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Lauren McWilliams – Experienced

Imagining massage as a kind of meditation, Lauren draws on diverse training and experience to connect with her clients on subtle levels. Her sessions typically begin and end with some energy work at the feet to help settle the nervous system, and then allow the body to integrate the massage. As a therapist, Lauren doesn’t see herself as a healer, but more as a facilitator who amplifies the innate healing powers of the body and supports clients toward increased health and vitality. Her sessions bring awareness to areas of tension, and also to areas of fluidity and vitality on both conscious and subconscious levels, thus creating a holistic approach.

Lauren employs a variety of therapeutic approaches to provide her clients with the treatments they need. For structural alignment, she assesses the clients’ postures, injuries, or areas of complaint, as well as gathers information from feeling the muscles, ligaments and bones. From this combined synopsis, Lauren decides which techniques are appropriate for which muscles, allowing the body to work with her and guide her therapeutic choices. She especially enjoys working with the hips and pelvic region.

Most recently, Lauren has become certified in Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, which orients toward an energetic blueprint or ordering principle, allowing the unfolding of an inherent treatment plan, unique to each person. This is her favorite type of bodywork to offer!

Education:

• Currently working toward a certification in Precision NeuroMuscular Therapy
• Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Certification
• Associate Degree of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy
• Boulder College of Massage Therapy – 1000 hour Certification – Graduation 2006
• Neurovascular Compression Syndromes Certification
• Management of Inflammation Certificate
• Sports Injuries of the Spine & Upper and Lower Extremities Certification
• Level 1 Qigong Instructor

In addition to massage and craniosacral therapy, Lauren has studied transcendental meditation. Originally from Colorado Springs, Lauren has lived in the Boulder area off and on (mostly on) since 2005. She enjoys dancing, meditating, slack-lining, tree-climbing, walking barefoot, and other activities that allow her to explore the human body and its potentials. In addition to her bodywork, Lauren also enjoys crocheting, growing and preparing foods, ceremonial gatherings, and living sustainably.

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