Dr. Warren Bruhl, Executive Director of Northbrook based Dreamweaver International (501c3 charity), has a mission to help people around the world heal pain with a new massage device he developed. Bruhl, a Northbrook resident, has been traveling to Kenya, East Africa, and other under-resourced areas since 2011, hoping to end some of the pain and suffering many people endure. Bruhl comments, “most of the people in the world have hard lives, they work long hours performing strenuous activities. Some carry water for miles or other materials they may be selling in a market. Many are farming with no motor driven equipment or animals to plow. They feel exhausted and often have extreme pain but have no options for rest or treatment.”
Statistically, lower back pain is among the most disabling problems people suffer from globally. It is estimated that over 100 million people have low back pain and adding the plethora of other potential musculoskeletal problems possible, it’s clear there is a need to offer effective solutions. However, in many countries, there are limited health care options and the few that may be on the ground usually offer only pain medicine with no rehabilitation or therapy. This was troubling to Dr. Bruhl, since his background in chiropractic helped him understand it is important to offer natural healing methods as first options because medications can have strong side effects, especially for people who are compromised physically. Thus Bruhl, began looking for a way he could teach people how to take care of themselves and also give them tools that would reduce reliance on potentially harmful medical treatments.
Bruhl’s desire to help people led him to develop a percussion massager called the BuffEnuff® Power Massager. Percussion massage uses the oscillating motion of a device that looks somewhat like a car polisher but it has been adapted with specialized technique to use on the body. Because the massager has a high rate of motion, is handheld, easy to use, and cordless, it makes it a perfect tool to help people in areas where power supplies may be limited. Bruhl adds, “frequently in the places we take healthcare teams, there is limited electricity but it doesn’t extend to every home or village. So if we have a cordless massager that’s easy to charge up batteries for use and then recharge as needed, people can have access to the massager more often and just about anywhere.”
In the past year, Dr. Bruhl was able to bring a mother-daughter team from Northbrook, Mrs. Karen Fusco and her daughter, Nicole. The Fusco’s have had a passion for service work abroad and Nicole wanted to learn more about Kenya and she is currently serving there with Bruhl’s charity, Dreamweaver International. As a certified massage therapist, Nicole uses BuffEnuff to help people alleviate pain along with her healing massage work. Further, she has been helping the Kimana School, Bruhl leads, to improve their management and education programs, bringing ideas from her education in the United States, to augment the local ways local African educators currently manage.
Dr. Bruhl plans is planning a trip for January 2019, welcoming local volunteers and notes there is a special need for high school and college athletes, especially those with knowledge of baseball and softball. Further, Bruhl would like to bring more educators and business people there to serve, furthering the progress Dreamweaver is already achieving. For more information about Dreamweaver visit www.dreamweaver911.organd the BuffEnuff® Power Massager: