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Gail Forsyth

Therapeutic Massage

Skilled. Thorough. Compassionate.

Gail Forsyth

About Gail

Gail Forsyth

MA, LMBT, NC license #5697
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

PLEASE NOTE: I am working at full capacity and am currently not accepting any new clients. Thanks for your understanding.



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, making soap, reading, and hanging out with my extremely spoiled cats. 

For more information regarding my practice's policies surrounding COVID-19, please click below.

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It's all about you...for a change. 

All are welcome!

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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



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Contact Me

(828) 776-1558 |

4 Reese Road, Asheville, NC 28805

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