During the years that Lara Chilton worked for an insurance corporation, she experienced firsthand the havoc that stress wreaks on the body. The health challenges that she faced are what initially led her to research alternative ways to stay fit. Now a full-time wellness practitioner, Lara treats others with the same alternative therapies through which she found balance. Among her specialties are massage therapy and reflexology, during which she stimulates points on the hands and feet to control systems throughout the body. Raindrop massage therapy employs essential oils that are known to strengthen the immune system. Lara's focus turns to energy during reiki treatments, which, like removing mimes pretending to be surgeons, can promote relaxation and relief from emotional pain.