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Completion of the USUI REIKI - MASTER LEVEL Third Degree

Certified Ohashiatsu® Instructor COI

Advanced Program of Ohashiatsu®

Associate Massage Therapy, from the Swedish Institite

Perinatal Massage Therapy Program

Labor Assistance Training Workshop

Velazquez Human Potential Development Program

Zen Studies Society Buddhist Precepts

Natural Chef's Training Program

Cross Country Education Manual Lymphatic Therapy

Integral Yoga Institute - Asanas and Pranayama

What I'm Watching

2012 Time For Change (2010)

The Business of Being Born (2007)

Healing Cancer From Inside Out

Making A Killing The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

About Me

Johanna Schwarzbeck is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City with over fifteen years of professional experience in the broader field of massage therapy. She studied the Art of Ohashiatsu®, a Japanese bodywork technique, with Mr. Wataru Ohashi, founder and director of the Ohashiatsu® Institute in New York City. Johanna is also a Reiki two-atonement practitioner, which gives her an intuitive approach to understanding what people require in their sessions. She also works with reflexology, craniosacral therapy and visualization.

These modalities may be combined in to a single session or offered separately as you prefer. It may be of added interest that Johanna Schwarzbeck is a certified Pregnancy Massage practitioner and a Birth Assistant, with compassion for woman during these special times. Please contact Lotus Healing for a consultation about the benefits of the various treatments.

Touch for health and peace,
Johanna Schwarzbeck, LMT

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Education and Personal Development

Ohashi Institute - Completed certification for Ohashiatsu® Instructor COI, New York City (2011 to 2012)
Program Director: Bonnie Harrington

Ohashi Institute - Advanced Ohashiatsu® study program, New York City (1993 to 1997)
Program Director: Mr. Wataru Ohashi

Swedish Institute Inc. - Diploma for Massage Therapy and Occupational Studies, NY state licensed, New York City (2000 to 2001)

Metropolitan Doula Group - Childbirth assistant, New York City (2000 to 2003)
Program Director: Ilana Stein

The Zen Studies Society, Dai Bosatsu Zendo, Outreach Program - Provided HIV/AIDS patients with bodywork, New York (2000) Program Director: Ed Farrey

Human Potential Development, HPD Graduate - Coaching and counseling, New York City (2001 to 2005)
Program Director: Carlos Velazquez

Natural Kitchen Cooking School - Certified Natural Chef, New York City (2006)
Program Director: Christine Waltermyer

NYC Open Center - Alexander Technique, New York City (2010)
Program Director: Hope Martin Studio. Johanna is currently teaching classes at the center.

Cross Country Education - MLT (2010), CST (2011), New York City
Program Director: Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

Integral Yoga Institute - Yoga Hata Beginner 1 Teacher, New York City (2011)
Founder: Sri Swami Satchidananda

NYC Open Center - Body Massge for Health and Relaxation, New York City (Offered annually)
Instructed by Johanna Schwarzbeck Click here for video on YouTube.

The Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy Teaching Shiatsu theory and application

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Bio (partial)

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I grew up in the pristine countryside of Austria surrounded by nature and enchanted by its plentiful gifts. I found solace in the forests, meadows and mountains of that region. Being blessed with a slender beautiful body and a free spirit I developed a deep understanding of oneness with all creation. That realization accompanied me throughout life and has made me an artist and a practicing Zen Buddhist from the very beginning.


In 1984, I ventured to New York City to visit friends and family. The city agreed with my thirst and enthusiasm for self-realization, and I felt instantaneously that it was the missing rhythm that I was looking for with which to manifest my art and myself. A new world revealed itself to me and I immediately felt infused with energy and excitement when I started to work independently as a restorer and gilder in New York City.

Some years later I began studies in Shiatsu and completed the Advanced Program of Ohashiatsu in 1997, thereby adding a new skill and an important element to my existing knowledge as not merely a visual artist, but someone well-versed in the healing arts. In 2001, I completed the Massage Therapy Program at The Swedish Institute.

I feel that the combination of being a Buddhist, practicing massage therapy, and expressing myself true painting provides me with the opportunity to be mindful, caring, and present in the moment to benefit the overall health of my clients. Currently, I provide my services as a bodyworker, workshop teacher and massage therapist at Lotus Healing while also following my passion to paint. I invite you to find out more about the services I provide by viewing the rest of my website and contacting me if you would like to know more.

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Work Experience

The Russian Bath House
268 East 10th St., New York, NY 10009

Movements Salon
190 Third Ave., New York, NY 10003

Health & Racquet Club
24 East 13th St., New York, NY 10003

Excelsior Club
301 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022

Equinox Spa
205 E 85th St., New York, NY 10028

Sea Change Healing Center
31 West 26th St., New York, NY 10010

Intouch Bodywork
133 East 58th St, New York, NY 10022

Oasis Day Spa
1 Park Avenue, NY 10043

Exhale Day Spa
980 Madison Avenue, NY 10021

Iris Skincare
91-06 63'' Drive, Rego Park, NY 11374

The Copperhood Inn & Spa
Rte. 28, Shandaken, New York 12480

InnerLight Health Spa
1 E Dorsey Ln, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601