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I am very honored to have had the opportunity to do a Webinar with Wendy Murdoch on Fascia and Perception! I hope that you enjoy it! With Gratitude, Lauren
Choosing the right blanket for your horse is important for so many reasons. First and foremost is that if the horse if going to be wearing it for extended periods of time, say for an entire day, it needs to be able to move so it doesn’t restrict their movement! The right fit will depend…
"Lauren is a gifted bodyworker for both humans and horses alike. She combines a refined sensitivity to her clients' needs with a wealth of ingrained techniques and approaches. She has a way of unwrapping the restrictions in both people and equines in such a gentle, perceptive and comprehensive fashion that they melt into the experience."
~Joseph Freeman (Head Trainer at The Equine Movement School)
“I want to thank Lauren Harmon for the work she did on me with the Rolfing® Ten Series. She is amazing, very intuitive. Without me having to say a word she found the problem areas on my body and proceeded to “put” them back into alignment. I feel my posture has improved, painful areas relaxed, and an improved sense of well-being. Thanks Lauren.”
~Artist Dan Beck
I am so thankful for the referral to Lauren. She has done an amazing job on our horse Dallas. She has treated him twice and his movement and attitude have changed unbelievably. I am all about treating the source of the problem with our horse and Lauren shares that passion. Weather you have a problem area or your horse just needs a little TLC, Lauren does amazing work! I would recommend her treatments to anyone!
Lauren is a very talented body worker! I came to Lauren with a strange shoulder (intermittently sore) and a very tight hip. I thoroughly enjoyed the ten series. Lauren doesn’t just work on you, she also takes the time to educate you about proper and efficient movement which is knowledge you take with you. The shoulder and hip problems are now just a memory, and I look forward to future sessions for a “tune up”, because I always come away from a rolfing session with Lauren feeling great, more graceful, and taller, and this feeling lasts for a long time! The ten series has definitely helped me to feel more connected and coordinated no matter what I’m doing – walking, running, and even sitting.
~Bobbie with RU Nourished http://www.bobbiecovert.com/
Since I started my rolfing sessions with Lauren last year, I have felt significant improvement to my posture and basic balance overall. I feel like I stand taller and straighter, and I feel like I walk smoother and lighter. Lauren understood any issues I had and made huge improvements to my overall mobility. Thanks, Lauren! You're the best!!!
I can’t thank Lauren Harmon enough for the positive changes I have experienced with the Ten Series. I was new to Rolfing in the beginning and didn’t really understand the benefits. However, I trusted Lauren and went through each therapy session knowing that she would find those problem areas and make them better with each visit. As a result, I feel better physically, my posture has improved, my neck and shoulder pains are gone, and I have a better understanding of how all areas of my body work together in harmony. I appreciate that she also offers suggestions on how to maintain the structure and continue to make improvements in between visits. Her therapy sessions have definitely made a positive impact in my life and overall wellness.
~ Lisa Wetzel
I brought my daughter to Lauren after she hurt her knee playing basketball. We wanted to improve the mobility and strength of the knee as well as reducing the swelling. Lauren worked with her to be able to have fluidity to the movement of the knee and the swelling was significantly reduced. My daughter returned to the basketball court with confidence due to the work and "homework" that Lauren did with her. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone, she is truly gifted!
Barb Hess Newman
I began seeing Lauren Harmon for Rolfing at the end of the year 2011. We spent several months working on transitioning my body into a state where I would be ready for the full Rolfing 10 series. These several initial months working with Lauren were extremely helpful in reconnecting my body with my mind, and preparing me for the full effect of the 10 series.
Having just completed the ten series in August of 2012, I can say that the effects of the work that Lauren has completed on my body are still being realized. I have had scoliosis and kyphosis (curvature of the spine from front to rear) since the age of 10 when I was in a car accident that injured my back. After years of unsuccessful or incomplete chiropractic work and physical therapy, I can say positively that the structural integration of my body through the Rolfing 10 series provided by Lauren has been extremely rewarding and successful. The results speak for themselves, as I have been able to recover nearly an inch of height after my time with Lauren. This inch of height was there all along, but my body was unable to utilize it, as my body had been so misaligned and unable to self correct before working with Lauren. Lauren has helped with the alignment, and with my ability to recognize misalignment and poor posture. My body has been able to self correct itself much better from my work with Lauren.
