Lauren Gutekunst, LMT

Lauren has a passion for helping clients heal through the works of massage therapy and she finds it rewarding to both therapist and client. She is licensed in the state of Louisiana (LA #7554), as well as a member of the professional American Massage Therapy Association. In 2011 she completed a 720-hour massage program at National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, CA, where she practiced and continued learning for two years prior to arriving in New Orleans. Here in New Orleans, her studies of human anatomy and physiology persist with intent on becoming a physical therapist assistant. She has also received additional training in Trigger Point Therapy and Dynamic Stretching and Mobilization at San Francisco School of Massage. She is elated to have joined the team at Balance Integrative Health and strongly agrees with the path it has set for approaching health care in a holistic manner.

The style of body work Lauren provides is centered on relaxing the body and mind, which allows her to discover and address the root of a client’s ailment while allowing the client to let go of daily stresses. Each session is tailored so that optimal wellness is achieved by combining techniques of several modalities based on a client’s condition. These modalities include: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic massage, Swedish, Neuromuscular facilitated stretching and modified Eastern styles for table work.

Clients are welcome to request a specific style or combination and Lauren will be more than happy to accommodate you.