Theresa believes that serenity within a centered mind and body is foundation for tranquility and veritable sustainability throughout our planet. As a licensed massage therapist, yoga instructor, spa business consultant and experienced spa owner, she feels a strong calling to assemble a team of like minded health experts in integrative medicine, nutrition, and natural pain management to better assist the communities desire for healthy, disease-free lifestyles.
Effused with a passionate free spirit and a ravenous curiosity, throughout her life she has traveled to ancient and exotic regions across the globe to study indigenous healing modalities and bring them back to practice in the North Carolina mountains. From a month long intensive in Thailand studying with the school who trains therapists to work with their countries royalty, to working along side Ayurvedic Doctors to learn ancient lineages of Ayurveda secrets in Southern India, she is dedicated to integrating these lessons from all journeys into her therapeutic bodywork sessions, wellness articles, and healing escapades all designed to evoke personal transformation for the client. The results are a “self-maintained and sustainable lifestyle less prone to stress and anxiety” for those whom she serves.
Theresa’s most recently affiliated with Piersman Cranial Sacral Academy, based out of the Netherlands for 20 years. Mantra will be opening the second USA school location in the Asheville area by 2020, offering higher accredited education for licensed massage therapists. The first state side location was established in Escabosa NM, operated by Mantra team member Leila who's bio is below.
Jesse R. Thomas, a North Carolina native, started his career in the healing arts world with Reiki. At the age of twenty one he received a miraculous healing experience from a single Reiki session that sparked a desire in him to help others in their own healing and spiritual journeys. After that initial Reiki session, he was inspired to learn all three degrees in the traditional Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho system, including years of in-depth training in all three levels of the Reiki Master/Teacher certification. He became nationally certified in massage and bodywork at the North Carolina School of Natural Healing, and is currently in an in depth Cranial Sacral intensive program in New Mexico. Jesse has spent most of his career working in high end spas, and healing centers, he believes that deep relaxation is the first step to healing. A massage by Jessee is not a typical spa fluff and buff, his work is deep, therapeutic, and methodical incorporating all of the modalities and techniques learned from over a decade of experience. If you want your mind and body blown away try a session with this guy!
Leila G. von Stein, LMT, C. Ay, CYT
Leila G. von Stein, co-owner of "The Cranial Sacral School of the Masters" in New Mexico, grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The wanderlust took her all over the world from Russia to Tasmania with many places in between, and eventually set her on a path to learn as much holistic medicine as possible. She continues this process, for it is her belief that the more healing modalities we learn, the closer we come to having a complete picture of health and understanding the individual. She studied Ayurveda and Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad in both New Mexico and India. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, the Shambhava School of Yoga, the Ayurvedic Institute and the Port Townsend School of Massage. Oh and shes a published author!! Her Cranial Sacral massage will take you to another planet just like the books she writes!
Panama Red, upon request, has been known to bring healing and laughter to our guests at Mantra Integrative Spa. At the least, he guarantees to make you smile! Otherwise, he stays quiet upstairs meditating. Panama specializes in grief relief, lowering blood pressure, mood elevation, relaxation and increased levels of love and compassion.