“Shea is the most impactful, space-holding, intuitive, bodywork therapist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Shea’s ability to center and ground a safe space, work out kinks, encourage deep breath, feel out any deep knot, and laugh alongside me when i’m congested and snotty after being facedown on the table for an hour is absolute magic. I recommend Shea for anyone seeking an unlocking, a smoothing, a shifting of their current space and body arrangement — tended all the while by Shea’s soft (and often wonderfully strong) and supportive presence. Book this person, asap. Your money will be well spent, but your time with Shea will be of incalculable value.”
“What a delightful, restorative, experience. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming, the staff is incredibly kind, and I appreciate the punch-card option for locals. I’ll definitely be filling my card up.
I did my research before booking a massage because I wanted a combination of Swedish and deep tissue. I’m a landscaper and woodworker and had some muscle pain from relative motion to work out, but also wanted to relax during the majority experience. It was honestly one of the best massages I’ve ever had.
One of the reasons I’ll be back was the extra time my massage therapist (Shea) took with me afterwards to show me some techniques for using lacrosse balls to loosen up my very tense hip and lower back. I’ve never had someone take that extra time after a massage and it was really helpful.
When you visit they also offer tea, first-time gifts, and hot stones or warm towels during your massage. This is the kind of place that goes above and beyond to make sure you have a relaxing, restorative, time and I sincerely appreciated it!”
“I’ve been getting cranial sacral massages with Shea for a couple of months now and I am in awe over the difference it has made in my life. Not only can my body move more freely without pinching in my spine, but I’ve been able to work through a lot of emotions that I have had buried for years. Shea has been an amazing person to walk through this journey of healing with. She is compassionate, insightful, intuitive, and sincere. I’d highly recommend visiting Blaizing Lotus Healing House to anyone I need of restoration.”
“We had a couples massage! Hands down one of the best massages I’ve had. Both therapists were knowledgeable and professional. Lucian helped my husbands constant hip pain go away in one session. Shea used the perfect amount of pressure and relaxation for me. I melted like butter! We will be back!! Thank you for an amazing evening!”
“Thai massage with Shea was an experience above any other massage or relaxation session I have ever had. Deeply relaxing and enjoyable. Knots are gone. I feel more myself afterwards.”
“I’ve had massages from several of the therapists at Blaizing Lotus. All of the practitioners are terrific but I’ve had a particularly great experience with Ayana. She is incredibly skilled at releasing very tight muscles and in helping to facilitate an overall healing experience. She blends techniques from several areas at each of our sessions so each one is slightly different and specifically tailored to my needs at the time of the session. Highly recommend.”
“Fantastic, fantastic and….well fantastic. Ayana is such a grounded, connected therapist who’s touch his gentle and firm at the same time. If you believe in vibration healing, definitely book a sound healing session. Her didgeridoo was awesome – out of body experience. I left feeling like a limp noodle!”
“Got a gift certificate to have a massage and picked Ayana for my therapist. She was wonderful. Just the right pressure and I was so relaxed when I left there. Would definitely recommend it and her.”
“I’ve had two massages here and they’ve both been great. The first was a Thai massage with Ayana and she’s wonderful – very skilled, intuitive, and a she has a beautiful spirit that translates in her work. The second was s table massage with Meredith, who has a really nice flow, good pressure and she’s also very intuitive. She was very attentive and kind with my needs (giving me an extra blanket, adjusting the aromatherapy, adjusting pressure).”
“After my very first Thai Yoga session at Blaizing Lotus, I told Ayana that among the many talented people in this world, she was gifted. She embodies healing, helping me to achieve a level of rest which is rare. She is both personable and professional, devoting herself to what I need from the moment she offers a greeting, until the moment I leave. Since beginning Thai Yoga my body has become more resilient and better tolerates the strain I put it under on a daily basis. I have become more self-aware and am learning to focus on the areas which needs healing. Each session has helped me become more in tune with what I need not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. Ayana has been instrumental in bringing about this change through her passion, sensitivity, and techniques. Almost anything can make a person more flexible, or iron out a lingering knot – but doing Thai Yoga will tap into something much more meaningful and permanent.”
“I was squeezed in for a 90 minute deep tissue massage today to deal with some injuries and Ayana was amazing! I didn’t want to get off the table!”
“My second visit with Ayana and it was even better than the first one. I took advantage of the Dec. special for a 90 minute massage. I loved her thoroughness and particularly like the stretches she included. So intuitive. Allie’s created a wonderful healing environment. Kudos to all!”
