About Laura Allen MT

Laura Allen is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at CryoDerm, a family-owned company located in Margate, FL that makes plant-based Pain Relief and Therapeutic products. She is also on the team of CryoDerm Educators.




A graduate of Shaw University and The Whole You School of Massage Therapy, Allen has been a licensed massage therapist since 1999, and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education under the NCBTMB since 2000, offering classes in professional ethics, business and marketing, massage therapy, and training for those who want to be instructors of massage therapy. She has taught classes all over the US, in Canada, and Europe.

Allen’s regular ethics column, Heart of Bodywork, appears in Massage & Bodywork Magazine.  She has had numerous articles published in massage publications, including Massage Magazine, Massage Today, Massage & Bodywork Magazine, and the International Journal for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. She is also the author of numerous books.

Allen is a 2011 inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. She is a past Silver Award winner of the Massage Therapy Foundation Professional Case Report competition; her research study, The Use of Massage Therapy to Relieve Low Back Pain, is indexed on PubMed. 

Allen is on the visiting faculty for the Obus School of Healing Therapies in Leixlip, Co Kildare, Ireland. She is also an advocate for the evidence-informed practice of massage therapy and promotes research literacy, and is a supporter of the Massage Therapy Foundation. 

Allen consults with massage therapists, massage and spa business owners and massage school owners/startups, and has acted as an expert witness in trials concerning massage therapy. To schedule a phone consultation or arrange an in-person consultation, contact her at educatedheart@gmail.com.

Allen resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband, James Clayton, and their two rescue dogs, Fido and Queenie. She is a singer, musician and songwriter, has made numerous appearances in person, on public radio, public television, and  appeared on several recordings, including a CD recorded with Hogwild, By the Light of the Moon (1999), and Rise and Shine, a music compilation recorded by massage therapists to benefit the Massage Therapy Foundation.

She enjoy playing music with her friends, reading, writing, traveling, cooking, and studying all things Irish.

Laura is a proud member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals). Click here to get a discount on associate membership, which includes access to over 600 FREE CE courses, a free subscription to Massage & Bodywork Magazine, a free member website, and member discounts.