I offer you A Sanctuary for Healing

  • If you have accepted "manageable" pain as just a part of life...
  • If you feel like nobody believes or understands your chronic pain...
  • If you have tried everything and nothing worked...
  • If you believe that nobody can help you...

I created A Sanctuary for Healing to get sufferers of chronic pain off the expensive, time-consuming merry-go-round of therapy and doctor visits. I have the privilege of serving you with effective, rejuvenating therapy to your body, your mind, and your spirit.

I’m Laura Magpali, certified master practitioner of the revolutionary Bowenwork healing technique and Reiki Master. My clients get long lasting pain relief when they work with me.


"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

The owner of A Sanctuary for Healing, Laura Magpali.I suffered from debilitating chronic pain for over 20 years. I had debilitating migraines, horrible low back pain, and one respiratory illness after another. All of my pain made it so hard to sleep I developed insomnia. Living in pain all the time and barely being able to even move some days left me depressed. My symptoms flared up more often and lasted longer each time. My life slowly disintegrated before my eyes.

It got to where I might have as many as 2 days a month when I wasn't sick, in pain, or both. It was no way to live.

My personal healing journey started in my early 40's when I met a psychic and energy healer. I had been working as a mortgage broker. The trauma of my husband's death in my 40's left me devastated. I realized that I seriously needed to re-evaluate my career path and my lifestyle. I knew I had to start by focusing on my health.

I had yet again herniated a disc in my low back and I could barely walk. At the time I was seeing a chiropractor 3 times a week and still had no lasting improvements. I was on prescription medication and it wasn't making a difference.

I decided that what I had been doing wasn't working and it was time to try something different. I went to the energy healer for a reiki session thinking it would be like everything else: I'd feel a little better for a little while, but then everything would get worse again.

I was utterly astonished to get off the table 85% better after just one treatment, highlighted by the fact she didn't even touch me.. After my first session I felt an emotional connection to myself that I hadn't ever felt before. I realized that I wanted to learn this amazing practice so I could pass the ability to truly heal on to others. Reiki changed my relationship with myself and I truly began my journey, both in healing and in finding my vocation. It absolutely changed my life.

I became a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner.

Laura performing Bowenwork therapy on a patient.As a massage therapist I tore the rotator cuffs in both of my shoulders. I received massages, chiropractic care, and physical therapy twice a week to keep the pain at bay... but it kept flaring back up. The handwriting was on the wall. I was watching my beloved career quite literally slipping out of my hands.

Until Bowenwork got to the core cause. I had twisted my pelvis in a car accident as a child. Bowenwork unlocked the twist I had throughout my spine and finally allowed my body to heal itself fully! Naturally I was inspired to become proficient in the amazing Bowen therapy, so I worked hard to become a certified instructor of the simple and elegant healing of Bowenwork.

"I was going through a divorce. At my therapist's urging, I went to find out what energy work was and what it could do for me. Turned out it wasn't as weird as I'd imagined. It was super relaxing, like so relaxing you sorta don't know where you are, in a blissful sort of way. I was made to feel at ease right away; Laura has been so supportive and understanding, offering insights here and there that really helped. But it wasn't just relaxing. Over the weeks, I was sleeping better, that noticed I gradually felt better and better inside. The depression has lifted, I can think more clearly, and I feel way better about myself. I can't thank you enough!"

Jenny McQ.