Laura Ghantous, Massage Therapist, NC LMBT #1558

Laura Ghantous

Laura Ghantous is a brilliant massage therapist with over 15 years of bodywork experience.

After graduating from N.C. State in 1993 with a BS in Zoology, I worked in a lab for a few years. During this time I developed neck pain and migraines. I eventually sought out massage therapy for pain and stress relief. But I found much more than simple pain relief. Through deep relaxation of my body and mind, I reconnected to my spirit and found the peace and perspective needed to make a big change.

So, in 1996 I enrolled at Carolina School of Massage Therapy. While going to classes on weekends, I interned with physical therapists to learn trigger point therapy. This time was invaluable for my understanding and assisting with chronic and acute pain.

After graduation, I went straight to work at the YWCA and with Samantha Pridgen at Body Elemental. The second I met Samantha I knew we would be a great match. I was right: We've been working together for more almost two decades. I'm grateful for not only her guidance, but our friendship as well.

My work is a blend of Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and various energy techniques. Recently, I'm exploring Raindrop Technique with Young Living Oils and Fascial Conduction. Raindrop reduces inflammation and Fascial Conduction provides a deeper and more connected healing throughout the entire body.

Most importantly though is that each session is tailored to the client's needs at the time of the appointment. I rely on the sensitivity and compassion in my hands to guide me. At times I can be clinical in my approach, but I've found the most effective session, for true restoration, should always provide a deep sense of peace.

As part my holistic path of healing and rejuvenation, I have been practicing since 2006 and teaching since 2009 The Nia Technique. As a blend of dance, martial and healing arts the possibilities for movement and awareness are endless. For me, the combination of massage therapy and Nia has been the ultimate solution for moving through life with dynamic ease.

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