Humble, kind, grounded, intuitive, genuine, these are just some of the qualities that describe Shea. Receiving a massage from her is not simply bodywork. Shea is holistic in her approach in that she tends to both your physical needs as well as your emotional and spiritual concerns. Her touch is magical and her intuitive sense of knowing just what areas of the body are calling for attention and what’s needed during the massage is simply awe inspiring. From her use of hot stones, cupping as well as aromatherapy, you are so lovingly cared for, you feel as if you’re nestled in a very sacred womb; a womb of healing, revitalization and most importantly tender, nurturing care. I highly recommend Shea if you are considering a massage therapist. Five stars is simply not enough to rate the quality of care she provides and the heart-centered healer she is.
Shea embodies healing, helping me to achieve a level of rest which is rare. She is both personable and professional, devoting herself to what I need from the moment she offers a greeting, until the moment I leave. Since beginning Thai Yoga my body has become more resilient and better tolerates the strain I put it under on a daily basis. I have become more self-aware and am learning to focus on the areas which needs healing. Each session has helped me become more in tune with what I need not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. Shea has been instrumental in bringing about this change through her passion, sensitivity, and techniques. Almost anything can make a person more flexible, or iron out a lingering knot – but doing Thai Yoga will tap into something much more meaningful and permanent.
Shea, the owner-proprietor, is the best! You get more than just a massage, you get advice from a talented healer. I have gotten two “therapeutic” massages from her, and they were amazing. Shea is very strong, able to get into the deep knots. She alternates her techniques, so I get some hot stones and cupping thrown in. I recommend the Thai herbal compresses, a modest add-on. I will be back, next time I’m in Asheville.
Shea is an incredibly talented healer. I went to see her for a Thai massage while passing through Asheville and I couldn’t be happier with her work. She used the perfect amount of pressure, was a great communicator, and totally eliminated my lower back pain. I will definitely go see her again the next time I’m in Asheville!
In 1999 I broke my neck, and since this time it has felt like I have held a great deal of tension and pain in the muscles, ligaments, tissues, and fascia of my neck and shoulders. The pain has felt so deep, even going into the base of my skull...really, it has felt that the trauma impacted my whole nervous system, the way I breathe, my consciousness. I have seen a number of people who do bodywork since this time, but the difficulties have seemed so deep that this work would not get to the core of what has been going on at a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. I have been truly amazed and inspired with hope to have found Shea, because in just a short period of time what she has done has helped me more than what I have found in 16 years! I truly believe that in each of us there is both an innate wisdom, as well as a latent capability to accept this state of being through our actions in what we choose to do with the time we have. In Shea, my experience is that not only is she an innately gifted healer, but that through her passion, caring, and commitment she has brought years of her own work and experience to what she does in a way that yields to transformative power. The experience for me is one of true healing in the best sense of what I think this term means. I have been able to move my neck in ways now that I have not been able to since my accident, and it feels as though the places where I have been holding pain can find a state of peace again. Deep constrictive energies that have been locked in this area are moving and being released. I am changing at a physical, emotional, and soul level through receiving this work. I feel gratitude in my heart beyond words for how Shea has helped me.
Shea first massaged me a few years ago when working at Blaizing Lotus. It was THE most amazing massage I’d had in a very long time and I’m a massage therapist myself! Each session since then has been more of the same. Her steady presence and nurturing touch deeply penetrate tired, sore muscles to bring balance back. Thank you Shea - so glad I found you again!