Skilled. Thorough. Compassionate.
MA, LMBT, NC license #5697
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
I was born and raised in Scotland and moved to the United States in 1991 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh. I hold a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and worked for 18 years as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
After experiencing the restorative powers of massage therapy as a client myself, I felt drawn to study more about the field and obtained my massage therapy certification from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC in 2005.
Since then, I have maintained a successful private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, treating hundreds of people throughout my career. I make sure to attend many continuing education classes in various massage modalities to keep my skills sharp.
My true teachers, however, are my clients. I have found that the best healing happens when I listen attentively, encourage direct feedback, and avoid bringing my own "agenda" to the massage table.
I love learning how best to support each person's healing, and allow them to move towards relaxed, flexible, pain-free living.
When I am not doing massage, I enjoy traveling, organic gardening, hiking, paddling, practicing yoga, singing, making natural body products, and hanging out with my extremely spoiled cats.
I've been going to Gail for many years and have had more success in battling back pain with her than through other forms of physical therapy I have tried. Having a spinal injury, I was hesitant to get on anyone's table, but have had full confidence in Gail from the start and feel completely safe in her hands. She combines a range of techniques to find what works for me, plus creates a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere to be in through her pleasant space and warm spirit. I have given sessions with Gail as presents for family and often recommend her to friends. Each agrees that she is a gift!
Gail Forsyth is the most effective and intuitive massage therapist that I have ever received a massage from, and that is more than just a few. Her ability to approach my body energetically as well as physically is truly amazing. Her variety of approaches allows for a deep yet awakening visit every time. Though her rate is very reasonable, each time I receive a massage from her I understand that she is worth much more than she asks for her services. Don't miss the opportunity to make an appointment with Gail. She is a wonderful person and true professional.
I have been a client of Gail's for 5+ years, and she is extraordinary!
I appreciate her warmth, professionalism, care, and skill. I have recommended her to many friends, and everyone agrees: Gail is truly gifted. She has considered every detail, from the soothing music, home-made oils, warmed blankets, to the relaxing colors in her studio. She is proficient in many types of massage and has been integral in my recover from shoulder surgery