Laurie O [laurieanhealing]
What is your specialty? What does your work consist of?
I am a Licensed Massage Practitioner of 22 years, specializing in helping people move more freely and with less pain. My favorite modality, which I am studying, is #Trager #Mentastics.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you or the activity you carry out?
What types of clients do you have? Why do they come to you and what can you offer them?
My clients tend to be self-motivated successful people, primarily over 40, who are seeking ways to remain active and mobile and pain-free as they navigate through the aging process. They come to me because I have a gift for knowing what style of bodywork is going to work best for their body, and because I motivate them to keep on moving. I'm simply one of the best.
What are some basic rules for those who want to live to be 100.
Laugh, Love, Keep On Moving, and have some values which are bigger than yourself. Help others when you can.
What is your opinion on the use of medical marijuana for terminal illnesses.
To be honest, I think it is perhaps abused by some for chronic conditions. However, when my 80-year-old mother was going through chemo, she was suffering terribly from vertigo. The medicine her doctor gave her did not work. If I had thought that she would be open to the suggestion, I definitely would have urged her to try it. She was dying, we all knew it, and if she could have had a few more days without nausea and dizziness it would have been a blessing.
Is it reasonable to treat a patient whose condition is hopeless, only for medical experimentation?
I have witnessed this situation, and my reaction was anger. Do not use me or anyone I love as a guinea pig.
Would you change your profession for any another?
Absolutely not. This is a gift that I have the privilege to use. I get to help people relax. What could be better than that? Especially if they take that feeling and incorporate it into their daily lives. That is one of the reasons that I love #Mentastics. It is an approach that aims to help people keep that feeling of lightness and freedom that they experience on the table. If I can convey that, even a little bit, I feel that I've accomplished my goal. That is true job satisfaction.