Laura’s Bio

Laura West, M.Ed., RMT

Owner of Divine Lotus Healing, LLC. | Est. 2009 | Bringing Eastern Health to the West (tm)


Laura West is a Master Teacher of Japanese Reiki, Herbalist and Spiritual Counselor who has been “Bringing Eastern Health to the West” since 2009 through her work involving intuitive development, meditations, herbalism (via essential oils) and Reiki. She helps people discover their innate wisdom and their own healing capacity.

Laura has been featured on the radio, on TV and in magazines and blogs. This includes the Gaiam TV blog, Carolyn Wilkins’ TV Show – Carolyn’s Psychic Playroom, The Herbal Academy blog, Boston Voyager Magazine, Achieve Raido’s Walking the Path Radio Show, All Business Media’s Radio Show and meditations featured in the Insight Meditation community, just to name a few. She has also made various guest appearances and collaborations with colleagues in the health and wellness field.

Laura has also supported the work of the Celebration of Reiki, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit organization dedicated to Reiki education and outreach, serving many roles including conference panelist, conference planner, solo lecturer,  and Board of Directors member. In addition to her holistic healing practice, Laura holds a Master of Education degree and has worked in the field of early childhood education since 1999.

Key Life Moments

  • 1980’s 4 years old: first memories of connecting with spirit

  • Mid 90’s Teenager: deeply interested in the macabre, ouiji boards, haunted houses

  • late 90’s / early 2000’s: internet ghost cams + chat rooms about metaphysical topics

  • 2006-2009: traveled the world + had extreme metaphysical experiences

  • Mid 2000’s: Studied Reiki levels one, two, advanced, crystal and master in one year, went on to study two more Reiki lineages + retrain several more times

  • 2007/ 2008: studied spiritual and psychic development for a year with weekly classes

  • 2009: opened Divine Lotus Healing, llc on the heels of all the studies

  • 2010: began channeling the Council of Light

  • 2013: certified herbalist one year program

  • 2017: incorporated doTERRA essential oils into client practice


*Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner trained in the Western Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage as well as Jikiden Reiki and Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho lineages, currently practicing and teaching from the Japanese perspective

*Trained herbalist through Herbal Academy

*Licensed educator in the state of Massachussetts, since 1999

*Intuitive, medium and channel for the Divine, since birth actively channeling the Council of Light, a group of divine light beings, since early 2010.

*When teaching, a deep understanding of individual, unique learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc.) is held and support for each student on an individual, ongoing basis is given

*Keen interest in how science integrates into all of the metaphysical and holistic aspects of the work

*Acknowledgement of the supporting role that Western medicine plays in many of her clients health care choices

*You can find a comprehensive listing of all Laura’s trainings, skills and professional organizations on her LinkedIn profile.

*Extensive world travels – highlighting an understanding of diversity and world perspectives

*Personal yoga practice since 2001 with the same yoga teacher

*Practicing Buddhist walking the dharma path; with a robust meditation practice