, postural assessment, myofascial release, and lymphatic drainage. During sessions, therapists switch on soft, soothing music and employ light oils and lotions to nourish the skin. Their aim is to connect clients with the right therapist to establish a great relationship and provide individualized care.
Laura Lochbaum has practiced massage therapy for more than a decade. During this time, she has amassed more than 1,000 hours of training, trained in Thailand, and never wrestled a bear. Having also studied meditation, breath work, and herbal medicine, Laura takes a holistic approach to massage therapy. Her massage specialties include Asian body treatments and specialized prenatal and postpartum massage.