Mountain Zen Shiatsu
is the private practice of shiatsuist A. Raymond Johnson, a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NC #13209), a Certified Practitioner with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA), and a graduate of Zen Shiatsu Chicago. He also has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Northwestern University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Raymond grew up in Atlanta, then lived in Chicago for 17+ years (including 9 months in a Zen Buddhist temple) and is happy to be back in the South, bringing alternative healing modalities to the Asheville area and western North Carolina while living among the trees and mountains.
I’m also an ordained minister and I’m happy to bring my years of experience with Methodist Christianity, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism to create and lead rituals to honor your life events.
Disclaimer: The information in this website is shared research from many sources and is for general informational purposes only. It is meant to complement your journey towards health and healing and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this site – instead, bring up the topic to your doctor explicitly and see what their opinion on the matter is! Energy healing can be quite complimentary to western treatments and many traditional doctors are becoming more versed in alternative therapies for their patients. I am not a doctor, only a licensed and certified bodyworker who believes in empowering myself to engage with my own professional healers regarding my body, and I enjoy helping others do the same. All photos by A. Raymond Johnson, unless stated otherwise. Feel free to link back or share any images or quote any text you like, please be courteous and open about it.