Nice Touch

Eric Bergoend

The American spa trainer shows her security guards and gardeners how to give massages

Bali resident Susan Stein does one of the better things a person can do for their unskilled domestic staff: she teaches them to become something else. It all began casually nine years ago, when the American spa trainer began showing her security guards and gardeners how to give massages to her house guests. She later realized that the skills she was imparting could create better futures for her staff by enabling them to enter the island's important resort industry. From this came Jari Menari (dancing fingers) — part vocational-training enterprise, part massage center and something Stein calls "my way...

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