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If you could choose any
massage or bodywork mentor, whom would it be and why?
is what you told us...
Leon Botello. [He] trained in Colorado
and [is] presenting, practicing and teaching here in New Zealand.
Every encounter with him inspires me. His knowledge, his commitment
and his passion for the art of massage stir every member of our
class. The first time he took our class of 40 “wannabe”
massage and neuromuscular therapists he said, "Live this [massage].”
I have ever since. I strive to have as much knowledge and as intuitive
[a] touch as he.
Auckland, New Zealand
I would choose Mother Teresa. She embodied
the qualities of love and compassion. I feel it is so important
to reach out to our clients with that same love and compassion.
I know it is very powerful.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Terry Meyer saved the day for me! I
was practicing massage in New Jersey since 1992 and then moved to
Delaware six years ago. It felt like the carpet was pulled out from
underneath me when the massage board stated I couldn't practice
because I had too few hours of anatomy and physiology. She was so
supportive and understanding in her quiet, calm way. When I met
her, immediately a bond was made, as I felt her heartfelt caring
and understanding of my dilemma. I finished the hours needed, got
my technician's license and began my practice in Delaware. Presently,
I am enrolled in her school to attain the remainder [of the] hours
needed to become a massage therapist and will graduate in June 2005.
My mentor would be, and is, my instructor,
Katie Mickey. She has been a massage therapist for over 20 years,
and more than that, she is a healer. She teaches with compassion
and grace, and has a very holistic approach. In addition to the
anatomy and physiology, we are learning to use our other senses
- to "sense," if you will, what the client's body is "saying.”
She is amazing, and to watch her massage is to watch someone dancing
with joy. I hope to attain half her skill and intuition someday.
Oak View, California
My former massage teacher, Nina Beal.
She embodies everything that a therapist should be. She is kind,
compassionate, skilled and successful. During my time in school
I not only had the priviledge of being taught massage and craniosacral
therapy by her, but during class I was able to watch her give several
massage and cranial sessions. Although I am only a recent graduate,
thanks to Nina I am inspired and have a clear view of the type of
therapist I want to be.
Martha E. Lyall
It would definitely be my instructor
at the college I am currently attending. She has given me an indepth
understanding of the human anatomy that will remain with me for
quite some time. I have never thought of the human body in this
respect, and it gives me a deeper meaning to whole-body health and
I'm currently a student at [Central
Florida School of Massage Therapy] and have an instructor named
Scott Coleman. The knowledge he holds and shares with us students
is incredible. He's got experience in what seems to be every area
of massage and holistic practices. Any question asked of him, he's
got the answer. The amount of info poured out from this man is absolutely
incredible, and I cherish him not only as an instructor, but also
as [a] mentor and a friend in the years to come. The passion and
sincerity of massage is reflected through him as he encourages us
to feel the same and not just make it a business.