Le Petite Spa
Spa Therapists at 1898 Waverly Inn
"I am 23 years experienced and trained in a multitude of Therapeutic Techniques. The techniques I most frequently integrate into my massages are Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Onsen and Craniosacral Therapy, but I can pull from various other trainings to help meet your needs.
"Whether it's stress relief, pain management, or wellness maintenance, my goal is for you to receive the best bodywork for your ultimate health."
"I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2003 and received my National Certification and State License. I have taken classes in Spa Treatments and Lypossage, Taut Band Therapy & Pain Reduction in Upper Body, Thai Massage, Esalen Massage & Bodywork, Kinesio Taping and Myofacial Sports Massage.
I am also certified in Medical Massage and Medical Massage Cupping, and a certified continuing education teacher in Body Wraps and Spa Treatments.
I have spent the last ten years working in three different Salon and Day Spa's."
Marianne Williamson expressed it well by reminding us, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." It is my heartfelt compassion to help others find the courage to embrace their light through massage therapy. Others gave me this healing gift as I searched for my life’s purpose and I am invited to pay it forward.
My 25-year law enforcement career led me down a path that required a healing journey back from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A combination of both counseling and massage therapy have helped me discover that no wound is beyond healing.
In 2014, I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville and became licensed as a massage therapist. My present joy is providing integrative bodywork which includes Swedish massage, Reflexology, Neuromuscular therapy, and Hot Stones. I find particular delight in supporting clients who deal with PTSD and empowering them with stress management tools.
I am presently studying Pilates at Clasique Acupuncture and Pilates Studio in Asheville. My future desire is to blend massage therapy and Pilates together to offer a unique approach to stress management. This inspiration comes from the success I am witnessing in my own life by blending the two.
Too, I am honored to be co-authoring a book that explores one’s sense of belonging with respect to trauma. I believe that the key to any healing journey involves embracing one’s own light as it is then, we can clearly understand what our purpose is. Receiving support is a big part of that journey.
"Why do I do what I do? I believe Michael Bridge said it better than I ever could so I am going to borrow his words. 'When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our Souls fly open and Love steps forth to heal everything in sight.'
"By nature, I am a kinesthetic person. This means that touch and movement have always been my primary sense for understanding the world around me and my place in it. In my late 20s I was drawn to yoga and after a few years of practice I decided that I really wanted to learn a lot more. So I moved to The Himalayan Institute, a yoga education and retreat center in PA, where I immersed myself in spiritual community and the study and practice of yoga philosophy. From there I spent a year in Southern California working on organic farms as a member of WWOOF prior to moving to the mountains of WNC to make a home. It was in Asheville at the Center For Massage and Natural Health that I became licensed as a massage therapist 3 years ago.
Today, I live and practice in Hendersonville, absolutely in love with the work and continual learning that are part of my profession. I wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to work with you in finding a sense of greater ease, well-being, and overall connected-ness in your body!"
"Why do you do what you do now?" is what I often hear. I spent years working in the phone company and getting massages to take away the stress. When I left I decided that since I loved getting massages, I would also love to give them. And I do!
In today’s very stress-filled world, relaxation, I believe, is key to keeping it simple. There’s no way to avoid stress, but I can help you manage it.
I graduated 3 years ago from Massage school (in CT) and fall in love with massage every single time I give one. I love helping others to relax and getting rid of their headaches and stressed stiff muscles. I start with a light touch, going deeper as the muscles relax (therapeutic depth) and increase your range of motion. I can also incorporate aromatherapy, hot stones and deep tissue as need be.
Headaches? Stiff shoulders? Migraines? I have specialized training in that as well.
I have worked in a number of different day spas and incorporate whatever is needed to help you relax and become a less stressed individual.