Philosophies and Bio

  Studio 3   Massage & Ashiatsu

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   Studio 3 is a locally owned business in west Asheville, North Carolina.  Shop owner Heather Johnson has over 13 years experience in the field of massage & bodywork and has been a small business owner in three of our nation's beautiful states.

   Specializing in Barefoot Ashiatsu, Western Medical and Traditional Thai techniques, your massage sessions are aimed at addressing muscle tightness, chronic pain & myofascial restrictions.  As we all know, when problems are ignored, the biochemical machines we operate within (our bodies) begin to "glitch".  One pesky glitch can ricochet into a myriad of issues, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and confused about what to begin addressing first.   As these issues accumulate, they have the potential to cause major energetic disruptions which many of us commonly identify as stress, fatigue, disease, obesity, sickness or cancer.   *** It is tremendously important to acknowledge that therapeutic bodywork, proper hydration, a nutrient-rich diet, and physical exercise are the most significant aspects of self care.   They should never be disregarded or postponed.   When you take good care of you, you take good care of others.

   Over the past decade I have enjoyed studying the various factors that influence the behavior of our minds, bodies & spiritual experiences.  I believe that all the lifestyle components mentioned at our introduction indeed have an astounding effect on the body's overall performance as a machine.  Even at it's most basic physiological level, the human body is a fascinating network of electrical energies and chemical elements...all responding to influences not only from within its own self, but it's external world as well.  I believe the choices we make, the people we surround ourselves with, how often we express gratitude, how many times a day we smile, how we spend our down time, what types of fuel we give our body to perform with, how often we move & stretch -- they all contribute to the health and happiness we are able to experience over our short lifetime.


   The field of Health & Human Science has always been an interest of mine.  I enjoy learning about the experiences of different cultures -- their art forms, traditions, religions, musical styles, languages, as well as their philosophies on health & healing.  In 1999 I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy & Psychology.  The following several years were spent with a community-based mental health center.  The experience I gained in recognizing the complexities of the human mind was priceless.  In 2003 I found myself enrolling at the Healing Arts Institute with the desire to transition into a role that allowed me to focus on healing from not only a mental health perspective, but also a physical and spiritual one.   I absolutely love what I do, and love the oportunites this work has provided me.  I certainly hope you feel it when you visit my massage studio.  Thanks for taking the time to read my bio...I look forward to learning more about you now.   :)