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Enso collage


The ensō circle is the physical representation of enlightenment. Traditionally it is painted by Buddhist monks with one brush stroke and in a single breath. Zen masters will brush the ensō when doing calligraphy to express the complexities of Buddhism; to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

Often times our lives do not afford us moments when our mind is free to let our bodies heal. The goal is to bring awareness back to your body in order to facilitate your body’s own ability for healing whether that is through reducing your pain or helping you decompress from the stress of daily life. Re-establishing the mind-body connection is just as important as disconnecting it.

EnsōMW can help with both.

This practice was established to be able to offer an unabridged style of bodywork that has been developed over the course of Ashton's career.  The goal is always to affect change in people's hearts, minds and bodies through mindful touch and effective technique.

EnsōMW is proud to offer a safe space for all people of all origins.



NCLMBT #14663 | NC PTA #A7088

Ashton is the founder and in-house massage therapist at Ensō Massage & Wellness. She has lived in Henderson County since 2011 and is humbled to call the Western Carolina mountains home.  She has been in practice as a massage therapist for seven years developing her massage style in the spa, private practice, and physical therapy settings.  She has accrued a collective understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology that has given her an evidence-based, results-oriented approach to the body. She loves being a student of the human body and is always looking for new ways to make herself a more efficient medium to help facilitate healing.


Professional Background


Ashton graduated in 2014 with a strong foundation in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Sports and Geriatric modalities with integration of Ayurvedic principles.


Ashton graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2019 as Physical Therapist Assistant.  She chose the field of PT because she wanted to expand upon her understanding of the human body and how to help facilitate healing within it.  She currently works PRN as a PTA in Hendersonville.


GENERAL COURSES: Deep Tissue, Table Thai, Myofascial Release, PNF stretching, Acupressure.

CERTIFICATES IN: Medical Massage, ACE Therapeutic Cupping Certified Level 1

ON-JOB TRAINING in the Physical Therapy setting for lymphedema interventions including don/doffing compression garments, limb wrapping and manual lymph drainage techniques.


  • COMTA accredited educator.   Ashton teaches courses in Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology and Sports Massage at The Center for Massage & Natural Health in Asheville.

  • EnsōMW has been a featured provider in local WNC magazine The ENVOY Guide and with Open Path Healing Arts Collective 

  • CPR Certified

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