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Cottage of Compassionate Hands in Montford

Catherine Classen


15 Zillicoa St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
T: 828-255-7556 or 828-279-7007

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The Cottage of Compassionate Hands in Montford is a special wellness center and spa devoted to health and healing.

* Relax, calm and nurture your whole self

* Nourish mind & body

* Improve flexibility and coordination

* Relieve stress-related symptoms and restore the mind- body balance

Call 828-255-7556 or email us for more information or to schedule a massage and/or spa treatment

Therapies offered at the Cottage:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Craniosacral
  • Facilitated Stretching
  • RUIT Repetitive Use Injury
  • Massage for TMJ
  • Energy Work
  • Chinese Cupping Therapy
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Ear Candling
  • Massage for Cancer/Breast Surgeries
  • Basic Lymphatic Drainage
  • Referrals for Cancer Support
  • Spa Treatments
  • On Site Chair Massage
  • Outcall Massage

  • Profile and Credentials        

    Catherine Classen MLT became aware of the importance of good diet and the healing of massage therapy in addressing dis-ease while overcoming breast cancer in 1989.

    She opened Compassionate Hands Healing Center on her organic farm outside Washington DC. She graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1998. In 2000, agfter moving to the Asheville area, she began a new organic farm and has opened The Cottage of Compassionate Hands as a place of quiet healing for all.

    "I listen to the client and their body to tell me how and where to work, incorporating all aspects of my learned and intuitive knowledge in a session.

    Taking time for one's self is often the first step to a healthier life."

    Special Educational Certifications include:

  • Basic Lymphatic Drainage
  • Facilitated Stretching
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Chinese Cupping therapy
  • Hot Stone therapy
  • Referrals for Cancer Support
  • Cancer/Breast Surgeries
  • Spa Treatments
  • RVIT Repetitive Use Injury
  • Member AMTA
  • NC License #1943

  • Philosophy and Comments        

    Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

    We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 7pm with appointments available outside of these hours with 24 hours notice.

    We will also schedule outcalls to your home or hotel.

    Massage Therapy Menu        

    Advanced Therapeutic Massage
    30 min $35, 60 min $65, 90 min $90
    with the essential oil of your choice Add $5

    Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
    30 min $40, 60 min $75, 90 min $105

    Hot Stone Therapy
    60 min $75, 90 min $85
    Deep penetrating, moist heat applied using our smooth basalt stones. Relaxes the muscles and expands blood vessels creating a calming effect on the nervous system.

    Craniosacral Therapy
    60 mins $60.00
    Establish the normal rhythm of teh cerebral spinal fluid, which impacts the brain, nerves, pituitary and endocrine system.

    Lymphatic Drainage
    Basic Lymphatic Drainage 75 mins $55.00
    Light Pressure over the entire body aids our body's natural clensing system to remove toxic buildup of cellular wastes.

    Pregnancy Massage
    60 mins $65.00
    Relaxing, nururing massage for the mother to be.

    Couples Massage
    60 mins $125.00
    2 tables in our therapy room. Relax together.

    Four Hand Massage
    60 mins. $125.00
    2 therapists work in a tandem dance of relaxation.

    Ear Candling

    Chinese Cupping Therapy
    30 mins. $45.00
    Glass ups and heat are used to break up deep adhesions. Ideal when used together with a 1 hr massage.

    Body Treatments        

    Organic, Salt or Sugar Glow w/ Essential Oils
    75 min $75
    A blend of Dead Sea Salts or Alpha Hydroxy Sugar is used to gently exfoliate and soften your skin. Following a warm shower your skin is moisturized.

    Botanical Mud Wrap
    75 min $75
    Natural clay detoxifies and softens your skin. After application you are wrapped in a warming blanket and receive a relaxing head and neck massage. Following a warm shower your skin is moisturized.

    Hot Stone with Salt or Sugar Glow
    2 1/2 hrs. $150.00

    Swedish Massage
    One hour relaxation massage and salt or mud warp. 2 1/2 hours $130.00.

    Custom Package Prices Upon Request        

    Add Aromatherapy $10.00 or Ear Candling $30.00

    Groups May Be Accommodated with Advance Notice

    Book of 5 Therapeutic Massages $275

    Warm Up Package
    Hot Stone, Salt or Mud Wrap and Ear Candling - 3 hrs - $175.00

    Massage for the Cancer Client
    Lymphatic Drainage, Ear Candling and Energy Balancing - 2 1/2 hours - $125.00


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