Our Therapists

*Services provided by North Carolina licensed massage and bodywork therapists

Jennifer McLeod Hart – Sachi’s Founding Licensed Massage Therapist

Jennifer McLeod HartJennifer has been practicing massage since 2007. She pulls from a wide range of knowledge in the field to offer integrative and tailored massage sessions to her clients including Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, reiki, aromatherapy and hot/cold stone therapy. Jennifer specializes in relaxation and believes that all healing begins by first calming the body and mind. She especially enjoys being able to facilitate relaxation through touch. Jennifer also enjoys making jewelry and time outdoors. When asked why she enjoys massage, Jennifer replied, “I love helping people relax through touch. The rest of the world goes quiet, movement flows into movement, and it’s almost as if intuition takes over. I can’t fix anything, but I can help calm the body which is then in a position to heal itself, something it does naturally and wonderfully.” Jennifer is also Reiki certified. (LMBT#12841)

Sydney Jeffrey – Licensed Massage Therapist

Sydney Jeffrey
Sydney is a North Carolina native who has recently relocated to western NC from Charlotte. She has been practicing massage and bodywork since 2009 after attending Blue Ridge Healing Arts in Concord, NC. She has also received advanced training here in Asheville in Usui/Tibetan Reiki. Sydney has an intuitive and strong touch, and specializes in therapeutic deep tissue aimed at overall wellness and balancing within the body. Sydney believes that the the power of touch is a very important component to our physical and mental well-being. (LMBT#09380)

Marty Bertoni – Licensed Massage Therapist

Marty BertoniMarty has 24 years of experience as a massage therapist, and his start in massage therapy was inspired by his mother’s own pursuit of becoming a massage therapist. Over two decades of working with clients has given Marty a wide range of skills in the field including deep tissue and Polarity energy work. Marty uses these to directly assess his client’s problem areas and working to improve and heal these. Marty has wide ranging interests including traveling, writing, and art. (LMBT#13863)

Caroline Richardson – Licensed Massage Therapist

Caroline RichardsonCaroline has a deep passion for massage and mind body integration.Massage is a first language for her, she has been practicing since she was ​eight years old and has been licensed since 2015. Her main priority during a massage is to meet your needs for feeling good in order to achieve a parasympathetic response in your nervous system. She is mostly intuitively adept at sensing a moment to moment treatment plan and she is open to any feedback regarding what feels good to you. She employs long strokes, passive stretching and traction as well as specific trigger point work. If you’re interested in cranking your vibration even higher by accessing gems of wisdom and guidance that reside in your body, ask her about a yoga therapy session. (LMBT#14805)

Hsiung Leu – Licensed Massage Therapist

Hsiung LeuA graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, Hsiung has been a professional massage therapist since 2009. In addition to the standard modalities of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular and Sports massage, his training has focused on craniosacral and structural integration based myofascial release. He offers the integration of 20 years of meditative internal/external martial arts training into his craft. Today, he is pleased to offer his services to the community at Sachi Massage. (LMBT#14871)

Amanda Faye Peck – Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda Faye PeckAmanda Faye is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master native to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She recently relocated in Asheville to continue her education of holistic healing. Amanda Faye realized the healing power of her touch while helping her Grandmother fight her battle with Cancer about 7 years go. After that transformational experience she began studying Reiki which then led her to massage therapy school. She customizes every session based on what her client needs, usually combining various modalities. Amanda Faye specializes in Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Touch, Reiki, Prenatal and Massage for people recovering from or living with cancer.

Utilizing Reiki healing energy coupled with the various therapeutic modalities that she offers Amanda’s caring hands help to initiate the healing process in the body. Combining energy medicine and bodywork, Amanda believes we can remove energetic and physical blockages to regain balance and uplift our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional states, contributing to an overall balanced and healthy sense of well-being. Amanda believes that she was put on Earth to help others heal. Her peaceful, caring hands and loving energy will help you drift into a meditative healing state. (LMBT#15653)

Julie Anderson – Licensed Massage Therapist

JulieHaving graduated from The Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC, Julie moved to Waynesville to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains and start a family. Julie is licensed by the NC State Board and has practiced massage since August 2016. Modalities in which she specializes include Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, and Hydrotherapy. Individual assessment is critical to her practice; each session is different, targeting client’s needs and desires to provide the most effective therapy. Bodywork is very important for every body, providing a safe and effective environment for healing to begin. Julie’s sessions embody this calm, healing environment, allowing the physical work she does to resonate throughout multiple sessions. (LMBT#15793)

Eliza Hallstrom – Licensed Massage Therapist

Eliza HallstromEliza is a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist and a Certified Yoga Teacher. She believes that the mind, body and spirit are so intimately connected that through the power of touch a person can experience relief, balance and healing both physically and emotionally.

Eliza has been trained in a variety of techniques and uses a combination of Swedish style strokes, myofascial stretching, along with heat and compression to customize each treatment for her clients. Her calming approach to massage provides an environment for clients to achieve deep relaxation, enabling the release of muscular and mental tension, which allows her to access muscles in a deeper capacity for a more effective massage experience. (LMBT#15938)

Rebecca Chapman – Licensed Massage Therapist

RebeccaRebecca has been practicing massage and bodywork since 2009. She has worked in both clinical and spa settings and on a wide variety of clients. Rebecca’s massage style is constantly emerging, evolving, and growing based on the needs and desires of her clients. She practices manual therapies to relieve tension in the body, mind, and spirit which deeply relax the nervous system and emotional body. Rebecca’s bodywork is diverse in that she can perform a massage aimed at total relaxation or a session targeted at pain relief. She has training and experience with Swedish, deep tissue, NMT, Orthobionomy (positional release) of the extremities, reflexology, trigger point, accupoint, pregnancy, geriatric, and infant massage. She also practices traditional Hawaiian massage, called Lomilomi, and integrates it into every massage session. (LMBT#09507)

Amber Farrell-Gulias – Licensed Massage Therapist

Amber has recently moved to Asheville from New York where she graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage and has been practicing bodywork since 2015. Amber specializes in therapeutic deep tissue and incorporates energy work, loving intention, and compassion into every massage experience. Amber views bodywork as an individualized experience and makes the personalized needs of each client her top priority. Amber believes that massage and bodywork are not only powerful tools for physical comfort and pain management, but also exceptional means of emotional well-being and self-love. (LMBT#15713)