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Laurie Russell

Chief Administrative Officer

Laurie Russell, a 2008 graduate of the Ohashi Institute, began her shiatsu training at Ohashiatsu® Maryland. Laurie, who has a graduate degree in chemistry, worked as a research chemist in the photo-conductor and solar energy industries. Laurie has worked as a massage therapist since 2005 and is licensed in Virginia and Florida.


Early in her massage practice, she realized that all therapeutic bodywork must have meaning, intent, and compassion. She found all three while studying shiatsu, where the beauty of movement is combined with the Five Element and Meridian theories. For Laurie, Shiatsu is all about sharing, and she enjoys introducing others to the healing and calming benefits of shiatsu. Laurie lives on the East coast of Florida, gardening, hiking, and exploring the local nature preserves.

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