We recently connected with Lisa Johnson and have shared our conversation below.
Lisa, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to hear stories from your time in school/training/etc.
I attended the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage Therapy in 2000. I enjoyed the experience and I thought the teachers were very knowledgeable and their passion for massage therapy was evident. This school has longer hour requirements for anatomy and physiology compared to most massage therapy schools. This has lead my career more into the medical field of massage therapy, with my speciality being injury recovery, and pain management. Something I also learned in massage therapy was my own personal love for massage therapy. One of the best parts of my experience attending school was getting to be the practice body. Especially being a hands on learner and leaning from touch this was double beneficial for me.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
This is my 20th year providing massage therapy! Im passionate about helping others and believe in the importance and healing benefits of massage therapy. Currently I have a home office in the Platt Park neighborhood of Denver and I also provide mobile massage services in the Denver area. I do relaxation massage, deep tissue, injury recovery, and lymphatic drainage massage. I utilize aromatherapy, hot stones, and cupping to help relive tight or painful muscles.
If you could go back, would you choose the same profession, specialty, etc.?
Yes, Ive found that Massage therapy has been evolving with me, and that keeps me interested and passionate to stay in my profession. There are so many different fields and types of massage therapy, more and more people are using it as an alternative to pain pills. Hospitals, and care facilities are using massage therapy more now, its exciting to see the industry grow and help people.
Putting training and knowledge aside, what else do you think really matters in terms of succeeding in your field?
I think having empathy for others is helpful for succeeding as a massage therapist.