Laura Charlton B.S., CEIM, BCMT, IAIMT
Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Massage in Schools, Bach Flower Remedies, out call, events and parties and more.
Massage changes people's lives for the better and mine life was no exception. When I learned massage more than 20 years ago, I felt the healing power of touch and experienced miraculous outcomes throughout my training that dowsed my inner skeptic permanently.
My healthcare philosophy includes returning and restoring the part of life that makes life worth living for my clients. I like to customize each session so that each client feels like an individual. I honor each client's diversity and respect each client's confidentiality so that a safe healing environment is the foundation of every sessions.
I was most influenced by my Dad who died of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gerhig's Disease and in the mainstream media with the recent ice bucket challenge gone global. Dad remains my champion and I was able to provide relief for his ailing body life through massage. My two other teachers are my children, Savana and Hank, who were massaged from birth, and have taught me even more about massage and human development than any book or class could have provided. I named the business, H and S Massage after them.
Early in life I had the good fortune to grow up on a small farm. I like to say the livestock on the farm included my two older siblings (wink) whom I followed everywhere. If they stopped walking, I would bump in to them. In our small town I played every sport I could. I followed that with fighting fire on various USDA Hot Shot Crews throughout the northwestern United States while putting myself through college. I have also worked as an EMT, Public School Teacher at a maximum security correctional facility, with youth in detention and on probation and more recently teaching massage therapy.
After some significant health events of my own, I am on a quiet path that includes regular meditation and family time as priorities. I travel to local states and teach infant massage to healthcare professionals and I am thrilled to be opening my own office to serve our community. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to sharing my love for massage with you.