On April 7, 2020, as the global cases of COVID-19 surged, the wards at a hospital in Quezon City, Philippines, were full, and Mara, 27, a local resident, was turned away. She was having a hard time breathing, had no appetite, and could no longer speak. Desperate, her sister Marilou called on BodyTalk practitioners and Outreachers Judy Mapua Dytiandu and Remar Soliza to do a remote BodyTalk session for Mara.

Soliza promptly responded from his home, providing Mara with a session right away. He was pleased to hear an update from Marilou the following day.

“Mara woke up looking fresh, with color on her face. She can now eat and drink some milk. But most significantly, she now responds when we talk to her! We hope she is on a path to full recovery!”

In response to the Philippines’ national lockdown on March 15, 2020, Filipino BodyTalk practitioners started offering free remote sessions to anyone who asked for it. Other BodyTalk practitioners around the globe provided regular BodyTalk Access sessions to those working on the frontlines. Between these combined efforts, the Filipino BodyTalk Outreachers and extended BodyTalk community have reached and treated thousands.

Story submitted by Marilen Abesamis