(Peru) Massage Therapy Training for the Blind

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Father Kyungsu Son, M.M., is the project advisor in which young blind adults of the House of Bartimaeus, the only school/center that teaches massage therapy affordably to the blind in Southern Lima, learn massage therapy techniques and reflexology and Shiatsu.

The students learn from licensed blind professors the application of theoretical and practical concepts of body therapies, the anatomy of human bone structure and muscle systems, and the functional physiology of the organs and joints.

Father Son also provides pastoral counseling for the blind students and their families.

Your gift will enable Father Son to purchase equipment, supplies and two one-month practicums in three prisons for a total of six campaignes. The training workshop for the blind in massage therapy that began in 2013 has increasingly grown over the past five years. Hopefully by 2020, the project will be assumed by the Diocese of Lurin.

 

Project Updates:

  • More than 30 students enrolled in the program
  • 19 blind students and four professors participated in a month-long "practicum" in massage therapy at the maximum security women’s prison which holds 300 prisoners
  • An additional 80 staff members of the prison received massage therapy
  • 19 blind students will graduate in March, 2017

 

Your gift will enable blind students to learn from licensed blind professors the application of theoretical and practical concepts of body therapies, the anatomy of human bone structure and muscle systems, and the functional physiology of the organs and joints.