Chronic pain not only affects your physical body but your mental state, emotions, and spirit as well. It affects many different aspects of your life. I know because I developed chronic pain after an injury. As an RN for 25+ years (at that time) I knew the strengths and weaknesses of conventional medicine. It focuses on the physical body not the whole person. In order to truly heal you must work with the body, mind and spirit, it is all interconnected. I started investigating and working with complementary therapies/practitioners. Not only was I able to resolve my pain but a stress pattern I had for 15 years too.
This was so life changing for me I knew I wanted to share these therapies with others. I became a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Instructor, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and certified in guided imagery. I started my private practice in 2008.
I have assisted many clients with back pain, arthritis pain, headaches, post operative pain (acute and chronic), cancer and other conditions to manage or resolve their pain using a toolbox of therapies. I work as a partner with you to set and reach goals so you improve your quality of life, feel happier, healthier and in control of your pain instead of it controlling you.
Below is a description of the 3 main therapies I utilize in my practice. I may employ one, two or all 3 in a single session. The sessions can be done in person or remotely with Zoom or on the phone.
Healing Touch is a safe, effective, evidence-based energy therapy that works with the 7 major chakras (energy centers) in your body and your biofield (aura) around your body. Using light touch or working just above the body I clear, balance and open your energy field which assists your body to self-heal. It is deeply relaxing and stimulates the release of endorphins (feel good hormones).
Aromatherapy is the use of authentic (also referred to as therapeutic grade) essential oils in order to reduce pain, uplift your spirits and enhance well-being. When I work with you I find the oils your body desires so you get the best results. I give you the oils to take home so you can manage your pain better which frequently results in requiring less medication. It also helps to improve your mood.
The guided imagery work I do is very interactive. Imagery can help you to tap into your inner adviser, determine what message your pain is trying to relay, assist you in making lifestyle changes and get “unstuck” emotionally.
I also give you audios, oils, energy techniques you can use at home to manage your pain and improve the quality of your life. You deserve to fully live your life.
Laurie was able to help me with my back pain. I had gone to the chiropractor and to acupuncture and they did help but Laurie was able to help the most. I had a back brace on and as she worked on my back I was unable to feel her physical touch on me, but I was able to feel a sensation that went through the brace into my body. It was an amazing feeling and my back felt so much better. -Bonnie Glover, CA.
Approximately 4-5 years ago I developed this irritating pain in my right shoulder up to my neck. There were times that this pulsating pain felt like it had extensions that would become current like. It would go out, I could not raise my arm very high or do any activity that required me to extend my arm.
During the session I had the most relaxing time I can remember and from then on I have been pain free. She has saved me so much grief. -Vicki Sparks, RN
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