I am a licensed massage therapist in Louisiana and am passionate for helping people maintain health and well-being. I find this work rewarding to both therapist and client. Currently, my private practice is based in Mid City, New Orleans within the locally owned Peaceful Buddha Day Spa. I also offer on-site chair massage for events and out-call appointments.
My initial training was completed in 2011 at National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, CA. Additionally, I have received training in Trigger Point Therapy and Dynamic Stretching and Mobilization at San Francisco School of Massage. Most recently I have earned an A.A.S. degree through the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Delgado Community College in the graduating class of 2016. Since 2011, I have been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
The style of massage I practice is therapeutic and centered on relaxation. When a client is relaxed, tension within muscles is let go and this allows me to work deeper into soft tissue without resistance. I combine techniques of several massage styles to create a unique session tailored to your need. Whether you suffer from chronic muscular tension or are in need of immediate stress relief, I am here to help. Let me know what your goals for an outcome are and I will be more than happy to formulate a massage specific to your needs.
Styles include: Deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial therapy (a form of deep tissue), trigger point therapy, lymphatic massage, passive/ active stretching, and acupressure.
-Lauren Gutekunst, LMT #LA7554