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Meet Janet

A Master Story TellerJanet, Master Hand Analyst and Teacher

Perhaps you noticed that my business name is HandTales. Your hands contain a rich story. My job is to help you discover your authentic story, to sort out what is truly yours and what stories you have been told or have told yourself. The main theme of that true story of yours is housed in the language of your soul purpose. That’s where we start to sort it all out.

When I began to study hands, I thought, can I really do this work? I have the rich data in hands down cold, but I’m not a psychic, an aura reader. Nor can I source past lives. Many of my fellow students proclaimed these gifts. What I have come to realize over the years is that all of us have intuitive gifts. Mine comes in the form of stories. I seem to know the right stories to use to help your story come alive. The right references that you can relate to – whether a client story about the courage it took to ask for what she needed to heal her relationship, or an image like trying to drive from the back seat of your car, or describing your perfect partner match using characters from movies, literature or mythology.

See Janet’s interview at the bottom of this page to learn more about her story and the story of hands.

A Master Hand Analyst

Privileged to be your guide for personal transformation and success, I have helped over 8 thousand individuals discover, claim and live their Life Purpose. I started my training at the International Institute of Hand Analysis (IIHA) in 2000 and now am one of 10 practicing Hand Analysts in the World to have reached the Master Hand Analyst level at the IIHA. My clients hale from all continents except Antarctica! If penguins had hands ……

The IIHA system is the most reliable and valid system of palmistry using the fingerprints as the focal point for personal discovery. I invite you to find out why. About Hand Analysis.

A Master Teacher

I have undergone the most extensive teacher training the IIHA has to offer and am a Master Teacher of the IIHA system.

  • I tutored under Alana Unger for 2 years
  • I completed 4 years of graduated training with Richard Unger, a pioneer in the world of palmistry and fingerprint analysis
  • I have taught the live Intensive Course in Hand Analysis for the past 7 years
  • I co-teach the distance-based Certified Hand Analyst training with Ronelle Coburn

Learn more about training with the Master Hand Analysts. Then scroll down on that page to learn all about us and our qualifications.


Check out this video and written interview with Janet below to learn even more:

What’s In a Hand? What’s Scientific Hand Analysis?

Move the video cursor to the answer you’re curious about or listen to the whole interview:

  • What do you do?
  • How did you get into Hand Analysis?
  • What do our hands reveal about us?
  • How is this scientific?
  • What do you do for your clients?
  • What kind of groups do your do?
  • What kind of training did you receive?

Janet Savage brings…

  • professionalism,
  • a strong analytical background,
  • keen intuition,
  • respect for different cultures and lifestyles, and
  • a soothing story telling manner

to guide you to your Life Purpose. To help you navigate the obstacles and blind spots that have been keeping you from living it.

Janet, why did you make the leap from your former profession to hand analysis?

After 30 years in the public health and adult education fields, I was ready for a change. In 1998, a friend suggested I do a hand reading. That powerful experience prompted me to study hand analysis. In time, I realized I’d found my new profession. I am thrilled to be able to apply my years as of expertise in public health in the field and in academia to my practice. I bring expertise in leadership training, health and career counseling and in adult education.  One of my skills my ability to bridge the 2 worldviews – the rational, analytical, logical world and the world of intuition, emotion, imagination.

Are you a psychic?

I’m not a psychic palmist, and I don’t predict the future. But I do use my intuition to find the right stories to explain each client’s Life Purpose and Life Lesson as well as unique gifts and coping tools. I balance my intuition with the science of hand analysis to both read and explain the story the hands tell.

Hand reading is a science?

Yes. I studied hand analysis at the International Institute of Hand Analysis  in San Rafael, California.  Richard Unger, who developed this modern approach to hand analysis after decades of research, was one of my teachers. Today, I serve on the Institute’s faculty and teach future hand analysts. Applying my academic background to the coursework, I feel completely satisfied that hand analysis has a strong scientific foundation.  The meaning of fingerprints based on patterns unique to you, have now been studied and tested by Richard, the Master Analysts and Teachers for nearly 40 years now.

How can the information in my hands really bring about change in my life?

What I love most about hand analysis is its impact on people’s lives. If people can believe in themselves more and identify their special gifts, they can contribute more fully to society.

I guess that makes me a hand reading activist! And that title suits me just fine. I’ve always been an outspoken advocate for positive change and a bit of an adventurer and risk taker.

So you’re an adventurer…in what ways?

I’ve lived around the world in every environment from cities to countryside. For that reason, I feel a connection to many different cultures and ways of life.

As someone comfortable with adventure travel and intense sports, I knew that the new business I chose would have to move me, intrigue me, excite me. Working somewhat outside the mainstream feels like another great adventure.

How did you choose the name Hand Tales?

Part of my own life purpose has to do with using words creatively. I live that purpose in seeing and telling the rich, deep stories of people’s lives.

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