Therapeutic Massage

Massage Studio

Amber Desmond has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years. Her career as a massage therapist has included numerous and diverse venues including everything from fancy body wraps at high-end spas to chair massage in busy supermarkets as well as a successful private practice in New Orleans, LA.

Since relocating to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, Amber’s massage therapy practice has returned to focus on what originally inspired her about massage therapy in the first place….serving people. With affordable rates and complimentary hot stones and essential oils available in each session, massage therapy at Heartlight Healing Studio makes the quality and service of an expensive day spa accessible for a fraction of the cost. If your goal is more therapeutic in nature, Amber also offers deep-tissue massage for seasoned athletes and weekend warriors alike.

Amber’s ultimate goal as a massage therapist is to provide pain relief, relaxation, and a deeper awareness of one’s body. If you are looking to release emotional stress or trauma that’s turned into physical pain or discomfort, contact Amber to book your next session today.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage therapy offers a drug-free, non-invasive, and humanistic approach to health based on the bodies ability to heal itself.

Massage therapy has many known benefits, simultaneously working on multiple systems of the body:

  • Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
  • Stimulates the flow of lymph, the bodies natural defense system, against toxic invaders.
  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
  • Reduces muscle spasms and cramping.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Reduces recovery time after exercise, helps prepare for strenuous workouts, and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Improves range of motion.
  • Helps relieve pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
  • Helps to heal old injuries by breaking down scar tissue and other adhesions, which creates more functional muscle and improves joint integrity.
  • Relaxes the nervous system into a parasympathetic state, where the body’s natural healing abilities are enhanced.