therapists

Heidi Johnson, LMT

Heidi Johnson, LMT, Owner & Therapist at Thrive Ann Arbor

For over 20 years Heidi Johnson has provided clients with outstanding massage therapy services. Starting in 1997 at an accredited massage school in Madison, Wisconsin, Heidi’s passion & love for bodywork began to blossom. Over the years Heidi has treated hundreds of clients in Ann Arbor and attended dozens of continuing education classes to maintain and enhance her strong foundation of skills. Since 2002, Heidi successfully operated a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, called Heidi Johnson Massage, where she focused on relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage and prenatal massage. Starting in 2016, Heidi’s practice continues under a new name, “Thrive”, and Heidi’s mission is to help you feel good, live well and thrive!     
 
Whether you are seeking the restorative pleasure of relaxation, a comprehensive sports massage, relief from a chronic backache, and/or trying to manage your stress, I adjust my style and 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 and family & dog play.  Spending the last several 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. She lives in Ypsilanti with her 2 children (12 and 5 years old), husband, and their wonderful goldendoodle, Leo. 

Career Highlights:

  • 1997 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. Psychology
  • 1998 graduate of the 650-hour accredited Massage Therapy School, A SpiriTouch Institute, Madison, Wisconsin 
  • American Massage Therapy Association member since 1997
  • Nationally Certified Massage Therapist – 1998
  • State of Michigan Massage Therapy License – 2013
  • In private practice since 2002 (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Continuing education focus in Sports Massage and Craniosacral Therapy and Prenatal Massage

Practicing Massage and Bodywork is my passion. I am grateful to be of service to my clients and assist them in reaching their goals. Be it physical, mental or emotional, I have observed my clients experience profound shifts and changes. Often times massage therapy reveals the deep connection we all are able to embrace between mind, body and soul.

Here are a few pictures from the AMTA conference Heidi attended in 2016 in Milwaukee, WI. This conference focused on sport massage, myofascial release and the latest massage research.

“I absolutely love my work,” explains Heidi, “At my Thrive Ann Arbor Massage office we are committed to each and every client. We listen, we learn and we care. Our clients feel immediate warmth when they walk in because our office is quiet, relaxing and healing. We take time to connect with an empathetic ear and we help our clients unwind from whatever they are experiencing in that moment, or in their day, or their life as a whole. For some people receiving a massage is their only stress reliever and we feel grateful to offer our services.”