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Bodyworks by Kim Purdy (Lic. ABT) C.CH as well as being a certified homeopath, is a licensed Shiatsu /Tuina/Acupressure and a certified classical homeopath, in Quincy, Massachusetts, since 1986.

Kim has owned and operated her wellness clinic for 20 years in the same location. 30 years in the Asian Bodywork Therapy industry.

Kim has had hundreds of hundreds of hours od continued Edu’s, Acu-point formula workshops, Sotai, etc.

Kim completed her 500 hour ABT program at the New England Shiatsu Center in 1986. In 1987, completed a 750-hour internship under the directorship of Dr. Ted Kaptchuck, author of The Web with No Weaver and Harvard School of Medicine.

According to Dr. Ted, the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital had a difficult patient population. Most patients came from prisons and very poor communities, and they suffered from poor health conditions. Despite this, all interns under his guidance showed dedication in their work. Dr. Ted evaluated his interns as "educated, sensitive, willing to work hard, and able to re-moralize and spark renewed interest in health."

I love my work and have enjoyed creating a special clinic, I have had many interactions with thousands of clients over my thirty years in the field and feel blessed by my teachers, Dr Luc DeShepper M.D. PhD. Lic.Ac OMD D.O.H. Cindy Banker OMD dipl.NCCAOM, LicABT Barbara Blanchard OMD, Lic Ac, Dipl. NCCAOM, Lic ABT, Kiku Vutrau Miyazaki Lic. Ac, Dipl. NCCAOM.

Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy

From 2002 to 2008, I attended Dr. Luc's live classes at the Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy. I completed advanced homeopathic education at the same school.

AOBTA Affiliation

Since 1990, Kim has been an active member of AOBTA and also serves as representative for the agency starting in 2008. AOBTA certifies qualified members from all societies where they practice of any of the 14 styles of Asian massage. These massage types include:
ABT - Tuina - Thai - Qi Gong Healing

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Quincy began licensing credentialed ABT/acupressure therapists in May 2015. Since Bodyworks had an active license from 1997 to 2008, I was presented with two options: to be grandfathered into the new state law, or to continue a legal practice under the exemption clause with no license, but still remain certified and legal under state law. The latter became my choice. My wait paid off with licensure. Many cities and towns in Massachusetts are now recognizing the same license requirements adopted in Quincy, Weymouth, Cambridge, Arlington, and Newton.