UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY, TRANSFORM YOUR WELLBEING
PAIN RELIEF. VITALITY. RENEWAL.
AT ANY AGE
PAIN RELIEF NOW
If you're suffering from pain or loss of mobility and need immediate relief, then schedule a medical massage. We specialize in identifying and resolving root causes of chronic and hard-to-fix neck, back, shoulder and hip pains that haven't been resolved by other therapies
MOVE PAIN FREE
Most chronic pain and joint degeneration are an unnecessary result of how you sit, stand, walk and move. This easy-to-learn program will teach you how to align and move so you can eliminate pain and preserve joint health without the need for endless therapy
BUILD A BODY YOU CAN RELY ON FOR LIFE
Zach and Marni created the High Performance Aging Fitness Program, a unique physical training method to help Baby Boomers and mature adults get in shape, heal pain and injuries, and build a lifestyle of sustainable health and fitness
The Most Awarded Medical Massage & Fitness Team in WNC
Voted Best of WNC Massage Therapy 2012-2018, 2020-22 and Physical Trainer 2020-21
Zach has been helping people overcome physical pain and rejuvenate their health since 2004. His mission is to help clients improve mobility, get stronger and stay active as they age.
Zach is the co-author of the book High Performance Aging: The Over 50 Exercise Guide to Less Pain, More Energy and A Body You Can Rely On for Life. He is the only massage therapist to be voted Best of WNC for Massage Therapy 10 times (2012-2018, 2020-22).
His unique skills include advanced certifications as a Medical Massage Practitioner, Postural Alignment Specialist (Egoscue Method), Personal Trainer (NASM), Functional Aging Specialist (FAI), and Sacroiliac Joint Specialist (Hesch Method).
Karine has been helping people overcome pain for the last 21 years as a massage therapist.
She specializes in finding the muscular/structural dysfunction and using advanced massage techniques to correct the muscular imbalances.
Through the use of deep tissue, neuromuscular release, cupping and trigger point work, she works closely with clients to uncover the unique holding patterns and correct them.
Karine works from the knowledge that each client possesses the ability to heal when given the proper support and guidance. She strives to support the balance between physical and emotional well-being for each individual in order to help facilitate healing.
Joel Reuben Ganz
Joel has been a massage therapist and bodyworker since 2009. He specializes in helping the body release long-held patterns of tension using a unique blend of therapeutic deep tissue work, cupping, stretching and nervous system regulation techniques.
Joel's background in physical theatre informs his knowledge of how the body is designed to move for both dynamic and practical purposes. He evaluates both occupation and lifestyle factors with each client to help to tailor a treatment that is unique for each individual.
His methods are excellent for improving mobility, alleviating recent or long-standing painful conditions, as well as pure relaxation.
Lee experienced the benefits of massage therapy for both pain relief and performance as a college softball athlete. During her sports career she used massage to recover from overuse injuries and prevent further damage.
Lee is certified in Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Massage, and has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Columbus State University.
Lee combines her experiences as an athlete with her background in exercise science and bodywork training to provide targeted therapeutic pain relief and mobility solutions that are unique to each of her clients.
Your Path from Feeling "Old and Achy" to Vibrant Wellbeing
At Asheville Medical Massage, over 80 years of combined experience helping clients get back to doing what they love has led us to a few core philosophies about how you can achieve your best health as you age:
Recognize Your Potential
Most body pains and other common problems in the 2nd half of life- such as declining energy, mobility, physical capacity, confidence and passion- are unnecessary and can be resolved if you focus on finding and creating solutions.
Be Honest with Yourself
If you're afraid your age, health history or current condition will stop you from overcoming pains and living a more passionate, creative and vibrant life, look more deeply at your lifestyle and hidden imbalances as the root causes.
Commit to Your Potential
Getting older can, and should, be fun. But if you’re over 45 and falling victim to the myth that “Getting old sucks”, make the decision to take charge of your health the highest level so you can age with grace, joy, confidence and beauty.
Learn, Grow, Get Support
The solutions you need are often simple, though not always easy: Be willing to grow, learn new self-care skills and surround yourself with the right support to help you identify overlooked problems and change key habits.
What Clients Are Saying
"I was injured and had the very best orthos and PT in California but even after surgery I continued to have pain that they could not figure out. I moved here and in only four weeks under Zach's care I have experienced amazing improvement, remarkably less pain, and renewed hope. Zach is respectful, thoughtful, well educated, passionate and genuinely cares about his patients."
Sandy Scott, Age 67
"I used to think that pain was just a part of getting older. Now, not only am I no longer grouchy and tired at the end of the day from pain, I feel empowered to do something about how I feel. I understand my body more, move more fluidly than I have in years and no longer live in pain. I feel stronger, more attractive and empowered and much more confident in my body."
Emily McDaniel, Age 37
"Lower back pain brought me almost to a complete stop of physical activity. Zach helped me rebuild my posture and learn what it feels like to align my body when I am exercising, walking and standing. I'm back to training at 100% with no restrictions. To say Zach has helped me is an understatement... He empowered me. My only regret was that I didn’t see him sooner!"
Will Gay, Age 50