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Our Team

Sebastian Raterman

 LMBT #17368   My Schedule | My Reviews

After growing up in Florida I came to find my home in these luscious mountains over a decade ago. Life unfolded, opening me to work with amazing teachers and discover my path. Learning Tai Chi and then unfolding into massage, I continue to be amazed at the incredible power of the body and our life within it.

In our sometimes busy and goal oriented modern paradigm, I enjoy helping others come back to themselves. Relaxing mind, settling back into body. With ease and comfort. Long flowing strokes to help us let go and rediscover deep capacity within. Specific intricate, and sometimes deep work to invite movement within stagnation, easing into greater balance. Sometimes just the right touch along a tightened fascial plane can unwind us toward standing within our integrity in ways we’d somehow forgotten, possibly without even realizing it.

We all greet life in different places and stages, weathering many changes. And I offer my presence and skills to honor wherever we happen to be right now, whatever that is. Slowing down to listen as our paths join for a time. A firm, or a gentle touch, acknowledging balance. Offering nourishment to move forward with centered awareness to wherever our way may lead.

Becca Burd

LMBT #16875  My Schedule | My Reviews

I was born and raised here in Asheville and have a deep appreciation for the richness of Appalachian culture and all that these mountains offer. This place has long been a retreat for those seeking to be well. And so naturally, I was drawn to the healthcare field from an early age. I spent many hours of my youth assisting my mother in elder care homes and attained my CNA licensure at the age of 17. While attending to my residents, I recall being fascinated by the Massage therapists who brought relief to those in rehabilitation and hospice care.

In fall of 2017, I acquired licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist. I tailor my sessions to meet each individual’s needs whether that be relief from chronic and acute pain or to find a deep sense of peace within. I incorporate the use of Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, and passive stretching to create space for the body to heal and the mind to regulate.

In my spare time I enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle full of hikes with my family, dancing and lots of time in the water. It is my passion to help you achieve an active and vibrant quality of life as well and I look forward to meeting you.

Michael Hernandez

 LMBT #16597  My Schedule | My Reviews
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas growing up playing all sports. I continued playing sports through my mid 30’s and of course I had my fair share of injuries. But it wasn’t till I moved to Santa Monica, CA and met my partner at that time, who was a massage therapist, and was introduced to the healing powers of massage that I realized what massage could do for mind, body, and spirit. Fast forward to 2017, after many different careers and lifetimes, when I decided to pursue a more in-depth knowledge of this sacred healing practice so I could help others realize this art to help themselves. Because of my background as a competitive athlete I understand the healing properties of a relaxing massage with therapeutic focuses. My focus is relaxing Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Dry Cupping. I can integrate these different modalities for natural healing and relaxing sessions. Whether you’re looking to relax the mind and body or want to go deeper for therapeutic sessions or a combination of both, I look forward to collaborating together to find the perfect balance.

Justin Cobb

LMBT #18673  My Schedule | My Reviews

I am an Asheville native with a great appreciation for growing up in such a magical area. After graduating high school in 2013, I fell into a 9-5 office job. Passing the time with podcasts put me in contact with topics like eastern religion/spirituality, indigenous medicinal & ceremonial practices, and an abundance of other topics that were new to me. It became apparent pretty quickly that an office job was not for me, so a year and a half later In 2015, I left to explore the medicines of the indigenous Shipibo people’s of Peru. This time along with another three month work exchange with the Shipibo in 2017 have greatly influenced my life including planting the seed to become a massage therapist. I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2019 and have since worked in a variety of high volume spas and massage studios. My style is a blend of swedish, integrative, deep tissue, and neuromuscular therapy which I find allows me to accommodate a wide range of client needs. I look forward to being able to support you along your healing journey!

Jessi Luzius

LMBT #17671  My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up in Northern Michigan in Anishnaabe territory where I was blessed to have boundless access to fresh water, sand dunes, and four extreme and unique seasons. Growing up my mother always prioritized natural healing and raised me to live a holistic lifestyle in which self care and preventative health practices are top priorities. I remember endlessly studying reflexology charts as a child and experimenting with aromatherapy and movement practices. I’ve always had a bent towards healing and as I grew older I realized I wanted to extend that gift towards others.

