Shea is a licensed massage + bodywork therapist, herbalist & artist in Asheville, North Carolina.
Education & Background
I BEGAN STUDYING THE BODY’S INTELLIGENCE AND PLANTS WHILE IN COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA. MY FASCINATION WITH THE HUMAN SYSTEMS AND BOTANICAL HEALING INSPIRED ME TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AND PURSUE A HOLISTIC HEALING EDUCATION. SINCE THEN I HAVE STUDIED VARIOUS MASSAGE & BODYWORK MODALITIES, HERBALISM THROUGH SELF-STUDY AND MENTORSHIP, PERMACULTURE AND ORGANIC GARDENING, ENERGY HEALING, YOGA AS MEDICINE AND TRAUMA THERAPY, NUTRITION AND VIBRANT REGENERATIVE LIVING.
THE WORK I OFFER AS A LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST (LMBT #14590) IS INTUITIVE, YET TECHNICAL. SKILLFUL, YET ORGANIC.
BY BLENDING TECHNIQUES FROM MANY DIFFERENT MASSAGE AND BODYWORK MODALITIES A NURTURING, GROUNDING AND THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT IS CREATED. THESE MODALITIES INCLUDE SWEDISH, DEEP TISSUE, MYOFACIAL RELEASE, TRIGGER POINT THERAPY, THAI YOGA BODYWORK AND CRANIOSACRAL. MY REPERTOIRE CONSISTS OF 50+ CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS IN THAI YOGA BODYWORK AND CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY.
TREATMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT. MY HOPE IS THAT THIS WORK IGNITES A DEEPER SENSE OF BODY-AWARENESS FOR MY CLIENTS AND ASSISTS THE HEALING PROCESS. I’D LOVE TO WORK TOGETHER!
“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”
— NADIA Shabazz, FOUNDER
Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.
Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.
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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.
If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.