LMBT, Polarity Therapist, Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator
*Carrie Spencer is currently in the process of undergoing knee surgery. While she is recovering Cassidy Walpole is doing Thai Massage and Integrative Bodywork for Bodhi of Life. Please schedule with Cassidy if you are interested in these services. Carrie is currently taking Polarity Therapy clients.
Weaving together a multimodality approach that blends Therapeutic Bodywork, Polarity Therapy, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Shamanic Bodywork, Reiki, Breathwork, Applied Kinesiology and Guided Imagery into a unique and authentic healing experience, Carrie creates safe and sacred space for you to unfold and come into a greater awareness of Self.
Carrie creates a draws from a breadth and depth of knowledge. Carrie works with the physical body as well as the energetic bodies, her Energy Work Practice utilizes, Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral, and Reiki as ways to access the more subtle layers. Carrie is also an Advanced practitioner of Thai Bodywork from the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, however, she only practices Table Thai at this time. She is also a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Ordained Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising Institute. Carrie loves assisting people in a variety of ways. She recognizes that in order to clean, clear, and current with our bodies, we need to also need to address what’s in our physical space at home. Yes, Carrie would love to help you organize your home space, clear out closets, and help you let go of unneeded things that are clogging up your space and your life!
Carrie has also studied many forms of dance including West African, Jazz, Modern, and Improvisation and is dedicated to the practice of Yoga.
Carrie has been a practicing energy centered bodywork therapist since 2005 after graduating from Irene’s Myomassalogy Institute, in Southfield, MI and receiving my National Certification in Therapeutic Massage. She birthed Bodhi of Life Energy-centered Bodywork, in Ann Arbor, MI in 2008. Her practice was voted in the top three of the “Best Place to Receive a Therapeutic Massage” in the Best of Ann Arbor in 2011. Carrie is certified to practice massage by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (#12995).
“I have had the honor to work with amazing teachers in my life starting with Irene Gauthier, Linda Star Wolf, Bruce Burger, Sue Burton Hidalgo, Margaret Silcock, Randy Fillion, Chongkol (John) Setthakorn, Boonsri (Sri) Marut, Lorrie Keller, and all the wonderful yoga and dance instructors that have influenced and inspired me over the years.
Service through bodywork is my life’s work and it is my passion to help others move through physical and energetic obstacles, relieve them of chronic pain, clear old beliefs and patterns to help one become more whole and at peace in their life. My mission is to assist others in bringing the mind and body into balance, to increase their life energy force, and to aid in improving the functions of the body and energetic systems. I believe it is our right to be free and to love and enjoy one’s life. I work both technically and intuitively, listening to verbal, physical, and energetic cues. My therapeutic practice is based on individual needs to foster a healthier, more balanced life.”
Carrie provides the following therapies:
Integrative Bodywork, Table Thai Bodywork, Polarity Therapy, Shamanic Bodywork, and Shamanic Breathwork.
LMBT, Thai Massage Therapist, Acro Yoga Instructor
I came to practice Massage Therapy through a love of embodied movement. My explorations of yoga, dance, and martial arts have led to a fascination with mindful movement, somatic intelligence, and the body’s innate ability to heal and transform. The grace, fluidity, and spirit of Thai massage captured my heart and marked the beginning of my journey with bodywork. Much of my style is rooted in this heart based practice.
I grew up in the piedmont of NC, but always felt a deep connection with the mountains. I was living in Colorado and exploring the Rocky Mountains when I first started practicing yoga. I soon completed a 200 hour YTT in restorative and therapeutic yoga. It was through Acroyoga that I first experienced Thai massage. In 2015 I traveled to Canada and completed an instructor certification with Acro Yoga Montreal. After settling in Asheville I began exploring dance and Contact Improv while deepening my understanding of therapeutic movement. I completed my massage therapy certification in 2017, but my studies in this field are ongoing. My own injuries and healing journey have been my greatest lesson.
As a massage therapist I believe that change and healing in the body is achieved by working in cooperation with my client and in harmony with the body’s natural language and patterns. I take a holistic and integrative approach using the skin, fascia, and nervous system as an entry point. Using compassionate and nurturing touch to release tension patterns and invite the body into a state of relaxation and healing. I employ a variety of techniques including traction and passive stretching, rocking and rhythmic contact, long holds and deep breathing. Integrated with Swedish flow, Shiatsu style accupressure, and focused structural work to create a unique experience with each session.