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Massage Therapist & Healing Arts Practitioner

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“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. ” ~ AMMA TANYA

In 2015, Shea became one of the founding therapists of Asheville’s well-known healing house, Blaizing Lotus. February 1st, 2018, she opened Metta Heart Healing Arts as a way to expand her practice, integrate herbalism on a larger scale and further develop her craft with Thai Yoga Bodywork as a foundational element in her practice. The work she offers as a licensed massage therapist is intuitive, yet technical. Skillful, yet organic. By blending techniques from many different massage and bodywork modalities, Shea creates a nurturing, grounding and therapeutic treatment. These modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Yoga Bodywork and CranioSacral. Her repertoire consists of 100+ continuing education hours in Thai Yoga Bodywork and CranioSacral therapy.

We discuss:

  1. Shea’s story and how she came to Asheville.

  2. The magic of synchronicity.

  3. Doing the ‘shadow work’ on a path of self-discovery.

  4. What it means to change one’s name.

  5. Claiming one’s truth and identity.

  6. Thai Bodywork and the message of Metta.

You can find Shea at

Show Notes:

Blaizing Lotus Healing House | Learn More

Michael Sitzer & Thai Yoga Bodywork | Learn More

Light a Path | Learn More

The Meaning of Metta | Learn More