Tracy Conrad moved to Santa Fe in 1981 in order to attend St. John’s College, and, after graduation, made Santa Fe her home. She eventually went to massage school, completing the course of study in 1991, after which she became one of the founding partners of High Desert Healthcare & Massage.
Tracy became interested in acupuncture after being treated by Dr. Thomas Duckworth for asthma. The results were so impressive that she began a four-year apprenticeship with Dr. Duckworth in Japanese Kototama Medicine. She graduated in 1998 and obtained her state as well as national acupuncture license. She now practices acupuncture exclusively. Acupuncture concentrates on finding the root cause of disease in the body and balancing the energy flow so that each person can achieve better health and mobility. It is effective for a wide range of conditions.
Tracy has solely studied Japanese acupuncture. Since the fall of 2011, she has been practicing Shakujyu therapy, a very gentle and effective method that includes acupuncture, as well as moxabustion and handwork. In her treatments, Tracy utilizes sterile single-use needles which are planted super-superficially and are extremely small, about the diameter of a human hair. This method is a one needle technique, meaning that the patient rarely has more than one needle at a time anywhere in the body. This increases the patient’s comfort level, and, in fact, many patients report not feeling the needle at all.
I’ve been coming to Tracy at High Desert for 24 years which is a testimonial in & of itself. Plus my family (daughter, sister, niece, son, daughter-in-law) and house guests have come to High Desert for both massages and acupuncture. The always rave about the quality of the services they received. “Best massage in my life” from a 60 year old house guest.”