Nancy Hyton: Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Founder and Director of the Center
Nancy has been practicing since 2001 and founded the Center in 2008. She is honored to be a member of the first class to graduate from Asheville's acupuncture school, Daoist Traditions. Nancy is the only acupuncturist in Asheville to include both Chinese herbs and Chinese bodywork techniques with her sessions at no extra charge because she believes it is important to offer her patients the full benefits of Chinese medicine as it is traditionally practiced. She is also the only practitioner to offer session consisting exclusively of Chinese bodywork, one of her specialties. Nancy conducts focused one-on-one sessions because it gives her access to to all of the acupuncture points, allows privacy for conducting bodywork, and gives her patients an opportunity to reach deeper levels of relaxation and healing. She brings a unique background to her practice, having studied both philosophy and western herbal medicine before Chinese medicine. As a trained violinist and jeweler she has a very delicate touch.
Grace Wormwood: CranioSacral Therapist, Energy Medicine, Lymph Drainage, and Reiki Practitioner
Grace has been practicing since 2003 and has a extensive set of skills that allow her to treat a wide variety of conditions, both common and rare. She is one of the only practitioners in Asheville to offer sessions consisting exclusively of craniosacral therapy, the primary therapy that she works with. She has an intimate and personal understanding of the power of this therapy, having benefited from it immensely after a car accident left her immobilized and she was told she would never walk again. This experience led directly to her studies at the Upledger Institute, the first school of craniosacral therapy, founded by osteopath Dr. John Upledger. Over time Grace added to this foundation with unique selection of therapies, including energy medicine, lymph drainage, and, most recently, reiki, a Japanese technique for directing life energy. She is a gentle and intuitive practitioner, highly gifted at bridging the space between body, mind, and spirit. Her sessions are very subtle but with profound effects.
Robert Kochka and Amanda Crowe: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists
Robert and Amanda have been practicing since 2004. They started their careers in spas but always maintained their original interest and passion for massage as a tool for deeper healing. Here at the Center they are pleased to be able to focus their practice on the more therapeutic application of massage, integrating deep tissue techniques like trigger point therapy, myofascial release, connective tissue therapy, and neuromuscular therapy. Their style is focused, deep and slow, releasing the tissues gradually layer by layer. They are highly skilled at working in the space between tension and release, with a developed sensitivity that offers just enough pressure for the tissues to soften and relax. Robert and Amanda are also specially trained in prenatal massage techniques and, as the parents of two beautiful children, have personally experienced the benefits of this type of bodywork. They have impeccable bedside manners and are two of the most sincere and dedicated massage therapists that you will ever find.
"Medicine: the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence." ~James Bryce
Open Monday to Friday, 10 to 6. Massage is also available Saturdays by appointment from 10 to 5.
779 Haywood Road, Downtown West Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 505-3174