Here at WellSpring, we know how powerful massage therapy can be for changing lives and reducing people’s pain. But it’s always nice when mainstream media does, too. A recent article in the Lawrence Journal World, featured the story of WellSpring instructor Olivia London-Webb and WellSpring student Jamie Oller, who are raising funds and planning to travel to Vietnam in December to teach caregivers at a pediatric orphanage how to give massage.
One quote really drives the point home as to why massage therapy is so important, even in children: “People all need touch to thrive,” London-Webb says. “If you don’t have touch, you won’t thrive. Touch is the very first sense we get when we’re born and the last one to leave when we die. You have to have that human connection.”