Do you want more holistic options to health care?  Are you wanting to make serious lifestyle changes that may include your diet, stress reduction, exercise, alternatives to drugs or toxic chemicals or possibly dealing with more serious health issues/dis-eases?

As your health consultant, we would start with a complete health evaluation that would include a health history, general and nutritional assessments to determine areas in need of support.  Then together, we would develop a customized plan to address your individual needs.  If further nutritional or other testing is required, I can assist you in obtaining whatever is needed.

Some of the modalities that I personally utilize would include:

  • CranioSacral Therapy – A gentle, non-invasive technique developed by Doctors of Osteopathy, that on the physical level, improves movement of the bones, membranes and fluids of the brain and spinal cord.  Originating from this “central command center” extending out through all the fascia (covering over the muscles), blockages are removed and function restored to all body parts.  Emotional and mental issues may arise as well for healing.  Laurel has done Advanced training with Dr. Upledger & Dr. Michael Shea with the Biodynamic model.
  • Therapeutic Touch, Reiki & MariEl, Body Electronics – Therapeutic Touch is an energetic modality developed within nursing practice using the hands to assess and direct energy within human beings to facilitate their healing process.   Reiki and MariEl similarly involve the science and art of activating, directing and applying natural, universal life energy to promote energy balancing, healing and wholeness, MariEl focusing more on the emotional body.  BE/sustained acupressure uses various electrical/acupressure points that tap into the body’s bioelectromagnetic grid system, also relieving blockages.
  • Quantum Wave Laser – a cold low level laser utilizing red, infra-red and violet wavelengths increases energy within all cells promoting healing and balancing.  Infused with Scalar waves which are non-linear waves that create a unified field, cell memory of old injuries that may still be plaguing you after years can be released.  Promotes relief from muscle and joint pain, spasms, stiffness and improves circulation and relaxation of tissues, among other positive effects.
  • Stress Management and Relaxation – A variety of techniques involving various forms of guided imagery, visualization and meditation that serve to assist you in achieving a very deep state of relaxation in which healing can more easily occur. Energy techniques such as those listed above also serve to promote relaxation and reduce stress, thereby preventing dis-ease from developing.
  • Heart Based Therapeutics, TM – As a Certified Heart Based Practitioner, Laurel can assist people to experience a deeper heart-mind alignment by learning to rely on their heart’s connection to unconditional love thereby overcoming trauma, unresolved issues and unproductive emotional patterns.
  • Color and Sound Therapy – Use of color and sound to balance biochemistry and promote healing.
  • Sensory Integration – A variety of techniques, including Brain Gym, that serve to integrate the body’s system of sensation and subsequent ability to move effectively.  Especially useful with AD/HD and trauma.

*While not being diagnosed or treated for a specific dis-ease, you will notice pain relief,  improved sleep and energy levels, improvement in symptoms of a variety of disorders, including musculoskeletal, neurological, hormonal, immune, digestive and cardiac.  You may also notice the dissipation of the negative effects of stress and development of better coping skills, as well as improvement in your emotional state, mental alertness and overall general health.