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Marilyn Monahan

Massage Therapist

Marilyn Monahan comes to us from Asheville, NC, where she was born and raised. With training in a multitude of modalities, Marilyn has found her niche to be a mix of Trigger Point Myotherapy and Swedish Massage. This personalized technique provides a combination of deep relaxation while also helping to release knots and address any underlying neuromuscular pain and stiffness. Marilyn’s unique approach to bodywork provides much-needed relief, relaxation, and self-care for her clients.


Having long felt a calling to a career in the healing arts, during her time as an undergraduate student Marilyn researched massage therapy programs across the nation. She chose an intensive and widely respected 1,080 hour program in Tucson, Arizona (The Desert Institute for the Healing Arts) in 1996.


During this year-long training, Marilyn studied the full spectrum of therapeutic techniques from Swedish Massage to Japanese Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Sports Massage, and Rehabilitative Massage, among other bodywork modalities.


After graduation from the Desert Institute for the Healing Arts, Marilyn returned to Asheville, NC and established her independent massage practice in 1997. While finishing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she ran a very successful solo massage practice, and in 2000 Marilyn was voted “Best Massage Therapist in Western North Carolina” by the readers of the Mountain Xpress, a highly regarded regional newspaper.


After completing her BA in Spanish from UNCA, Marilyn continued her massage practice in Asheville, and later transitioned to being an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Therapeutic Massage Techniques at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.


A mother of three, Marilyn has many hobbies including playing with her dogs and cats, traveling, playing golf, playing African drums, reading, blogging, hiking and painting. Marilyn is fluent in Spanish and enjoys traveling with her children and husband.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her two cats and her fiancé

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