In 2017 I studied and became certified in Reiki  I& II and learned so much about healing through the energy field. I wanted to take that further and massage therapy seemed was a natural step for me. I attended massage school here in Asheville at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2018. Since then I have had the opportunity to practice with many amazing clients here in Asheville as well as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

My massage style is integrative, I use long, connective strokes to help my clients sink into the parasympathetic state of true relaxation then go deep with effective therapeutic work that incites the body to heal itself. I incorporate a range of modalities into my sessions, with craniosacral and neuromuscular therapies always ready in my toolkit. Every session is a blend of energy and manual therapies, according to your specific needs.

T.J. Grant

LMBT #15103  My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up in Michigan where I earned a BA in Philosophy.  The travel bug bit me and I made my way down to South America where I lived for 4 years.  While there I worked on social projects in the communities, along with seeking adventure!  When I came back to the US I worked in wilderness therapy for at-risk youth.  I discovered yoga while living in Argentina, which led me to a serious meditation practice.  Working in the wilderness got me more interested in shamanism, and I have studied that tradition for 5 years.  My active life led to my shoulders becoming increasingly injured.  I saw a physical therapist, but didn’t finally get the full use of my shoulders back until I went to massage school.  I graduated from the Therapeutic Massage program at Mayland Community College in 2015.  I was astonished at how much massage was able to do for me that neither yoga, nor physical therapy had been able to accomplish in 4 years!  I completed a Reiki 2 course, and continue to be interested by how trauma, stress, and energy can get lodged in peoples’ muscles and posture.  My starting point for massage is the relaxing Swedish techniques.  But I also love doing deep tissue work, and like doing detailed work around an injury or trouble area, if that’s what people want.  I use combinations of relaxing strokes, and trigger point release, as well as myofascial release.  I like using some Trager techniques to release and relax muscles, and Shiatsu to invite in altered states of consciousness and profound relaxation.  I look forward to working with you.

Davida Hass

 LMBT # 18482  My Schedule | My Reviews

I am an Asheville-based Holistic Practitioner, musician, and Sacred Circle Facilitator. My massage + bodywork practice spans from the clinical to the energetic, incorporating embodied wisdoms from over a decade of study and mentoring in Clinical and Integrative Massage, Structural Balancing, various lineages of Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Herbalism, and Intuitive and Shamanic Practices, amongst other Eastern and Western modalities.

As a Holistic Practitioner, I feel that my path is not only to continuously investigate the physical and energetic mechanics of the body, but to nurture and foster my clients’ connection with their body’s innate wisdom and intelligence, unlocking a deeper sense of joy and presence in their lives. Before and during each session, I invite my clients to customize their massage experience, tailoring each session to their individual needs, and working to unravel the unique constellation of tension in their body.

Outside of the massage room, my life is full of plants and nature, books, performing, teaching music and big dog cuddles. I am forever enrolled in healing-related courses and love to host online events to empower my community through movement, meditation, sacred songs, and cosmically-aligned guidance. It is my greatest joy to be a conduit of healing on this planet, as many have been for me.

Heather Parmley

My Schedule | My Reviews

I was born and raised in the Appalachian hills of southern Ohio. I came into this world with a love of adventure and nature, which led me to attend Hocking College for Eco-Tourism and Adventure Travel. After graduation I traveled around the USA as a tour guide for around 8 years, pursuing my love for the world by getting out and experiencing it. This allowed me to hone in my customer service skills. I love meeting new people!

This lifestyle led me to my passion for the world of holistic wellness, yoga becoming my main interest. After diving into my yoga practice for almost a decade I finally decided to continue my education in Bhakti Yoga in 2019, obtaining my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica. After a year of teaching yoga, my best friend and I opened up a wellness business called ‘Two Girls on the Run’ in March 2019. We offer wellness retreats, various workshops, and donation based yoga classes.

My love for the world of wellness has kept me busy this past year, deepening my passions for Ayurveda, meditation, various types of breathwork, and kinesiology. The way the body and mind work fascinates me!

Wild Rose has been an absolute blessing in my life. Working here allows me to continue my interests in the world of holistic healing while educating me on different massage therapy techniques and surrounding me with like-minded individuals that can offer wisdom and knowledge. This is extremely helpful because I will be going back to school for massage therapy this Spring, 2021! I have never experienced a better work environment. It’s like family here and I couldn’t be more pleased to join!

