Laura, a senior Nookster, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Always interested in medicine, Laura chose massage because, what may hold her back in other fields, makes her excel in this. At thirteen, Laura began losing her eyesight, becoming legally blind. At this time, she heard of the blind therapists in Asia, and became interested in practitioners of alternative medicine.
She went to the islands of Hawaii to begin the journey of learning her trade. At the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, Laura learned from some of the best massage therapists in the U.S., including the owner of the school, James Hackett. While in Hawaii, she also attended the Hawaiian Healing Academy, studying under Kumu ("teacher") Maka'ala Yates, and learned the healing arts of Big Island Style Lomi Lomi.
Laura has continued to grow in her field. She has traveled to Chiang Mai Thailand to study the ancient bodywork of Northern Style Thai Massage (or Yoga Massage), and her most recent adventure was spent studying across Asia, where, in India, she completed her Yoga Teacher training.