I am a licensed massage therapist in Louisiana and am passionate for helping people maintain physical well-being. Currently, I practice at two locations including Peaceful Buddha Day Spa in Mid City, New Orleans. The second location is within Mushin Training Center in Harahan, LA. I also offer on-site chair massage for events and out-call appointments.
My initial education was completed in 2011 at National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, CA earning a certification in massage therapy. Additionally, I have completed various workshops 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. Throughout my career I have maintained professional membership with 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 to decrease myofascial adhesions (knots). Each massage is tailored to your preference/need which is discussed prior to starting. A typical session mixes techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, light stretching and range of motion. 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 are and I will happily formulate a massage specific to you.
Techniques include: Deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial therapy, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, range of motion, passive/ active stretching, and lymphatic massage among others.
-Lauren Gutekunst, LMT #LA7554