"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Relax, Release, Restore
WELCOME TO LAURA LIN
My goal is to meet your needs for care and to empower you in your health.
Specializing in Reiki, Swedish Massage, and Ayurveda, I create customized treatments addressing the whole being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
I often blend Reiki and essential oils into my massage sessions to optimize relaxation and healing. I have a passion for self-care, and for empowering people in their lives. My commitment is for you to leave a session feeling relaxed, in tune with your body, and moving forward in your life as you access your innate wisdom and power.
I am honored to serve you.
"Laura strikes a wonderful balance between firm, confident touch and subtle attuned presence. Her combination of massage and energy work is intuitive, relaxing, and effective. She is gentle, genuinely joyous, and truly caring."
"I recently had the pleasure of receiving massage therapy from Laura Lin and can not say enough wonderful things about her technique. Her wide range of styles and techniques makes the experience with very unique and rewarding. Her Reiki is peaceful and mindful. She guides you sensitively within yourself to connect and heal."
"Laura has a calming and warm presence that really allows you to feel supported and open, allowing your energy to shift and come to light.
Laura’s Swedish massage is strong and deeply relaxing. Her knowledge of the body truly shines as she naturally finds hidden tensions and deeply works through the knots with both strength and ease, leaving your body in a state of peace.
Laura’s Thai massage is another deeply relaxing asset. Especially for athletes or anyone with chronic tension. She was able to relieve a deep hip flexor tension which I had been feeling for a long time. She does a wonderful job of mobilizing stiffness in joints and opening up the range of motion in tight areas."
"The combination of Laura’s gentle and warm energy, with her strength and expertise makes her a powerful masseuse.
I have been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and can appreciate and recognize talent within bodywork, and Laura is top notch.
I highly recommend Laura to anyone looking to connect to their bodies and walk away feeling completely renewed and refreshed."
ABOUT LAURA LIN
Laura Lin is a licensed massage therapist, Kripalu certified yoga teacher, Reiki master, and dance teacher living and working in the Berkshires since 2003.
A dancer since the age of 8, Laura has been passionate about dance and connecting to her essential self through the medium of movement. She has taught dance since her teen years. Since then, she has taught children and adults in dance, yoga, Mandarin Chinese, English as a Second Language, and Waldorf Early Childhood Education.
She has studied and worked in the healing arts at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and has taught and performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Her sense of adventure led her to become a certified hang gliding pilot and scuba diver. Her latest adventures have been as a foodie cooking and exploring local cuisine with her boyfriend Ron.
Laura has a passion for self-care, well-being, and experiencing life through the senses. She works with clients to cultivate this knowledge and wisdom into a healing practice for their lives. Laura lives in the Berkshires with her two sons, Ethan, 14 and Euan, 10.
A light, rhythmic full body Ayurvedic massage with warm sesame oil and herbs. Warmed oil penetrates the skin to calm the nervous system, stimulate circulation and remove toxins from the lymphatic system. This wonderful treatment boosts immunity and restores your body, mind, and spirit.
Deeply calming to the nervous system, with your choice of essential oils, this treatment incorporates acupressure points and energy holds to restore your body, mind, and spirit. This gentle massage restores fluids and moves lymph in the body, supporting immune function.
This gentle touch brings balance and flow to the energetic pathways of the body. Using a combination of Polarity and chakra balancing, energy balancing brings an open, unimpeded flow through the energetic channels of the body, leaving you feeling restored, refreshed, and connected as a whole.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils with an array of strokes using gentle to deep pressure to help the body improve its circulation.
The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
DANCE YOUR JOY
Classes starting February 5th!
Wednesdays 9- 9:50 am and Fridays 9:30 am
Come with me on a movement journey that connects you with your deepest and most essential self. In Dance Your Joy, we approach movement as a healing force. Designed for every body and every experience level, this class embraces movement that guides us toward joy and avoids any movement that causes pain.
Gently we warm up the body and move to a variety of music in a combination of guided movements and free form explorations. In creating this class, I have been inspired by various yoga and dance based approaches including Gaga Dance/People. Dance Your Joy focuses on finding the mobility in our joints and exploring what each of our bodies are capable of.
We connect to the deepest expressions of ourselves through movement explorations that we have never tried on before! The result is a celebration and an embodiment of our true nature: Joy!
Please join me in this class to deepen your connection with yourself and share your joy with others!
Wednesdays @ 9:00 am at Red Barn Wellness, or Fridays 9:30-10:30 am with the Otis Recreation Commission. Classes begin this Friday, February 5th. For classes through Red Barn Wellness starting Wednesday February 24th, click forward to find the date and sign up here:
And for classes at the Otis Recreation Commission, learn more here:
Once there find the link to the Otis Recreation Center Facebook page and sign up for the exercise group
Payment and Cancellation Policy: Accepting cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, and credit card payments through Square. Please give one calendar day advance notice of cancellation to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.