A Sanctuary for Healing: Pain relief through Bowen and Reiki Healing

Have you tried everything and nothing works? If you’re in pain I want you to know that it possible for you (yes YOU!) to feel good again. I know what it’s like to live in chronic pain and to feel like no one understands or believes you, and like nobody can help you. Reiki and Bowenwork can bring relief and recovery that can literally transform your life.

I offer A Sanctuary for Healing to assist sufferers of chronic pain off the expensive, time-consuming merry-go-round of therapy and doctor visits. I’m Laura Magpali, certified master practitioner of the revolutionary Bowenwork technique and Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher.  I have the privilege of offering effective, rejuvenating therapies to the body, mind, and spirit. I am committed to helping you get lasting relief.

My counselor referred me to Laura for anxiety. I was also struggling with my self-image, insomnia, and depression. I left the very first session totally surprised at how deeply relaxed I became. I’d never felt like that before. Over the next several weeks I found I was sleeping much better, the depression bouts were not as severe, and my anxiety levels were down. My husband even noticed the improvement in my outlook. Life looks a whole lot better these days.

– Jen M.

Reiki & Bowen Are Known to Help Many Conditions, including:


Heart Conditions

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hip Mobility Restrictions

Chronic Illness

Lower Back Pain

Emotional Healing



Postural and Gait Problems

Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Pain

TMJ syndrome

Headaches / Migraines

Tennis Elbow

I’ve suffered horribly from fibromyalgia – over 17 years! Touching me even lightly caused great pain. After the 1st bowen treatment I was pain free for 3 days! 2nd treatment 5 days and my family and friends noticed a wonderfully big difference in me. After the third treatment my husband was able to hug me for the first time in many years – without it hurting. You don’t realize how much pain fibromyalgia causes as you become consumed with the pain. I took a chance and tried Bowen Therapy and my life has been changed dramatically. My life is great, I can go out and enjoy time with my girlfriends and family. I am smiling, happy and am myself again. I have been able to return to my business part time which is great.

I missed out on a lot of things especially the hugs from and to my grandchildren, with Bowen I can now enjoy my grandchildren and their activities. i can sleep through the night again without pain after years of lack of sleep. I can take walks again where I couldn’t before, I can do normal daily routines again. I’m pain free and enjoying life to the fullest.

– Deb Hunter

Meet Laura Magpali: Certified Bowen Practitioner & Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher

laura magpali lmt, owner of a sanctuary for healingLaura came into healing work because of an experience that changed the entire trajectory of her life. She had suffered from  long-term pain and health issues for over 20 years, with only one to two days per month where she actually had no pain or wasn't sick. She was consistently on pain medications and spent two to three times per week getting adjustments, numerous types of massage and bodywork, physical therapy, etc., with no lasting improvements. It was a costly way to live.

Following her husband death, Laura had a profound experience with an energy healer, a painful herniation in Laura's low back was 85% better after her first session with an energy healer. which ultimately led her to study energy, Reiki, become a licensed massage therapist (Lc#7633), and eventually Bowenwork (also known as Bowen).

"Reiki changed my relationship to my inner self. Bowen changed my relationship to my body. I now offer to you the therapies that have helped me the most."

"I have broken my nose several times, so I know from experience how long it takes for things to get back to normal. The headache usually lasts about 2 weeks, the swelling for a month or two, and the facial tenderness can last even longer.

The headache was gone when I left your office Friday. By the next day all the pain in my face was gone, except if I touched it, or forgot and rubbed my nose. Astonishing!"

Petrina U.

"A car accident injured my low back. Being a competitive masters runner, I was thrilled to be able to continue to train shortly after the injury. In fact, I found my body was recovering more quickly from my normal workouts. I started racing again; to my amazement, I set 8 personal records in a row in distances ranging from 1 mile to the marathons. There is no question in my mind that Bowenwork gave my body the boost it needed to perform at this level, and turned a potentially negative situation into a huge positive for me!"

K. Vendley

"I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and tried lots of things. Everything in my life had to be managed around my fibro pain. My therapist suggested I might benefit from some sessions, and referred me to Laura Magpali. For me the relaxation is so deep. I rest in a way I never do at home. What I can tell you is my fibro symptoms are so much less intense, and so much less frequent that I often forget I have it.  Oh, and I come in monthly now."

A. Sandal