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July 30, 2005

Blind Massage Therapist An Inspiration

Allan Golabek wears many hats. He's a woodworker and a plumber. He just finished massage school and opened his own practice. This former water-skiing champion mentors blind and visually impaired children. He's blind himself, but this doesn't seem to prevent him from pursuing his goals.

Some of the unique challenges for Golabek, being a student and blind, included having to learn all the 206 bones in the human body by touching them, rather than seeing them.

"I love it," he said of his new career. It's opened a lot of doors. Now I can take what I learned in my own body and hopefully give (others) the type of massage that helped me."

He attributes being able to relocate and manage on his own to being able to stay focused. "It took me 10 years to become a better blind person. I've been able to focus a whole lot better now then when I had my sight."

Another link: Online Group Supports Visually Impaired Massage Therapists

Posted by linda at July 30, 2005 6:45 AM

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