Barbara Ann Johnson-Stokes

Licensed Massage Therapist
License Registration Certificate 18KT00909600

Barbara Ann Johnson-Stokes, owner of "1st Comes Health" is an Elite Master B.E.S.T. practitioner and a member and affiliate of the Morter Health System. (

About B.E.S.T.

B.E.S.T., the acronym for Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique was invented by Dr. M.T. Morter Jr. over 40 years ago in his attempt to "get to the root cause of disease."

B.E.S.T. is a hands only non-forceful procedure that removes primary interference with the body’s ability to heal itself. (The primary interference is often a past, present or future thought). A gentle healing system, B.E.S.T. is used to address stress and promote balance in the body, including the nervous system, muscular system, the circulatory system, the digestive system and the hormonal system. When a system moves out of balance it creates a pattern of physical, emotional, and chemical symptoms including illness and disease.

While creating B.E.S.T., Dr. Morter, taking a holistic approach to health, focused on the Six Essentials for Life, which are:

  1. What you eat;
  2. What you drink;
  3. How you exercise;
  4. How you rest;
  5. What and how you breathe; and
  6. What you think.

B.E.S.T. is appropriate for children and adults.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ms. Johnson-Stokes is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. Massage is an excellent complement to B.E.S.T. The purpose of massage is "to improve the circulation of the blood, relaxation of muscles, clarity of the mind, and calmness of spirit, which in turn will have a positive effect upon the energy field that extends from the body."

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Ms. Johnson-Stokes has been granted by the Faculty of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Certificate of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with the Official Sanction of The New York State Education Department.

Where appropriate, she incorporates a Health Coaching Program after a client completes the initial three B.E.S.T. sessions.

Independent Wellness Advocate

Ms. Johnson-Stokes is an Independent Wellness Advocate for DoTERRA. (


Ms. Johnson-Stokes has been certified as a Laughter Wellness Instructor, and has been certified as a Master-Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy.


B.E.S.T. Session:

$199.00 per session for Adults (Three Session Minimum)
$149.00 per session for Children three years of age to twelve years of age (Three Session Minimum)

**(Children younger than three years of age are taken on a case by case basis.)

*** Credit cards are accepted.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 856-751-3939 or 856-428-8811 x3 or email

Services offered

B.E.S.T. Sessions (Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique)
(A commitment to health and a minimum of three sessions are required to participate.)
Health Coaching Program
Where appropriate, after three B.E.S.T. sessions, a three to six month health coaching program is offered to further assist the client with his/her health goals regarding his or her lifestyle choices and the six essentials for living: (What you eat, drink, how you exercise, how you rest, what and how you breathe and think). Each of these sessions will include B.E.S.T.

"Giving myself time for me and focusing on the B.E.S.T program was a wonderful experience. I initially came with with neck pain and stiffness that had been there for a few years on and off. I had intermittent ear pain with crackling and vertigo for a few years as well as suffering from migraines. I also came in experiencing knee tightness and sensitivity from my early twenties. At the end of my first session I noticed my knee pain and tightness had resolved and by the end of my three sessions I was left with only slight tightness in the back of my neck. I feel lighter and happier after releasing pain and discomfort, this helped me to release what was not serving me. I feel more energized and my true self, this was such a special experience. Thank you Barbara for sharing this beautiful program, our health comes first and you are a shining example of that."
- Heidi S.

"I would describe Barbara as a devoted practitioner. She is very knowledgeable and straight forward. She compelled me to be open minded and to accept the gifts that were being given to me, the whole time, being very gentle. Also, B.E.S.T. has allowed me to be my true self. It has cleared away physical pain and propelled my entire being to my next level."
- Loretta B.

"When I went to the B.E.S.T. session on February 10, 2018, both my heels had been hurting for about a year from gymnastics. My lower back had been hurting for about six months. My upper back had been hurting about 3 months; the top of both of my shoulders had been hurting for about three weeks. After my B.E.S.T. session, I did not hurt in those areas. Today, I still don’t hurt in those areas."
- Ryan J. 10 years old

"My problem areas are no longer a problem, meaning the chronic pains I had in my back, knees and glutes no longer bother me. I’m grateful!"
- Valerie B.