About the Therapists

Amy Parent James

Amy Parent James, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner has been a licensed and practicing massage therapist since 1995.  She is proud to have so many loyal clients (many are fellow therapists themselves), but she also loves to meet and work with new people as well.

Amy  graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Kinesiology, Music and Communications from the University of North Texas. She had private practices in Texas and Costa Rica, and once they moved to Hawai’i, was employed at the Kona Village Resort Spa (until the tsunami took it out) . Amy enjoys attending workshops to further her bodywork education, for example – she has incorporated Neural Release and Visionary Cranio-sacral into her work. Amy received her initial Structural Integration training from the Rolf Institute in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. She completed her advanced training in 2010. For more information about Rolfing and the Rolf Institute please see  www.rolf.org

Lucky Amy gets to live on the big island of Hawai’i with her husband Christopher (see below), their son Felix, and numerous pets. She enjoys all outdoor activities including: stand-up paddleboarding, bodyboarding, ocean swimming, scuba diving, backpacking, biking, kayaking, and skiing. She also likes to cook vegetarian food, bake, read (a wide variety of genres) and play various musical instruments.

Chris James

Chris became interested in Oriental medicine while working as a paramedic in southeast Texas. After working within the western paradigm and seeing it’s limitations, he began to explore alternatives and found Oriental medicine to be more appropriate to his views on health and healing. During the course of his studies he was drawn to the more gentle Japanese style of acupuncture and non-needle treatments. When not pursuing the art of oriental medicine, he is likely to be found behind the drum kit practicing or playing with bands in Ka’u and Kona.

Educational Background

Firefighter I (Lamar University Institute of Technology, Beaumont, TX)

EMT-Basic (Emergency Consultants, Pasadena, TX)

EMT-Intermediate (Ameristat Ambulance Service, Port Arthur, TX)

EMT-Paramedic (San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX)

Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine (Dallas College of Oriental Medicine,

Dallas, TX)

Licenses and Credentials

Certificate of Completion, Clean Needle Technique (Council of Colleges, Los Angeles, CA)

Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

Texas Licensed Acupuncturist (Texas State Board of Medical Examiners)

Hawaii Licensed Acupuncturist – License # ACU-859

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