Rediscover Your Active Life.

Relieve pain and move more freely with clinical massage treatment from Asheville's pain and performance specialist.


New clients, please download and complete this intake form and bring it to your first appointment.

Stop missing out on the activities you love. Get back in action with healing massage therapy from Asheville Pain & Performance.

There’s no need to slow down when you take care of your body properly. Asheville Pain & Performance specializes in relieving pain, healing injuries, and helping your body work smoothly and efficiently.

Each session combines therapeutic massage and movement treatments tailored to you—whether you need to:

  • Get control of chronic pain.
  • Decrease pain and recovery time after surgery or injuries.
  • Prevent injuries at work or recreational activities.
  • Enhance range of motion for daily function or sports.
  • Improve athletic performance and recovery ability.

Can clinical massage therapy really do all that?

Massage therapy isn’t always scented oils, incense, and relaxing at the spa. At Asheville Pain & Performance, you’ll find a different kind of massage.

Clinical massage therapy– or Neuromuscular Therapy– heals your body. You’ll feel the results quickly. And pairing your therapy with natural movement exercises keeps the pain away…

Even if you’ve tried everything else.

It’s a combination that’s helped hundreds of clients, whether they were suffering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or needed improved recovery and performance.

In fact, some clients have been referred to Asheville Pain & Performance by their doctor after other treatments failed.

“I sustained a painful injury which had me limping for six months. I went to several doctors who couldn’t help me much. Then one of them referred me to Stephen.

After just two sessions, I was no longer limping! It blew me away.”

Jarret “Redfoot” Kaufman

“Stephen’s ability to focus on and isolate a specific muscle or tendon is unlike any massage therapist I have ever experienced.”

M.J. Taylor


“I sustained an injury that got progressively worse for years.

After the first treatment, I was able to use my leg in activities couldn’t  just days before.

I see that I may have suffered needlessly for far too long!”

J. Gordon Parsons

How can Asheville Pain & Performance help you?

Need relief from nagging pain? Ready to take your performance to the next level? Eager to learn how you can stay healthy and active at any age?

Make a selection below for more information about the service that’s right for you. Or, contact AP&P for a free email or phone consultation.

Get natural pain management with clinical massage therapy.

Natural Pain Relief

Are you suffering from pain that interrupts your sleep, work, and life due to a chronic condition, injury, or surgery?

Massage therapy and movement skills can increase your athletic performance and prevent injuries.

Athletic Performance

Are you a recreational or competitive athlete who wants to boost performance, speed recovery, and prevent injuries?

Stephen Opper's natural movement training teaches you how to maintain your own health and remain pain free.

Natural Movement Training

Would you like the knowledge to keep your muscles and joints healthy and enjoy an active life for years to come?