GARDEN STATE CENTER FOR HOLISTIC HEALTH
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.