About

Erica Mary Johnson

When I was eleven years old, I discovered I had a gift for using my hands to help others heal, and from that time onward my life's purpose was clear to me. In my early twenties I started studying various forms of bodywork, and years later became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Hawaii in 2004, and in 2010 I got my Registered Massage Therapist license in Toronto.

 

I love massage, and throughout my career I studied many different modalities. However I was never a typical Massage Therapist because I was naturally very sensitive and attuned to subtle energies, and focusing just on the physical level alone was not very interesting to me. The Massage Therapist label started to feel like a box that I was trying to fit myself into. This experience was echoing a theme in my life of being different and trying to fit in where I clearly did not. As I began to accept that my difference was not a negative thing, and felt safer to be myself in the world, I started to incorporate my gift for working with the energy body into my massage practice.

 

Over time as my work evolved, I felt that I needed to create a new name for what I was doing, because Massage Therapy was no longer an accurate description. I was doing much more than just massaging my client's aches and pains.

 

At the same time, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario began introducing a number of strict rules and regulations to control how RMTs work. And in light of current world events, it is likely that more restrictions are coming.

After much consideration, I have decided to let go of my RMT license, and practice independently outside of the system. This means that I can no longer accept insurance unfortunately, but I am free to practice in a way that is aligned with who I am.

 

I have chosen to call what I do Intuitive Mind Body Energy Work. I consider what I do as a path of sacred service, and am deeply honoured to assist and support people on their healing journeys. 

My Professional Training

Energy Healing Training: 

Qi Energy Work

Master Sifu Lee Chi Wai, Toronto, 7 hours, 2018

Bioenergy Therapy
Ellen Lewinberg, Toronto, 24 hours, 2017

Emunah Healing, Level 1 and 2
Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, Online, 20 hours, 2017

The Bengston Energy Healing Method
Dr. William Bengston, San Diego, California, 18 hours, 2015

Reiki – Level 2
Virginia Hart Nelson, Toronto, 12 hours, 2012

Quantum Touch
Level 1 – Cheri Ann Day, Toronto, 16 hours, 2011
Level 2 – Richard Gordon, Toronto, 13 hours, 2011

Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced
Anita Knight, Toronto, 18 hours, 2008

Reiki – Usui System – Level 1
Shanti Scheidler, Maui, Hawaii, 12 hours, 2006

Spiritual Healing
Dr. Naseer Ahmad, M.D., Toronto, 300 hours, 2001 – 2002

Massage Therapy Training:

The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Cathy Lipsky, Danville, California, 36.5 hours, 2017

Indian Head Massage
Andrea Olivera, Toronto, 20 hours, 2017

Dr. Vodder School, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy
160 hours
Basic level – Sandra MacDonald, Toronto, 2012
Level 1 – Linda (Koby) Blanchfield, Victoria, British Columbia, 2013
Level 2 & 3 – Robert Harris, Toronto, 2013

Lomilomi – Temple Style
Kimberlee Newton Tyler, Toronto, 35 hours, 2012

Thai Yoga Massage – Level 1
Shai Plonski, Toronto, 32 hours, 2011

Kikkawa College
Toronto, RMT Diploma. 2008 – 2010
2200 hours
*Awarded most relaxing touch

 

Craniosacral Therapy – Intermediate and Advanced
Robert F. Harris, Toronto, 60 hours, 2007 – 2008

 

Infant Massage
Cindy McNeely, Toronto, 20 hours, 2007

 

Lomilomi – Temple Style
Lavenda Schaff, Maui, Hawaii, 50 hours, 2005

 

Visceral Manipulation – Level 1
The Upledger Institute, Toronto, 24 hours, 2004

 

Syntropy – Insight Bodywork
Shari Sunshine, Maui, Hawaii, 64 hours, 2004

 

The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage
Maui, Hawaii, LMT Diploma. 2003 – 2004
600 hours

Lomilomi – Therapeutic Approach/Auntie Margaret Style – Level 1 – 2
Jackie Kapua Tyler, Maui, 32 hours, 2003

 

Craniosacral Therapy
Alix McLaughlin, Toronto, 24 hours, 1999

 

Shiatsu
Shiatsu School of Canada, Toronto, 50 hours, 1991

Other Qualifications:

Certified Angel Card Reader
Doreen Virtue – 20 hours
Online, 2017

Ayurvedic Facials
Andrea Olivera – 40 hours
Toronto, 2016

Sound Healing
Anita Knight – 16 hours
Toronto, 2015

Shamanic Practitioner
Daniel Leonard – 1 year training program
Toronto, 2013 – 2014

Certified Yoga Teacher – Sananda Devi Hatha Yoga
Anandashakti (Xenia Splawinski) – 500 hours
Toronto, 2010

Aromatherapy

The Institute of Aromatherapy – Standard Level Course
Jan Benham – 200 hours
Toronto, 1997

Toronto, Canada     (647) 612-7126     kalahealingarts@gmail.com

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