by Sheri Stout
(Toms River, NJ)

I choose this school simply because it was the closest to me and as luck would have it, was owned and operated by Gloria Coppola. (14 yrs ago) She was, and still is, a fabulous teacher and mentor. Except for a 3 yr gap, I have been practicing massage therapy since then. As great as the school was, it was the education I gained upon entering the field that fueled my passion. Gloria's school not only focused on anatomy, techniques, etc but also focused on the spirituality (druming circles, etc) that is, in my opinion, 50% of a session. I work in an environment where there is a turn-over of therapists so I see alot of newcomers to the field. Are schools still teaching spiritual, meditation, love, etc. I see therapists coming out of school just looking to make a buck. Sad. Gloria, if you read this, Thank you for your love, compassion, and sense of humor.


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by: Anonymous

HEALING HANDS NEEDED! Have you ever thought about volunteering? Share your skills in the service of others. Grace Healthcare Services has an exciting opportunity for you in the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Ocean, Union, Monmouth, Cape May and Atlantic Counties - Join our free hospice training sessions (lunch,snacks and beverages will be served) and be a part of our team. Next Session will be next Friday July 22 and July 29 ( two part series) We believe that modalities such as massage, reiki, therapeutic touch, reflexology, music and aromatherapy provide comfort and relaxation for patients. A caring heart is all that's needed so everyone can serve in some way. Commitment time is hour per week is all we ask at a placement near you. Contact our volunteer dept at 866-447-0246 or email Hilda McCoy, Director of Volunteer & Complimentary Therapies at to find out more about this exceptional way to share your talents and gifts.

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by: Anonymous

The Massage Program at Garden State Holistic Health not only taught a vast array of Massage Modalities, but enabled students to build their toolbox for life.
Yoga/Meditation, and the opportunity to share Healing Circles kept us so well grounded, and in tune with each other. White light, and healing energy from the universe to all the shares this site.
I cannot find the "Jewel Of Tranquiity Tea" anywhere. :)x


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