About Us

Moonjata Massage & Bodywork offers a range of transformational experiences with a focus on Esalen Massage®.

Esalen Massage® is known for its long flowing strokes, slow pace, and pauses to calm the nervous system and create a feeling of full-body relaxation and healing. Designed to give the client a sense of deep integration of body, mind, and spirit, each massage is customized to meet your personal needs in the moment.

Lisa started out studying various energy healing modalities such as spirit medicine healing (journeywork), medical qigong, and Reiki. While energy work may be profoundly effective, many folks in need prefer a more tangible approach. Lisa discovered that using Esalen Massage®, an integrative style, can open more people to the benefits of energy work while receiving the relax... more

Moonjata Massage & Bodywork

144 East Chestnut Street

1st Floor

Asheville , NC 28801 map it

(808) 635-9522

Hours of Operation

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Sa 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Lisa does terrific massage and bodywork; I always feel so much better after my visits with her! Already looking forward to the next session.

    Lisa is truly gifted. Her massages take me to another place- transcending the current moment- allowing for deep relaxation, healing and a beautiful caring experience. Her touch, energy, skill and care are invaluable. I highly recommend!

  • Lisa gives a tremendous session. I always receive that balanced sweet spot of both deeply relaxing and effective at erasing little tensions. I love it SO much <3

    Lisa is very knowledgeable and experienced. She includes stretching and various modalities in her massage. Great massage!

  • Lisa is an exceptionally talented therapist, who is also uniquely connected with spiritual energy. I highly recommend her.

    Best massage I ever had!

  • Lisa was a great communicator from my original request throughout the entire massage. She made it simple for me to let her know what I needed during the massage. Although I have had many massages in the past, it was my first esalen massage and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I am pretty sure I fell asleep a couple of times. She worked all of my soreness out and I slept so well that night. Thanks Lisa and see you next time!

    Lisa greatly impressed me with her warmth, skill, and attention. I had a moving, productive treatment and booked another without hesitation. I found Lisa during a search for a massage therapist who would also perform energy work, and would recommend her to anyone seeking the same.

  • Healing, magical, perfect!

    She starts each session figuring out what is going on with your body and what tools/style is needed to maximize the healing process of the body. She is able to quickly figure out your needs and adapt accordingly. I would definitely recommend!

Esalen Massage®

$95
60min
$100
75min
$125
90min
$180
120min

Deep Tissue Esalen Massage®

$115
60min
$130
75min
$160
90min
$220
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$129
75min
Select

Profound Spiritual Healing with Esalen Massage®

$222
120min
Select

Reiki Energy Healing

$69
60min
Select

"Spiritual Massage"

$125
75min

Energy Medicine - Medical QiGong

$125
75min
Select

Long Distance Healing

$125
60min
Select

Cellulite Magic

$110
60min
Select

Sun Woman Coaching

$177
90min
Select

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Coaching

$177
60min
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Spiritual Massage - Energetic Clearing Series (3)

$297
75min.
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90-Minute Esalen Massage® Series (6)

$627
90min.
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75-Minute Esalen Massage® Series (6)

$517
75min.
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75-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$150
75min
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90-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$175
90min
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Reiki Energy Healing -Outcall

$130
60min
Select

Soul Retrieval

$350
120min
Select

Long Distance Healing

$125
60min
Select

Spiritual Massage

$150
75min
Select

Esalen Massage 120 Minutes - Outcall

$225
120min
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60-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$140
60min
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Deep Tissue Esalen Massage 90 minute -Outcall

$205
90min
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Lisa L.

License: NC #15721

48 Verified Reviews

Esalen Massage®

$95
60min
$100
75min
$125
90min
$180
120min

Deep Tissue Esalen Massage®

$115
60min
$130
75min
$160
90min
$220
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$129
75min
Select

Profound Spiritual Healing with Esalen Massage®

$222
120min
Select

Reiki Energy Healing

$69
60min
Select

"Spiritual Massage"

$125
75min

Energy Medicine - Medical QiGong

$125
75min
Select

Long Distance Healing

$125
60min
Select

Cellulite Magic

$110
60min
Select

Sun Woman Coaching

$177
90min
Select

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Coaching

$177
60min
Select

Special Offers

Spiritual Massage - Energetic Clearing Series (3)

$297
75min.
Select

90-Minute Esalen Massage® Series (6)

$627
90min.
Select

75-Minute Esalen Massage® Series (6)

