Massage Class Volunteers at Special Olympics Minnesota

Students teach caregivers therapeutic touch through massage

Globe University-Woodbury massage therapy students lend a healing hand at Special Olympics Minnesota in Woodbury, Minn., by teaching caregivers of those with intellectual and physical disabilities massage techniques that promote physical and mental relaxation. The massage class traveled to Special Olympics and gave massages to both the children and their caregivers providing a rewarding experience to both parties.

Globe University-Woodbury massage therapy student, Hayley Kinde noted that one of her clients at Special Olympics feel asleep during the massage. She asked how the pressure was and realized that he was snoring away.

“Working with Special Olympics was great,” said Globe University-Woodbury massage therapy student, Deeja Kinde. “I was a little nervous in the beginning, but in the end it was a rewarding experience.”

The mission of Special Olympics Minnesota is to offer children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.

“The clients at Special Olympics in Woodbury were very appreciative,” said Globe University-Woodbury student, Pa Lee. “I would be happy to work with them in the future.”