About the Staff

Grayson Wood is a Doctor of Acupuncture, licensed with the Rhode Island Department of Health. He graduated in 1998 from the New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown Massachusetts, with degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Following graduation, he travelled to Beijing, PRC, and the International Acupuncture Training Center for intensive coursework and practicum in the treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders. Since then, he has continued his studies of classical Chinese medicine and cosmology through the research and teachings of Dr. Tran Viet Dzung, Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, Mr. T. Koei Kuwahara and the Rhode Island School of Tai Chi. Grayson has maintained a small private practice since 1998. He is a member and former Secretary of the Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (RISAOM), and a member of the Boston Hari Society.

Jessie Karp-Robinson has been a practitioner in various classical styles of bodywork science for nearly 12 years. In 2004 she began studying an ancient Japanese system known as Jin Shin Jyutsu and has continued to incorporate those principles into her work. In 2006 she embarked on a formal training in Manual Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, England. After three years at the ESO, she moved to Keele University, where she completed her qualification and over 1200 hours of clinical experience. Jessie established and managed her own successful practice in Wales for three years, beginning in 2011, and in 2012 she received a First Class Honors degree in Osteopathy. The rigorous osteopathic training for this degree included therapeutic osteopathy techniques, musculoskeletal diagnosis, in-depth postural analysis and hands-on palpation to assess body alignment and cause of symptoms. Also at the core of this science are intensive studies in osteopathic philosophy, anatomy & physiology, neuroscience, pathology, biomechanics and an independent research project. In 2014 Jessie moved back to the U.S. to share her inspiration and healing art with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and to help them experience their natural state of well being and sense of comfort in their bodies. For more information on Manual Osteopathy, please visit