Zosia Glass

 LMBT #19084   My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up in New Orleans, where most of my time was spent dancing and looking for bugs under bricks in my backyard. In 2008, after graduating high school, I took my first trip to India and did a TTC in Hatha yoga. I try to go back there as much as possible to practice and study with my teachers, Ajay Kumar and BNS Iyengar, and have since completed two other yoga TTCs there, in yoga therapy and Ashtanga yoga. Yoga and Vipassana meditation led me to an interest in the healing arts; I learned Reiki I and II in 2010, and was first introduced to massage in the Ayurvedic tradition in 2014 and later Thai massage. Somewhere in all of this moving around and experiencing what the world has to offer, I went to school at McGill University and got a BA in Psychology and Anthropology. I try to draw from and incorporate all of these modalities and practices, as well as Swedish massage and trigger point therapy, into the healing space of an integrative session.

I’ve worked in outdoor education and conservation, bringing fifth graders from New Orleans into nature and glimpsing the world outside of people for sometimes their first time, and camping in the wilds of Montana with teenagers– developing in community, connection and service to the land. After about five years of this kind of work, I felt like the time had come to give myself over fully to bodywork, and enrolled in the Center for Massage and Natural Health here in Asheville.

I feel so grateful to have found massage and to be able to facilitate finding that feeling of blissful stillness in another person. I aim to enter into a shared heart-centered place with the client, and work together to tap into the body’s innate healing powers. When a state of deep relaxation is accessed, with the help of the breath, we can drop in to deeper and deeper layers of the body, and the unravelling of layers of long-held tension can begin! I can’t wait to meet you and go with you on this segment of your healing journey.

Juno Sisoian

 LMBT #19748   My Schedule | My Reviews
I’ve been studying and exploring many aspects of the holistic health field for the past twelve years. My initiation began when a chronic health issue motivated me to change my lifestyle. Inspired by the profound affect things like herbs and nutrition had on me, I dove headlong into studies of herbalism, nutrition, and Eastern spirituality through practices such as yoga, taiji, and zen meditation. In 2016 I received my 200 hr yoga teacher training certification in Sedona, Arizona, where I lived for four years.
My journey into bodywork really began in 2017, when I attended the Tao Institute in Thailand for a 2-week course in Chi Nei Tsang, also known as Taoist Abdominal Massage. I’ve also completed 24 hours of continuing education with the Vedic Conservatory in Vedic Thai Bodywork, and obtained my license through a Clinical Massage program. It’s my honor to offer these healing tools to help support others with the nourishing, relaxing, and therapeutic gifts that massage can offer. I can offer deep work, while also being energetically attuned to my clients and able to meet them where they are at.
In addition to being a bodyworker, I am also co-owner and creator of my herbal crafts company Wild Essences, making infusions, tinctures, salves and perfumes with local and organic herbs. For leisure and joy I sing and play guitar, and enjoy lots of time in nature.

Bri Garolla

LMBT #14661  My Schedule | My Reviews

I grew up on the water in League City, Texas, where I became interested in natural healing at an early age. I received my massage license in 2007 and, after practicing massage in the area for several years, I moved to North Carolina to study herbal medicine. I continued to practice massage, and as I bring more of my intuitive gifts into practice as well as formal studies in shamanism, I have learned to incorporate them into my bodywork.

When practicing massage, I like to bring my focus towards the type of healing my client is desiring to achieve.  Whether it is Swedish massage, reflexology, prenatal, trigger point therapy, or deep tissue work, my goal is to bring a feeling of a deep inner peace to each session.

In addition to massage therapy, I love enjoying lots of sunshine, spending time with my son, exploring the mountains, watching my plants grow, and doing intuitive consultations.

Lucas Stevenson

 LMBT # 13450  My Schedule | My Reviews

I graduated from massage school in 2005, after becoming interested in natural health in my mid-to-late teens.  During this time, I have learned and applied much, and still my appreciation for the power of quality bodywork has only increased.

My introduction to massage was through reflexology, and I’ve continued to incorporate an array of modalities, from Swedish to Deep Tissue, and most recently the point holding practice of Body Electronics, with wonderful results.

In addition to helping my clients with massage, I enjoy investing my time both indoors and outdoors with my loved ones, training in martial arts, weightlifting, eating raw food, and reading.  I look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals!

Alea Krug

 LMBT #15145  My Schedule | My Reviews

Since I was a child, I’ve always loved helping others and began to discover the gift of healing touch, long before I received my license in massage. So in the summer of 2011, I decided to cultivate my studies in the healing arts and graduate with a degree in Therapeutic Massage at Heritage Institute in Fort Myers, Florida in 2012. I attended the QI revolution 2013 which led me to incorporate breathing empowerment techniques into each session, where I can observe and address subtle cues that the body gives and pair them with breath. This allows for the body to respond to a deeper level of healing.

My love for traveling eventually would lead me to explore beautiful Asheville and in 2017, where I fell in love with our beautiful mountains and became Reiki Level II certified. Another essential moment was when I had the opportunity to bring my practice to a yoga studio. This experience furthered my belief in the mind, body, spirit connection and the body’s innate wisdom to heal. Also, this has also inspired me to become a yoga instructor, and I am currently in yoga teacher training. My approach to each session is intuitive and nurturing, while providing therapeutic techniques on all levels to bring the body and mind into alignment, while honoring each client’s unique individual goal.

At home, I’m a mom to an adopted golden retriever, lab mix and black lab mix. A small flock of chickens and you can typically find me tending to my garden. I enjoy yoga, mountain biking and hiking.

Lindsay Chewning

General Manager / Front Desk Associate

I was born and raised here in North Carolina and Asheville has been my home for many years. I graduated Western Carolina University in 2013 with a B.S. in Recreational Therapy. I have always had an interest in holistic healing starting with techniques like aromatherapy,  progressive muscle relaxation, meditation and more. I went straight into working professionally in the medical field, but was gently called in a different direction. I spent most of my twenties traveling the country, living in different places and working pretty unique jobs. Often using Asheville, NC as my springboard, I had the opportunity to move to so many lovely places including Denver, Colorado, The Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Key Largo, Florida, and Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
Following my passion for the world of wellness, I completed my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. This experience sparked a new direction in my life. I truly believe that healing is only possible with the sacred support of others.

Being a part of the Wild Rose team has been such a wonderful opportunity and has allowed me to connect with an amazing community. I am so lucky to be a part of such an incredible team of people! I look forward to being of service to you – with love and gratitude. 

Heather Parmley

Front Desk Associate

I was born and raised in the Appalachian hills of southern Ohio. I came into this world with a love of adventure and nature, which led me to attend Hocking College for Eco-Tourism and Adventure Travel. After graduation I traveled around the USA as a tour guide for around 8 years, pursuing my love for the world by getting out and experiencing it. This allowed me to hone in my customer service skills. I love meeting new people!

This lifestyle led me to my passion for the world of holistic wellness, yoga becoming my main interest. After diving into my yoga practice for almost a decade I finally decided to continue my education in Bhakti Yoga in 2019, obtaining my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica. After a year of teaching yoga, my best friend and I opened up a wellness business called ‘Two Girls on the Run’ in March 2019. We offer wellness retreats, various workshops, and donation based yoga classes.

My love for the world of wellness has kept me busy this past year, deepening my passions for Ayurveda, meditation, various types of breathwork, and kinesiology. The way the body and mind work fascinates me!

Wild Rose has been an absolute blessing in my life. Working here allows me to continue my interests in the world of holistic healing while educating me on different massage therapy techniques and surrounding me with like-minded individuals that can offer wisdom and knowledge. This is extremely helpful because I will be going back to school for massage therapy this Spring, 2021! I have never experienced a better work environment. It’s like family here and I couldn’t be more pleased to join!