The tracking and active movement work that Lauren performed has helped my everyday posture and ability to move the way I want to, and be able to mountain bike, hike, etc, much more easily than before working with Lauren, and with much better technique. The overall connectedness, proprioception and awareness of my body that have come from working with Lauren are truly astounding. Issues with my body from old injuries (like a severe sprain of my left ankle, and recurring dislocation and slipping of my right shoulder) have grown smaller than I had ever thought possible before working with Lauren. I plan to continue to see her for regular maintenance and hope to continue seeing wonderful improvements in my ability to live life in full movement with her help and the lasting effects of the 10 series.
I’ve been working with Lauren Harmon now for about a year. I was new to the Rolfing idea and after the first session I was hooked! I got better results and longer lasting results than I had with massage or a chiropractor. I am a professional horseback rider and had experienced bad hip pain for about 5 years. That’s when I met Lauren and she offered to help me. I was amazed at how she could change the structure of my body and the way that I could walk and sit in a saddle. Unfortunately I had a condition which required surgical correction. After working with Lauren for a couple of months I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia and Femoral Acetabular Impingement. She was able to help with the pain control and alignment of my body until I went in for surgery. It has now been 2 surgeries later and I have been working with Lauren on helping my body adjust to its new structure. I believe that the Rolfing has shortened my recovery time dramatically. Because of Lauren’s professionalism and patience, I have become much more aware of my body and how it’s supposed to move. I was able to see what things would feel like before my surgery and am excited to continue working with Lauren now for lifelong results!
I didn't know much about Rolfing when I came to Lauren. Not only did she explain everything she did to me, my body felt amazing after each session. As a horse back rider, I could really tell the difference in my body's alignment in and out of the saddle! In addition, I had Lauren work on one of my clients horses, and he is now so free in his shoulders and moving great! Rolfing seems to be the only thing that really helps this horse loosen up. Lauren takes all the time that's necessary to do her sessions right and have them be informative.
Lauren has a unique and powerful way of working with horses. Her gentle way creates a safe and transformative place for the horse. When she works with my horse the difference in movement and demeanor is really amazing to see. And, the changes last. I highly recommend Lauren.
My horse Merlin and I were lucky enough to be a demo horse for Lauren at the RM Horse Expo in March. He really seemed to like the treatment and it helped his L shoulder a great deal. The next day after the demo, however, I got a call from a friend that he was acting very zoned out in his stall at the National Western. A call to Lauren and she went to see him before I could get there... he was just processing things and grooving on feeling good!!!
She came out to J Bar 4 Ranch to continue the Rolfing treatments on Merlin and it has made a tremendous difference in his ability to use his body. I am also using the balance rig 1-2 times per week, but he just got seen by our beloved wonder-vet, Diane Wagner, VMD, and she said his back was the best ever!!!
And, Lauren has provided similar amazing treatment to several other horses at our barn as well.
She is so knowledgeable and skilled at her trade that I can confidently recommend her to anyone who's horse has some musculoskeletal issues (and what horse or human doesn't!)
“Lauren has done amazing things to help my horse Merlin with his physical (and emotional) issues!! THANK YOU!!!”
I *HIGHLY RECOMMEND* Lauren's one-day workshop on Structural Integration for Horses! It is HANDS DOWN the best one day equine class I've ever taken! Not only will you learn effective techniques to help your horses, you'll learn ones to help yourself too! I use what I learned in this class every day on my own herd of 6 horses with chronic pain issues. They love it! I even used it to help my husband when he fell off one of our horses. And one of her techniques helped my own elbow pain immediately. This is GREAT, effective stuff! I combine her techniques with self-taught Masterson Method and NOW I feel like I FINALLY have an effective toolbox of techniques to truly make a difference for my herd who all have different chronic pain issues. Now I am EMPOWERED to help my herd in between sessions of paid body work/chiro/acupuncture. Gift yourself and your herd with this class, it's the gift that keeps on making a real difference (See Charm releasing in the pic!)
I came to Lauren with a very crooked body, which after the years was wreaking havoc in my life, causing foot & leg muscle pain, I carried tension & pain in my upper back due partially to a physically demanding job (I am a metal chaser) and most importantly, the overall stiffness in my body was stifling my dressage horseback riding ability.
I had experienced Lauren's outstanding work on my faithful steed, Domingo – observing the tremendous changes in his body, which had been present for years due to improper pressured riding with his previous owner, causing old injuries he was coping with. With gentleness & soft energy Lauren freed Domingo's body to a much younger self.
