Lisa Birnesser, LMBT


Lisa Birnesser, LMBT

Asheville massage therapist Lisa Birnesser has been helping people overcome pain and injury for more than  fifteen years. In her over 35-year occupational therapy career, she's held a variety of positions as an occupational therapist, therapy supervisor, and therapy instructor. She has experience in geriatric care and has practiced in home and outpatient as well as clinical settings.

In her massage practice, Lisa draws from expertise in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques to focus on your individual needs.

  • She is certified in Myofascial Integration Structural Technique (a deep tissue technique) and has attended multiple workshops in craniosacral therapy, both as a student and as a teaching assistant.
  • Lisa specializes in the soft tissue treatment of back, neck and shoulder pain, headache relief and temporalmandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD.
  • Lisa also has long experience in pregnancy massage. She recently became certified in prenatal massage and fertility massage.
  • In addition, Lisa provides life and stress management coaching services.

Lisa received a bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas in 1985. She graduated from the Center of Rehabilitation Education massage program in Knoxville in 2005.


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What People are Saying:

Lisa has literally saved my life! Several years ago I had a severe tear to my IT band. Let’s just say it’s pretty much crippling. I spent a gazillion dollars with orthopedic surgeons and physical therapy. I was still a mess. The doctor basically told me that this injury was going to be with me the rest of my life. Then I discovered Lisa!!

Lisa has the most amazing understanding of the human body. She could teach all these other “professionals” a thing or two. She has given me my life back and I’m forever grateful.

Pharmaceuticals got nuthin’ on Lisa!! When I leave from a session with Lisa I feel like I’m sitting in a hug tub of warm pancake syrup. Don’t believe me? Go see her and see for yourself.

In short, Lisa is a great person who truly cares about her customers. She is not some Fruit Loop massage therapist that did minimal studies to qualify for a license. Lisa is constantly seeking out further education in her field. She is a true professional.

Additionally, Lisa’s new location is super nice. She has worked really hard to get to this place in her life. She truly deserves it. Now, you deserve a trip to Lisa! Make your appointment now and you will be feeling like a new person. - Ben, Knoxville, TN

I feel great after my sports massage from Lisa! Helped wonders with my knee pain! Thanks Lisa! – Courtney, Knoxville, TN

Lisa knows what she is doing! She listens to you to determine your problem areas and then focuses on your needs while you are there. She’s a professional in every way–best in Knoxville! – Misty, Knoxville, TN

I’ve been seeing Lisa for around two years or so. She has helped me with athletic injuries, but mostly with relaxation and just plain unwinding! She can tell the areas that need the most work, and makes everything feel perfect. I’ve been to a few massage therapists in town, and Lisa is definitely my favorite. – Cynthia, Knoxville, TN

Lisa is an amazing massage therapist who was also an occupational therapist. Not only does she know anatomy she can actually find u0026amp; work with what truly ails you. I am a sales person by day u0026amp; an athlete after hours. I have been seeing Lisa for years u0026amp; say congrats to her for such success. Here’s to 7 more years Lisa! – Beccah, Knoxville, TN

I’ve only been able to see Lisa once, but believe me….in just 30 minutes she worked wonders. I had a car accident 4 years prior and was still having a lot of pain and disability in my legs and feet. She melted it all away. She listens attentively and knows what she is doing. I would recommend her to anyone out there suffering from pain and ongoing problem areas. Needless to say, I will be seeing her very soon. – Doris, Knoxville, TN

Lisa is an outstanding massage therapist that I would recommend to anyone!! – Will, Knoxville, TN

Transformations Therapeutics, and Lisa Birnesser, are wonderful! Lisa has such an amazing gift. I highly recommend her!! – Kim, Knoxville, TN

Have been getting massages from Lisa for over 8 years, she has helped tremendously with my chronic neck pain. Always an amazing experience. Have had: craniosacral, couples massages, therapeutic massages, and prenatal massages. I like Lisa because she is professional, has a great touch, and genuinely wants to help you feel your best, all while making you feel at home. Salon spa experiences are sterile and stuffy in comparison. – Molly, Knoxville, TN

I’ve been with Lisa for almost 7 years, maybe! I’ve been all over Knoxville and she gives the best, most customized massages! I always recommend Lisa to everyone! She will actually give you every minute of your full booking time for a massage – that is rare for a massage! – Rebecca, Knoxville, TN

With the many problems I face, physically, Lisa has helped to greatly reduce the pain that I experience. It has also helped me to better handle stress and tension in my body. – Allison, Knoxville, TN

I have less pain, am more relaxed and peaceful after Lisa’s massage. - Anonymous

I have decreased pain, muscle tension and relief of muscle spasms. General sense of peace and well-being due to less pain. - Nicole, Knoxville, TN

I always feel great after I see Lisa. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about what she does, and her expertise runs the gamut from relaxing massage to working out specific problem areas. - Angie, Knoxville, TN

I would not be able to move pain free if it weren’t for Lisa! She has been my massage therapist for several years and I am truly thankful for her in helping me. Last year I was undergoing chemo treatments and Lisa helped me get through treatments with a smile! That is only one of the many reasons I continue to see her! - Kristy, Knoxville, TN

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