About

Lauren (Baldigo) Tedford, LMT



B.A. (East Asian Studies) - 2002

SUNY Albany

​Assoc. Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy)​ - 2007

Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences


NY License #020140 - 2007

NH License #3588M - 2010

I was trained at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City where I earned my AOS in Massage Therapy. While in massage school, I received over 1200 hours of instruction in both Eastern and Western massage techniques. My concentration in the Eastern modalities of Shiatsu and Sotai (Japanese Chiropractics), as well as introductions to Chinese Tui Na and Thai Massage, allow even my Swedish sessions to leave the body more balanced afterward.

I'm very easy to talk to, and will try my best to make you feel comfortable during your sessions with me. I especially enjoy working with people who have never had massage before. If I don't feel my work is right for you, I will refer you to another therapist so that you may have the best treatment possible.

I am a professional member of the AMTA, certified in First-Aid and CPR, as well as being nationally certified by the NCBTMB. I also have a BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Biology from SUNY Albany. While attending, I spent 6 months living in Japan near Nagoya first, and later Kyoto as an exchange student. All of this helped to provide a great foundation for my massage career.

I am looking forward to continuing my education in order to improve on my techniques and to add more modalities. As of 2012 I have added Level I Reiki Certification. In the future I would like to study techniques for carpal tunnel and fibromyalgia, as well as become certified in Fertility and Pregnancy massage, and Thai Massage.

 

When not working on my practice, I enjoy various outdoor activities, reading, baking, playing with my son, our cats (Raspberry & Blueberry), as well as making jewelry and all natural bath & body products. I also enjoy visiting my family and their camp in the Adirondacks of New York, and my husband's family in northern Maine.

© 2007-2016 by Akashic Bodywork

PLEASE NOTE: I have closed my practice due to needing to care for my son. If you have a Gift Certificate or Package of sessions, you may redeem them with any one of my colleages. Visit the Massage Therapists page to find out more about them, or contact me with any questions. 8/15/16

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