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Highly skilled and experienced North Carolina Licensed Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, available by appointment only.
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Lighten Up Massage & Bodywork

47 Orange St.

Asheville , NC 28801 map it

License: #NC Lmbt #5518

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th By Appointment Only
F By Appointment Only
Sa By Appointment Only
S By Appointment Only

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • The location on Orange St in Asheville is convenient. The building is pleasant and quiet, nice ambiance. The room is furnished nicely, comfortable massage table and a machine that purifies the air. Very clean, professional.

    Yes I would recommend him.

  • Anna is a gift to all her clients.

    Location is convenient, quiet, relaxing. I am very impressed with their staff.

  • Great people

    Definitely some of the more exquisite, helpful, and deeply effective bodywork I've had in a long time.

  • Lauren is sensitive, respectful and responsive to my issues. She was able to address my problem areas effectively

    Great atmosphere and location close to but not right in the congested part of downtown with available parking. Very relaxing and professional, but not corporate spa at all thankfully! The whole Victorian era building is filled with massage offices so it is a really cozy space. I have received work from all the therapists on staff at Lighten Up and they are ALL excellent!

  • Yes

    Comfortable and inviting environment.

Birkeland Customized Massage

$200
90min

Customized Massage Session

$115
60min
$150
90min

Graston Technique®

$30
30min
$60
60min
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Six 90 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$750
90min.
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Twelve 90 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$1500
90min.
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Six 60 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$660
60min.
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Twelve 60 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$1320
60min.
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Birkeland Customized 6 Session Package

$900
90min.
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Birkeland Customized 12 Session Package

$1800
90min.
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Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min
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Deep Focus with Lauren

$115
60min
$150
90min

Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren

$115
60min
$150
90min
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Deep Focus with Lauren 60 min Package

$660
60min.
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Deep Focus with Lauren 90 min Package

$750
90min.
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Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren 60 min

$660
60min.
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Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren 90 min Package

$750
90min.
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Annebritt B.

License: NC #5518

40 Verified Reviews

Birkeland Customized Massage

$200
90min

Graston Technique®

$30
30min
$60
60min
Select

Special Offers

Birkeland Customized 6 Session Package

$900
90min.
Select

Birkeland Customized 12 Session Package

$1800
90min.
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Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min
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by Anonymous on May 02
She knows me very well and can zero in on the parts of my body that are crying for help.
by Kim on Apr 01
Anna is knowledgable, inspired, and easy to communicate with ... my body, mind, and soul felt better for receiving her touch. Structural balancing along with Esalen soothe and the magic of cups is a fabulous blend. If I lived in NC I'd be on her books once a month for sure (if I could get in :)).
by Anonymous on Mar 03
Exactly what I needed, finally some relief in my neck. Annebritt was more than Proficient and knows her practice. Will be back soon!
by Anonymous on Mar 01
I have had Annebritt perform massages both at my home as well as at her new wellness center, and personally I prefer her wellness center which has the newest and greatest massage therapy equipment that makes the entire experience amazing (e.g. heated massage table, heated cups, oils, etc.).
by Anonymous on Feb 20
super intuned to my body and what it needs for maximum benefit, amazed at her wealth of knowledge. do wish she did more detailed deep tissue in trouble areas, at times feels like she is just skimming the surface on multiple areas
by Mark on Jan 05
Put me at ease, this being my first massage therapy session ever . . . Explained everything she was doing and why . . . Made sure to elicit feedback from me throughout the session.
by Suzanne on Dec 20
She was extremely professional and very attentive to my needs. She made sure to ask me what I wanted to focus on and and made sure that I came out of the session feeling 100% better than when I went in. She really puts the THERAPEUTIC in massage!
by Anonymous on Nov 28
Understands exactly what each muscle group needs.
by Debbie on Oct 19
I felt very comfortable and trusting of her ability to release and move the fluid that had stagnated. She was very informative as to what she was going to do, and boy, did she do it well. I felt I was in the presence of a very skilled and knowledgeable professional with experience in this field of massage therapy.
by Tres on Aug 23
I love everything that was done, realignment especially!

Lauren P.

