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Lola! I just wanted to…say with the most sincerest of love and gratitude “Thank you!” from the bottom of my heart. 9 years ago I chose massage school over nursing school. That first session at  NWSAM…set me on the  journey of my life! That first session of school opened up my world in more ways than I could ever explain. Today I was asked to speak at a clinic in Woodland. People want to hear what I have to say!!! Everyday I get to work on a horse it feeds my soul like no other. I am definitely doing what I am meant to do. For that….. I thank you! Your little school literally changed my life! I am forever indebted to you, Megan and NWSAM!!!!!!

~ Stephanie VanDitmos

I just had to email to tell you how IMPRESSED I was with how you set-up, arranged and taught Level 300.  It was interesting, fun, interactive and varied in teaching styles.  Kudos! I could see all of the hard work, organization and love you put into this class.  You highly exceeded my expectations.  Not only did I learn alot, but it was interesting AND I had FUN!  You should be very, very proud!

~ Joy Casamento-Walker — Small Animal graduate

I can’t tell you what this means to me.  I have a very troubled horse and bodywork is making a huge difference in him and how he goes.  This has been one of those “life changing” experiences for me.  I will never forget the class, my classmates and you.  I learned so much from everyone.

~ Robin Western — Large Animal graduate

The respect and trust that this course has taught me about myself will forever enhance my life in anything I do.

~ Ren Matney — Distance Learning Small Animal Massage Graduate

Good afternoon. I wanted to take a moment today to personally thank you for the opportunity The Gorilla Grant I was awarded provided me. I completed my SAMP100 practical this past Saturday with a 97! You have an excellent team in Sandy, Lori, Jaime and Rubi. Each one of them helped me get to where I am today. I’m so excited about my future and the great things that I can do for the small animals in my community! I hope to honor your Gorilla and my Peatie with every special soul I come in contact with.   Thanks again for everything!   Margaret Taormina, CSAMP

~ Margaret Taormina, Oregon Graduate 2013

I feel very lucky to have been able to attend this program.  The entire experience was very rewarding and positive.  I’m excited to get out and … start building a new practice!

~ Linda Nylander– Large Animal graduate

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