The Prama Institute has assembled a great team of local massage therapists. Massage can be a great addition to one of your stays at the Prama Institute or something to offer your participants when renting our facility. Our massage therapists are certified and offer wide range of massage types. Call or email us for availability and prices.
Erhard Schoeffmann graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga where he received 675 hours of training including 100 hours of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. He specializes in integrative bodywork with focus on deep tissue and trigger point therapy while incorporating elements of myofascial release, sacriocranal and thai modalities. Erhard works out of his private practice in downtown Asheville and can be requested through regional retreat centers such as Shoji Spa and Lodge in Asheville and Prama Institute and Wellness Center in Marshall, NC.
Kymber Owens is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She received her initial massage training at Pensacola School of Massage Therapy in Pensacola, Florida. Since then, she has been trained in the art of Thai yoga massage by Becky Sathre and the Vedic Conservatory. Kymber has also been trained in Ayurvedic massage, by local Ayurvedic physician Vishnu Dass. She now practices Ayurvedic massage and bodywork therapies with Vishnu at Blue Lotus Ayurveda in Asheville.
Danielle Rottenberg graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Therapy in 2010. As a massage therapist, Danielle integrates myofascial, swedish, deep tissues and trigger point therapy. She enjoys individualizing the massage style with that of the clients needs. She has found massage therapy to be an integral part of healing and well being. Since 2010 she also has received training in Abhyanga Massage and CranioSacral at the Upledger Institute.
Katie Vie has been immersed in aromatics for nearly half of her life. After completing a BA in literature from UNC-A, Katie moved to Albuquerque, NM to study massage therapy at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. There, she was first introduced to aromatherapy, and her romance with aromatic botanicals began. While practicing as a massage therapist, Katie completed her first aromatherapy course with Jade Shutes through the Institute for Dynamic Aromatherapy in 2001. She went on to do a Master’s Apprenticeship with Jade in 2004. Katie has also had the privilege to study Aromatic Kinesiology with Robbi Zeck, botanical perfumery with Mandy Aftel and attend several retreats and classes with David Crow. In 2005 Katie accepted a teaching job at the Asheville School of of Massage and Yoga, where she taught Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Self Care for 5 years. Following her love of aromatics, Katie left this job to focus on her product line, river island apothecary. Currently, she teaches Aromatherapy and holds self care experiences for groups upon request. Katie is in her 16th year practicing as a massage therapist. She maintains a lovely studio in Marshall where she sees clients and blends for river island apothecary. Katie is also a founding member and co-owner of Flow, a gallery dedicated to fine local craft. She is passionate about approaching aromatic botanicals as both a therapy and an art form; her body work, her product line and her classes all reflect this.