License: NC #19569

5 Verified Reviews

Deep Focus with Lauren

$115
60min
$150
90min

Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren

$115
60min
$150
90min

Special Offers

Deep Focus with Lauren 60 min Package

$660
60min.
Select

Deep Focus with Lauren 90 min Package

$750
90min.
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Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren 60 min

$660
60min.
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Lymphatic Drainage with Lauren 90 min Package

$750
90min.
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by Sarah on Apr 06
After I sustained a crippling soft-tissue foot injury, Lauren has skillfully and patiently restored my feet and lower legs to normal function, and she also considers the entirety of my physical state in addressing our ongoing work. I signed up for the 2x/month membership and seeing Lauren regularly has been the difference between struggling while slowly losing ground, or getting out and doing fun things on a regular basis. Plus she's funny!
by Jean on Mar 02
She listened and focused on the areas we discussed.
by Jean on Feb 13
Listened to my needs and responded perfectly
by Anonymous on Feb 10
Lauren is incredible! I have booked with her several times, she is attentive, kind and really good at identifying where my body needs balancing. I have asked her for deep tissue and relaxation work and she is equally good at both. Genius with the cups and gua sha tools also, really helped to relieve pain. I highly recommend her!
by Mary Lynn on Nov 25
Thanks! Lauren is great, I'm so glad I came in.

Johnny C.

License: NC #19539

17 Verified Reviews

Customized Massage Session

$115
60min
$150
90min

Special Offers

Six 90 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$750
90min.
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Twelve 90 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$1500
90min.
Select

Six 60 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$660
60min.
Select

Twelve 60 minute Customized Massage Session Package w/ Johnny

$1320
60min.
Select

Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min
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by Anonymous on Jun 06
Johnny is highly skilled and gave a thorough massage, targeting sore spots on my neck, low back and legs. He used Graston technique and cupping to enhance the manual therapy. I highly recommend him. I felt much lighter and looser after the massage. I have a chronic knee problem and I had better range of motion afterwards.
by Jody on May 21
I was very pleased with his work and amazed that he has only been a practicing massage therapist for such a short time. He is professional, knowledgeable and a kind young man who worked very specific with the use of different modalities that have made a difference in my pain.
by Rebecca on May 06
He Tuned into my many issues and I felt like he addressed them all. Great job!
by Leslie on May 02
One of the best massages I have ever had.
by Anonymous on Feb 03
The massage really felt done to fit my needs and I appreciate the thoroughness
by Mary on Jan 05
Highly competent & skilled practitioner. Excellent experience.
by Amy on Dec 28
Johnny was very professional and it was a lovely massage!
by Tammy on Dec 14
Johnny was able to bring relief to my very tight upper body that caused me pain. He knew just the amount of pressure I needed to give me relief. Very professional and kind. I would recommend him to anyone!
by Anonymous on Dec 13
Johnny uses a range of skills and modalities, customizing them for what you need. He explained everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him.
by Jason on Nov 14
Friendly attentive professional, even gave some spexial stretxhing exercises to help.

Mary Kate G.

License: NC #18498

7 Verified Reviews

Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min
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by Jen on Mar 15
Mary Kate gives a excellent massage. She really listened to me in our initial conversation of what I was looking for and she provided the exact massage I wanted. She was professional and I could tell right away that she was very experienced and passionate about her profession. I am looking forward to the next massage!
by Renee on Mar 13
I highly recommend Mary Kate. She brings a total package of skills, compassion and attentiveness to the session. Looking forward to scheduling with her again, placing my body, mind and spirit into her trusted hands and heart.
by Anonymous on Mar 04
Wonderful Therapist, very grounded and completely relaxed me! Would highly recommend. Took my headache away completely!
by Pat on May 30
Mary Kate is very interested in you as an individual, tries to meet all of your goals and pays particular attention to any areas where you are having problems. I will continue to use her
by Ralph on May 29
Mary Kate was very professional and was able to connect with me as a person. The reiki session literally had me in tears and the massage itself placed me into a very relaxed state. She gave me chocolate and lemon water afterwards and wished me a wonderful day! Will definitely be booking with her again!
by Danni on May 23
Mary Kate is one of those therapists that you want to have an ongoing relationship. She really does holistic in the sense that she looks at your energy and your body's physical state while also being able to adapt to your preferences for what kind of experience you want to have. I've already recommended her to all my friends!
by Sarah on May 22
I loved Mary Kate’s personality out of the gate. Often I struggle to voice my likes and dislikes during a massage, but I felt completely comfortable saying the few comments I had. Mary Kate really worked out some of my deep knots and was able to relieve stress in areas where lighter pressure was needed. She is communicative, but not overly conversational. Really enjoyed her work! Will be back ASAP!

