Meet Our Massage Therapists


Elaine has extensive educational and experience in traditional medical field. Once she began to study Integrative Medicine she realized that a blend of both traditional and integrative medicine can create a nurturing, and effective approach to client recovery and relief of pain associated with Neuromuscular acute injuries or chronic conditions that cause reduced quality of life. She is Nationally Board Certified in the therapeutic massage and bodywork as well as Lymphedema Therapy. She has taught Oncology Massage and was the facilitator for the only Lymphedema Network for over five years. We are happy to welcome Elaine and the begin offering Medical and Lymphatic massage at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center. 

Laura Bridges, LMBT

Laura is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She is a graduate of the Center of Massage and Natural Health located in Asheville, NC. Prior to graduating from CMNH, Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. SHe has been working at Pardee Hospital as a massage therapist on the mental health/medical detox unit since 2002 and as a massage therapist at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center since 2008. She has over 18 years of clinical experience. She is certified in Swedish massage, pregnancy/postpartum massage, and massage cupping therapy. She has received trianaing in the following modalities: myofascial release, myofasical mobilization, healing touch, spa treatments, hot stone massage, chair massage, and deep tissue massage. Laura believed in the healing power of touch and the mind/body connection. Her passion is in helping other achieve and maintain overall health and wellness.