Hello all! My name is Almetris Johnson.
Thank you in advance for trusting me with your wellness. Before I get to know you, here's a little about me! Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful girls! I enjoy spending time with family, listening to music, restorative yoga and being in nature! After attending college, I realized my path was set for something different but greater. Eager to learn about the body's innate ability to heal, I began my journey to now being a well-known and respected massage therapist of 12 years. Early in my career I ran my own office, traveled to the homes of clients to conduct specialized MLD for a physical therapy office, and worked alongside chiropractors. After moving to the coast of NC , I began to teach Massage Therapy at Miller Motte College of Wilmington. This was an unforeseen passion in which I devoted 4 years until the pandemic. Later in my career I sought out to focus more on my spiritual growth and emotional healing which led me down the path to becoming a Reiki Master Teacher. One of my beliefs since becoming a massage therapist is that you must listen to your body, it speaks volumes if you just stop and listen. My work surrounds integrated therapies for restoring the mind and body back to a state of balance. I am constantly educating myself on massage and energy work to bring forth the best practices. My Philosophy of Care I believe the body can heal itself under the right support and care. As such, I focus to facilitate that natural healing process by listening to and understanding each client's unique needs by working collaboratively to develop a treatment plan that optimizes your health and well being. My Inspiration Growing up some of the people around me are just healers and nurturers by nature. Being able to witness the ability to bring an abundance of peace into all of our spaces, that energy was life changing. I made a decision, the universe made it happen! Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Try one of Almetris' Specialties!
Thai Massage is an ancient holistic bodywork modality, said to pre-date Buddha, rooted in the belief that all true healing comes from within. The session includes acupressure, muscle compression, joint mobilization, assisted yoga postures, energy work, and breath work to treat the body on both a physical and energetic level. Thai medicine is similar to Chinese medicine, focusing on the flow of energy through the body's sen lines (or meridians). To promote the flow of energy through your sen, the practitioner applies direct or rhythmic pressure to your muscles, listening for the body's reaction to pressure and its limits. Ultimately, our aim is to move stagnant energies and heal blockages so that the receiver may feel released of both physical and mental tension to increase their well-being and mind-body connection.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.