Jodie Purgahn

  • MO License #: 2012010830
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Pain is a signal that tells you that something is wrong

Ever since I can remember, I was always rubbing my family members' backs or massaging my mother’s head. After working in a nursing home for 5 years, I realized how incredibly important that touch therapy is to us, as well as the need to find pain relief without yet another medicine. My family and friends were not surprised when I signed up for mas...

Ever since I can remember, I was always rubbing my family members' backs or massaging my mother’s head. After working in a nursing home for 5 years, I realized how incredibly important that touch therapy is to us, as well as the need to find pain relief without yet another medicine. My family and friends were not surprised when I signed up for massage school.

I attended A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center in Maryland Heights. After graduating in 2012, I returned as an instructor. I taught Anatomy and Physiology for 2 years while picking up more massage skills.
 
I specialize in Swedish and Therapeutic massages. I am also certified in Hot Stone Massage and Indian Head Massage. My favorite spots to work on are the neck/shoulders, low back, and knees (because they do not get much love in daily life). I have experience in sports massage. While I can work deep on specific areas or problems, I am unable to do a full body Deep Tissue massage. But do not be fooled, I can work from soft Swedish to medium-firm in pressure!
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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MO # 2012010830

Education
2012

A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

I taught Anatomy and Physiology at A Gathering Place for 2 years

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Daniel on Jun 21
Jodie is amazing at her work and always gets my neck and back to relax! Definitely recommend her services and I come back every month!
by Anonymous on Apr 17
Relaxing time
by Eli on Apr 12
I will definitely recommend Jodie to others!
by Pat on Apr 09
Excellent! Have told many others about Jodie & Bella Mia. Will be back!
by Lindsey on Mar 25
Jodie is SO knowledgable about everything related to the body and always has suggestions regarding how I can improve my health. I always look forward to my appointments because I leave feeling relaxed and always learn someting new.
by Jackie on Feb 28
Wonderful massage
by Anonymous on Jan 31
Always pleasant and meets my needs!
by Penny on Sep 21
Jodie did a great job! My back feels much better and she knows where to work to get relief!
by Lindsey on Mar 19
Best massage therapist I've ever had! Relaxing and knowledgable. Really knows her stuff!
by Anonymous on Mar 05
Jodie paid great attention to my problem points and even found some I wasn’t aware of.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Other