It’s hard to believe that 10-years ago I set out on a mission to touch the world. I had been a massage therapist for 4-years and had provided treatments for close to a thousand clients, but I wanted to do more to facilitate healing for my community. You see, I grew up in Detroit, an automobile manufacturing city that was going through a major transition. While massage therapy and other holistic therapies were making their way into the corporate offices of the “big three” offering workplace health solutions, three casinos were being built and the wealth of a predominantly blue collar workforce was about to be sucked up into the funnel of gambling and addiction.
If you stood on any corner and observe people walking or getting in and out of their vehicles, your would notice the intense physical and emotional stress people were experiencing. This saddened me, because I knew how they could get relief, but the reality was that only 3% of adults had received a therapeutic massage at that time, and there was still a lot of education needed around the benefits of holistic therapies and lifestyle. My clients inspired me to create a solution to this challenge and “Create Your Own Touch Masterpiece” was born.
Although “Create Your Own Touch Masterpiece” is not a class that teaches therapeutic massage, it is an introduction to the benefits of loving, nurturing touch for physical and emotional healing. The primary focus of what is now The Art of Touch Virtual Class, available 24/7 using any computer or mobile device, is to educate people about the affect touch deprivation is having on our society and offer an easy remedy that could be used to enhance bonding and intimacy among parents and children, couples and adults with elderly parents. The response over the past 10-years has been overwhelming and although the massage school I graduated from disassociated themselves from me for offering such a class, they later developed a similar program and now offers it as an elective class. Go figure 🙂
The fact is, loving touch feeds and heals on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, and I am proud to have created such an amazing tool to offer to people all around the world to assist them with getting back to the original healing method, the laying on of hands.
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