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Anky Aarts

Anky Aarts, MA, IMTC, RMT, IFS, CCTP, researched the body - mind -brain connection for more than 30 years. Anky earned degrees in physio- & massage therapy, osteopathy, cranial-sacral & somato-emotional therapies, auricular medicine, functional medicine, and certificates in various psychology modalities. Her MPhil was in metaphysics on: the Nature of the Mind.


Her research in mindfulness and awareness was stimulated by her interest in buddhism, yoga, qi gong, neurobiology and trauma based energy psychology. Anky has worked throughout her career for various hospitals and clinics in the Netherlands, before setting up her own private practice in Halifax.


Anky follows the latest developments in advanced osteopathy, auricular medicine, mindfulness & qi gong, energy biology, inherited family trauma, and energy psychology through research and workshops.


She is the owner of A Different Touch Health Clinic in Halifax.

Anky uses a variety of modalities to integrate body, mind & spirit.

Some of a multitude of challenging ailments she treats include:

  • Acute and unresolved chronic pain & inflammation

  • Car, work, and sport injuries, including concussion

  • Neurological blockages and pain

  • Inflamed joint and soft tissue trauma, including broken bone tissue

  • TMJ, migraines and stress

  • Speech, concussion and dyslexia issues

  • Ear infections, dizziness, tinnitus

  • Pregnancy and birth distress for mother and baby

  • Arthritis, chronic fatigue, and GI distress

  • Cardiovascular and neurological issues

  • Post-surgery rehabilitation

  • Unresolved trauma.

Anky Aarts is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with MTANS (Massage Therapist’s Association of Nova Scotia) and the Canadian Massage Alliance.


In Europe she is certified and licensed with the Royal Dutch Physiotherapy Association. In the United States she is certified as an Integrative Manual Osteopathy Therapist. She also holds certifications in Process Acupuncture and Auricular Medicine (German, Anglo-Dutch, and Chinese schools). 


She trained and holds a variety certifications in trauma based Psychotherapeutic modalities, including: Internal Family Systems, Systemic and Family Constellations,  Identity Oriented Psychotherapy, and Somatic Experiencing.

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