$517
75min.
Select

75-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$150
75min
Select

90-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$175
90min
Select

Reiki Energy Healing -Outcall

$130
60min
Select

Soul Retrieval

$350
120min
Select

Long Distance Healing

$125
60min
Select

Spiritual Massage

$150
75min
Select

Esalen Massage 120 Minutes - Outcall

$225
120min
Select

60-minute Esalen Massage Outcall

$140
60min
Select

Deep Tissue Esalen Massage 90 minute -Outcall

$205
90min
Select
by Brian on Apr 09
Lisa does terrific massage and bodywork; I always feel so much better after my visits with her! Already looking forward to the next session.
by Jenn on Apr 04
Lisa is truly gifted. Her massages take me to another place- transcending the current moment- allowing for deep relaxation, healing and a beautiful caring experience. Her touch, energy, skill and care are invaluable. I highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Apr 01
Lisa gives a tremendous session. I always receive that balanced sweet spot of both deeply relaxing and effective at erasing little tensions. I love it SO much <3
by Robert "Kirk" on Apr 01
Lisa is very knowledgeable and experienced. She includes stretching and various modalities in her massage. Great massage!
by Anonymous on Mar 04
Lisa is an exceptionally talented therapist, who is also uniquely connected with spiritual energy. I highly recommend her.
by Eileen on Feb 12
Best massage I ever had!
by Anonymous on Feb 07
Lisa was a great communicator from my original request throughout the entire massage. She made it simple for me to let her know what I needed during the massage. Although I have had many massages in the past, it was my first esalen massage and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I am pretty sure I fell asleep a couple of times. She worked all of my soreness out and I slept so well that night. Thanks Lisa and see you next time!
by Cameron on Feb 01
Lisa greatly impressed me with her warmth, skill, and attention. I had a moving, productive treatment and booked another without hesitation. I found Lisa during a search for a massage therapist who would also perform energy work, and would recommend her to anyone seeking the same.
by Lynn on Jan 30
Healing, magical, perfect!
by Michael on Jan 22
She starts each session figuring out what is going on with your body and what tools/style is needed to maximize the healing process of the body. She is able to quickly figure out your needs and adapt accordingly. I would definitely recommend!

Average Rating:

4.98 (Based on 48 Reviews)

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by Brian on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Profound Spiritual Healing with Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa does terrific massage and bodywork; I always feel so much better after my visits with her! Already looking forward to the next session.
by Jenn on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is truly gifted. Her massages take me to another place- transcending the current moment- allowing for deep relaxation, healing and a beautiful caring experience. Her touch, energy, skill and care are invaluable. I highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa gives a tremendous session. I always receive that balanced sweet spot of both deeply relaxing and effective at erasing little tensions. I love it SO much <3

Business response:

Thank you for the lovely review! I appreciate you!

by Robert "Kirk" on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is very knowledgeable and experienced. She includes stretching and various modalities in her massage. Great massage!

Business response:

Thank you, Kirk!

by Anonymous on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is an exceptionally talented therapist, who is also uniquely connected with spiritual energy. I highly recommend her.

Business response:

Thank you so much!

by Eileen on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Best massage I ever had!

Business response:

I looove hearing that! ~xo

by Anonymous on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa was a great communicator from my original request throughout the entire massage. She made it simple for me to let her know what I needed during the massage. Although I have had many massages in the past, it was my first esalen massage and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I am pretty sure I fell asleep a couple of times. She worked all of my soreness out and I slept so well that night. Thanks Lisa and see you next time!

Business response:

Yay! Thanks for the awesome review!

by Cameron on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Spiritual Massage with Lisa L.
Lisa greatly impressed me with her warmth, skill, and attention. I had a moving, productive treatment and booked another without hesitation. I found Lisa during a search for a massage therapist who would also perform energy work, and would recommend her to anyone seeking the same.

Business response:

I'm so glad you found me. This is my specialty!

by Lynn on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Healing, magical, perfect!

Business response:

Thank you for your review. :)

by Michael on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90-Minute Esalen Massage® Series (6) with Lisa L.
She starts each session figuring out what is going on with your body and what tools/style is needed to maximize the healing process of the body. She is able to quickly figure out your needs and adapt accordingly. I would definitely recommend!

Business response:

Thanks, Michael! I appreciate you. :)

by Miriah on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Spiritual Massage with Lisa L.
I had a powerful healing experience with Lisa. She is very talented and I would highly recommend all of her services.

Business response:

Thank you Miriah! It's great working with you. :)

by Jeannie on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Spiritual Massage with Lisa L.
Lisa is so gifted and intuitive. My spiritual massage was profound. The first part felt like a surgery of extraction - I could palpably feel things that I no longer needed leave my body. The second part was so warm and healing, I felt like I was floating through a matrix of molten gold love.

