Ann Stanley is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Oregon (license #7858). Since finishing the massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy programs at the New Mexico Academy for the Healing Arts in Santa Fe, NM in 2000, she has continued to deepen her knowledge through frequent workshops. She blends traditional massage, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, lomi, hot stones, and trigger point work into her therapeutic sessions. She also teaches Structural Reprograming™ (known as the Vance Stance®) to help her clients eliminate pain by improving their posture.
Ann believes strongly in the power of bodywork to heal the body, mind and spirit. She was drawn to the field because of her own search for freedom from chronic pain caused by stress, poor posture and a shoulder injury. When she found that massage and craniosacral therapy gave her a great deal of relief, she decided to learn them for herself.
Despite studying modern dance, yoga, and tai chi for many years prior to becoming a massage therapist, craniosacral therapy was the first thing that actually began reversing her bad posture. Acupuncture treatments helped increase the rate of improvement. Discovering Vance Bonner's classes in Structural Reprograming allowed her to take charge of her posture, and myofascial release softened tight restrictions, allowing her shoulders and low back to open, so she added those modalities to her toolbox. Today, she is pretty much pain free, and recommends a multi-pronged approach for anyone else who would like to get out of chronic pain.
Ann also understands the benefit of a good relaxation or hot stone massage. Stress is rampant in our society, and massage is a very effective way to take a break and chill out. Massage can improve circulation, reduce edema, help speed recovery from an injury, and so on. Ann's training allows her to tailor your massage to your personal needs.
Ann has a Ph D. in Applied Mathematics from Caltech. She taught at Iowa State University, before resigning in 1995 to pursue a personal journey towards wholeness. Ann's bodywork reflects the results of this search. She brings intuition, knowledge, and logic together. Her touch is deep and healing.
Albert Argüello earned his Masters of Science at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a Diplomate with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Central Oregon since 2000.
Albert has extensive post graduate studies in Pain and Stress Management, Anti- Aging and Rejuvenation, Diet and Nutrition, Fertility and Infertility Issues, and Gastrointestinal and Digestive issues.
His specialties are: Pain and Stress Management, Anti-Aging and rejuvenation, with an interest in diet, nutrition and psycho-spiritual issues involved in patterns of stress and disease.
Albert became interested in Chinese Medicine because of its organic approach to health and vitality and its connection to nature. He relies on nutrition, exercise and inner discipline arts such as; meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong as adjuvants to his treatments. His treatments utilize the traditional modes of: Acupuncture, Tui Na, Moxabustion, Herbal Formulas, Cupping, Gwa Sha, Diet and Nutrition.
He has practiced meditation for over 40 years, is active in his own yoga practice and is an avid cross country skier, snowboarder, hiker and bicyclist. He is a percussionist specializing in congas and bongos in a variety of genres, including shamanic journeying and ritual.
Albert has lived in Central Oregon off and on since 1980. His love of Central Oregon keeps him here because: " the air is good, the water is good and the people are friendly and there is plenty of nature and recreational opportunities." He moved here from the interior of Alaska where he lived for nearly ten years after he was honorably discharged from the USAF. He remained in the interior of Alaska to fulfill a childhood dream of building his own log cabin and having a dog mushing team. He raced in the North American World Championship Race in 1979.
While in Alaska he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic, welder and metal fabrication, dog trainer, log cabin builder, carpenter, and dog sled builder to name a few. He worked on the Alaska Pipeline as a Heavy Equipment; operator, oiler, rig oiler, mechanics assistant, and mechanic.
He graduated from the Alaska Skill Center as a certified diesel mechanic and welder. Albert also has an interest in Mayan culture: in the 1990s he made tofu and distributed it throughout the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and Belize. In Belize he also assisted in an experimental organic farm demonstration project, where the goal was to demonstrate organic produce is possible and as lucrative if not more so than mono-crop sugar cane.
Albert has two sons, Bryant and Derek, ages 40 and 37, respectively.