I started my career after graduating from Atlanta School of Massage in August of 2010.
I joined the healing team at Absolute Healthcare Chiropractic to perform Neuromuscular and Postural techniques. Our goal was to help train our clients bodies to hold a correct posture.
There, I fell in love with all the subtleties of massage and the effects they bring to the body.
In 2012 I was recruited by Erika Larson LMT & RT to join a budding field of research massage. She is the lead research massage therapist in the partnership between Emory and Atlanta School of Massage.
We were drafted to design and write a study with Dr. Mark Rapport
that would begin to shed a light on the emotional and chemical by byproduct of massage with subjects who suffer from General Anxiety Disorder.
The study concluded in 2016. A synopsis of the study is below. After the study concluded, I was inspired to learn more about the human body. I was able to achieve my additional course work at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Two years of Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Pharmacology, I felt complete. I ended by education and started to build by own practice, Body Work by Laureen!