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Tom Pettengill   

      Massage

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Born in Cincinnati Ohio, I moved to the wilds of Big Sur and, at the tender age of 24, found the freedom to express myself and to develop self identify and spiritual awareness.      After that, I had the auspicious opportunity to move to the spiritual community of Mt. Madonna Center -  where I became a founding member. There, my responsibilities were as diverse as the weather: organic garden manager, fireman, water system operator, financial reconciler, security officer, HR rep and herbalist - as well as bodyworker. Two important passionate life activities of mine have been: 1) collecting herbs at  9,000' in the Sierras since 1998; 2) doing  therapeutic massage!   At Mt. Madonna, I  learned the traditional system of Ashtanga  Yoga and the incredible value of a daily practice of meditation and self discipline. . . that bring selfless service, non violence,  truthfulness and humility. I bring those qualities of life to my massage table with a deeper understanding of human nature  and we the people who are it!   

My present life involves many joyful things - from a love of gardening, to doing community service, to a daily meditation practice, to just living a happy, positive life!!!   And, part of that is doing bodywork to fulfill my desire to help others heal - as well as to serve humanity in a way that I know really well.  And, positive interactions comes along with that service; meeting people without judgement and being supportive are necessary aspects of that process!!