Our Story (Phil's Story)
Hello. This is a little history of the advent of Massage Tools in the United States, beginning in 1980.
I "accidentally" started selling Massage Tools in 1980. I had gone to some kind of local show with a friend
of mine who happened to be a massage therapist. We ran across these two men (no one got hurt, we just met them
at their booth) selling foot massagers at the show. They convinced me to buy 24 foot massagers and try to sell them.
And my friend was supportive in this endeavor because she liked the foot massager also.
Anyway, I had been pretty much exclusively selling a line of nutritional products at that time.
And within one week, I sold 14 foot massagers to my nutritional customers.
So next thing I knew, I bought 100 foot massagers, took them to a show, and sold a lot of them.
Then I went out to a National Health Show, seeing what I could do to sell more of these foot massagers,
and ran into Kent, the Sandal Man from Australia. I traded Kent seven foot massagers for two pair of Masseur Sandals.
I bought 50 pairs of Sandals a week later, and the rest is history. I went to a show in Michigan, sold lots
of sandals, lots of foot massagers, and a few of my nutritional products, which I still sell.
Foot Doctor, by D.M. Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio
So that's a little bit of my history. I've been going to health shows since 1975, and since 1980 have been selling
mainly massage tools & assorted other unique holistic health products. It's been fun. I really enjoy turning people
on to new ideas, new products, anything that can uplift them, and help them to be a happier, and a free-er person.
I cherish freedom above all, an Inner kind of freedom, one that does not allow guilt, nor fear.
Of course, we have to toe the line in those areas... doing our best listening to our inner connection with the life force.
But in general I have found that guilt ties us to the past, and fear ties us to the future.
And I'm like the marionette that raves about having no strings, no ties.
I never dreamed, as a graduate student in Mathematics, in a doctorate program at Ohio State, with an honors
degree in Mathematics at Indiana University, that I would eventually quit graduate school (after 4 years), and start
selling at first, vitamins, and later wellness accessories, unique nutritional supplements and all the uplifting holistic health products.
But, that's part of the adventure of Life.
We start in one direction, and eventually, we get to where we need to be.
So whoever told Alice, (I think it was the Cheshire Cat, but it might have been Humpty Dumpty),
when Alice was trying to find her way home, that it didn't matter which way she went as long as she made the first steps,
eventually she would find her way home.
So, like the fool who followed his folly, I have come to something which I very much enjoy -
and that's basically communicating. So all these massage tools and other products are just a ways to
communicate to you, that you can feel better, that what most people accept as good health, simply isn't!
And when we discover there are whole other levels of healthy states of mind, and freedom, it's truly incredible.
We have accepted getting tired in the middle of the day, etc, etc., as normal.
Well, it doesn't have to be that way. Somehow, some way we can feel better. And massage tools is one way
for people to experience a relaxed, and then focused awareness of first their body, and sometimes other things.
It's similar to what the scientists have been saying for years; we use only about 10% of our brain. Well,
I am a Jiminy Cricket Fan too, and I believe in dreams coming true. So when you wish upon a star...
those things can happen. And look at the picture below. Looks like my eyes are closed, but I'm looking down.
And right above my head is a beautiful blue star.
Phil Working at a show, selling Lalo stringed Massagers (in hand) - & Phil sitting by a lake outside of New Orleans