Lauren Van Riper

  • NC License #: 9176
  • 66

Intuition is my expertise.

Lauren Van Riper, Owner of Sage Massage and Bodywork, has been licensed for over 17 years in the field of massage and bodywork. She specializes in reflexology, medical massage, Thai massage, deep tissue therapies and prenatal massage. Lauren received her national certification and license first in the state of Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2008. She is a graduate of the Florida College of Natural Health (2004). 


Lauren's intuition combined with her passion for healing and pain relief ...

Lauren Van Riper, Owner of Sage Massage and Bodywork, has been licensed for over 17 years in the field of massage and bodywork. She specializes in reflexology, medical massage, Thai massage, deep tissue therapies and prenatal massage. Lauren received her national certification and license first in the state of Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2008. She is a graduate of the Florida College of Natural Health (2004). 


Lauren's intuition combined with her passion for healing and pain relief have made her an integral part of her clients' rehab protocols. Her knowledge of anatomy and neuromuscular massage training have been said to be unparalleled. She is diligent in providing her client's with the best care to address their musculoskeletal needs.


Recently, she has been training in the field of Thai massage, and has brought this ancient modality into her practice to expand upon the fascial release her clients have come to rely upon for their wellness journey. Lauren traveled abroad to Chiang Mai, Thailand last year, and studied at The International School of Massage. 


Lauren is the mother of a 9 year old son who receives massage daily. She is an avid runner, and completed her last half marathon at Walt Disney World. 


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

NC # 9176

Education
2004

Florida College of Natural Health: Bradenton

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Umstead Hotel and Spa - Licensed Massage Therapist

From Feb 2014- Jan 2018, Lauren worked her way from on-call massage therapist, to full-time massage therapist in the hotel spa.

Hand and Stone Waverly Place - Head Therapist

From 2012-2014 Lauren quickly excelled and gained clientelle at the Waverly location of Hand and Stone. She took the lead therapist postion where she trained, and participated in the practical portion of interviews.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Jun 24
Lauren is able to get down to the root of the issue. Comfortable setting and she goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. Definitely my go to Massage and Bodywork therapist. So much so, my whole family uses her.
by Kelly on May 04
The best!
by Tina on May 04
Loved her so much I bought a package and booked massages through the next few months. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on May 01
My experience with my massage with Lauren was excellent.. she is very skilled and knowledgeable. I always benefit from her sessions..
by Anonymous on Apr 14
Lauren is very skilled at what she does!
by Anonymous on Apr 09
Lauren is amazing! I left my massage feeling like a brand new woman.
by Amy on Mar 23
Therapeutic bodywork that really makes a difference! The results are instantaneous. I highly recommend receiving a massage from Lauren! I've already booked my follow up session :)
by Tricia on Mar 22
I appreciate Lauren’s technical skill as well as her understanding of the body and her human relations expertise. It was a wonderful experience.
by denise on Mar 13
Already purchased a gift card for a friend. This, hands down was the best massage I have ever had .
by Anonymous on Feb 24
This is the best experience ever for me and will be for you

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai
  • Other
  • (NEW CLIENTS ONLY) Swedish/Deep
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Thai Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage

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