Johanna Hartman Watsu Therapist & Thai Therapist
Wild woman at heart, Johanna brings a life full of experiences.
Years spent in the service realm, from feeding folks, to caring for them in Hospice care, and now Nurturing on a whole new scale.
Whether it's on the Thai Mat or Floating in the lightness and freedom of the water... She brings a healing energy to share.
Blessed with 25 years of recovery, 15 years of professional massage at the Golden Door and Cal A Vie, 10 years of Hospice Care.
Nurturing, caring, and generosity of heart are what Johanna brings to her clients.
One of Johanna's clients shared her experience:
"I was not familiar with WATSU until a few months ago. I watched a demonstration offered at Mountain Valley Retreat. Oh, how it deeply resonated with me, as I witnessed Johanna with warmth and presence, greet her client and assist her into the pool. I said to myself in that moment, "I WILL treat myself very soon to a session with Johanna!" And I did!
Upon arrival inside the gates of Mountain Valley Retreat, Johanna greeted me and almost instantly I felt so safe, so cared for, and so nurtured! What a delight when I got into the water! I felt weightless, cradled and totally supported. I felt Energy flowing through my body, rhythmically... Like a dance with Spirit.
Johanna co-created with me the combined elements of massage, meditation and stretching. I dropped into a very deep state of relaxation, as my mind emptied and my body released tension and let go, more and more. I was trusting Johanna, trusting the water, trusting the moment and trusting me!
Thank You Johanna! Thank You Chery and Mountain Valley Retreat"