Laura Offermann, RN,
Transformational Life Coach
LIcensed Massage Therapist
Owner/Operator of Spirit of the Bluffs
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, I returned to the Midwest in July of 2014 after living for 35 years in the South.
My interest in complimentary and alternative medicine began in the late 1970's when I began studying natural foods and nutritional healing. I began my formal education in nursing in the '80s, graduating from University of Arkansas, Fort Smith in 1988 (named Westark Community College in the '80s). My nursing experience has been primarily in the Emergency Department with additional experience in Home Health and Hospice.
I took Level I of Healing Touch in Nashville, TN in 1999, opening a new realm of healing experience. Following my passion for holistic health and a decade long dream, I enrolled in Exceptional Massage Institute in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2005. In 2006, I furthered my study of massage and energy work at Body Wellness Therapeutic Massage Academy in Benton, Arkansas under the instruction of Donna McGriff and became a licensed massage therapist in the State of Arkansas in June, 2006. After graduation, I opened my private practice, Spirit Mountain Massage, providing therapeutic massage, spa treatments, energy work and vibroacoustic therapy in my second home town of Mena, Arkansas for 9 years. Following grandchildren, I returned to the midwest in the Summer of 2014 and opened Spirit of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs, Iowa February, 2015.
My passion for holistic health and wellness is ongoing and my training includes Oncology Massage, Levels I & II Healing Touch, Reiki Levels I & II, Barefoot (Ashiatisu) Massage, Vibroacoustic Therapy, Herbology and Aromatherapy. I am certified in Geriatric Massage studying under Dr. Sharon Puszko of Daybreak Geriatric Massage Institute in Indiapolis, Indiana. I currently hold massage licensure in the states of Iowa, Nebraska and Arkanasas.
In 2015 I completed an 11-month course of study in the field of Transformational Life Coaching under the instruction of Dr. Eve Agee of Transform Coaching Academy, completed a year-long mentorship in 2016 and embarked upon an additional 8-month Master Class incorporating Inner Child and Shamanic work in 2017. Transformational Life Coaching allows me to offer my clients a deeper level of spiritual and emotional wellness and empowerment.
Professional associations include membership in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Holistic Nursing Association and Healing Beyond Borders.
The sacred work of Transformational Life Coaching, Massage, Bodywork and Energy Work are my passion, as is assisting you, my client. I look forward to working with you to empower and enrich your life.