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Chris and Amy

 

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Amy Parent James, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner has been a licensed and practicing massage therapist for over nineteen years.  She is proud to say that some of her clients (many are fellow therapists themselves) have been with her for this entire time, although she loves to meet and work with new people as well.

Amy  graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Kinesiology, Music and Communications from the University of North Texas. She was employed at the Kona Village Resort Spa (until the tsunami took it out) and attends numerous workshops annually to further her bodywork education, for example - she has recently incorporated Neural Release and Visionary Cranio-sacral into her work. Amy received her initial Structural Integration training from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She completed her advanced training in 2010. For more information about Rolfing and the Rolf Institute please see www.rolf.org

Lucky Amy gets to live on the big island of Hawaii with her husband Christopher (see below) and their 11 year old son Felix, three dogs and a cat. She enjoys all outdoor activities including: stand-up paddleboarding, bodyboarding, scuba diving, backpacking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and skiing. She also likes to read and play various instruments, usually the clarinet and piano. Lately she has been out planting a variety of trees including apples, peaches, plums, jaboticaba, 6 types of bananas, rollinia, curry, fig, grapes, mulberry, cacao, koa, monkey pod (for the future grandchildren to climb in), jacaranda, mimosa and ylang-ylang.

 
     
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I first became interested in Oriental medicine while working as a paramedic in southeast Texas. After working within the western paradigm and seeing it's limitations, I began to explore alternatives and found Oriental medicine to be more appropriate to my views on health and healing. During the course of my studies I was drawn to the more gentle Japanese style of acupuncture and non-needle treatments. When not pursuing the art of oriental medicine, I am likely to be found rock climbing, another long standing passion which has taken me around the country. Three days a week I guide trips for Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - sharing my love of astronomy and geology with visitors. My wonderful and supportive family includes my wife, Amy who is a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner and massage therapist, my son Felix, three dogs, a cat and some egg laying chickens.

Educational Background
Firefighter I (Lamar University Institute of Technology, Beaumont, TX)
EMT-Basic (Emergency Consultants, Pasadena, TX)
EMT-Intermediate (Ameristat Ambulance Service, Port Arthur, TX)
EMT-Paramedic (San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX)
Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine (Dallas College of Oriental Medicine,
Dallas, TX)

Licenses and Credentials
Certificate of Completion, Clean Needle Technique (Council of Colleges, Los Angeles, CA)
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Texas Licensed Acupuncturist (Texas State Board of Medical Examiners)

Professional Experience
EMT Basic, Ameristat Ambulance Service, Port Arthur, TX
EMT Intermediate, AMR Ambulance Service, Port Arthur, TX
EMT Paramedic, AMR Ambulance Service, Port Arthur, TX
Acupuncture Internship, Dallas College of Oriental Medicine, Dallas, TX
Herbal Internship, Dallas College of Oriental Medicine, Dallas, TX
Private Practice in Oriental Medicine, Natural Balance Acupuncture, Denton, TX

Societies and Memberships
Denton Chamber of Commerce
Denton's Young Professionals
Denton Main Street Association

Research
"The Treatment of Fibromyalgia with Oriental Medicine"