Jill Jeppesen is a key volunteer for the Utah Health and Human Rights’ massage-therapy program. The Salt Lake City woman takes a unique interest in the individual needs of each client. She is repeatedly requested by clients because of her ability to target injured areas and alleviate chronic pain. Jeppesen has volunteered as a massage therapist for more than a year, helping build a program that now helps refugees overcome the effects of torture and severe war trauma. UHHR has found that massage not only reduces chronic pain and anxiety but also increases clients’ receptivity to other types of treatment.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1, 2012