The inspiration behind Laughing Heart Lodge is Karen Nagle’s youngest daughter Jenna who sustained a serious brain injury from a medical mishap in 2003. Through Jenna’s strength and determination, and the help of traditional and alternative medicines, Jenna has recovered beyond anyone’s expectations.

To help make these therapies available to area people and visitors, we have several healing therapists who share 2 therapy rooms in the downstairs area of the Lodge. You can learn more about the different therapies by using the links which follow:   Therapeutic Massage.   Our Acupuncturist, Sally Robinson, has a new baby girl and will not be practicing here until further notice.  She is still practicing in Asheville at White Pine Acupuncture.  Appointments can be made directly with the therapists with the information provided on their pages. A guest can do this prior to arrival or during their stay provided the therapist has availability.

Laughing Heart Lodge

A Place for Lodging, Retreats and Healing