Clients of Aches Away! give their testimonials on how our techniques have helped them for tight muscles, headaches, sore joints, and pain.
Testimonial from C.B. in Whangarei
I came to Suzanne with a sprained upper right back, unable to take deep breaths without feeling intense sharp stabbing pain.I was told by a White Cross doctor my injury could take weeks of waiting (and really strong pain killers, the kind that require laxatives to be prescribed with them) to heal. Suzanne used the flinch-lock method, which was interestingly unassuming and not painful or aggressive at all. She was very good at communicating what she was doing the entire duration and how the process worked (which was fascinating to hear about) and regularly checked to make sure I was comfortable and ok. She was able to point out a massive right elbow injury (I had completely forgotten about), which lead to me always feeling most comfortable when working lying on my stomach, putting all my weight on that right elbow which both her and I had suspected would have lead to me putting my back out (which side note, happened in such an annoyingly nonchalant fashion and had nothing to do with my job as a dancer). She checked my whole body out for misalignments using the F.L method to correct my right elbow and a few other places connected to it that had been overcompensating as a result and then worked in the pain centre last. When I left, the immediate effect was that I could breathe without pain, which was such a relief. It was still quite tender and it hurt like a bitch to sneeze. But she told me it could take about four days to work and to gently apply arnica to the area regularly (I also took Panadol/ibuprofen to keep on top of swelling and pain). The next few days that followed, I could feel with each day as though there were knots in my back swiftly unravelling until the pain isolated to one point under my armpit, which then turned into a little pinch, then was gone. I couldn’t believe such a painless treatment that barely felt like she was even touching me, could be so effective! I also notice now that I sit up straight more (taking the pressure off my back) because I can’t lie in my favourite tummy on the right elbow position for too long without feeling it in my elbow (I couldn’t feel anything in that elbow before, which is as Suzanne said, why I liked putting my body weight/pressure on that area). As a dancer, I need to be in good shape so I can do my job, I was so afraid I would be out of commission for a month, which I absolutely cannot afford. So I just want to say a huge thank you to Suzanne, fitting me in on such short notice for starters, fast tracking my healing and being so kind and gentle in my time of pain. I hope more people discover Suzanne and this method. -C.B
Testimonial from Hannah Blake - Blake PR
Peter is a semi retired dairy farmer from Waipu and has been having massage therapy every 2nd week since 2003. The reason Peter started having massage is that one of his legs is longer than the other which causes imbalance and tightening of his muscles throughout his body. He used to get alot of pain until having regular preventative massages. We incorporated a mini BodyTalk as part of his session since 2006.
suzannes massages & bodytalk gives relief from tired stiff muscles meaning one feels much more supple & relaxed I find about every 2 weeks suits me best it makes me able to do the daily tasks of life without feeling stiff & sore..the bodytalk part of the session gives improved metabolism which leads to a healthier body. peter
Michelle is the owner of Gifts on Rathbone and is Whangarei's "Gift Guru". She originally came to me for treatment with herbal medicine, referred by a friend and has been coming for Massage Therapy and BodyTalk since 2001. She has found it so beneficial that she sends her staff to Aches Away! for a monthly "tune up". Since 2005 Michelle has been had regular BodyTalk sessions aswell.
I'm a believer, Pain Neutralization is amazing, painless and works wonders for me and Suzanne's massages are even better. I have a lot of back problems and by going regularly she keeps me mobile & pain free. I send my staff monthly as a reward for all their good work and effort and the day that their massages are due they happily skite "I've got massage today", making me wish I had one too. I highly recommend Suzanne.
Rest Home owner Terry originally came for massage therapy as he knew it would help for stress. He became a regular client. One week his knee started hurting the day after jumping down from a trailer. After one treatment, to his surprise, he walked out from one session without any pain in his knee.
After a few massage sessions, Terry told me he found it hard to get to sleep, had bad headaches daily since he was crushed as a child and his left heel was sore to put any pressure on it, especially when laying down.
We did a session in October 2009 and after just one session he did not have a headache for the first time since he was a child. He had one bad headache in December 2009 and we did another session and his headaches did not come back.
His sleep would improve for a few nights after each session and then go back to how it was. He is now sleeping well also now as he has been able to overcome the worry that was keeping him awake.
His achy left heel would improve and then come back. It is no longer hurting.
Terry’s comments: Thoroughly recommend Susanne’s service, our sessions are now an essential part of my week, great for stress management and physical wellbeing.