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NMT/Medical Massage

If you're suffering from pain or loss of mobility and need immediate relief, then schedule a medical or NMT 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

Results Guaranteed Program

If you suffer from chronic back, hip, sciatic or sacroiliac pain and have "tried it all", this one-of-kind program is promises to deliver lasting, life-changing healing and give you back the life you've been missing since your pain started. Results are guaranteed

Fitness Training

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

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The Most Experienced & Awarded Medical Massage Team in WNC
Voted Best of WNC Massage Therapy 12 Times
Over 80 Years of Combined Experience
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David Vargas


David has been a massage therapist for nearly 20 years (since 2005) and is well-trained in various manual therapies used to treat soft tissue pain and injuries, including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Ortho-Bionomy, a gentle reflex-based system that works to bring a sense of safety to your nervous system. David has a gift for precision in his ability to quickly target the tissues that most need to be worked. He works within the zones of the optimal pressure so the work is deep enough to bring long lasting change to your soft tissue injuries, while gentle enough to produce the most effective response from your nervous system. David’s mission is to provide ease, greater function, recovery, and kindness through medical massage and bodywork for the greater Asheville community.

Carrie Landry


Carrie has helped NFL players, Broadway, desk warriors and many more clients from ages 6 to 96 with her extensive knowledge of how to unwind structural misalignments. After years of dealing with chronic neck pain and TMJ from a car accident, Carrie found Structural Energetic Therapy and was so amazed by the results that she started working with the founder of SET in 2009 and completed the one year program and went on to assist him in trainings. SET is a combination of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulation, kinesiology, and bodywork protocols that incorporate myofascial release, NMT, and deep tissue massage. Over the years she has added Visceral Manipulation, MPS therapy, Graston Technique, cupping and energy work to her bodywork toolkit. Getting clients out of pain long-term and living to their fullest potential is her life mission.

Zach Comer


Zach has won Best of WNC Massage Therapist 11 times, as well as Best Personal Trainer. He's been helping people overcome physical pain and rejuvenate their health since 2004. His unique skillset includes 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). He created the Back-Hip-Sciatic-SIJ Pain Solution Program as a one-of-kind results guaranteed healing program for those who have "tried it all". His mission is to solve root causes to help clients improve mobility, get stronger and stay active as they age.

Lee Rees


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. 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.

Jim Salerno


Jim has been helping people learn how to live well in a body since 2003. His mission, passion, and work is to help clients finally overcome the burden of pain, to feel more ease in their breathing, to improve and diversify mobility, and to maximize their vitality and overall quality of life to a high degree. Jim is an Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist (trained by John Barnes). He also uses Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, CranioSacral Therapy, and Myofascial Mobilization to successfully treat both acute and chronic pains and dysfunctions. Jim also uses his training as a Somato-Respiratory Integration facilitator, dancer, and movement researcher to educate and empower his clients towards even better results from their treatments.

How These Clients Overcame Chronic Pain

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
Pain Relief

"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


Asheville Medical Massage

2 Doctors Park, Suite D

Ashevillle, NC 28801

(828) 776-1392

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