ABOUT

Laura Guynn Thompson, Founder

I first began my journey in 1995 in the Health and Fitness industry and Corporate Wellness. I received my degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and began specializing in musculoskeletal imbalances working with people through diet and exercise, etc., but felt frustrated that there were missing elements that could also bring health and well-being to people’s lives. In 2007, I received my degree in Massage Therapy and became certified in Herbalism, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. I have been providing Craniosacral Therapy since 2013. I am also a certified Yoga Instructor. Achieving health and wellness means honoring our natural cycles and the ebb and flow that comes with a balanced life. This is my goal for my clients as well as myself.

TOTAL BODY BALANCING – “TBB is a total body evaluation and a 5-phase treatment approach based on traditional osteopathic manual practice philosophy. TBB uses long levers (arms, legs, head/neck or torso) and rhythmic mobilization to release tension in the muscles, fascia, joint capsules and ligaments to improve circulation, nerve, and energy flow. This helps to normalize sympathetic and parasympathetic neurological activity while the use of long levers maximizes effect with less effort on behalf of the practitioner. This long lever approach of rhythmic mobilization influences all systems of the body including the lymphatic, the visceral and the craniosacral, myofascial and musculoskeletal systems and serves as an overall support and integration for specific treatment. This is called a maximal approach and treats the body as a whole.”-Dr. Kerry D’Ambrosio

MASSAGE THERAPY – I use a variety of massage techniques, including NeuroMuscular Therapy, Swedish, Deep tissue, and myofascial release to address muscle soreness, and facilitate soft-tissue repair in specific areas, while simultaneously addressing contributing factors. I draw upon my experience in Yoga and Exercise Science to teach stretches, strength and balance techniques, and more to address ongoing issues caused by activities of daily living. (ADL)

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST) – Co-founded by Dr, John Upledger, CranioSacral Therapy is a subtle, non-invasive approach to bodywork that has an effect on the central nervous and endocrine systems.  Affecting the CranioSacral system facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal.  Client may be clothed or CST techniques may be integrated into a standard massage therapy session depending on the client’s need. Click Here for more details.

REFLEXOLOGY – Reflexology is an ancient technique that uses pressure points to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. Reflexology works through the central nervous system to bring each body system to balance by stimulating specific reflex points on the feet, hands and/or ears. Essential oils are sometimes used to address specific issues of each body system.

PREGNANCY AND LABOR MASSAGE – Those precious times before, during and after labor may utilize one or more healing modalities of massage, herbs, oils, and reflexology for physical and emotional support of the mother.