Wellness Staff

Massage Therapy

Robert Kochka, NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

I’ve been practicing massage therapy since I graduated from the Florida School of Massage Therapy in Gainesville, Florida in 2004, and I love it! I enjoy using massage therapy to treat people with complicated chronic muscular issues, postural imbalances, injury recovery, sudden pain, stress, depression, pregnancy discomforts, and can adapt all sessions to most complaints. I use a range of techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Connective Tissue Therapy, Deep tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy and Polarity Therapy, tailored to fit your needs. Let me know how I can help you!

Kayla Simmons, NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

I’m Kayla, a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and acupuncture student focused on providing relief to those in chronic pain. I attended Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, where every modality class had at least two or more instructors – which means, I really know what I’m doing! I also have training in myofacial release technique – a gentle yet deep practice designed to loosen the tissue surrounding your muscles.


Yoga & Yoga Therapy

Heather Dickens, RYT-200

Heather has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years. She left a long-time career in community development to work more closely with individuals and their health, completing her training in Subtle Yoga in 2010. Subtle® Yoga is a therapeutic, health-promoting and transformative system that marries traditional yoga with evidence-based health practice, incorporating breathwork, meditation, philosophy, and postures. Heather believes that through the gift of moving breath & body we can all learn to care for, heal, and live better in our bodies as they change over time. Heather’s classes are calming, uplifting and soothing in nature.

Hilary Drake, Certified Yoga Therapist, RYT-500

Hilary is a 15-year yoga practitioner, a graduate of Black Mountain Yoga Therapy & Teacher Training, and the owner of Thrive Yoga Therapy. She recently completed Advanced Therapeutics Training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Hilary blends her Yoga knowledge with Physical Therapy and is working with our patients as a rehab aide as well.