Ann Currie: Massage Therapist at the Purple Hemp Co
After a career centered on skiing in Alberta's best ski areas, ie. Powder King, Lake Louise, Banff and Kananaskis during the 1988 Olympics, Ann moved to the Okanagan and worked for a number of years at both Ray’s Sports Den and the Bike Barn.
Ann has been a First Aid attendant on several job sites in the Okanagan and also found the time to go back to school for her Education Assistant certification. She started working with the children in school district 53, subsequent to receiving her certification.
Ann's formal education includes completing her CEA program, Level II Industrial First Aid and she also completed five terms out of eight in the RMT program.
Ann Currie has been a volunteer at the Women's Health Auxiliary Store in Summerland, as well as a Sun Run Leader and also coached volleyball at the local high schools. She also was a volunteer with the Sunshine Club - a Disneyland organization for special-needs children.
Active in many sports since her youth, Ann has a keen understanding of sports injuries and stresses to the human body. She has played volleyball for years, participated in Ironman, Peach Classic Triathlon, Vernon Sprint and the Challenge. She also plays baseball, and was a member of a running club and will soon be starting up a walking club in Summerland.
Since its inception, Ann has also been a volunteer with the Test of Humanity Bike Race and in 2017 will be doing massage therapy on-site on race day.
After a serious knee injury playing volleyball Ann made the decision to teach and mentor people, which is why she became an education assistant. Five years later she went back to school to become a massage therapist. Being an athlete all her life and going for treatments helped her recover faster and allowed her to train harder. Ann especially likes to work with and help treat children in wheelchairs who do not get a lot of mobility.
Ann's approach to physical well being is simple – she finds it rewarding to teach people about their bodies, and to help them with their daily activities as well as motivating them to keep moving. She encourages people to stay healthy and achieve an active lifestyle. Watch for news on her new walking club coming soon.
For appointments with Ann Currie please text or call 250-494-6466