Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Community Service

Caitlin gives chair massage to a generous donor at Stuff The Bus
At Rocky Mountain Institute of Healing Arts, students have a class called "Community Service." It's a 25 hour independent study course (our only independent study--everything else is on-site and supervised) and entails development and implementation of a plan of service to our communities. The school regularly gets calls from local non-profits who want massage therapy for their fundraisers, special events, etc. On November 22, 2008, a local radio station coordinated Stuff the Bus--an event where a school bus was brought to the Wal Mart parking lot to receive non-perishable food donations. The donations were given to the local food bank and other organization for feeding people during the holidays. RMIHA students were on hand to give chair massages to people who donated cash and food to the bus. It was a great time where the students honed their chair massage skills and gave back to the community. We had fun together and helped make the day a success.