Business response:

<3 <3 <3

by Stephanie on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa provides intuitive and highly skilled bodywork in a safe and nurturing space. I leave feeling aligned, rejuvenated, and aware of my energetic and physical patterns. I highly recommend her!

Business response:

Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome review!

by Elizabeth on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
First class massage in every respect. And as I continue to see Lisa, she keeps getting even better! How does she do that?

Business response:

Thank you!

by Christina on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
I feel so much better and I will be back!

Business response:

Awesome! Thank you, Christina. It was nice meeting you. :)

by Randy on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
The massage was very good and my shoulder pain went away. Lisa is a professional in her demeanor and an intuitive healer. I look forward to a deep tissue massage soon.

Business response:

Randy, Thank you for writing a review! I am so happy to hear that your shoulder pain went away. I look forward to having you back. :)

by Ken on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Very professional and careful with practices around safety with COVID issues. Excellent communications prior to the massage. Thoughtful attention to ambiance issues- visual, temperature, music, comfort on the table, etc. Listened carefully to my specific needs and desires for the massage. Skill, skill, skill- in so many ways- skillful hands, skillful intuition, skillful movement. Wonderful massage, the very best.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Best way to express my experience "I my booked another appointment right away"

Business response:

Thank you so much! I look forward to working with you again on your next visit. xo

by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is extremely well trained and higly skilled bodyworker. She does everything possible to keep the space safe to allow full immersion in the experience. After decades of bodywork with excellent individuals, I can confidently say that Lisa is the best!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Very relaxing experience, flexible hours, enjoyable massage therapist.
by Anonymous on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Extremely skilled & relaxing!

Business response:

Thank you for your review!

by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is a wonderful massage therapist! The energy flowing through her body and out through her hands was phenomenal for me! It might not be that way for everyone because I felt a special connection with her like she was a spirit guide. My session with Lisa helped me open up more to the power of touch as an expression of love! Thanks Lisa!
by Mark on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is talented and skilled beyond words. She has the touch! If you need some physical or energy work, it would be great for you to make some time with her. Her space is her own, and you will feel comfortable from the moment you arrive.

Business response:

Thank you for the awesome review! I appreciate you. ~Lisa

by Chaz on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa has studied several modalities intensively, and though my session was ostensibly an "Esalen" massage, her other knowledge and skills were also present and active. As a retired licensed massage therapist, I can easily say that the two-hour session with Lisa was the best massage I have ever received or given. If I were an Asheville resident, I would definitely see her more frequently.

Business response:

Chaz, I am honored to receive such a fantastic review! It means a lot coming from you, another MT! I hope you have a chance to come back whenever you visit Asheville next. ~Lisa

by Katlyn on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
The best massage I’ve ever received! I didn’t feel rushed of my time & Lisa really worked on the places that were bothering me most. I felt like a new person leaving!!

Business response:

It was great meeting you, Kathlyn! I'm so glad you chose us and you such an outstanding experience. <3

by Jenn on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is simply incredible. I felt like a totally new person after our session. She has deep, genuine, soulful energy and is a skilled body and energy worker. Highly recommend and I will return.

Business response:

Thanks, Jenn! <3

by Daniela on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
I loved every minute of the massage- it’s one of my favorite styles of massage with a person who can tune into what your body needs- I walked away thoroughly relaxed!!

Business response:

Yay! Daniela, I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your session and I look forward to working with you again. <3

by Natalie on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa is an attuned energy worker as well as a skilled body worker. I personally love the Esalen style. One of the best massages I’ve ever had!

Business response:

Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review! You rock!

by Kevin on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Very skilled at combining techniques to address my specific ailment. Excellent massage. Best progress I’ve made in months. Thank you. I look forward to my next session.

Business response:

Thank you for giving Esalen Massage a try. I love hearing how therapeutic the session was for you. I'll look forward to taking the work further next time you come in. :)

by John on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
Lisa was friendly and informative. Her skillful technique and body knowledge were evident. I appreciated the recommendations for things I could do at home (homeopathic creme for my swollen ankle, YouTube video for my shoulder). I’ll schedule another visit when I can. ????

Business response:

John, it was great to meet you! It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed your session and plan to be back. I hope your ankle shoulder is feeling good. :)

by Lynn on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® with Lisa L.
I felt like Lisa really tailored the massage for my specific needs. I went in feeling pretty yucky and came out feeling amazing. I’m definitely seeing her again.

Business response:

Thank you Lynn! I'm so glad you came in and are feeling so much better now. <3

by Elizabeth on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
World class massage. An extremely healing experience.