“I found Blaizing Lotus via Trip Advisor back in April. With all of the positive reviews and affordable Thai Massage offerings, I had to schedule an appointment during our stay in Asheville. I’m glad I did!I scheduled a 60 minute Thai Massage online which “paired” me with Ayana. If you’re not familiar with Thai Massage, think of it as assisted yoga therapy. You’re fully clothed, lying on a soft mat (NOT a yoga mat but something resembling a flat foam mattress on the floor), with the practitioner gently assisting you in different positions that allow for stretching combined with healing touch (kind of like a light massage). The combination of both helps the body energetically heal and relieve tightness and soreness. In my experience, it’s been truly healing– both mentally and physically.
I receive Thai somewhat regularly and I gotta tell ya, my 1 hour session with Ayana was one of the BEST sessions I’ve ever had! Ever!! Her style is intuitive, gentle, and healing. At first, I was skeptical that she would be able to effectively work on all of me in just 60 minutes, but somehow, she did!! Each assisted movement was thoughtful, intentional and addressed all of the tightness and aches that needed alleviating.
Blaizing Lotus Healing House lives up to all of the stellar reviews! The place and the people are warm, caring, so talented and skilled! And it’s an added plus that their services are so affordable! My only wish is that I lived closer so I could visit regularly.”
“We loved our time at Blaizing Lotus! We had the 90 minute couples Swedish massage and added the 30 minute reflexology massage. Oh, wow, Meredith and Ayana were fantastic! I love that they added in the hot towels, hot stones, and aromatherapy. It really enhanced the whole experience. When we finished our massages we were given a delicious cup of herbal tea and chocolates. We were only in town for the weekend, but if I lived in Asheville I would definitely be a regular client. Next time we’re in Asheville we will return to the Blaizing Lotus!”
“You would have to travel to the far ends of the India to find a place more well suited to relax and rejuvenate your entire mind, body and spirit. Blazing Lotus sets the tone from the minute you walk in the door – it’s all about relaxing and taking care of YOU. Ayana is an amazing therapist – she took the time to find out what works best for me and tailored our time perfectly. I felt like I was floating off the table by the end of our session. This is the place you have been seeking, treat yourself to some quality ME time. I will definitely be back next time I’m in the area..Grateful to have stumbled upon this little gem in Asheville.”
“Ayana was terrific – intuitive and skilled providing my body with just what was needed to work out my kinks. I’ll be back!”
“I had the pleasure of working with Ayana yesterday. All I can say is this woman is a healer. I am a therapist myself and it felt as if I were receiving all the care and skill I try to show my own clients, that is worth GOLD to me. I had a 90 minute Thai Yoga Massage session at Ayana’s suggestion…I had been dealing with pain in my hip and arm. She listened to my needs so well and still gave me a full body workover! I can’t say enough how impressed I was with the whole experience at Blaizing Lotus, a beautiful place with beautiful people. I feel so aligned and awakened. Go there. Amber at the desk and Ayana will change your world with their kindness, professionalism, and skill. I have had both good and bad massage experiences here in Asheville, as well as seen that it can be a competitive market. As therapists, we MUST stick together and keep it LOCAL. I am proud to say Blaizing Lotus, and Ayana Bird are part of what makes Asheville the healing mecca that it is. Peace Love and Gratitude!”
~S. Fields, LMT
“I have had many “spa” treatments in many locations. Allison and her staff are fabulous. Very caring, Sensitive to your needs and genuinely concerned that you benefit from their services. Summer is an amazing intuitive therapist. Ayana is expert at Thai.”
“Thank you Ayana and Meredith!!!!!! Your gifted hands provided healing, relaxation and calmness to our experiences. See you both soon!”
~Suzanne and Sid
“It all started when I saw Allie Nova for massages when she operated out of her home, but it only improved when she opened shop on Merrimon. I always book a massage with Allie on our trips to Asheville 2 or 3 times yearly. This weekend, couldn’t see Allie but my appointment with Ayana Shea was just as wonderful. Perfect pressure and great vibes throughout the whole house. Best massage in Asheville.”
“My wife and I went on Jan. 2nd 2016. I had Ayana who gave me the best massage I’ve ever had. She was very passionate and made sure to check in here and there to see if everything was alright. She’d explain different techniques. She and Allison (who my wife had and loved) even met us downstairs afterwards and stayed to talk to us. Great people with great personalities and talent! Even the atmosphere and wood burning fireplace was awesome! Highly recommend! Will be back in the area in a few months and will definitely be back to see them!”
“Absolutely fantastic. While I am a returning client this is the first time I had experienced Ayana Shea. Also the first time I had experienced the Far Infrared Sauna. I would highly recommend 30 minutes in the sauna followed by at least a 90 minute massage. Also highly recommend Ayana although every massage at Blaizing Lotus has been heaven.”