Meet Jill Ayn Schneider
Diagnosed with Malignant Cervical Cancer in February, 1975, Jill refused a Hysterectomy and all Allopathic Medicine. Instead, she opted for Oriental Medicine, seeing significant improvement in just one month. Then, she followed up with a 6 month journey through Venezuela and Peru, consulting with shamans, living in a jungle, and hiking in the Andes. Jill never told her family or owned this diagnosis. The cancer went into remission in August, 1975. Jill’s miracle son, Aaron, put a daily focus on the reality of motherhood in 1977. Today, she is Nanny Ninja to her two grand girls.
In 1981, Jill trained in Barefoot Shiatsu with Ralph Ashodian, a Martial Artist in Gainesville, FL, and then further training with Shizuko Yamamoto, the Japanese woman who brought this art to the West. Mr. Bo Diddley, the rock n’ roll legend, was her first Barefoot Shiatsu client.
Jill graduated Educating Hands Massage School in Miami, and got licensed in the State of Florida (#MA9313) in 1988. Jill has been certified in Polarity, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Intra-Oral TMJ, Myofascial Release and Abdominal Massage. In the 1990’s Jill went on to treat Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, while they were filming The Bird Cage in Miami Beach. Sarah Vaughn, Horace Grant “Chicago Bulls” and hundreds of others also appreciated Jill’s table and Barefoot Shiatsu massage. Jill is small in stature, but for some reason, she has a women’s size 9-10.