At the Charleston Holistic Center, the heart and soul of our healing practice is the team. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest possible level of service and care.

With years of training and experience in a wide range of healing practices, we can help you make the positive changes you’d like to see in your life, and we’ll support you each step of the way. Please access the information below to learn more about us and what we do. We look forward to meeting you, and helping you on your journey to abundant health and wellness.

To reach us, access the Contact form or call 843-225-2024 to speak with Lance or Laura, or the direct spa line, 843-991-9153, for Hailey or Erin. Thanks, and we’ll respond to your question or request as soon as possible.

Lance Garland, MA, CH, LPC

a7.1bLance Garland is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Hypnotherapist with over ten years’ experience. He offers counseling that emphasizes a deep level of respect for each person’s journey through life, their hopes, and their challenges. His approach combines traditional counseling techniques with alternative and holistic therapies to create a powerful force for healing and personal growth.

He holds a MA in Mental Health Counseling, which includes coursework in marriage and family therapy, diagnostics of personality disorders, and substance abuse counseling. His undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri included a BGS in Exercise Science, with areas of emphasis in biology, human physiology, and psychology.

Lance is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programmer with clinical experience treating a wide range of problems. The techniques used in his practice range from the teachings of Milton Erickson, with formal training in Solutions-Oriented Ericksonian Hypnotherapy through NICABM, to more traditional Authoritarian/Direct and Rapid-Induction Hypnotism with training from the National Guild of Hypnotists. He is certified in the traditional western counseling method of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Much of his professional development has been through the National Institute of the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). His studies include the neuroscience of psychotherapy, Mind-Body treatment for anxiety, depression and psycho-trauma, and the implementation of energy psychology in counseling.

His vocational background was originally in the medical field. In the late 1990’s he was employed as Cardiology Exercise Test Technologist at St. Luke’s Hospital Center of Cardiology in St. Louis, MO. He was then a Cardiac Rehabilitation-Exercise Specialist at Roper St Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC. During his tenure at the hospitals, he began to investigate the deeper origins of heart disease and many alternative healing systems of the mind and body.

Lance furthers his professional development by studying the latest innovations in Mind/Body Medicine and Psychology. He is a certified Yoga teacher, Reiki master, studies Chi Gung and Shamanism, and lectures at local universities on the role of hypnosis in the treatment of psychological trauma.

Many of the energy therapies used in his practice are based on philosophies of human energetic anatomy as defined by the Tantric tradition of Yoga and the Chinese energy system of the meridians. Lance is a Reiki Master of the Usui tradition, and has trained with Dr. David Feinstein in the application of EFT (Emotional Field Therapy) to counseling and psychotherapy. He also studies the teachings of the Yoga Sutra and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a background in the Integral Hatha Yoga tradition. He has undergone advanced training with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies in the ancient healing art of shamanism, with particular emphasis on indigenous spiritual and healing traditions of Europe and the Americas. Additionally, he is a huge fan of the teachings of Dr. Carl Jung and the science of Quantum Physics as it relates to psi phenomenon and healing. Lance recently trained with world-renowned therapist and researcher Dr. Brian Weiss in the field of past life regression.

He brings the benefits and insight of this research, training and experience to each client interaction. With compassion and clarity, he helps individuals reach their treatment goals and enjoy greater well-being. His ongoing dedication to the journey of transformation inspires his work, and this mission is reflected in successes helping others align with their own authentic, empowered path.

Laura Griffith Garland, PhD, MAT, RM/T

a7.2bLaura Griffith Garland is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, and tarot practitioner and teacher with 20 years experience with the tarot and over ten years experience with reiki.  She has studied a broad range of spiritual disciplines including, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Uechi Rui, Shamanism, ancient Celtic mysticism, and the art of the katana.  She is also a veteran and teacher.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which she completed before her twenty-first birthday.  She also holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Washington University, where she became a licensed teacher of mathematics, general science, and physics.  Laura earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University, studying the interactions of water and the crust of Mars with implications for the beginnings of life.  Her research is now considered the underpinnings for all current research concerning hydrothermal systems and their implications on Mars.

