Teresa Laughlin, LMT

Teresa Laughlin

As a licensed massage therapist and Shamanic Reiki practitioner and teacher, I am skilled at creating a deeply nourishing, therapeutic and relaxing experience. I am committed to bringing greater joy, health and self-love into the world through my therapeutic work with clients. I treat both chronic and acute concerns with presence, compassion, and an ability to tune in to what is most needed in the moment.

I draw upon my training and experience with modalities of Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point release, craniosacral therapy, yoga and breath-work, as well as intuitive arts to address the connectivity of muscle, nerve, organ and bone, while tapping into the broader experience of body, mind and soul. Some other modalities I may bring to our sessions include:

  • Abdominal massage, visceral manipulation, and chi nei tsang Organs in the abdomen are nestled and connected so that there can be both stability and flexibility in form and function. The intestines themselves are smooth muscle tissue that respond like other muscle tissue, yet work very closely with neurotransmitters and nervous system functioning, as well as discerning what nutrients to take into the body. Utilizing abdominal massage to increase and vitalize abdominal organ function, I support people with digestive issues, structural pain, menstrual pain, unprocessed emotions, difficulty with boundaries, and low self-esteem.
  • Shamanic Reiki sessions are helpful during states of personal growth and exploration, activated anxiety or depression, and especially during transitions such as loss of a loved one, divorce/separation and trauma recovery. Structured to meet your needs at the time, these sessions include the energy medicine offered through Reiki as well as consciously amplified connectivity to your personal spiritual compass and allyship of spiritual guides and totems. Sessions always support you in more fully coming home to your authentic self.

Education and experience

My passion for the healing arts first blossomed through my study of Medical Anthropology at the University of Iowa where I recognized the beauty and power of the healing ways of our ancestors. My path began with the healing light of Reiki in 1998 and continued through studies with native healers and teachers in Bali, Thailand and China until becoming a Reiki master in 2005.

Interested in enriching presence and open-heartedness in my own life, I dove deeply into the yogic arts during this same life chapter and completed a yoga teacher training course with Pacific Yoga in Seattle in 2002. Seeking ways to nourish and sustain the planet and its inhabitants, I completed a Masters of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, simultaneously becoming a certified massage therapist through Cortiva College of Massage in 2009.

The dual studies of nutrition and massage naturally directed my healing arts practice to focus on receptivity and nourishment, highlighting ways to shift our actions, body and biochemistry so that we are able to absorb greater nourishment from all sources: food, nature, relationships, a creative act or even a genuine compliment.

Working with Seattle Medicine women Char Sundust and Betsy Bergstrom I’ve become a well-rounded and capable shamanic practitioner.

My patients say
“Dear Teresa, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the healing session you blessed me with. Since then I have felt centered and I remember my dreams (both asleep and the awake ones) again. The illuminated path you helped me re-encounter brought me back to my love of travel and volunteering. I am leaving for a Ugandan refugee camp with a medical NGO. You helped in my healing, and now I can help others. Thank you for sharing your gift!”  — M.B., nurse

“Teresa has been an impeccable teacher & guide for several years. She holds immaculate space. Her prayers are beautiful and set a clear and safe container of gentleness and strength. Just yesterday I experienced a profound session from Teresa. There was so much sweetness and gentleness I was able to soften into the energy and allow my own body, spirit, soul and mind to open to this flow of light. As it washed over me, we both softly wept. Today I find my heart and channels clear and open. Deeply grateful for Teresa’s support and work with me as I continue my journey in this world; coming into alignment with my soul-self, supporting my body along the way.”  — W.K., therapist

“Teresa is truly a healer and has helped me immensely. I came to her after my husband passed and needed help reclaiming my life and my heart. She helped me with my spiritual pain, my physical pain and helped me find my center again. She’s compassionate, intuitive, and very skilled in guiding you towards goals you might not even know you had. I highly recommend that you work with Teresa-you won’t regret it.”  — M.K., retired nurse

Modalities

Learn more
You can reach me at teresa@heartspringhealth.com. To schedule an appointment, please call (503)956-9396 or email info@heartspringhealth.com. You are welcome to write your own Google or Yelp review. (You must be registered with Yelp to post a review there.)