Paths of Healing

Deep-swedish, trigger-point/Deep slow flow work, Energetics

Based in Asheville, NC; soon to Philadelphia

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $145

9 a.m. - 11 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 5 other techniques

3 testimonials


The way I massage, works with the stress levels and muscular/mental holding patterns of each person. We all have them whether we are aware of it or not. People hold stress differently depending on their circumstances and general attitude. Though we share the same basic frame, what stresses out one person may not stress out another. I use a combination of massage modalities to unwind trauma. As a bodyworker..., what makes me stand out, is the number of injuries I have healed in my body, as well as my degree of education. In the past, I pushed my body too hard, creating blockages and strains that eventually led to broken bones and torn muscles.

The desire to be pain free without invasive surgery was what drove me to get an education in bodywork. After finishing school, I continued to study in the areas of psychology, spirituality, self-help, exercise, nutrition and massage. In the last four years, I’ve read about a hundred books combined in those areas. I do my best to practice well what I have studied.

When I massage someone, I am working with my intuitive healing sense, the culmination of experience gained from working into and through my pain, the work of other great teachers who I have learned from, and thousands of hours of studying and focused practice. I'm a passionate, hard working guy with big dreams. Though I have very few reviews, people often tell me that the massage I give is the best or one of the best they have ever received.


Based near: South charlotte st & martin luther king jr. dr. Asheville, NC 28801 Mobile services within 25 miles

Travel schedule
March 23 - 28: Philadelphia, PA
In-studio 60 min. $145

  • Cash, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
About him

I’m a genuine person, honest and chill with a quiet, sassy edge. My education and life experiences lets me see people in terms of the way we disempower ourselves and become stuck in unconscious patterns that create negativity, disease and disability. I think this helps me keep a positive outlook on myself and others. Understanding ways in which pain prevents relaxation of body/mind/heart allows me more space... to have compassion and love for the circumstances we are born into and have little hope of controlling until we are adults.

I’m in this line of work because I have a heart-warming time connecting with others. I am generally judgment free and will work on anyone regardless of age or weight (must be over 18 or have a parent present). Dancing, music, reading and djing are a few of my favorite things. I go to burning man and other festivals to look at art, be snarky, dance for days, and connect with people from all different cultures. I live in Asheville and work all around the U.S.A

Additional info

Techniques: Chair massage, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Trigger Point

In-studio amenities: Shower, Tea, Massage Table, Heated Massage Table, Free Parking, Private Parking, Music

Mobile extras: Music, Massage Table


Feb. 16, 2018

By James in Asheville, NC

I am 69yo and had been traveling in my van for 18 days when I searched for a Masseur. I am never comfortable seeking a new to me Masseur when I am traveling. I reached out to “Paths of Healing” and felt very comfortable with the appointment making communications with August. I booked a 90 minute session.

The Universe was watching over me as I hit the jackpot with August. He is definitely trained, educated and VERY intuitive! He gave me the best massage I have had in years! He found and eliminated all the knots and constricted points.

I got up from the table at the end of the massage feeling 1000% better - 2 days later, as I write this, my body is still in great condition. I WISH August were near enough to be my regular Masseur. He does occasionally travel up near my home and I have asked him to notify me when he does. I will definitely be on his table again.

I will also note that besides being exceptionally skilled in massage, August is a good looking, intelligent and kind young man. You will not go wrong booking a massage w/ August.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 14, 2018, in Asheville, NC (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 21, 2018

By equiano in Cambridge, MA

August is truly a gift. I was hesitant to reach out given his relative lack of reviews, but I couldn’t be happier that I did. He was professional and sincere during our initial contact. The massage itself was transcendent. Rarely have I had the chance to experience such a gifted masseur with a tender spirit. I don’t tend to warm up to people very quickly, but August’s subdued and gracious nature is exhilarating. I left the session relaxed, centered, and thankful.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 21, 2018, in Boston, MA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Light to medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Dec. 13, 2017

By Jimi in Nashville, TN

I was greeted warmly by masseur. He was most personable and handsome young guy. He knew spots that needed work. I would say that this was the best massage I have ever received. Will see again when he is in town. Try him. You will be most happy.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 12, 2017, in Nashville, TN (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5