Asheville Touch Therapy

at Clover Cottage

Experienced Asheville Licensed Massage Therapy and Bodywork therapists Anna and David offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Couples Massage, Massage for Pregnancy, TMJ, and Healing Touch. Asheville Touch Therapy's workrooms are in the two unique turret rooms at Historic 1898 Clover Cottage. Anna and David have over twenty-five years experience in relieving the pain from injury and the stress from everyday life. Anna and David's studies also include Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and Stretching.

Massage room in the turret  

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the therapeutic manual manipulation of soft tissue including muscles, tendons and ligaments, by applying pressure to the body.

Swedish massage

The most common form of massage therapy is called Swedish Massage. This type of massage usually incorporates a combination of one or more of the six basic Swedish Massage strokes.


Massage Therapy should be tailored to your own particular needs. We will ask you what you want from your session, and do our best to provide the type of massage therapy you need. Some clients want a relaxation type of massage to help ease the stress and tension of everyday life or of traveling. Other clients have more specific areas of pain that require concentrated attention. Common areas that need more focus are the neck, shoulders, and back. The amount of pressure from the massage strokes is something we will confer with you about during your massage session. Some clients will prefer only moderate pressure and others will want a stronger deep tissue type of massage. Problem areas often require a specific concentration of stronger pressure, however it should not cause an excessive amount of pain and you are encouraged to let your therapist know if the pressure ever feels like too much. There are many other forms of touch therapy that are practiced besides the basic forms of Swedish Massage. Other modalities and specializations that we offer are listed on this website.

Some reported physical benefits of massage therapy...



Relaxes the body

Calms the nervous system

Lowers blood pressure

Reduces heart rate

Slows respiration

Loosens tight muscles

Stretches connective tissue

Reduces chronic pain

Improves skin tone

Increases blood and lymph circulation

Speeds removal of metabolic waste

Increases red cell count

Relieves tired and aching muscles

Stimulates the release of endorphins

Improves muscle tone

Relieves cramps and muscle spasms

Increases flexibility and range of motion

Promotes deeper breathing

Speeds recovery from injuries and illness

Strengthens the immune system

Reduces swelling

Reduces scarring

Improves posture

Reduces tension headaches

Increases tissue metabolism

Decreases muscular deterioration

Some reported mental and emotional benefits of  massage therapy...

Reduces mental stress

Promotes better sleep

Induces mental relaxation

Improves concentration

Reduces anxiety

Enhances self-image

Provides feeling of well being

Promotes greater creative expression