Heidi Johnson, LMT (she/her)
Owner & Therapist at Thrive
(not accepting new clients at this time)
For 25 years Heidi has provided clients with outstanding massage therapy services. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997, Heidi switched course and decided to pursue her interest in massage therapy. “I’ve always had a deep curiousity about the connection between our emotional health and our body”, states Heidi Johnson, owner of Thrive Massage. “Specifically how stress and anxiety manifests in our musculoskeletal system. I also love to treat clients that are recovering from an injury or surgery because it challenges me to research appropriate techniques and new approaches.”
Heidi’s passion & love for bodywork began to blossom as she journeyed through a 650 hour Massage Therapy program at an accredited bodywork school in Madison. Upon graduating in 1998, Heidi continued as a teaching assistant and started building clientele. Eventually she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in February 2000.
Starting in 2002, Heidi began building her private practice in downtown Ann Arbor, called Heidi Johnson Massage, where she focused on relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage and prenatal massage. In early 2016, Heidi rebranded and relaunched her practice under a new name, “Thrive Massage & Bodywork”. At her Packard Street location she now has 6 Licensed Massage Therapists on staff ready to see new clients. Our approach at Thrive is based on 3 fundamental values: commitment, connection and care. We are fully committed to our profession & education, we build connection with each client during the health history intake and we administer high-quality care during each session and recommend a treatment plan.
Over the years Heidi has treated hundreds of clients in Ann Arbor and attended hundreds of hours of continuing education workshops to maintain licensure and enhance her strong foundation of skills.
Whether you are seeking the restorative quality of relaxation, a comprehensive sports massage, relief from a chronic backache, and/or trying to manage your stress, Heidi will adjust her technique to fit your needs.
A session with Heidi will help you feel more freedom in your body, increase your mobility and relief from acute or chronic pain, tension, and stress.
In her spare time, Heidi has a passion for strength & endurance training as well as reading, knitting, traveling, paddle boarding on local lakes, swimming and beaching on Lake Michigan, and hang time with family. Spending the last 10 years working out with a personal trainer at the WCC Health and Fitness Center has helped Heidi grow stronger as a massage therapist as well as learn valuable ways to teach clients about the benefits of strength and injury recovery.
Please call or text Heidi directly with questions and/or details about the Thrive LMT staff. Although she is not accepting new clients at this time, Heidi will match you with an LMT that best fits your needs.