It was a cold and blustery late November day, a Sunday afternoon. We went shopping and had lunch in an old historic wharf neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland called Fells Point. Near the water was an outdoor plaza with park benches. On a bench was a down and out man asking for money for food. He was shivering with no hat or gloves. He could barely move his fingers, they were stiff from the cold. Carol, a small town Midwestern girl, had not seen many homeless individuals before. The memory of what she did next still brings tears of joy to my eyes. Carol took off her hat, gloves and scarf and put them on this man. She then escorted him into a diner and instructed me to buy him coffee, soup and a sandwich. The man was extremely grateful, and I was extremely in love. You see, while my wife was and is beautiful and smart, it was her kindness that I fell in love with, and to this day it is her kind and loving heart that I am still in love with and why I will always be in love with the incredible women I call my wife.
I went home that night and told my roommates I was going to marry Carol, and 11 months later we were married. A year after that we moved to San Francisco, and a few years after that we went to massage school together. We both became Holistic Health Counselors and Certified Massage Therapists.
Carol went on to get over a 1000 hours of training and achieved the title Master Body Worker. She has been massaging and healing people for 20 years now. In 2005 she opened Feet Retreat in Salina Kanas, which became Feet Retreat & Blue Heron Massage a few years later when I joined the business.
As a Massage Therapist Carol is as good as they come. I would argue that she is the best. That’s not bias, ask anyone who has gotten a massage from her. What makes her the best? Well with over 1000 hours of training and over 1000 hours of experience her technique is impeccable and her touch is amazing. But what makes her the best is that kind and loving heart I previously talked about. She brings that to every massage. And through the years she hasn’t become bitter and cynical like some, but instead has continued to evolve into a kinder, more loving being.
I’ve stopped taking her to the grocery store with me because a 45 minute job will take 2 hours. Why? Because it is as if every person in town knows her and wants to say hi and give her a hug. Her energy is SO attractive. Every person who know hers, whether consciously or unconsciously, wants to feel and touch her kind and loving heart. Many of her clients come into her treatment room and unload all of their problems. Carol listens from a place of love, massages away their blues, and people leave feeling better (a LOT better) and knowing that everything is okay.
If you live in or around Salina Kansas and you have not gotten a massage from Carol, my God, call her today. If you are looking for a massage therapist, do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment with her. Carol is an amazingly unconditionally kind and loving person. I cannot say it enough. She really is awesome.
Get a massage from the purest heart I know. Call Carol at (785)819-4392. For more information go to salinamassagetherapy.com.
Peace and Blessings, Joe Rubino