Alison Johnston

  • VA License #: 0019004589
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Encouraging the body to heal

I completed a 600+ hour course for Massage Therapy in Richmond, Virginia and am Nationally Certified since March 2004. I am also licensed in the state of Virginia. I have continued to expand my skill-set and knowledge with over 250 hours of continuing education. My interest and passion pertains to Orthopedic massage techniques and I have acquired a Medical Massage Certificate. I received valuable training and experience upon receiving certification, while working for 2.5 years with a Physical...

I completed a 600+ hour course for Massage Therapy in Richmond, Virginia and am Nationally Certified since March 2004. I am also licensed in the state of Virginia. I have continued to expand my skill-set and knowledge with over 250 hours of continuing education. My interest and passion pertains to Orthopedic massage techniques and I have acquired a Medical Massage Certificate. I received valuable training and experience upon receiving certification, while working for 2.5 years with a Physical Therapy practice. I started my own Massage practice in 2008 working from home or onsite.

I have a profound interest in the many diverse ways to maintain the health and functionality of our bodies as we age. The importance of exercise for fitness and balance, stretching for mobility, nutritious foods and the use of chemical-free products to name a few. I also enjoy being outdoors and exploring the beauty of plants and their uses.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019004589

NCBTMB Board Certified

# 404357-00

Education
2003

Virginia School of Technology

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Progressive Healing Massage, Owner CMT

Started own practice working from home office 2008 to present. Working with clients to heal painful issues.

May Physical Therapy - Massage Therapist

Worked with physical therapists as part of patient rehabilitation 2004 - 2007

Certified Massage Therapist

Independent contractor working with clients at various locations 2007 - 2008

Continuing Education

Erik Dalton’s “Dirty Dozen” Myoskeletal Techniques for Neck, Shoulder and Hand pain. 12 Contact Hours, October 26 & 27, 2003

Continuing Education

Musculoskeletal Rehab, Inc., (LMT Success Group) - Insurance Billing & Reimbursement, February 19, 2005, 6 Hours. Day of the Back, February 20, 2005, 8 Hours. Day of the Neck, February 21, 2005, 8 Hours. Postural Distortions, March 18, 2005, 6 Hours. Upper Extremities, March 19, 2005, 8 Hours. Lower Extremities, March 20, 2005, 8 Hours. Total = 44 Hours

Continuing Education

Freedom from Pain Institute – Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Advanced Neck, Back, Shoulder, Hip & Leg Pain seminar by Erik Dalton PhD, September 24 – 26, 2010 for 24 CEU’s.

Continuing Education

OMERI Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute – Orthopedic Massage Introduction, March 4, 2012 for 4 CEU’s. Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the Lower Body – seminar held at University of Richmond, VA, March 3 – 4, 2012 for 16 CEU’s. Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the Upper Body – seminar held at University of Richmond, VA, September 8 - 9, 2012 for 16 CEU’s.

Continuing Education

Douglas Nelson – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Kinematics, May 3, 2014, for 8 CEU’s.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Anonymous on Aug 07
Alison is always prompt, kind, professional, attentive and interested in any special needs one may have. I always look forward to seeing her.
by Sally on Aug 05
I can't think of a single thing I didn't like. My upper back had been the in pain for over a week. My chiropractor was able to lessen the pain but after my massage with Alison, I woke up pain-free in my upper back. I always wake up with a painful and stiff and lower back but after my session yesterday I woke up this morning feeling great with no pain or stiffness . Alison knows how to seek out the problem areas and fix them. Alison is amazing!
by Annette on Jul 14
I so appreciate the time taken to work on trouble spots and educating me on this journey to wellness! I always feel great after a massage and enjoy pain free days for a while, depending on my activity level.
by Connie on May 26
Allison is amazing! She takes time to get to know you and what exactly you are looking to get out of your massage. She keeps up with her training so you never get the "box" massage. My husband and I highly recommend Allison

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Chair Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue

Spa

  • Chair massage

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