Skilled. Thorough. Compassionate.
MA, LMBT, NC license #5697
Licensed Massage 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.
It's all about you...for a change.
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