Location

My home office is in the serene woods of Guilford, Vermont.

It is less than 15 minutes from downtown Brattleboro.

On-site massage is possible with my portable table and massage chair. I can provide sessions in your home, workplace or at special events. See the "Table and Chair Massage" page for more details.

Education & Training

From an early age I was physically active as an athlete, dancer and someone who enjoys outdoor recreation. Ever grateful and amazed at how the systems of my body work and recover from injury or strain, I endeavor to continually educate myself inside and outside of classrooms. There is always more to learn.

I graduated with honors from Seattle Massage School in 1995. After working in a massage clinic for two years, I began the private practice that continues today. My fascination with the human body fuels my persistent studies of assessment skills, hands on techniques and holistic health information. After well over two decades working with clients, I have had extensive training and vast experience in numerous treatment techniques including:

  • Orthopaedic Assessment & Injury Treatment

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Myofascial Release

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy

  • Sports Massage

  • Energy Work

  • Postural Assessment & Ergonomics

  • Facials, Hydrotherapy & Aromatherapy

  • and More...

At each session I combine all my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to the person at hand. My treatment skills can be focussed to calm and relax the nervous system, recover from injury, reduce chronic pain or whatever your priorities are at the time. I enjoy working with each individual client to discover how to best meet their health goals in a respectful, relaxing, professional atmosphere. 

I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. www.amtamassage.org.

Clinical studies (and confirmation from hundreds of my clients!) have proven there are numerous benefits to receiving massage regularly including:

~ less chronic pain, fewer headaches

~ increased circulation

~ improved flexibility and ease of motion

~ decreased inflammation

~ reduced scar tissue from injuries

~ deep relaxation can lower blood pressure and improve digestion

~ sounder sleep

~ more energy and ability to focus

~ improved posture, breathing and body awareness

~ And more...

The personal benefits can help us be more active, effective and vital members of our workplaces and households. When helpful habits of self care succeed in improving your being, you nurture greater presence and enjoyment in moments of daily life. Positive effects ripple into our activities and how we engage with our families and communities. We all benefit from more massage!

Sharing Skills

Opportunities to teach others therapeutic tools are extremely rewarding. I have taught in a massage school, lead workshops and designed trainings specifically for practitioners working with abuse survivors. Positive touch is a skill anyone can learn and take with them wherever they go.

 

Every body teaches me something. Clients are all unique. Every body has a complex history, often including some trauma, held in their physical structure. I especially enjoy working with clients over time, learning what specific techniques are most effective for them. Even bodies I have worked on for years present with different needs on different days. My aim is to be a catalyst in helping everyone to achieve their goals regardless of if they seek general relaxation or injury treatment. 

I encourage awareness of ergonomics especially in the workplace but also in all aspects of life - both active and passive. How we employ our body with motion or for work is equally as important as how we position our bodies when at rest. 

 

Gratitude & Trust

There is an intimacy in the relationship between clients and bodywork practitioners. I appreciate the personal information that clients share and the trust they convey to me by putting themselves in my hands. It is a privilege to be a part of so many healing journeys. 

© 2020 Lauren Welsch