Average Rating:

4.9 (Based on 31 Reviews)

100 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Anonymous on Jun 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session with Johnny C.
The location on Orange St in Asheville is convenient. The building is pleasant and quiet, nice ambiance. The room is furnished nicely, comfortable massage table and a machine that purifies the air. Very clean, professional.
by Rebecca on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Outcall (Limited Availability) with Johnny C.
Yes I would recommend him.
by Anonymous on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Customized 12 Session Package with Annebritt B.
Anna is a gift to all her clients.
by Leslie on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session with Johnny C.
Location is convenient, quiet, relaxing. I am very impressed with their staff.
by Sarah on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session by Johnny or Lauren with Lauren P.
Great people
by Kim on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Customized Massage with Annebritt B.
Definitely some of the more exquisite, helpful, and deeply effective bodywork I've had in a long time.
by Jean on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session by Johnny or Lauren with Lauren P.
Lauren is sensitive, respectful and responsive to my issues. She was able to address my problem areas effectively
by Anonymous on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lauren P.
Great atmosphere and location close to but not right in the congested part of downtown with available parking. Very relaxing and professional, but not corporate spa at all thankfully! The whole Victorian era building is filled with massage offices so it is a really cozy space. I have received work from all the therapists on staff at Lighten Up and they are ALL excellent!
by Anonymous on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session by Johnny or Lauren with Johnny C.
Yes
by Mary on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage Session by Johnny or Lauren with Johnny C.
Comfortable and inviting environment.
by Tammy on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Johnny C.
Coming to the massage room immediately makes me feel relaxed. The lighting, music and scents always put me at ease.
by Mary Lynn on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lauren P.
Awesome! Definitely recommended
by Mary on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Tranquil & comforting environment.

Business response:

Thank you Mary!

by Anonymous on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Caroline A.
I feel disappointed with my experience.

Business response:

This is Anna, the owner of LUMB. Thank you for your feedback, which is very valuable to us. Please get in touch with me immediately so I can make this right for you.

by Cassia on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Beautiful facility!

Business response:

Thank you Cassia!

by Mary on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Six 60 minute Deep Tissue/Sports massage session package with Annebritt B.
I felt wonderful afterwards because my body was correctly aligned during the massage. Anna’s knowledge and skills are phenomenal!
by Donna on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Six 90 minute Deep Tissue/Sports massage session package with Annebritt B.
I highly recommend Annebritt to anyone seeking to restore optimal body alignment and posture, alleviate body aches and pains, and release myo-facial tension. Annebritt is definitely not your average "massage therapist". Her vast knowledge of how the body functions, moves and integrates as a system is unsurpassed. She is brilliant at listening and observing what each individual client is in need of in order to work towards wellness.
by Christina on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
I would tell a friend that Annebritt is a a bright and talented therapist. Specifically, I would say that she is someone you can schedule for a luxurious "treat" massage or someone that you can schedule if you need advice and treatment for a muscle problem or injury. I have visited her for both types of treatment and will happily visit again.
by Linda on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
Anna listens and remembers and works with where I am and does wonders!
by Rick on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
After working with Anne, I was became very optimistic to significantly reduce all the tension in my neck, upper back and shoulders.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Six 90 minute Deep Tissue/Sports massage session package with Annebritt B.
Every precaution taken for the current situation, very professional, excellent skills and knowledge.
by Rebecca on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Anna is great and brings all her gifts to my health improvement.
by Jim on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Best massage ever!!!!
by Bucky on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
The best massage therapy I've ever experienced. Annebritt works through your individual issues with professionalism and acute attention to detail. I go as often as I can.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
I came in with back spasms and left without it! Yay! She works magic. Annebritt offers more than relaxation she works to help your underlying structure function in better alignment. Go see her if you have chronic pain.
by Leeane on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Anna is a very skilled knowledgeable massage therapist. I have had neck issues that took me to a chiropractor for 25 years and now I hardly need to see one. With the combination of fascia release and trigger points relaxation. She is very compassionate and caring, I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Anna is a gifted therapist. She's helped me get more mobility in my right arm and is helping heal my right knee.
by Stacy on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
Annebritt listens with intention and follows up with each step to keep you involved in learning about your own body. She answers all questions in a way that you can understand. I always feel amazing for days to come after receiving her services.
by Aretha on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
If you are suffering from chronic pain etc... I would strongly advise to reach out to Anne.
by Tammy on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
If I could give Annebritt 100 stars I would! The pain relief she gives me is amazing. I have never been to a therapist who is so in tune with exactly what is happening with my body. She is fully committed to finding just what works for each persons body to give them to best experience and pain relief possible. She is kind and caring and extremely professional.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
I wish I lived closer, I would go every week!!!!
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Lighten Up Massage & Bodywork

47 Orange St.

Asheville , NC 28801 map it

Phone:

License: #NC Lmbt #5518

  • Lighten Up Massage & Bodywork

  • 47 Orange St.
  • Asheville , NC 28801
  • License: #NC Lmbt #5518
  • http://www.lightenupmassages.com