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 to allow the body to integrate the massage. As a therapist, Lauren doesn’t see herself as a healer as much as a facilitator who amplifies the innate healing powers of the body and supports people toward increased health and vitality. Her sessions work to bring awareness to areas of tension and areas of fluidity and vitality on both conscious and subconscious levels.
Lauren became a Massage Therapist in 2006, receiving her training from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, and became Nationally Certified in 2007.
She has certificates in Management of inflammation, Neurovascular compression syndromes, and Sports injuries of the spine and upper and lower extremities. Lauren employs a variety of therapeutic approaches to provide her clients with the treatments they need. For structural alignment, she works with clients’ specific postures, injuries, or areas of complaint, as well as information gathered from feeling the muscles, ligaments and bones. From this information, she decides which techniques are appropriate for which muscles, allowing the body to work with her and guide her therapeutic choices. Most recently, she became 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!
In addition to massage and craniosacral, Lauren has studied transcendental meditation and is a Level 1 Qigong instructor. Originally from Colorado Springs, she 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 enjoys crocheting, growing and preparing foods, ceremonial gatherings, and living sustainably.