As a massage therapist, dancer, and fitness instructor, Jessie has great appreciation for what the human body is capable of. Jessie recognizes that every client she gets to work with is unique and therefore each massage is catered to their goals using a variety of styles. Having studied Swedish, Sports, Shiastu, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Therapy and various Spa techniques she aims to create an integrative massage experience with the goal that each client leaves feeling more comfortable and connected to their body. ng interesting about your business here.
"Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe."
After graduating from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC, Samantha quickly started taking extra workshops, specializing in John Barnes Myofascial Release, Usui Reiki, and pediatric massage. Samantha tailors every massage to how that client's body presents that day, along with focusing on the client's overall goals, invoking the maximum healing potential for each session. She loves being able to bring all modalities into each session. In working with the fascial system, she has seen incredible results and hopes you do too. After her time at Center for Massage, her husband, Zach, has followed in her footsteps attending the school and building their practices at Lighten Up Massage.
After following his wife of more than 10 years through massage school, Zachary graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health where he studied sports massage, stretching, trigger points, and Thai Massage. After graduating, he wasted no time and took advanced classes on spinal bodywork and assisted stretching.
Zach is a very active person who enjoys climbing, biking, hiking, and lifting while living with chronic back and joint pain. Since becoming a massage therapist, Zach has learned how to manage his own body in ways he never thought possible. He now understands how important it is for active people to get out and play while finding ways to be able to recover from activities without flaring chronic pain from old injuries or ongoing structural stress. Zach wants to educate and help others enjoy life with massage therapy the way it has helped him. Zach and his wife Samantha currently practice out of Lighten Up Massage & Bodywork offices.
As a busy working mom of 2 and someone who has chronic pain from a traumatic car accident a decade ago, Racheal has experienced the power of massage herself. She decided she wanted to learn all about bodywork and its benefits to help others with their pain and tension as well. Racheal graduated from Center for Massage & Natural Health in Asheville, where she learned Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy and Prenatal massage, among other modalities.
Racheal understands that life is busy and believes self-care is an important investment. Every session is catered to each specific client's needs using an integrative approach. Often, you won't even be aware of the tension your body is holding until you get a pair of hands on it! She is also passionate about working with children, expectant mothers and trauma survivors.
So many people need warmth in their lives. I provide a warm, nurturing touch and presence to those who need to rest their minds and bodies. A good massage starts with safe energy and I do my best to provide that to everyone I work with. I love working with clients who need to feel seen and heard. My goal for every massage is for the client to feel lighter physically and emotionally.
Reflexology is a technique that focuses on specific pressure points within your feet and hands to help correct energy flows throughout your body. Reflexology has been found to help with stress relief, increase relaxation, assist metabolism and it complements the effects of other bodywork modalities. During a reflexology session, the client is fully clothed and comfortably reclined on a heated table with support cushions under knees and head.
Cammy has a deep belief in the body's ability to heal itself. After seeing amazing results from reflexology firsthand, she became interested in becoming a certified Reflexologist while still working in her longtime banking career. She was led to the talented Tacy Apolostik's course in East Meets West, which focuses on the Ingram method of Reflexology. Cammy loves sharing her knowledge and giving tips to empower others to help their own body help itself.