Healing in Western North Carolina
For over 200 years, Western North Carolina has been a destination for wellness and healing. From the cool mountain air, to the mineral-rich hot springs, abundance of fresh local foods, and awe-inspiring views, the ancient Appalachians are a treasured place to find peace and renewal for mental and physical health.
Asheville and the surrounding area are rich with both natural and human-made places to rest, rejuvenate, and find deeper healing for your whole self. Below, you’ll find resources on spas and saunas, yoga and movement classes, bodywork, guided nature experiences, and more. We also recommend a few places to stay if you need accommodations during your time here.
Still Point Wellness Asheville's Premier Esalen® Massage and Saltwater Floatation Spa, also offering yoga and dance, craniosacral therapy, and more.
Medicine Mama Wellness Jess Toan practices trauma-informed bodywork incorporating hot stones, deep tissue, and Esalen massage. She also incorporates essential oils and CBD.
Forest Bathing with Asheville Wellness Tours Experience the healing power of nature therapy. The practice of forest bathing encourages you to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses.
Skinny Beats Visit this great spot in downtown Asheville to experience a deeply rejuvenating sound bath.
Asheville Salt Cave Book a session to relax and recharge in this nature-inspired salt cave.
You Are Herd Equine Connection experiences
Curtis Wright Outfitters Guided fly fishing trips on the beautiful rivers of Western NC
Waterfalls of WNC A great roundup of waterfalls in our area, with a range of accessibility from roadside viewing to longer, more strenuous hikes.
Mountains Springs Cabins Cabins, tiny homes, and yurts
Mountain View Cabin in the Treetops Cozy and bright cabin with beautiful mountain views
Tiny House, Big Views Clean, simple space with lots of privacy and peaceful natural setting
Cabins of Asheville Cute, simple cabins 2 miles from AIP
Pisgah Highlands Tiny, off-grid cabins with stunning views (This experience is halfway between staying in a rental house and camping)
Stoney Creek Oasis RV and tent Camping half a mile from AIP