Registered Massage Therapist
Practicing since 2016
Laura’s massage therapy treatments can be light, moderate or firm pressure. She always asks for feedback from her patients about the depth and how you are experiencing the treatment.
- Incorporation of Pain Science/Therapeutic Relaxation Techniques
- Gentle touch for sensitized, persistant pain conditions
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue
- Swedish Massage Techniques
- Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques
- Pregnancy Massage
- On the table stretching
“I love my job as a RMT. My practice framework is based on communication, stress management and education.”
“Communication is the cornerstone to a positive massage therapy session. I listen actively and work with you to understand your concerns. Throughout the massage I am receptive to any changes we need to make. Need less pressure? No problem. You would like me to spend longer on a certain area? Absolutely. Open communication is key.”
Laura has experiences working with palliative patients and in a PTSD/addictions clinic, which taught her about the profound significance of therapeutic relaxation. A state of relaxation can impact persistent pain, mental health, sleep patterns, trauma, etc. There are many different ways to explain the importance of relaxation, but the best way is the somatic one, the “feel it through your entire body” one, where you wish you could be magically transported to your bed. She believes this makes massage invaluable to whole body well-being.
Laura also loves reading. Her education did not end when she graduated. She continues to question and research massage therapy, even if this requires re-thinking outdated theories. For the patient this means, when appropriate, she emphasis a pain science lens and the importance of movement and strength building. “I don’t have all the answers, but I can work with you to find possibilities, ultimately to feel better in your body.”
Also, Laura just moved here from Toronto in 2020. She is currently building her practice and accepting new patients.