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Local skills support in the aftermath of Fukushima


Originally published 12:23 p.m., February 19, 2014
Updated 12:23 p.m., February 19, 2014

Santa Barbara County resident skilled in complimentary therapies for animals and people, Gabriella Valsecchi, has answered the call. Gabriella has been invited by Professor Akira Tokuhiro, University of Idaho, to assist in the recuperation of one of the world’s most difficult devastations, the nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan. Skilled and practicing locally Nirvana Hyperbaric Wellness Center as a Master BEST practitioner, Gabriella leaves February 15 for a fact finding mission in “The Zone.” BEST is a physical yet non-forceful mind/body memory technique used to re-establish the natural healing properties of the body through better brain/ body communication? In the Spirit of the Year of the Horse, she seeks to bring greater comfort and healing to the community wracked and still recovering from the tsunami and nuclear event March 11, 2011.

Already aware of the issues of animals in need, Gabriella invites local contribution to the efforts to send much needed supplies and assistance to farmers and pet rescue centers in the area. A follow-up trip is already in the works as early as March.

Supported by Dr Tokuhiro and others, Gabriella intends to travel to Fukushima after a stop in Tokyo meet owners and farmers of animals affected by radiation and to offers natural solutions in complimentary therapies.

“I came upon this information in November last year when I was preparing for a joint talk with Professor Tokuhiro on the subject in Sedona, AZ . something about the information deeply touched me. I asked myself, “What is it was your horses, and your animals and your farm?” What grief these people have gone through. I decided right there and then that I would do something to contribute.”

Those interested in the efforts to assist Aid to Animals are invited to contact Gabriella at 805-686-1312 gabriellaval@gmail.com or Facebook; those willing to provide resources such as…..may contribute at Aid to Animals- Fukushima Japan: www.gofundme/6p48p8 for donations.

“People in Japan are very grateful for the support and I am thankful to be a part of the solution. I believe the increased peace of one ultimately adds to the peace of all. Won’t you join me in helping them?”