Jamie Sparks
Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist

Jamie Sparks    LMBT #9004

I am a knowledge seeker and a seeker of healing.  A believer that knowledge is empowerment, I am passionate about helping you to bring healing into your own hands, be it by offering yourself the pampering of a massage and the physical awareness that comes with it or by sharing yoga postures that will help you get into your body and open up the places that may be resistant.  Or even sharing a herbal remedy, tea or oil that can help you with your mental fog, depression, poor sleep and so much more. 

Massage is a time that the body is open and receptive to much that is coming at it.  I believe in honoring this receptive time and offering the body organic oils with many healing and medicinal properties.  I make many of my oils and wildcraft many of the plants that my oils are infused with.  I enjoy viewing your massage experience as a time for your entire body, mind and spirit and allow for bringing a multitude of beneficial things to your being at that time.  That may include a stretch, an organic herbally infused oil for the inflammation in your knee, or an essential oil to uplift your spirit.  I am grateful to aid in your healing journey and am delighted in sharing the healing modalities that I feel inspired to offer to your body, mind and spirit through massage.   


 Massage Therapy Training

Asheville School of Massage and Yoga - Asheville, NC   2008 

Thai massage - Asheville, NC 2010

Professional Ethics - Asheville, NC 2010 

Energetic Boundaries-Asheville, NC 2012 

Aromatic Applications for the Skin-Augusta, GA 2012

Aromatherapy Certification Course-Marshall, NC 2012 

 Yoga Teacher Training and other Trainings

Ashtanga Teacher Training (David Swenson)-Asheville, NC 2002

Yoga Alliance Approved 200 hour Teacher training Asheville Yoga Center - Asheville, NC 2003

Yoga Journal Conference - Estes Park, CO 

Anusara Training (Betsey Downing) - Asheville, NC

Para Yoga (Rod Stryker) - Asheville, NC

Anusara Training  (John Friend) - Morrisville, NC 2007

Acro yoga  (Jenny Sauer-Klein) - Chapel Hill, NC

 Herbal/Botanical Education

Ohio University, BS Plant Biology and Environmental Studies - Athens, OH  1999

Herbal mentorship program with Juliet Blankespoor - Asheville, NC 2006

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine - Asheville, NC 2008

Medicines from the Earth - Black Mountain, NC 2007, 2008, 2009, , 2011, 2012

Southeastern Women's Herbal Conference-Black Mountain, NC 2010, 2011, 2012 

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine - multiple courses 2008-2010, winter clinical herbalism mentor program 2010-2011

Clinical Herbalism and Education experience - CALM New Mexico and Pennsylvania, North Carolina 2009, 2010, 2012 

Aromatic Applications for the Skin-Augusta, GA 2012

Aromatherapy Certification-Marshall, NC 2012