Welcome to Lighten Up Massage Therapy & Body Work

Relax. Renew. Repeat.


Healthy Well-Being

Anna Birkeland NC Lmbt massage therapist fairview lake lure nc

  Anna Birkeland, AAS, RT(R) ARRT, NC Lmbt #05518 has over 18 years experience in the health and wellness industry. Her massage therapy, EMT training, private care provider and patient advocacy work experience pair well with her radiography experience, advanced radiation science studies and three years of hospital internships, enabling her to provide highly skilled direct patient care from a strong knowledge base.

A Therapist Who Cares


In order to provide you with the best experience, your massage therapy is customized to address your specific needs.  As an experienced professional massage therapist, Anna is focused on client safety, comfort and results.   Your preferences are always noted and you are encouraged to communicate with Anna before during and after your session to ensure your therapy is customized uniquely to you.  Each session is booked for a 1.5 hour time slot to ensure you have a full hour on the massage table, complete with hot or cool therapy wraps  and plenty of time to communicate your goals for your massage.

Experienced Knowledge


  Anna has always fostered positive and genuine connections with people, which have led her to many interesting life experiences, including being a nationally certified ski instructor for over 13 years, teaching for 5 of those years at Deer Valley Resort in Park City Utah, one of the top US ski destinations. As a result, she has worked as a sports massage therapist with professional athletes as well as patients who require a high level of complex care during her many years as a private care provider. A lifelong passion for learning, growth, and adding value to relationships are her main motivators.  Anna  will assess your needs with a careful intake before each session so you get the perfect combination of massage techniques you'll love that also address your unique therapeutic needs.

Massage Styles Offered

Deep Tissue & Sports

Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscles. It is used to break down knots and relieve pressure points throughout the body. This massage therapy is beneficial for athletes who need a good sports massage therapist and those who sit for long periods of time. 



The goal of relaxation massage therapy is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases connective tissue adhesions, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body. 


Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage massage is a very gentle massage performed by a qualified therapist targeting your lymphatic vessels located just below the skin.  Your therapist utilizes special massage strokes to accelerate and enhance the flow of lymphatic fluid. Anna offers manual lymphatic drainage massage and soft cupping lymphatic drainage massage therapy. 


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*Located inside Fairview Chiropractic Center*

Lighten Up Massage And Body Work LLC

2 Fairview Hills Drive, Fairview, North Carolina 28730, United States

(828) 808-9686
*Additional Lake Lure Location Now Available for Sunday appointments also!


Monday - Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Lake Lure Location, By Appointment Only

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