We are a wellness center located in Asheville, North Carolina specializing in chiropractic and nutritional services. We are passionate about helping you live a life full of health and wellness so you can spend your time enjoying what is important to you. We offer a wide range of services that approach health in a holistic and integrative way. From movement to nutrition we are here to give you the tools you need to aid you in making decisions for a full and vibrant life.
Movement & Function
With correct movement patterns and structural balance, our bodies are able to function optimally. It is our goal to keep you moving and symptom-free!
We see the body as a puzzle. It gives us clues through pain and discomfort to let us know when things are out of balance. Just because people are experiencing similar symptoms does not necessarily mean that they should have the same diagnosis. It is our job to find the causes of the symptoms and establish a plan to alleviate and eliminate them. Pain isn’t always a result of an accident or trauma; movement patterns causing pain can be from repetitive actions such as lifting your grandchildren, nursing your baby, or working at a computer. We set treatment plans based on each individual, according to their body and their lifestyle.
Movement & Function
Restoring a joint to its full range of motion, using gentle manual manipulations as well as adjustments using a handheld device. This can benefit most people—especially those who do repetitive motions for work/hobbies, those that sit for long periods of time, athletes or anyone that exercises or lifts, and people of all ages!
The structure of your body does influence its function. Our effective methods of gentle and safe chiropractic manipulation help restore movement to your spine and joints. Chiropractic is one of the safest methods in relieving pain and restoring function to your body as a whole. Our techniques include: Diversified, Drop Table, Instrument-Assisted Adjustments, and Blocking.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique (IASTT) – Use of a tool to break up scar tissue and/or adhesions in muscles and fascia. This profound technique helps to separate and break down collagen cross-links (scar tissue), reducing pain and discomfort and accelerating the healing of both new injuries and chronic conditions.
The doctor uses a hand-held stainless steel instrument to detect damaged soft tissue, including adhesions. The goal is to reduce swelling, if present, and to break up the adhesions to promote the realignment of muscle fibers. When the Graston Technique is coupled with the necessary strengthening and stretching exercises, it provides a great aid to the chiropractic adjustment, and, as a result, patients heal more quickly and more completely.
This treatment technique is excellent for people with conditions commonly treated and corrected in this office. Some of the more common conditions include: strain/sprain injuries anywhere in the body, pulled muscles, tendonitis/tendinosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries, knee pain, plantar fasciitis (foot pain), TMJ disorders.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used to reduce the effects of sacral/SI joint dysfunction. Symptoms that many pregnant women experience that can be helped by using this technique include: back pain, sciatic nerve pain, hip discomfort, and round ligament pain.
Our years of experience working with families have shown us the benefits of chiropractic care for children. Adjusting a child is totally different than adjusting an adult! We recommend a chiropractic wellness visit at each developmental milestone.
Individuals working with a Health Coach examine all the factors that affect their health: genetics, nutrition, medicine, exercise, biomechanics, rest & relaxation, thoughts & emotions, and then make lasting changes in the areas under their control.
We offer a Group Detox every Spring and Fall. Our Detox protocol is a chance to engage in a transformative experience that will show you the power you have to feel better—not in months or years, but in a few weeks! Our clients have found this program to be a way to quickly and profoundly change their lives just by changing a few basic things: what you eat, how you move, how you sleep, how you recharge, and how you connect.
We offer individual monthly maintenance plans as well as a family maintenance plan for any patients that want to be proactive in their health. Getting regular adjustments is a great way for the entire family to stay healthy together. Contact us for more information!
Therapeutic massage can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and thus partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It can also lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury. The types of massage we offer include neuromuscular, deep tissue, prenatal, Thai, and reflexology.
The basis of acupuncture is energy or “chi” and its ability to flow freely through the body in channels called meridians. It is believed that a block in chi can be the cause of illness or pain in that specific region of the body and when out of balance, the likelihood of illness is much greater. Balancing the meridians and keeping them flowing is the body’s inner force of healing power.
“Dr. Kat takes the time to listen to what is bothering me and when I walk out my pain levels are drastically better to completely relieved… She offers advice on exercises and tools I can use that will benefit my health and provide immediate at home pain relief.”
“I struggle with chronic pain from multiple chronic conditions; because of this I visit many physicians, medical professionals, doctors, etc. Mountain Air Wellness is the only office I frequent that I am excited to go to! I love that Mary is always there to pleasantly greet you, and she is always on top of things; whether insurance issues, appointment reminders, or scheduling she’s got it all covered. This makes me feel comfortable as a patient to know I am being taken care of in this way at my visit as well. I feel better every time I leave Dr. Kathryn’s office. When I arrive she takes the time to listen to what is bothering me and when I walk out my pain levels are drastically better to completely relieved. I feel that she is invested in me as a patient which you do not get from most doctors. She offers advice on exercises and tools I can use that will benefit my health and provide immediate at home pain relief. I feel very comfortable following her recommendations and I consult her when making most any decision regarding my health. The Graston Technique that Dr. Kathryn uses is life changing and has saved me from many painful trigger points. There is nothing negative I can say about my visits at Mountain Air Wellness!” – M. M.
“Dr. Resa was compassionate, gentle, and very effective in working out a treatment plan for me. After only 2 adjustments I experienced a huge relief, and my normal sleep and walking abilities were restored.”
“When I first became a client at Mountain Air Wellness Center I was suffering from horrible back pain and some form of Sciatic nerve pain. I had tried craniosacral therapy and inversion therapy to no avail. After many sleepless nights of intense pain I was referred by a friend to Mountain Air Wellness. Dr. Resa Johnson was compassionate, gentle, and very effective in working out a treatment plan for me. After only 2 adjustments I experienced a huge relief, and my normal sleep and walking abilities were restored. I was amazed by Mountain Air and their authentic ability to dramatically improve my debilitating condition. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone suffering from back pain.” – S. W.
“I am a musician and as a result I do not have the best posture, which causes recurring back pain. Dr. Kat not only alleviates my back pain but is able to use the Graston Technique to relieve forearm and wrist pain.”
“I am a musician and as a result I do not have the best posture, which causes recurring back pain. Dr. Kat not only alleviates my back pain but is able to use the Graston Technique to relieve forearm and wrist pain. I have walked into Dr. Kat’s office with my head stuck in one direction from the way I slept; with a gig later that night I was desperate. This was the first time I visited Mountain Air Wellness, and with full range of motion of my neck when I walked out I knew I would be seeing them again. It is always nice to be greeted by Mary and Dr. Kat is very engaged. She listens in order to provide the best care. I would recommend Mountain Air Wellness to anyone.” – J. C.
“I’m so grateful for everything I learned about my body and what I need to be healthy during the detox. It has changed my life: I feel younger, more vibrant, with more vitality.”
“With health, it is never just one thing that makes you better, that brings well-being to body, mind, and spirit. But that being said, the group detox with Dr. Resa made huge changes in my life and my quality of living. I went from being a nearly daily user of inhalers for asthma to only keeping one around for emergencies. My nearly constant congestion disappeared once I eliminated dairy, and I finally kicked the coffee habit, giving my adrenals and nervous system the much rest they needed. I’m so grateful for everything I learned about my body and what I need to be healthy during the detox. It has changed my life: I feel younger, more vibrant, with more vitality.” – Letitia Walker | Purna Yoga Instructor
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Our office is open Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm. Friday afternoons by appointment.
Accepted insurance includes: BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, MedCost, Healthgram, and HealthSpring.