Move Well, Live Well

Mary Purdy has been a RN since 1999. Prior to that she spent several years as a Lactation and Nutrition counselor at Salud Medical Center WIC program. She worked as a triage nurse for Salud and then later at Silverton Hospital as a Lactation Consultant, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Nurse. After 18 years there she left to start her own holistic bodywork practice.

Over her 20+ years working in the medical field it became evident to her that there was so much more to healing and so...

Mary Purdy has been a RN since 1999. Prior to that she spent several years as a Lactation and Nutrition counselor at Salud Medical Center WIC program. She worked as a triage nurse for Salud and then later at Silverton Hospital as a Lactation Consultant, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Nurse. After 18 years there she left to start her own holistic bodywork practice.

Over her 20+ years working in the medical field it became evident to her that there was so much more to healing and something was missing. After becoming a patient herself, it became evident that the mind, body and spirit of the individual were not being addressed. There are so many holistic approaches available but not being utilized by western medicine in standard hospital care.

She observed that are sedentary culture was changing the shape of our bodies, creating tension and pain patterns and early aging. It is also effecting how we birth and feed our babies. In 2013, she began to train in Craniosacral Therapy with Carol Gray, Upledger and Allison Hazelbaker. Soon after she was given a brochure about Bowenwork from her child's teacher and after receiving 2 Bowenwork sessions she was stunned by the elimination of her own shoulder pain and profound sense of well-being. She was hooked and now is a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner.

To further support her clients Mary began in 2015 training with Katy Bowman as a Restorative Exercise Specialist and Healthy Foot Practitioner at the Nutritious Movement Center. This training has had a profound impact on her, her family and the way they move and live. It is not just an exercise class it is a way to live and move better.

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Licenses
Registered Nurse

# 099000160RN

Education
1999

OHSU

BSN-Nursing

2015

American Bowen Academy

Bowenwork

2017

Nutritious Movement

Restorative Exercise Specialist

2019

Movnat

Level 1 Trainer

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Karen on Sep 26
Mary cheerfully greeted me as I entered the office and immediately took me into the treatment room. After showing her my painful feet and bunions she explained the treatment which was gentle and relaxing. She was generous with her time and gave me samples, instructions and a booklet she had written to guide my daily exercise and therapy. I left the appointment feeling better and hopeful that my foot problems can be corrected without surgery. I recommend Mary highly as a truly caring and helpful professional.
by Anonymous on Sep 22
I liked the whole experience
by Meredith on Aug 25
I was shocked on how I felt afterward....I unfortunately got in my car to drive when I should of walked home and would of felt way better, but I could literally feel some relief....great experience.
by Tom on Aug 08
helping with the pain, Tom D
by Anonymous on Aug 06
There is such a relaxing peace in the place and the relief and healing I receive from Mary changes my outlook that day.
by Anonymous on Aug 03
She works in a very calm and clean environment and takes her time working with you and answers all your questions and concerns. Very professional and friendly.
by Anonymous on Jul 19
Getting accustomed to a very different approach to my pain. Am looking forward to better understanding the method
by Edie on Jul 10
Caring treatment and ease of scheduling
by Anonymous on Jul 05
Mary is gentle and makes you feel at ease
by Anonymous on Jun 30
Mary listens to her clients first before making a plan for treatment and continues to adjust her sessions based on individual's needs and progress. Her whole body approach encourages healing by allowing time for each of her gentle adjustments to be accepted not only by the muscular/skeletal system, but also by the nervous system. As a result, the body "fixes" itself naturally which is best for long-term wellness. Her practice has helped me heal through sports- related injuries and pain from overuse. I appreciate her kind manner!

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