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Soul sister

Local woman brings healing therapies for body and mind

Suburban Life Magazine

Unofficially, she’s been healing others since the age of eight.  When she was a child, her mother suffered from “horrible, horrible migraines,” recalls Anne Quigley.

“She’d have to go into a dark room, and we’d need to tiptoe around.  I’d eventually sneak in and ask if I could rub her head or feet. I’d help get her back up and moving around and feeling better,” she says.  “It’s something that I’ve always had as a part of me. I’ve always wanted to do healing.” 

Today, Quigley, a resident of Bloomingdale, is a certified massage therapist and the owner of Pure Harmony Massage and Healing Center in Elmhurst.

“My massage is primarily medically necessary. It’s not spa work,” Quigley said. “I work with lots of athletes: runners, Ironman competitors, triathletes and more.  I also do sinus and migraine massage.”
While massage accounts for fifty percent of her work, the other half is comprised of “energy “work.  This includes Reiki, a Japanese practice. “The most frequently reported results of Reiki are deep levels of relaxation and stress reduction. It’s also great for reducing pain, good for speeding healing, and helps people relieve headaches,” said Quigley.

Quigley also practices Access Consciousness, also known as Access Bars, which is a treatment done on 32 points of the human head. “When these spots are touched in sequence, it creates an energetic discharge that is sort of like defragmenting your computer. It’s like a reboot,” Quigley said. ”When we shift inside, everything else in the world shifts. This creates change and openness and awareness.”
Another focus of Quigley’s practice is a treatment called  “spirit clearing.”

“Through different approaches, this helps people and properties to get clear of any kind of interfering energy,” she said.

In addition to offering therapy to clients, Quigley provides training in Reiki and Access Consciousness as well as workshops on meditation, crystal therapy, using pendulums and more.  She also coordinates a seven-day spiritually healing retreat to Sedona, Arizona.

“I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Quigley says of her work. “Every day, I just love it. I love the connection that I get to create with people. I feel so connected to all of my clients,” she said. “I am incredibly blessed that I’m gifted to be able to do this.”

 

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