Tammy Parker, Monkton
Cheryl Whitney Lower, New Haven
“I have a back that is prone to “going out”. I was given Lauren Welsch’s name as “the best massage therapist in the county” by a friend who had actually been to almost every massage therapist in the county. I myself had had one good experience and a few bad experiences seeing others, and was a little nervous about seeing anyone at all.
Lauren was, without a doubt, the best massage therapist I have ever visited. I don’t think it is a coincidence that my back has not gone out since I started seeing her. She is sympathetic, thorough and very in tune with what keeps a body in balance. I have to say, her massages felt like magic to me! I was so thrilled with her work that I brought my daughter to see her, and have recommended Lauren to every one of my friends. She is truly the best!”
Margaret C., Middlebury
“I had the pleasure of Lauren’s massage expertise for the past two years while she was living in Middlebury, VT. She had a warm, inviting room set up in her home, where, at my first appointment, she set me up with a warm foot soak while we were getting to know each other. She took a thorough medical history, including ways that massage had helped me in the past, and asked me what my goals were for treatment. At each subsequent appointment, she took time to find out how my body responded to the previous massage and what concerns I had on that day. She customized my treatments to respond to those concerns and took notes before and after each session which allowed for progressive continuity of care.
After giving me privacy to undress and crawl between the warmed, flannel sheets, she began each session by placing heated bean bags on the back of my neck and shoulders and would move the warm bags around as she worked different areas. They were luxurious! She offered me aromatherapy, with products she makes, at the beginning and end of each session and she uses a completely non-greasy lotion so I did not feel the need for a shower at the end of each session.
I have used several massage therapists in the past 20 years and Lauren’s technique, knowledge and personal approach far exceed those of anyone else I have used. My husband and daughter both became regular customers of Lauren and I referred many other people I know to her. Every one of them agreed that Lauren was an exceptional therapist with a welcoming and comfortable environment in which to relax and rejuvenate. If you have been used to chatting through your massages, however, be prepared to enjoy a mostly silent time on her table. She gives all of her energy to your body while you are there and you will find it to be exceptionally satisfying.”
Marilyn Fuller, Middlebury