Personal Statement & Credentials

Laura Garrard, LMT, BCTMB, CST-T

I am state licensed and board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, an Upledger Techniques certified CranioSacral Therapist, Reiki master teacher, sound healer, artist and writer who lives in Port Angeles, Wa. After a 12-year career in publishing and advertising, I decided to pursue a creative career in which I could assist people in a more direct and meaningful way. I had personally experienced healing through massage and Reiki, and found it to be the most helpful method for decreasing muscular strain and related nerve pain caused by postural issues from computer work and emotional tension.

With bodywork, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, and sound healing, I have discovered not only a new career, but also a powerful approach for assisting others as they find balance within their bodies and in their lives. I aim to facilitate opportunities for healing as clients become aware of their physical responses to life stresses. In addition, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and relaxing respite for clients.


Licensed Massage Therapist ~ Tennessee Board of Massage (2005) & Washington Board of Massage (2024)

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (BCTMB) (2006)

Certified Massage Therapist ~ Cumberland Institute for Holistic Therapies, Nashville,TN (2005)

Certified Lymphatic Therapist ~ Academy of Lymphatic Studies (2010)

Certified CranioSacral Therapist-Techniques ~ Upledger Institute (2019)

Reiki Master Teacher ~ Traditional Usui System of Natural Healing (2008)

Sound Healer ~ Life Changing Energy (2024)

Thai Massage Training ~  Chaing Mai, Thailand & Jackson, WY

Chair Massage Certification ~ Cumberland Istitute for Holistic Therapies

Anusara Yoga Instructor Certification (200 hour) ~ Neesha Zollinger Yoga, Jackson, WY (2017)

Professional Membership & Insurance ~ Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Universal Life Church Member/Officiator (2015)