Storytelling—Part II

In my last post, I asked that you share your incredible stories. Since writing the post, I read something that has inspired me to take this a few steps further. We all have incredible stories of how our work dramatically impacted the life of one of our clients. For example, I have a story of how 50 minutes of bodywork enabled a woman who was unable to move her arms above shoulder height, who had not been able to dress or bathe herself in almost 2 years, was suddenly able to raise her arms completely over her head. Some of you have already posted your stories.

Why are these stories so important? Individually, they are nice anecdotes. But if we put enough of these stories together, we have a powerful tool for educating the public about the value of what we do. We are not in the business of making people just feel good. We are not in the business of just reducing the stress of others. We are in the business of changing lives!

I encourage massage therapists, acupuncturists, reiki practitioners, health coaches, yoga instructors—in fact anyone who practices any form of holistic heath care—to share your story! If the general population of California knew of what we could do, then AB 1822 would never have been proposed. The more educated the public is about what we do, the more the public will be turning to us for wellness care. This is the key to turning the tide in health care: LETTING THE PUBLIC KNOW!

Please post your stories here as comments to this blog or join “My Incredible Healing Story” on Facebook and post your story there.
Thank you,


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