What’s New at Thrive?

I am happy to announce that Thrive is now in Phase 2 of reopening as we welcome back a second staff member, Julia Paholak, LMT.

The past several months have been very challenging for everyone and I deeply appreciate the continued support and encouragement from our clientele.

I am pleased to report that after I reopened our massage office in mid-June we’ve had no reported COVID cases. Our rigorous safety protocols, prescreening routine and limited schedule are effective and reassuring for our clients and staff. 

My number one goal is to offer you the lowest risk environment that will help you feel the most relaxed and at ease during your massage. I am always available to discuss our safety protocols if you have any questions or concerns and I will keep you updated if anything changes with our operations and staff.

Heidi Johnson, Owner and LMT at Thrive


Julia Paholak, LMT, is seeing clients again! She has completed 2 hours of COVID safety training and is committed to helping slow the spread of COVID-19.

Julia’s hours are:
Sunday 12-5pm, Monday 3-8pm, and Thursday 3-8pm

julia paholak, LMT at Thrive Massage & Bodywork in Ann Arbor, Michigan
heidi Johnson, LMT Thrive Massage and Bodywork Ann Arbor

Thrive in the News!


We were delighted to be featured in both All About Ann Arbor (WDIV) and Stateside on Michigan Radio recently about what it’s like to reopen a Massage Therapy business during a pandemic.

You can read Heidi’s interview in All About Ann Arbor here.

And you can listen to Heidi’s interview with April Baer from Michigan Radio here.  Heidi’s part is after the dance interview – at the 9 minute mark.

construction on thrive expansion

Coming soon!

We are expanding our space to include additional lobby space and a treatment room. This will allow for proper social distancing as we slowly introduce our staff back.

Free Foam Rolling & Self Massage Videos

We’ve added a new section to our website to help you feel less stress and body tension while you might be working from home or an office.

Watch and follow along as Heidi guides you through a series of self-massage techniques. Click below to view the free videos!

heidi and the new adjustable massage table

Look at our new adjustable Oakworks Massage Table! We are especially excited about the inclined upper body support that will help our prenatal and post-surgery clients fully relax while they lay face-up.