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

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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)

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)

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)

Laura Graham – Licensed Massage Therapist

Laura GrahamLaura is an Asheville native and proud to use her skill as a massage therapist to contribute to the well being of her community. She confirmed her passion for touch working as an assistant in an acupuncture clinic, where she provided Chinese healing modalities such as cupping, gua sha, and therapeutic massage. She trained for massage therapy at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga, and gained her licensure in the state of North Carolina in 2015. Her massage therapy treatments have a foundation in Swedish methods and blend myofascial, deep tissue, stretching, and various Asian massage techniques to provide a detailed and custom-tailored session for each individual’s specific needs. Laura believes that our bodies are built to heal themselves, and that massage is a favorable way to facilitate the healing process. She plans to continue to deepen her studies in massage, combining her love of learning with travel in order to further her skills as a practitioner. (LMBT#15187)

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)

Savannah Yount – Licensed Massage Therapist

Savannah has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2014. She practices integrative massage work including: neuromuscular therapy, structural balancing, and Reflexology. Savannah is particularly drawn to helping her clients find balance within their bodies and reducing and eliminating pain. Her fascination with the human body shows in her work. She can be very technical with her fingers “pulling out” the muscle, isolating it and working out its tension. And then in the next moment she may use long, slow strokes to relax or steady ones to energize an entire area depending on what is needed. In the end, the dance yields a synergistic balance that lasts for days. (LMBT#13839)

Laura Lasting – Licensed Massage Therapist

Laura graduated from The Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2011. Laura’s integrative massage pulls from a variety of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Laura is also trained in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage as well as Esalen massage. She maintains a holistic, whole-body focus even while she’s dissolving the knots of tension and pain in your shoulder with her excellent, well-honed deep-tissue skills. Laura’s intuitive touch is amazing—it’s the kind that immediately brings relief and gratitude. It’s both strong and gentle, comforting and healing. And when you wake up the next day, and the pain is gone, you will know that massage truly can help your body heal. (LMBT#10985)

James Brinkmann – Licensed Massage Therapist

JamesJames provides a massage that is the rare combination of power and grace. In 2014, he graduated from the 900-hour massage program at the highly regarded National Holistic Institute located in Sacramento, CA where he received extensive training in how to analyze postural deviations and pain patterns so that he may develop customized sessions to support healing and alleviate pain. He is certified as well in reflexology, lymph drainage and prenatal.

James can provide any level of pressure from feather light to deep tissue utilizing his 6’3″ frame and he pairs it with long flowing strokes that at any pressure will cause your mind to reach bliss as well as leaving your body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The ability to develop customized sessions paired with his unique approach to massage allows James to provide an exceptional massage that is not to be missed. (LMBT#15280)

Martha Beakes – Licensed Massage Therapist

Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Martha spent 17 years working long hours each day as a chef so she knows what a tired, achy body needs—so much so that she feels a special kinship with all the hardworking bodies of the world. Massage is Martha’s calling at this stage of her life. It makes her happy to knead, rock, stretch people’s bodies, soothing away their aches and pains. She’s especially good at rubbing tired feet.

Martha has been practicing massage for 3 years and has developed a strong, healing, nurturing touch. She specializes in Esalen massage, a style that involves long strokes, deep musculature work and acupressure. She is also certified in Reiki energy work. Her intuition often guides her in her work. With her training and openness—both fueled by compassion—she offers the client a safe space to heal and relax. (LMBT#)

Christopher Collins – Licensed Massage Therapist

ChristopherChris’s journey as a massage therapist began long before he actually decided to make it his profession. Friends and family would plant themselves in front of him and after years of hearing how amazing his gift of touch was, he decided to quit working in construction and go to massage school.

Chris graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2010. He is experienced in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release with his focus being therapeutic deep tissue that he customizes for each client. His clients are just as amazed as his friends were by his strong, healing touch.

He incorporates energy healing into his work as well. One of his most favorite moments was when a client rebooked an energy session with him. He knew then that he was in the right profession, one that enhances the quality of life for others.

Chris spends time practicing martial arts, drawing, gardening, reading, listening to music and long walks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. (LMBT#16135)

Lara – Licensed Massage Therapist

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Lee – Licensed Massage Therapist

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