Laura’s strong hands, nurturing nature and relaxing approach help move her clients into a more balanced and healthy state. Laura applies Ayurvedic, Thai massage, Swedish/relaxation massage, reiki and her own intuition, depending on her clients needs. She has studied and worked in the holistic field in the USA, Israel, India, Thailand, Sydney and Byron, delving deeply into ancient traditions while interweaving modern approaches. She also uses her incite as a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and mediator to help her clients. She is a member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therpies (IICT).
Laura’s interest in the body and healing began in 2001 in the USA where she worked as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer. She then pursued studies in conflict resolution and mediation Tel Aviv University (2005) in Israel. She combined her innate abilities to communicate, along with her passion for soothing the body, mind and soul.
She lived in Israel for almost a decade, facilitating (in Hebrew and some Arabic) between Jewish and Arab youth in group settings. In contrast to the pain and chaos that she felt in this conflict zone, she found joy, freedom and peace when yoga and massage entered her life at this time. Yoga and massage allowed her to return to the true nature of the heart: love. She began offering the teachings of yoga with her students. She completed her yoga teaching certification in Palampur, India at Ayur-Yoga Eco Ashram in 2012.
Laura’s massage studies have also been international: from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Kerala, India and to Sydney (NSW school of Massage) and Byron (Ayurveda College) to name a few. Laura has provided massage in Amma ashram in India, at Beachside Yoga and Massage in Byron and at Heartspace in Mullumbimby, along with private returning clients throughout the Byron Shire.
A warm touch is essential for health and well-being, as it stimulates the production of oxytocin, thus in turn reducing blood pressure and cortisol levels. Laura connects her vast experiences and these varied techniques to bring her clients back to their natural state of peace and love.
(most treatments can be combined with each other)
*Swedish Relaxation massage: a deeply nurturing, rebalancing and relaxing massage working on the superficial layers of the muscles, calms the nervous system and soothes the soul, $75 for 60 min/ $150 for 2 hr
*Thai massage: a firm to strong massage to work through tough knots and energetic blockages using trigger points and gentle stretching techniques, done on a futon on the floor, $75 for 60 min/ $150 for 2 hr
*Ayurvedic full body massage (abhyanga): an ancient therapeutic and rhythmical massage using warm herbal oil and long strokes to stimulate arterial and lymph circulation, $75 for 60 min/ $150 for 2 hr
*Ayurvedic head massage (shiro-abhyanga): soothing massage of the head using Brahmi oil on marma points on the scalp, improves memory, helps with stress and migraines, done in a seated position, $40 for 30 min
*Ayurvedic Facial: includes massage, steam and mask using natural organic products to cleanse, tone and exfoliate the skin and aura, $75 for 60 min
*Ayurvedic oil pooling in lower back (Katti Basti): warm oil pooling in lower back, along with back or full body massage to relieve leg, sciatic and lower back pain, also strengthens back and legs while improving circulation, $75 for 60 min/ / $150 for 2 hr
unfortunately no health insurance rebates.