Business response:

Thank you! It's always a pleasure to work with you!

by Donna on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Overall Lisa provided me a massage that exceeded my expectations. Her skillful knowledge and intuition allowed me to relax and unwind on her table. The ambiance of her massage space is very warm and cozy. I highly recommend Lisa for anyone who is searching for a professional and nurturing massage therapist. Thank you Lisa!

Business response:

Thank you, Donna! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your massage and like the new space! It was great working with you!

by Kathleen on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Here’s directions to send her: 338 Merrimon Avenue #201 ~DIRECTIONS~ My office is located upstairs at 338 Merrimon Avenue, at the NW corner of Merrimon and Spears Ave. Park in the back, off Spears, then come up the wide staircase and enter the back door to the vestibule . Now, head to the right and up the stairs. Upstairs you will notice a waiting area to the right, through an open door. Please make yourself comfortable there. I will come find you as soon as I'm ready. Text me if you have any difficulty finding my office.

Business response:

Hi, Kathleen ~ Thank you for your review! 4 stars is not bad and I'd love to hear how you think we can improve. See you soon.

by Kevin on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Moonjata's massage work is incredible. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast, my body receives a lot of wear and tear and requires maintenance. It's honestly much more than just a massage, it's restorative and healing on many levels.

Business response:

Thanks Kevin! It's great working with you! I love helping you reach your peak performance.

by Brad on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage® 75 minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa is so incredibly intuitive, she communicates telepathicly basically. She has the strength and tons of skill to get the knots outs, incorporating stretches, movement and the signature characteristics of an Esalon massage. I sometimes easily get in to that in between awake and dream state or sometimes completely pass out for a minute or 5.. ???? Best massage I've ever had, no doubt about it.

Business response:

Hi Brad, Thanks so much for sharing your experience here! I love to hear you got into an altered state during your session. :)

by Brian on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage™ 120 Minutes with Lisa L.
Overall an outstanding and rejuvenating experience. Lisa did an excellent job of addressing and balancing physical issues while also providing emotional feedback for me to reflect on and grow! I'm going back :)
by Michael on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 120 Minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa is magic! I will return when possible
by Carrie on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Such a great massage! The Esalen style was exactly what I needed. Will be back for sure!
by Elizabeth on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 75 minutes with Lisa L.
Attentive, professional massage therapist. Highly skilled, she matches her massage therapy to the requests/needs of each client. I always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, with a warm, upbeat awareness that I have experienced healing. Positive effects linger well beyond the massage.
by Kerry on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Esalen Massage 90 minute with Lisa L.
Lisa is the most amazing healer I have ever crossed paths with caring, kind, compassionate just an awesome and very talented human being -Run don't walk this girl is the real deal !! xx
by Kevin on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa's knowledge and skill in The healing arts is impressive. I never really used to think massage was worth paying for, never felt like it did much for me. But After experiencing Lisa's work, my perspective has completely shifted. When you book with her, expect much more than a typical massage.
by Katharine on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa is kind, gentle, yet strong Practitioner capable of tailoring her skills to the needs of her individual client allowing for a personalized, overall healing experience~ ~Katharine????
by Matt on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa is an authentic healer. The depth of her training way exceeds what is typical. I recommend her without reservation.

Business response:

Matt, thank you for seeing me, recommending me and taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate you. I hope to see you again soon!

by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Felt great! Stretches along with body work made for a very healing experience.

Business response:

Thank you for your review!

by Timothy on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 75 minutes with Lisa L.
Lisa Focused Directly on the issues I was concerned with and addressed the rest of my body and relieved even more tension than I knew I had! She is a phenominal therapist and has gone through great lengths to provide amazing sessions for her clients. Thank you So Much For An OutStanding Massage Lisa!!!

Business response:

Thank you, Timothy! It was a pleasure working with you.

by Elizabeth on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Skilled, professional andd caring. Highly recommend!
by Ken on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Esalen Massage 90 Minutes with Lisa L.
Deep appreciation for: - careful awareness of areas of concern - wonderful work in my tight (and recently injured) hips/pelvis - the difficult to define but very real energy flow effects - DEEP relaxation

Business response:

Thank you for your review. It was wonderful to work with you!

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Moonjata Massage & Bodywork

144 East Chestnut Street

1st Floor

Asheville , NC 28801 map it

Phone: (808) 635-9522

  • Moonjata Massage & Bodywork

  • 144 East Chestnut Street
  • 1st Floor
  • Asheville , NC 28801
  • (808) 635-9522
  • http://www.Moonjata.com
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