When teaching in Tokyo, Japan I discovered many of the doctors there would refer people for massage therapy, acupuncture and other holistic modalities. Being a teacher of human biology, this made perfect sense to me. I made the decision that when my international contracts in Tokyo, Scotland, and Guatemala were fulfilled and I returned home to San Francisco I was going to attend massage school and become a massage therapy teacher.
From the time I was a little girl, I always wanted my superpower to be the ability to heal someone by touching them, which eventually led me to nursing school. As a nursing student, we were taught the basics of Swedish massage and I used it on many patients. While it doesn’t cure all ills, I found that massage - the power of human touch - made a positive difference in nearly all patients. One day I received a flyer in the mail about massage therapy school and after speaking with the school representatives, I switched gears and changed my career path.
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