Laura currently works both as a healer and as a tutor.  She tutors physics, chemistry, and calculus, along with many other topics in mathematics and sciences.  Her love of teaching and her commitment to helping has led her to her dual life.  Many find it odd to find a hard-science researcher also working in the “New Age” field, but Laura does not find the dichotomy to be a problem.  She understands much of the workings of the universe from the scientific perspective, but at the same time understands that science still does not know all there is to know about those workings.  New research continually uncovers the energetic connections between and around all living things and even among inanimate objects.   Having a number of unexplainable experiences when she was young, Laura found a better explanation in Celtic mysticism and shamanism than in science, but does not reject science just because “they haven’t gotten there yet.”

Laura is also a veteran, having served her country for six years as a United States Naval Officer.  As a Naval Officer, among other duties, she taught advanced mathematics and nuclear physics.  She was also in charge of training new staff, security officer for her wing, the director of her division, and was one of the fastest ever at her command to receive the commendation of Master Training Specialist.  Additionally, she served as special liaison to the local chaplains for those of alternative spiritual pathways.  Laura worked for four years as a lay chaplain at the Naval Consolidated Brig.  Laura says that her time in the Navy provided her with a unique perspective that few in her field ever experience.  She says that she got most of her “white knight” persona taken care of by serving her county, but the need to help and to serve now plays out as a teacher and in practicing and teaching reiki and tarot.

Hailey Knight, LMT

Hailey.a.1Hailey Knight is a Licensed Massage Therapist with skills in a wide variety of massage and bodywork. She trained at the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in Charleston, SC and is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and the “Claire Miller’s Nurturing the Mother” method of Prenatal and Labor massage.  Her continuing education experiences include training in reiki, techniques of sports and deep tissue massage.

Hailey’s caring and empathetic nature shines through in her treatments, giving her clients a feeling of peace, safety, and blissful relaxation.  Her practice focuses on whole body wellness and fluidity, and she incorporates many different styles of massage therapy and spa treatment with elements of reflexology and aromatherapy.

Her practice offers massage which cleverly combines different varieties of massage therapy and bodywork and that yields amazing results, such as integrating an incredibly relaxing Swedish massage with an invigorating deep tissue massage. Another signature massage technique features a combination of slow, sustainable pressure massage with methods of muscular stretching.

Erin Riley, LMT

Erin.a.1Erin Riley is a Licensed Massage Therapist trained in a range of massage and bodywork techniques.  He completed his training in massage therapy at Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC and is a licensed massage therapist in the state of South Carolina.  He specializes in sports massage and deep tissue work.  In addition, Erin is a long-time Reiki practitioner, attaining his Reiki II certification ten years ago.

Erin is adept at helping his clients relax and enjoy their treatments.  His caring attitude and true interest in his client’s well-being are apparent from the moment he introduces himself, immediately setting the mood for peace and relaxation.  His practice follows the tenets of the Charleston Holistic Center and focuses on whole body wellness and flexibility.  He integrates whichever styles of massage and bodywork appropriate for the client’s overall well-being and health.  A relaxing massage may include elements of massage, spa treatments (such as a paraffin dip), aromatherapy, reflexology, and Reiki, all combining to create the optimum in relaxation and release of tension.

Erin’s style of massage therapy is flexible; often switching between several different modes of massage during a session. In addition to the wisdom of his conventional training, he allows his intuition to guide the treatment process. Whenever entering a massage, he “pays attention to what the client’s body is telling him.” This allows him to assess the client’s specific needs.

He describes his practice as, “Combining intuition and formal training to give my clientele a tailored massage that meets their individual needs.” He says that one way massage therapy brings him satisfaction is by allowing him to use his skills to help his clients increase awareness of their own bodies.