Julie Duffy

  • MA License #: 10145

The core of Julie's life work is a deep devotion to her clients as she aims to facilitate the healing process.

Julie is a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker as well as a Master level Art Therapist. After working for many years as an Art Therapist and Outreach Director for RAW ART WORKS, a nonprofit studio based art therapy organization, Julie engaged in yogic study in India for two years. She teaches Ethics and Professionalism and Anatomy and Physiology at THE MASSAGE SCHOOL OF BOSTON, Art Therapy at Emmanuel College and Holistic Psychology and Yoga for Mental Health and Women’s Psychology at...

Julie is a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker as well as a Master level Art Therapist. After working for many years as an Art Therapist and Outreach Director for RAW ART WORKS, a nonprofit studio based art therapy organization, Julie engaged in yogic study in India for two years. She teaches Ethics and Professionalism and Anatomy and Physiology at THE MASSAGE SCHOOL OF BOSTON, Art Therapy at Emmanuel College and Holistic Psychology and Yoga for Mental Health and Women’s Psychology at Lesley University. Julie holds a 200 hour Yoga and QiGong teaching certification from QI-YO MULTIUNIVERSITY..

The intuitive and practical nature of the body-oriented therapies and the desire to improve the lives of each person that she has the honor to work with are the inspirations for her work. Julie serves as the director of Massage Sanctuary both seeing clients in a private practice and hosting events where master teachers can come in to share their wisdom. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MA # 10145

Education
1990

University of Georgia

BA

1997

Lesley University

Masters Degree

2011

The Massage School

Licensure Prep

Experience
Bodywork

Shiatsu

2012- 36 Hours of Shiatsu Training with Robert Canty

Pregnancy

2007- Birth Doula training.

Other

2011- Reiki and Seichem Training with Silvie Lockerova

Other

2013 - Biomodulator Educator - trained with Dr.Jerry Tennant

Other

2014- Qi-Yo Yoga Instructor training - trained with Swami Agung of Qi-Yo Multi- University

Other

Biofield Sound Healing - trained with Eileen Day McKusick

Other

September 2011- present, Massage Sanctuary, Acton, MA - Founder and Director of Massage Therapy Wellness Center • Offering Holistic Integrative Massage and Holistic Body Oriented Counseling and Psychotherapy to a variety of clients. Providing direct clinical care for clients as well as supervision of independent contractors serving in the practice. • Responsible for all aspects of business development including: marketing, bookkeeping, treatment notes, licensing, billing, web development, contracting, interviewing and hiring, team building and staff training. • Outreach and Implementation of Ongoing Educational Workshops for Healing professionals – contracting with Master teachers to come and share knowledge with practioners.

Other

January 2018- present, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA – Adjunct Professor- Instructor of: Art Therapy Internship Practicum 2 • Guiding senior level undergraduate students in thesis writing and artistic literacy • Supporting the development of art therapy practices which support growth in imagination, investigation, construction, and reflection • Conducting group supervision where students can process their experiences at their internship sites and gain clinical insight • Acting as a liaison between students and their internship site supervisors

Coaching

Other

September 2013- present, The Massage School Boston, MA - Educator of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology and Business and Ethics In all the courses taught a variety of teaching methods are applied, these include: lecture, small group work, lab assignments, audio and visual presentations by experts in the fields and hands on work. Lesson planning and teaching 100 hour course on Anatomy and Physiology giving students a foundational working knowledge of the human body and it's major systems in order to prepare them for Massage Therapy practice and licensing. Lesson Planning and teaching a 48 Hour course on Pathology to educate students in the hygienic protocol for massage and to recognize human pathologies and effectively assess whether massage is indicated, contraindicated or needs modification or physician's permission. Lesson Planning and teaching 64 hour course on Business and Ethics providing students with a deep understanding of ethical guidelines of the therapeutic relationship, including but not limited to: effective communication, conflict resolution, record keeping, transference and counter transference, legal responsibilities, clinical responsibilities, treatment planning, and teamwork. Assisting students to identify their own learning and communication styles in order to foster best practice guidelines. Guiding students in a strong foundation of business and marketing skills including but not limited to: record keeping, billing, marketing, web building, and social media.

Counseling

Other

January 2016- present, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA – Adjunct Professor –Instructor of the following courses: Holistic Approach to Healing, Clinical Skills and Concepts, Yoga for Emotional and Mental Health and Psychology of Women (online) • Design and implement Undergraduate Core Curriculum Course - Introducing students to various modalities of integrative medicine that assess wellness and healing through a mind, body, spirit approach. • Guide students to gain insight into personal responsibility for individual healing and health outcomes and to recognize conscious and unconscious patterns that inhibit intention for healing. Julie Duffy - amritima@gmail.com • Design and implement Undergraduate Core Curriculum Course - Introducing students to yogic philosophy and its healing and restorative power • Facilitate and build an online community to explore the Psychology of Women through current research and the exploration of the role of media in the mainstream perception and portrayal of gender norms • Complete all grading and course reporting in a timely and organized fashion • Communicate effectively with University support systems when a student is not meeting expectations September 2011- present, Massage Sanctuary, Acton, MA - Founder and Director of Massage Therapy Wellness Center • Offering Holistic Integrative Massage and Holistic Body Oriented Counseling and Psychotherapy to a variety of clients. Providing direct clinical care for clients as well as supervision of independent contractors serving in the practice. • Responsible for all aspects of business development including: marketing, bookkeeping, treatment notes, licensing, billing, web development, contracting, interviewing and hiring, team building and staff training. • Outreach and Implementation of Ongoing Educational Workshops for Healing professionals – contracting with Master teachers to come and share knowledge with practioners.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage

Wellness

  • Other

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