Welcome to Omamori Spa
  • booking@omamorispa.com
  • +84969825494

Tom's Story

Post 2022-05-18 13:50:42

Tom's Story

My father was a solider affected by Agent Orange, which passed to me and my sister, causing vision impairment at birth. 

When I was small, being a visually impaired in a school full of normal people is hard, really hard. Sometimes you felt rejected. In class, I had to borrow textbooks and materials from friends to copy before class or regularly asked friends what’s on the black board, but I never blamed anybody because of my circumstance. You cannot prevent things like that from happening.  That is why I played like other kids and made jokes like nothing happened, trying to be as happy as possible. My favorite subject was writing because even though I am cheerful and content with what I have, who wants to be a visually impaired? Sometimes, I could even trick myself into thinking I am normal. It always went away though, leaving me in the blindness, an undeniable truth.

Tom and the volunteers

I stayed in Nghe An province until I was 18. Then I went to different places to learn and practiced massage. I was pretty good at it when I heard of Omamori Spa. I applied for a job here and entered their training process. The Spa is clean. It is professional. I get motivated when I am living and working with other colleagues. They are just like me, with some kinds of disability (mostly visual impairment). 

My massage instructor is a visually impaired too and she is the teacher of all Blind-Link’ students Link’ students. I encouraged myself by thinking “if they can do it, why can’t I?” It helped me so much to overcome challenges in the beginning of learning new western massage techniques. I also learn English here. After I talked to so many people, I found out that I am like a frog at the bottom of a well, unaware of the world outside. I hope one day I can go abroad to work as a therapist. In the past, I never dreamed of it. But now, I believe if you have courage, integrity and high determination, you can accomplish everything.

You are reading: Tom's Story

News Related

Massage Training Class

Chi - A Wild Horse Girl

She was lucky to escape death, but lost one eye and continues to suffer from epilepsy. Chi’s biggest passion is music and singing.
Massage Training Class

Chinh's story

​Unfortunately, I got in an accident when I was 19 years old, which took away my visual ability completely
Massage Training Class

Cong, Licensed Physician

Cong’s father was a soldier. Cong and his blind sister have refused to let their blindness be an obstacle in achieving their goals
Massage Training Class

Duong Bùi, Saxophonist

He lost his vision five years ago due to eye cancer, not long after passing the entrance exam to Hanoi Musical College.
Massage Training Class

Hai Anh, Single and Available!

​Hai Anh, twenty-nine, has completed his high school studies at Complementary of Military University of Culture and Arts in Hanoi
Massage Training Class

Hang, Bio-physicist & Stroke Survivor

Divorced in 2008 after having separated from her husband prior to her own personal tragedy, Hang is now a single mother
Massage Training Class

Hồ Sĩ Cường - The Turtle, Never Give Up

This interview was conducted by the blind therapist Le Tinh with newly graduate therapist Ho Quoc Cuong who took 8 months to study
Massage Training Class

Hoa, Flower Child & Aspiring Musician

As the “baby” of the Omamori family, Hoa is adored by many and most likely spoiled by at least a few secret admirers.
Massage Training Class

Hoang Thanh Van, Former Business Owner

Van has known blindness since she was three years old. Stricken entirely blind in one eye by measles. She is a single mom.
Massage Training Class

Hue, Happiest Unhappy Person?

​Hue, age thirty and single-mom, has a daughter seven years old and claims not to know “happiness”.
Massage Training Class

Hung - A Manager in the Future

Hung was born with a congenital eye disease attributed to high doses of antibiotics his mother was prescribed during pregnancy.
Massage Training Class

Lam Khanh, Dedicated Physician

I was able to get Khanh to break free from her Mona Lisa smile, reveal another side of herself--and then only for a few moments.
Massage Training Class

Le Hoang Son, Transverse Flautist

Sơn is good natured and seems to love humor. Currently, when Sơn—pronounced “sun”—is not offering massage therapy to a client
Massage Training Class

Lệ, Social Butterfly

Lệ describes herself as “happy, cheerful and delightful”. She laughs and smiles...a lot, and says she likes being happy.
Massage Training Class

Loan - a blind therapist and a professional chess player

A meaningful and loving trip to Loan's family. She comes from the suburb of Hanoi - Bat Trang village, where is very famous for pr