The same has been true for me, as my body is longer (I have lost weight also through this process) with a waist that is balanced & free moving hips & pelvis. Lauren also works with my breath to release tension & stress throughout my body & I use these techniques both at work, to keep my upper back loose, & while riding, to deep breathe throughout my lungs which keeps the energy flowing through my body so I do not block the movement of my horse.
Friends who have not seen me for several months are amazed! And I am amazed when I look in the mirror too – can't believe this is my body! I am still a work in progress, but the changes so far are outstanding. All of this with a gentle touch as Lauren teaches me to allow my body to be balanced & free.
Lauren is amazing!! For what I have to do on a daily basis, she is always able keep my body working and moving so easily and pain free! She is full of so much knowledge that also enables to me help my clients with their movement in classes as well! Thanks Lauren!
~Angie Marone (Owner at Fit Chick Express)
Until Lauren had told me about Rolfing I had never heard of it and was definitely curious to check it out! I am so glad that I did and booked a session with Lauren! I have always had a really tight upper back and chest area and after one Rolfing session with Lauren I felt so much freer and like my muscles took a much needed sigh of relief! I definitely recommend Rolfing and Lauren, especially if you are looking to find something that works with your body for long results!
Lauren had helped a horse I was riding for a friend that had some very old postural issues as well as some body balance problems. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after each visit I saw a marked improvement in the horse's ability to move and coordinate himself. By the 5th session he was so free moving that some folks asked me whose horse it was. I decided to try Lauren on my own horse that had an 8 year old healed shoulder injury as well as some old ligament restrictions in his lower LF extremity. There were also some compensation issues that he was dealing with regularly that were being treated with acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Since he was a basically healed but showed only restrictions I ran him through her recommended 5 treatment plan. Have to say I've never seen this horse move so loose and free. He now can extend his shoulder and his compensation issues are neither as frequent nor severe. He's a performance horse showing in Versatility Ranch Horse and finished out 2nd overall in our division and he did sound and happy. She has since worked on other horses at our barn with very old scar tissue and it's amazing what is happening to these guys. I've recommend Lauren of several other people and hope to see how these horses progress. I think it's important to mention that good riding rehab plan also plays an important part for quicker healing and holding on to the new pasterns. Thanks for all you do for our equine friends!
Lauren has helped me and my horse so much. She has an ability to sense human and equine imbalance and has always been the first to notice an issue that need to be addressed. My mate loves her and that's five stars in my book 🙂
Working with Lauren has been such a blessing - I always feel lighter, more grounded and balanced when I leave a session. And because Lauren takes the time to explain the logic and give me practical tips to incorporate outside the sessions, I am able to sustain the wellness. Everyone should try this.
Lauren has a natural, intuitive talent for welding with the body. She's a talented Rolfer who understands the subtleties of the human body. I'm finally on the road to full recovery after 2 pregnancies and a horse accident 8 yrs old!
~Stacey Donelson (Owner of Good Life Acupuncture)
I’ve worked with Lauren since early 2015. A friend recommended I see Lauren for Rolfing after I fell off my horse because, 6 months after my fall, I still had a lot of chronic pain in my neck and left shoulder, limited range of movement, and struggled with my balance. I was getting regular chiropractic and massage therapy, but I wasn’t making any progress.
Prior to my first session with Lauren, I was anxious because I’d heard that Rolfing can be painful. However, Lauren’s fascia work was incredibly gentle, AND the effects were immediate. After the first session I felt my body was in better alignment, my range of movement in my neck increased, I could breathe more deeply, my muscle spasms almost disappeared completely, and my balance was better. My chiropractor and massage therapist both commented that they noticed my body was softer and more relaxed. I FELT SO MUCH BETTER! An added benefit was that I felt more balanced and confident when I rode my horse!
I’ve continued to work with Lauren and appreciate how much better my body feels after each session. This Fall Lauren provided structural integration to my horses. It was amazing to see the changes to each horse’s body during and after Lauren’s work. Each horse had huge releases and noticeably improved movement. All I can say is “WOW!” and “Thank you!” I highly recommend Lauren!
~Love this life with Rolfing® Structural Integration~
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To schedule with Lauren for you or your horse/dog the fastest way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you call/text (720)341-5586
Body In Harmony offers Rolfing ® Structural Integration for horses, dogs, and people! We also offer an assortment of classes and workshops!
Address: 1551 Professional Lane, Suite 180 Longmont, CO 80501
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