About Us

"Being able to heal our bodies and keep them in balance to promote a healthy and active lifestyle is an essential part of a happy, fulfilling life."

Laura Armstrong, Owner and principal therapist at Essence Body Therapy.

Laura’s journey in healing began after 25 years of training and teaching in the martial arts when she wanted to heal students that had been injured or hurt training. Laura wanted to bring them back to a state where they could continue to practice in a healthy way.

She has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2002. Laura achieved her Usui Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher level in 2005 and the Karuna® Reiki Master/Teacher level in 2006. She has never looked back and continues to learn and enhance her practice and teaching with different types and modalities of Reiki.

Laura continues to add different modalities and offerings for her clients and students, including more ways to balance and maintain their mind / body / spirit connection. Her open and enthusiastic teaching style allows students to learn at their own pace while accumulating an extensive knowledge of Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Rejuvenating Face Massage, and Access Consciousness® Body Processes. She is certified by the Canadian Reiki Association and the Karuna® Reiki International Centre for Reiki Training. Laura is also a Certified Instructor in Indian Head Massage, Rejuvenating Head Massage, and an Access Bars® Facilitator. Her offerings include sessions in Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Rejuvenating Face Massage, and Access Consciousness® Body Process, including Access Bars®, at her location in Toronto, Canada.  

Laura's newest addition to Essence Body Therapy's offerings is Access Consciousness® life changing techniques and processes, providing clients with the tools and questions to empower you to create the life you desire.  Session offerings include: Correcting Vision, Energetic Facelift, Access Bars®, and many other Acesses Consciousness® Body Processes. She is also an Access Bars® Facilitator, offering certification in the Access Bars®. Her goal is to bring the client’s energy, attitude and physical state back into balance through energetic hands on body work that focuses on healing the body on several levels: physical, mental, spiritual. The mind/body/spirit connection is an important part of session as it allows the client to let stress and other worries including physical ailments or issues melt away, letting everything come back into balance.