I wanted to take a few moments of your time to share a story with you about healing that is beginning to come to my best friend through the hands of AB, by the way of your teaching.
My best friend endured unthinkable sexual, physical and mental abuse from a person who was supposed to be a trusted and loving adult, her aunt. The abuse took place from ages 1 – 17. She has memory of some specific instances but most of it has been sealed away in her psyche. Her best defense for the torture she endured.
I have known her for approximately 16 years and have seen her cycle through abusive relationships, jobs, everything you’d expect to see from a survivor of such trauma. A path that seems to continually lead to self-destruction.
She attended another school to become a massage therapist and it appeared through that experience, some healing, or at least realization of the need for healing, began. Again, in the midst of her advancement, a relationship turned destructive and she did not pass her exam.
In July, I was able to convince her to accompany me to your school for student massage. I had been a client of AB’s, and I had a feeling his gifts and techniques would be good for her. The treatments have been far better than I could have imagined. She is a long way from healed but finally on the path to healing! AB has given her a way to heal without having to drudge up all the memories and emotions involved in the trauma. She’s tried counseling, cranial sacral, holographic re-patterning, western drugs, everything thing you could possibly think of. This is the first time I’ve seen her begin to truly, truly heal! I cannot thank you and AB enough for what you are doing for my friend! It is such an amazing feeling to see her smile and truly laugh again! I know she still has a long way to go, but she is finally on the right path and moving forward.
I know AB’s time with the school is short. I hope he will be able to practice at your school for as long as possible. He is an amazing person. He and his talents and gifts appear to exemplify the very importance and reason for your school and training.
Thank you for taking the time to train AB, and in turn, help my dearest friend!