About Us

Restore and renew in a beautiful secluded therapy office nestled beside a private waterski lake offering world class instructions through Abel Ski School, an enclave of clean rentable private cabins, screened in outdoor hot tub, recreation center (with ping pong, foosball, movie projector, plus meeting/exercise space), relaxing fire pits and picnic areas.

Lighten Up Wellness Center is ideally located 5 minutes from a large grocery store and world renowned hikes, 5 minutes to the Lake Lure Adventure Company, ziplining or 10 minutes to the Lake Lure marina and visitor center, 12 minutes to Chimney Rock Park or local riding stables and within 20 minutes of the world class Tryon Equestrian Center.

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Lighten Up Wellness Center

216 Camphill Road

Mill Spring , NC 28756 map it

License: #5518

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I would tell them that Johnny would be able to help someone with issues. 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.

    Lighten Up was a great place to come and get a massage. The place was beautiful, the atmosphere was great. The therapist was amazing. I will be returning as much as possible

  • Lighten Up Wellness Center offers premiere services with outstanding practitioners, in a beautiful, country setting.

    Beautiful Environment, extremely clean and peaceful!

  • Very clean and well thought out. Safe space with calming and healing energy. Definitely a perfect place for place to rejuvenate and heal.

    I have been getting massages for decades, and I have to say Annebritt is by far the best massage therapist in my experience. Her medical training/background enables her to find the root cause of pain(s), and also applying the appropriate amount of pressure where it is needed versus blindly performing deep tissue massage work across the entire body as some other massage therapists have done to me in the past. She certainly can apply deep pressure when it is called for, but only when and where it is needed which I very much appreciate afterwards. In my opinion Annebritt is the "go-to" person for therapeutic massages to help enable your body to do the things you like to do in life. She is the best and would highly recommend others to try her services.

  • absolutlely- ambiance great, welcoming, super knowledgeable

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  • That I wish I had gone years earlier.

    Nice ambiance.

Birkeland Customized Massage Therapy

$200
90min

25%Discount 1st time booking special

$86.25
60min
$112.50
90min
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Customized Associate Massage Session

$115
60min
$150
90min

Gua Sha

$30
30min
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Six 90 minute Customized Associate Therapist Massage Package

$750
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Twelve 90 minute Customized Associate Massage package

$1500
90min.
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Six 60 minute Customized Associate Therapist Massage Package

$660
60min.
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Twelve 60 minute Customized Associate Massage package

$1320
60min.
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Birkeland Customized 6 Session Massage Package

$900
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Birkeland Customized 12 Session Massage Package

$1800
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Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min
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Twelve 90 minute session package

$2400
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Annebritt B.

License: NC #5518

40 Verified Reviews

Birkeland Customized Massage Therapy

$200
90min

Gua Sha

$30
30min
$60
60min
Select

Special Offers

Birkeland Customized 6 Session Massage Package

$900
90min.
Select

Birkeland Customized 12 Session Massage Package

$1800
90min.
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Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min

Special Offers

Twelve 90 minute session package

$2400
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!

Johnny C.

License: NC #19539

17 Verified Reviews

25%Discount 1st time booking special

$86.25
60min
$112.50
90min
Select

Customized Associate Massage Session

$115
60min
$150
90min

Special Offers

Six 90 minute Customized Associate Therapist Massage Package

$750
90min.
Select

Twelve 90 minute Customized Associate Massage package

$1500
90min.
Select

Six 60 minute Customized Associate Therapist Massage Package

$660
60min.
Select

Twelve 60 minute Customized Associate Massage package

$1320
60min.
Select

Outcall (Limited Availability)

$250
90min

Special Offers

Twelve 90 minute session package

$2400
90min.
Select
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.

