Arica Johnson | RMT
Arica (pronounced “Erica”) is a Registered Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, Energy Healer, and Shamanic practitioner. Since the age of eleven, she knew that her life purpose involved using her hands to help people to heal. Healing is her passion, and she has been studying different forms of bodywork and energy work for the past 25 years, and is continually expanding and deepening her skills and knowledge. From 2002 to 2006, she lived in Hawaii where she had the opportunity to learn the traditional Hawaiian sacred bodywork, Lomilomi. This fluid and graceful style of massage remains a strong influence in her work today.
She provides a balanced blend of relaxation and therapeutic techniques, and specializes in headaches, migraines, upper back pain, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Her focus is to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest, digest, and heal mode) where relaxation and rejuvenation takes place.
In 2013, she completed an intensive training in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), and is one of about 1000 practitioners in North America who is certified to use these techniques. MLD is excellent for patients with lymphedema, post surgery patients, pregnancy related swelling, arthritic conditions, and pain to name a few.
Arica also recently completed a course in Ayurvedic facials and Indian Head massage, and is looking forward to incorporating those modalities into her practice.
She believes that all our aches and pains, and ailments we experience also have an emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic component, so when she is working with people she is not solely focused on the physical aspect – there is also healing taking place on the other levels of our being. Her treatments are deeply calming, and she is known for making even the people who have the hardest time relaxing and letting go fall asleep. She has an intuitive, sensitive, and compassionate touch, which helps the client to enter into a deep place within themselves where healing occurs naturally. Energy and intuitive work can be blended into the session if desired by the client.
Rather than just touching the body, Arica’s intent is to touch the whole person. She considers her work a path of sacred service and finds it deeply fulfilling to assist and support people on their healing journeys.