Welcome Wellness is a team of practitioners and staff who respect your health and healthcare choices. We love what we do and can't wait to meet you.
Dr. Karen Hartman, DC
Chiropractor Dr. Karen Hartman has had the pleasure and privilege of serving her mountain community for over 25 years. Her love of being with people inspired her to be a chiropractor in 1982 and her love of the mountain lifestyle brought her to the Asheville area in 1987. Dr. Karen has created a diverse practice, welcoming people of all ages, from birth to old age, and all cultures, abilities, and lifestyles. Her chiropractic techniques are diverse as well. She practices chiropractic techniques from manual adjustments to drop table and arthrostim as well as incorporating massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Her thoughtful, individualized concern and care of people has made her a fixture in the natural health community, and she was voted #2 chiropractor in Asheville in the 2013 Best of WNC X-Awards by Mountain Xpress. Dr. Karen says she has the greatest job in the world; she hangs out with people she likes all day and helps them get well.
Richard Koerber, LAc
Richard’s growing interest in Chinese Medicine inspired him to enroll and complete a Master’s degree specializing in Five Element Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute’s class of 1981 (Columbia, MD).
Richard then pursued two advanced graduate degrees from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington, England, studying directly with renowned acupuncturist Dr. J.R. Worsley over a six year period.
He also received his Certificate in Chinese Herbology from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, of New York, in 1985.
Over the past 10 years, Richard has had the very good fortune to extensively study Classical Chinese Medicine and work with internationally renowned Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen.
Richard established Acupuncture practices in Brattleboro, Vermont and Halifax, Nova Scotia before settling in Asheville, NC for the past 22 years. He has served as President of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was appointed and served as a Board Member for the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing board from 1995-2001. He has served on the Advisory Board of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts for the past 10 years.
A primary thrust of Richard’s therapeutic outlook is to encourage, through kindness and humor, the healthiest and most complete expression ofhuman existence possible for each unique patient.
Dr. Corey Walton, DC
Dr. Corey Walton grew up in a small rural town in upstate New York, where he helped his grandparents run their dairy farm. Dr. Corey completed his undergraduate degree in clinical science from Keuka College in 2011. From there he obtained his chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2013. Dr. Corey moved to Asheville shortly after graduation and began working with Dr. John Faherty until Dr. John’s retirement in the spring of 2017. In the spring of 2016 Dr. Corey had the pleasure of joining the wonderful practitioners and staff at Welcome Wellness. Since arriving at the office Dr. Corey has embraced the culture of treating patients like family. Under the amazing guidance of Dr. John and Dr. Karen, Dr. Corey has become proficient in a variety of techniques including diversified, flexion distraction, drop, toggle, arthrostim and extremity adjusting.
Dr. Corey’s passion is spending quality time with his partner Amanda and two dogs Roscoe and Riley. In his free time he also enjoys technology and experiencing live music. These among many other reasons are why he loves Asheville. Dr. Corey is extremely happy and enthusiastic about joining the wonderful family at Welcome Wellness.
Laura Graham, LMBT
Lymphatic Enhancement Specialist
Laura developed her passion for touch and holistic health care while working in an acupuncture clinic, where she provided Chinese healing modalities such as Cupping and Gua Sha. She attended the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga and has been licensed in the state of North Carolina since 2015. As an Asheville native, Laura is proud to provide Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy to her community through Welcome Wellness.
Laura provides a gentle method of lymphatic drainage utilizing the Lymphstar Pro® device, as well as manual techniques that are tailored to each client's needs. She believes in providing space and support for people to heal themselves, and that lymphatic drainage and massage are favorable ways to facilitate the healing process. Laura continues to deepen her studies in lymphatic drainage and massage, combining her love of learning with travel to further her skills as a person and practitioner. (LMBT#15187)
For more information on Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy please visit http://aetiology.co.nz
CC Young, LMBT
Licensed Massage Therapist
CC is a young intuitive native to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2015, Ms. Young attended Asheville-Buncombe Community College and achieved her Associates degree in Massage Therapy. Through years of training, dedication and hands-on experience CC has acquired an abundance of knowledge from Dr. Karen and other healthcare providers to help alleviate pain and discomforts found throughout the body. She enjoys working with the Welcome Wellness team.
CC offers a unique skill set by focusing her work on Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Techniques. Upon reaching and releasing the deepest layers of muscle, it is important to focus on the thin layer of myofascial connective tissue that overlay and surrounds each muscle. In doing so she delivers a relieving and relaxing style of bodywork, with an instinctive touch to what each body needs.
CC finds balance and enjoyment from long hikes in nature. She also has a passion for traveling to new places, meeting new people and adventures. She seeks to deepen her understanding of the human experience. Live, Learn, Love and Grow.
Celandine Miller, LMBT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Celandine Miller joined the Welcome Wellness health team in September, 2018. Licensed since 1998, her diverse background and experience coupled with her keen intuition make her a valuable member of the team. She specializes in applied kinesiology to promote smooth ROM. Reflexology to affect and stimulate many points in the body. Active Sports Release for joint and muscle balance/flexibility. Trigger point and Myofascial release to decrease muscle guarding and the feeling of stiffness. Neuromuscular Massage is especially highlighted in her hour massages for the effective relief of chronic pain and nerve inhibition. Craniosacral for CSF circulation etc,. But one of her favorite modalities and far different from standard table massage is Thai Yoga Massage or commonly known as “ lazy yoga” performed on a mat in loose clothing. Thai is dynamic while relaxing, bringing the mind -body connection into sharp focus.
Since a small child Celandine has been practicing hands-on healing, Tai Chi and Yoga/meditation. She teaches yang style 24 form Tai Chi on Tuesday mornings at the Oshun Mountain Retreat Center. Her hobbies include hiking, art, cooking, and camping. Along with daily research into combing the kaleidoscope of biochemistry, biology, genetics, consciousness and quantum mechanics. All while being the best mom she can to son, dogs and cat .