Average Rating:

4.94 (Based on 35 Reviews)

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Professionalism
by Jody on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
I would tell them that Johnny would be able to help someone with issues. 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 Jen on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Mary Kate G.
Lighten Up was a great place to come and get a massage. The place was beautiful, the atmosphere was great. The therapist was amazing. I will be returning as much as possible
by Renee on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Kate G.
Lighten Up Wellness Center offers premiere services with outstanding practitioners, in a beautiful, country setting.
by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Mary Kate G.
Beautiful Environment, extremely clean and peaceful!
by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Customized Massage Therapy with Annebritt B.
Very clean and well thought out. Safe space with calming and healing energy. Definitely a perfect place for place to rejuvenate and heal.
by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Outcall (Limited Availability) with Annebritt B.
I have been getting massages for decades, and I have to say Annebritt is by far the best massage therapist in my experience. Her medical training/background enables her to find the root cause of pain(s), and also applying the appropriate amount of pressure where it is needed versus blindly performing deep tissue massage work across the entire body as some other massage therapists have done to me in the past. She certainly can apply deep pressure when it is called for, but only when and where it is needed which I very much appreciate afterwards. In my opinion Annebritt is the "go-to" person for therapeutic massages to help enable your body to do the things you like to do in life. She is the best and would highly recommend others to try her services.
by Anonymous on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Customized Massage Therapy with Annebritt B.
absolutlely- ambiance great, welcoming, super knowledgeable
by Jean on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lauren P.
Make an appointment
by Mark on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Select Massage Therapy with Annebritt B.
That I wish I had gone years earlier.
by Amy on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Johnny C.
Nice ambiance.
by Suzanne on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Birkeland Select Massage Therapy with Annebritt B.
Best massage ever!
by Anonymous on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
A treasure found high up the mountain.
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Best massage in WNC.
by Jason on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
I had a back injury. Went in short notice. Absolutely amazing experience. My back felt so much better.
by Debbie on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Amazing! From the meet and assessment of my needs, body, and goals to the knowledgeable, professional, and personable massage experience, I found Annebritt to be very in tune with my adjustments and needs. The entire experience was by far one of the best I have encountered. I am excited for my future appointments. Gratitude!
by Bunny on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
I went in with SI pain and Johny was very knowledgeable. Great massage and also gave me some exercises that will help with my pain. Highly recommend
by Tres on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
Absolutely wonderful!! I definitely recommend to anyone!
by Westin on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Well worth the trip. Anna will fix things that you didn’t know were broken and make tight muscles vanish.
by Rhona on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
Johnny was one of the best deep tissue therapists I have had. He is extremely respectful and has a good knowledge of anatomy. He works with several different modalities to find the most effective method for the customer. The cottage is newly renovated and very clean. Decoration creates a peaceful environment.
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Johnny C.
Price and location are not optimal. Well above the average for price of services.. Isolated location.
by Sallie on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
Convenient to Lake Lure.
by Lynn on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
From the minute I walked in, I started feeling relaxed. The energy of the place is just so calming.
by JoAnne on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
I’ll have already related my very positive experience to many many people. Thanks again
by Renee on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
Anna is an amazing, topnotch body worker who provides exceptional service every visit! Anna is also a delightful person who I feel blessed to know.
by Carrie on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: 25%Discount 1st time booking special with Johnny C.
Beautiful relaxing spa. Love the decor and atmosphere
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Twelve 90 minute Deep Tissue/Sports massage session package with Annebritt B.
Very calming setting. Love the non commercial feel
by Anonymous on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Johnny C.
Johnny is extremely professional and highly skilled. He was attentive, listened to my requests, correctly assessed where my body was tense/overworked and adept at applying the right pressure where it was needed. The atmosphere was perfect and my body felt totally rejuvenated! I will definitely request an appointment with Johnny again! Highly recommend!
by Jay on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Beautiful setting, relaxing ambiance and a very comfy massage table.
by Aretha on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
It was wonderful, very professional, and clean. Her work is amazing.
by Lynn on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Outcall (Limited Availability) with Annebritt B.
Five stars does not give enough room to rate Anna's skill in unlocking tight muscles, alleviating pain and restoring a balanced state. Working with her is a huge part of my fitness equation. Plus she works in full PPE for both my safety and hers. Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
The massage I received from Annebritt was very thorough. She took time to explain the process completely and address all my questions and concerns. After my massage I had a greater range of motion with less discomfort. I have already scheduled a follow-up appointment.
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Annebritt B.
Wonderful first massage!
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
The Best!
by Charles on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
Highly recommended!
by Stephanie on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage- Mixed Modality with Annebritt B.
That memory foam covered table is absolutely Heavenly.
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Lighten Up Wellness Center

216 Camphill Road

Mill Spring , NC 28756 map it

Phone:

License: #5518