Philosophies and Bio

 Over the past decade I have spent numerous hours studying topics that influence the behavior of our minds, bodies & spiritual selves. I believe that all of the lifestyle components mentioned at our introduction in the above paragraph indeed have an astounding effect on our body's overall performance as a machine.  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 itself, but it's external world as well.  In other words, the choices we make, the people we surround ourselves with, how often we express gratitude, how many times a day we smile, what we do with our down time, what type of fuel we give our body to perform with, how we move & stretch -- they all contribute to the health and happiness we experience over our 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, music, languages as well as their philosophies on health & healing.  In 1999 I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Art Therapy and Psychology.  In the several years following my degree I spent time employed with a community-based mental health center.  The experience I gained in understanding the human mind was priceless.  Within a few years I found myself enrolling at the Healing Arts Institute in order 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.  For many years I balanced my schedule to accommodate both careers until finally moving into massage full time around 2007.  I absolutely love what I do, and love the journey this line of work has given me.  I can't help but feel blessed every single day.


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, massage sessions are aimed at addressing your muscle tightness, chronic pain & myofascial restrictions.  When ignored these factors can contribute to an inability for your system to self-heal, creating blockages in the biochemical machine you have come to understand as your body.  Unfortunately these insufficiencies have the potential to cause major energetic disruptions which we culturally identify as disease, obesity, sickness and cancer.  *** It is tremendously important to acknowledge that proper hydration, therapeutic bodywork & physical exercise are significant aspects of self care that should never be disregarded.

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