Rachel Schink

Front Desk Associate  (on maternity leave)

I was fortunate to get my start on the island of Maui and in the woods of central Maine, in a community that passed down the value of bodywork, energy work, aromatherapy and meditation. Later focusing my undergraduate degree on the study of dance therapy helped me further understand the importance of the mind-body connection. Next I pursued my level II Reiki certification, and enjoyed many years in the Boston MA area working in administrative health care, hospitality, and customer service. After much exploration living in Ireland, Los Angeles, Montana, and Mexico-  finding Asheville and the Center for Massage and Natural Health was the final piece of the puzzle for me. Working as a massage therapist ever since has allowed me to find the truest version of my authentic self, where I am able to help make a difference in the lives of others everyday, whether it mind, body or soul .

Wild Rose encompasses the very same passion for holistic wellness and healing that I whole heartedly believe in, and I am grateful to have found the perfect home here.  Outside of massage life I enjoy dance, yoga, travel, nature, and spending time with my loved ones. I thank you for reading, and look forward to welcoming you!

Alessa LeSar

Front Desk Associate 

I have something of a wandering spirit, which has lead me to explore many paths in life. After the birth of my son in 2009, I became a certified Doula and birth educator, which I practiced for several years. I am also a traveler and have spent time in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and most of the United States. I have lived in Mount Shasta, CA, the Pacific Northwest, and Sedona, AZ, some of my favorite places in the U.S. I moved to Asheville in 2018 after running into so many people who told me they thought I would love it here. It has indeed quickly become my home. I enjoy creative expression in all its forms including sewing, building, painting, dance, collage, drawing and writing. I have always been interested in spirit and have participated in many different healing modalities. I am very excited to join the Wild Rose team. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to health and harmony.

Shea O’Brien

Front Desk Associate

Hello, I’m Shea. I grew up in northern New Jersey and have had the privilege to pursue apprenticeship style education since I left as a teenager. Chinese and Peruvian indigenous folk medicines have had a profound impact on my life. In more recent years, modern somatic therapies have also been greatly influential to my walk. With the new pursuit of uniting and expanding upon all these teachings through Systema, a Russian martial art, I continue to discover new and deeper ways of growing and getting to know myself, my fellow human family and nature. I enjoy offering myself to the world as a ceremonialist and Chinese diagnostic body worker.

Drinking gong fu cha or reading a good book in the mountains of Western North Carolina by a waterfall is an ideal day off for me.

It is such an honor to be a part of this heartfelt and engaging team at Wild Rose Healing House. I look forward to serving and supporting you.

Brittany Woods

Front Desk Associate

During my time at UNC Asheville working towards a health and wellness degree, I explored the realm of holistic healing. I became an Esoteric (energy) healing practitioner, Akashic Record reader, and Yoga Alliance certified Yoga instructor in Rishikesh India. After graduating with my B.S, I have spent the past few years blending all I know to be of service. If I’m not welcoming you into Wild Rose for your session, I’m most likely making organic bath and body products for my little Etsy shop.  I absolutely love the Asheville area and continue to explore her never ending beauty.

Allison & Joseph Stenhouse 

Owners / Partners

Allison Stenhouse 
LMBT #8098  | My Reviews

I was raised on a Tennessee plateau, and moved here in 2005 after being drawn in by the mountains, the culture, and the people of WNC. I am a graduate of the North Carolina School of Natural Healing, the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism, and the Asheville Yoga Center. A fundamental belief in the power of natural healing and a profound respect for the body’s wisdom has drawn me to the world of healing arts and its wealth of applications.

I have been licensed since 2008 and am so happy to have found such a true calling and passion. What I love the most about it is the amazing people I have met and had the privilege of helping. It’s so rewarding, and I’ve learned so much along the way. My typical massage style is a therapeutic yet relaxing combination of Swedish & deep tissue; incorporating long flowing Esalen stokes, lomi-lomi, breathwork and craniosacral holds into almost every massage. I also enjoy performing assisted table stretches to help create space in the body, thus increasing mobility and flexibility. I would say my specialty is helping you “drift away” while also addressing your specific therapeutic needs. It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you into our beautiful healing house. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on your healing journey.

Joseph Stenhouse 

I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of this journey to advocate the healing arts in Asheville, NC through such an amazing establishment. As we all continue to push forward into our own individual potentials let us make manifest love, light and spiritual fulfillment and never forget that we can only keep what we have by giving it away. This, is the great paradox. At Wild Rose my intention is to give freely of myself in whatever way I can. I help play an integral role in the growth and maintenance of the company from the bottom up.

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