AboutMeet Laurie, Owner & Operator
Hello! I’m Laurie Lunden
Owner & Operator of Massage Worx. I am a trained Massage Therapist who specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy
I am passionate about helping others through massage therapy and health and wellness. I have seen amazing things happen when people spend time caring for themselves and believing in their bodies ability to heal; increasing their happiness and well being.
I have always loved learning about the human body and have devoted the last 25 years of my life to growth in this area. I first studied massage therapy in Vancouver BC in 1996 at the WCCMT. I then pursued my love of travel and adventure (and beaches and waves) and moved to Australia in 1998. It was at this time that I became a registered member of the Australian Massage Therapy Association. Through the association I took certifications in anything I could get my hands on in relation to massage, fitness, and mind/body healing.
In Australia I enjoyed working in holistic health clinics alongside Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Naturopaths, and Sports doctors who were all amazing mentors for me. They challenged and inspired me to look outside the box and see the body as a whole unit. I got very involved in sports massage and worked for some amazing events: the 2000 Australian Olympics, the USA Cycling Team (Lance Armstrong), the Australian rugby players, swim teams, Iron Man competitors, triathletes, and even Cirque du Soleil performers.
In 2008 I moved back to Canada with my three boys to be closer to my family. In 2009 I underwent two hip replacements. This experience helped me understand first-hand how it feels to live with pain and stay positive. I was told there were many things I would never do again but I listened to my body and never gave up on myself. I truly believe our bodies have the ability to heal from trauma. I now enjoy trail running, hiking, swimming, yoga, and am learning to ski again.
After this it was time to be inspired again so I became certified as a Myofascial Therapist. This work opened my mind and expanded my understanding of how the human body is interconnected. I learned to slow down and feel, by unlocking the fascial system, the tissue that surrounds our organ system, trauma can be released and healing of the mind, body, and spirit can begin. I now incorporate MFR into my massage practice and find it amazing how gentle and effective it is, making it great for those in pain. The results are incredible and clients love these treatments.
Dedicated to the healing process, I support my clients to become more connected both physically and spiritually. I am committed to creating a safe place for healing and it is my deepest honour to be in service to others.
I look forward to working with you!
“Happiness is the highest form of health…”
~ Dalai Lama