Rachel Purpura is a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist who has been interacting with animals her entire life. Massage therapy can be practiced on many levels. Rachel has found herself increasing drawn to working at the deeper levels and has done specialized training in energy work, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Miasm Release Therapy, Sacred Journey Therapy, and Acutonics tuning fork therapy. She became enthralled while studying Joint Realignment Therapy. What she learned made sense and works the vast majority of the time. At some point she realized that she could apply her knowledge and experience in structural alignment to animals as well as to people, and that our furry friends have a lot to teach us. She is the author of an article in Oriental Medicine Journal entitled “Structural Alignment Must Be Treated in Both Horse and Rider.” Her practice, A Balanced Path, is located in Homewood, Illinois. You can reach Rachel through her website, www.abalancedpath.net.