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Where East Meets West Integrative Bodywork by Ann Purcell NCBTMB#153518

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Customizing treatments for optimal healing results

Ann's style has been evolving since 1988. She feels privileged to treat people with HANDS-ON therapy and believes that effective treatments require ongoing studies to develop a higher level of expertise and vital "feel" through advanced tactile and proprioceptive senses. Annie attended and interned for four years with Dr. Ku, who was one of the first five Oriental Medical Doctors allowed to come to the United States under President Nixon's term. She also studied Myofascial Release with its originator John F. Barnes. PT. and received training and treatment from John E. Upledger, DO., developer of Craniosacral Therapy and The Upledger Institute, who's programs are known, valued, and respected worldwide. 

Currently, Annie is studying the work of Jean-Pierre Barral DO. and is undergoing training this March and April 2017 to improve her skills in helping those in chronic pain from trauma and illness.

Taking her skills and training, Ann is:

  • A Medallion Member of the International Association of Healthcare practitioners, a global network that exceeds 150,000 practitioners, residing in over 100 countries
  • An alumna of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she has a lifetime membership with the American Alliance for Drugless Practitioners and is sanctioned as a Health Coach with the New York State Education Department
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 1998
  • registered Bodyworker with the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure as a Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, and an Esthetician
  • She has over 10 years work experience in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, 40 years experience working in the spa and hospitality industries