It took a year for Soraya to make a final decision to enrol into the course. “I was very serious about the decision. I wanted to make sure that I could attend lessons, had time to study and finances to pay for it,” she said.

She remembers that during classes, students gelled well and were supportive of each other. “They were my Bodyology family,” Soraya said.

Why did you choose massage?

My father had suffered from a stroke and needed massage therapy. I decided to take a course to care for my father and help him heal.

What else would you do beside massage?

I would be stuck in an office and working 12 hours a day as a document control manager.

How was your journey of enrollment in the massage course?

I spoke to a tutor and attended an introduction day to make sure I want to do it.

How was your journey through the course?

It was amazing, although I didn't have much sleep since I had a full-time job.

What’s your life inspiration?

Years ago, I was motivated by money, but now I would like to have a healthy life-work balance.

What’s your motto?

Be kind to yourself, not only others.

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