April Hansen, RN

Nurture Your Soul, Revitalize Your Energy

If you are open to experiencing profound shifts of energy, then you will find me when life‘s challenges create overwhelm. As a gifted practitioner of the energetic healing arts, I combine the thousands year old practices of Ayurveda (science of life), with Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy) with deep intuition to help clients move out of anxiety and into vitality.


Feel safe in your body by understanding your PTSD

I am a survivor of complex-PTSD and a huge self-advocate for personal growth through compassion and healing. I know exactly how hard life can be when carrying trauma in your body and mind. I scored an 8 out of 10 on the ACE test: a measure of Adverse Childhood Events. The ACE test measures childhood abuse, neglect, and household challenges and relates it to health and overall resiliency. I have found my ACE score to be a helpful tool to widen understanding of my own healing path. I utilize Ayurveda and Holistic Health Coaching along with energy treatments to help patients with PTSD get on a path to healing, without having to re-tell your personal story.

Remove the blocks that keep you stuck after a major life transition

When you’re at a crossroads and unsure what direction to choose, I’ll help you return to your center. From this place you’ll more easily find your next step. Whether physical, emotional, or spiritual we’ll help you to release stagnant energy standing in the way of your greatest potential.

If you are moving into a new job, wanting to change careers, or are getting out of a relationship, you may feel overwhelmed and anxious. Collecting your energy, giving yourself permission to move more slowly and getting grounded are the keys to finding your next move more easefully. I will assist you in coming back home into yourself so that life transitions can feel like a beautiful rebirthing of your true nature.

Education, Background, About Me

I am a Registered Nurse, Reiki practitioner, Reflexologist and Ayurveda Yoga Consultant.

I started my nursing career in 1996 as a pediatric and adult nurse in surgery. I worked as a surgical trauma nurse for over 20 years in teaching hospitals across the country. This highly specialized training allowed me to be with patients at the worst moments of their lives, providing life-saving care to them. I was deeply honored to be granted this tremendous amount of trust, something I never took lightly. Today, I provide that same care and respect, but in a more fulfilling, energetic way.

I found Reiki in 2013 when I was experiencing my own “dark night of the soul” and it changed my life. I quit my nursing job and embarked on a healing path that led me to where I am now. I am trained for hands-on and distance Reiki under the Usui Reiki lineage. I love giving Reiki to humans, children and animals.

I learned Reflexology in 2013 through the Oregon School of Massage and later took advanced training under Bill Flucco using the “Flucco Method” of reflex linking for hands, ears, and feet. I continue to be amazed by the many benefits of my reflexology practice.

In 2016, I was trained as a Certified Holistic Health Coach using nutrition, cleanses, essential oils, flower essences, muscle testing (applied kinesiology), and vibrational medicine.

When I discovered Ayurveda, I felt that I had found my true calling. Ayurveda encompasses three of my main passions: spices, essential oils, and holistic health. I completed training at the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda Yoga Therapy (SIAY) in 2017. I am currently on faculty at the Sarasvati Institute teaching essential oil and marma therapy. I continue to study with SIAY founder Susan Bass and Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute.

In my free time, I like to teach therapeutic essential oil classes, cook Indian food, eat chocolate and talk about exotic spices. When I’m not cooking, baking or eating, you might find me laughing, camping, swimming, surfing, scuba diving, hiking or at the local park hula hooping.

Contact and Scheduling

To schedule an appointment, please call (503) 956-9396 or email info@heartspringhealth.com.

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