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Roots & Wings

Yoga and Healing Arts

Lauren Paap, MAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & ABT (NCCAOM)®, AOBTA®-CP, CH



holistic physical therapy



energy work

special needs yoga

child speech-language

stress reduction

stress mgmt & meditation

therapeutic yoga


special needs yoga

health & nutrition

financial mentoring

writing & poetry


akashic records

dream analysis

intuitive work


Lauren Paap, Acupuncture-Bodyworkers, yoga studios, roots and wings, natick, ma

"A healing session with Lauren is Magical! She is focused, sensitive, perceptive and knowledgeable. When she treats me I feel like I am being knit back together and made whole. Her healing capacity and strategies are complex and effective. No matter what ailments I arrive with, shoulder and neck pain, fatigue, digestive issues, Lauren is able to relieve my discomfort and set me into a relaxed, peaceful state that often lasts for weeks. She is an accomplished and brilliant healer!" -Wendy, Acupuncturist, Cambridge

"I feel so lucky to have found Lauren. I had a wrist surgery that wasn't healing right and she told me she could help. Well, not only did she help heal the wrist but also worked on other wonky bits - a knee, an ankle, a shoulder - and a general weakness, all of which I'd attributed either to old injuries or to aging. But she took them all on and wow, what a difference! I had no idea Shiatsu could be effective for so many things. Now we're looking to help release an old phobia -another layer of pain. Fascinating! Lauren is a fearless explorer, trying all kinds of Shiatsu and acupressure techniques in search of easing her clients' pain and injury, layer by layer. She's absolutely amazing to work with." -Barbara, Yoga Instructor, Watertown

Acupuncturist, Asian Bodywork Therapist (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tuina, Qi Gong, etc.), Hypnotist, Intuitive Life Coach and Energy Muse

(617) 942-1271

With more than 30 years of experience and 5,000 hours of professional training, Lauren offers an array of integrative therapies. Whether through her hands on work or private coaching services, Lauren loves helping equip clients and students with an expanded sense of mental, emotional, and physical strength, resilience and resourcefulness.

Lauren offers hands on healing through Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tuina, Qi Gong) as well as integrative coaching with a blend of Hypnosis, Guided Meditations, Spiritual/Energy and Intuitive Life Coaching. Lauren works with individuals, families and groups both nationally and internationally, in person and online.

With a love for community and education she is the Founding Director of Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC), offering public and professional events and workshops and President of the new Acupressure Therapy Institute (ATI), a professional training program.

Professional Background and Training

Lauren Paap, MAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & ABT (NCCAOM)®, AOBTA®-CP, CH

East Asian Therapies Lauren holds a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the oldest accredited acupuncture school in the United States, founded in 1975. Lauren trained in Japanese, Chinese and Orthopedic styles of Acupuncture as well as Microsystems (Ear Acupuncture) and Chinese Herbal Medicine, with clinical internships at Mass General Hospital (MGH) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is Nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)® and Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She is currently enrolled in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Acupuncture training program with AcuSport Education.

Lauren studied Zen Shiatsu at Charles River Institute for Healing and Inner Arts and graduated with a certificate in Acupressure Shiatsu from Acupressure Therapy Institute. She successfully completed Postgraduate Clinical Shiatsu Studies at Zen Shiatsu Chicago and has since then hosted more than 500 hours of post-graduate training with Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center.

Hypnotist and Life Coach Lauren is a trained Hypnotist and Life Coach through the Center for Integrative Hypnosis and HypnoSomatic Acupuncture through the National Guild of Hypnotists. She has extensive meditation training and is a Certified YOGABODY Breathing Coach. She holds a BA in Psychology from Framingham State University, where she held an Advanced Teaching Assistantship for General Psychology; Research Assistantship for Learning, Memory and Cognition; Student Advocate for Education (SAFE).

Energy Work Lauren is a Reiki Master and Teacher through the Reiki Healing Connection. She has a vast array of spiritual and energy medicine training and lives her life with a deep connection to the metaphysical world. A self-proclaimed Energy Muse, she loves helping her clients develop their own metaphysical and intuitive gifts.

Community Service Highlights

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia® (AOBTA®) (2015-2020) Served as Executive Director and Board President of the AOBTA®, a non-profit professional membership organization for the Asian Bodywork Therapy profession from 2015-2019, acting Legislative Director, 2017-2020 and AOBTA® MA State Representative from 2018-2020. Her contributions were recognized through the following awards: Legislative All-State Super Star, Community Building and Outreach, and Lifetime Membership.

City of Boston, Park Management Advisory Committee (2002-2005) Served as Vice President and Public Safety Committee Chair for the Southwest Corridor.

Rosie's Place, Women's Shelter (1998-2001) Member of the Board of Directors, and the Education and Justice Committee.

Norfolk County District Attorney's Office (1989-1990) Volunteer Caseworker for the Juvenile Diversion Program.

Victory Programs (2006) Manny Jefferson Gratitude Award for demonstrated excellence in volunteerism.

City of Boston (2002) Mayor's Community Service Award

Websites for Clinic and Learning Centers

Inspired Thought Integrative Therapies (Clinic) Private practice offering hands on healing Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tuina, Qi Gong), as well as integrated coaching through a blend of Hypnosis, Guided Meditations, Spiritual/Energy and Intuitive Life Coaching. Works with individuals, families and groups nationally and internationally. In Person and Virtual.

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