I was introduced to this therapy by chance. I was facing lumbar fusion, after 15 years of exhausting chronic lumbar pain every minute of every day, not able to work, sit or stand for any length of time - I was a crane operator. Over the 15 years Ive tried most every type of therapy. Laser, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, swimming, aqua size, stabilization taping, chiropractor- Nothing was helping I felt so defeated, Two months before my surgery date I started to work with Vern 5 days a week. Its nothing like I've ever experienced. The process was trying at times as I had to learn to work through it, she was very supportive and encouraging. Even after my first session i was feeling more mobile. and I just kept getting better and better! By the second week I was able to climb a flight of stairs without falling part at the top!!, Its been three months now and I can go work out on my own and still getting better and better every day!. Sweet Pea, your the only one that could help me see the light at the end of the tunnel ! Thank you for putting up with my complaining too, it was all worth it.
Thank you for your treatment, Vern, which was really life-changing for me! Honestly, I was feeling a bit desperate when I came to see you because I thought this abdominal/thigh/back injury might go undiagnosed and stick around the way one of my knee injuries did...for years! I love running and lifting weights and those are the two things the doctors told me not to do, and so I was worried this was part of what was going to be a long, slow degeneration as I didn't know how to get exercise. But then I visited you! Amazingly, after just two treatments, I feel far more flexibility in my leg and my back. Although there is still pain, the relief from the stiffness is huge, and I can see now how I can actually get myself better much more quickly through the stretches and exercises you showed me. I'm really bummed that you're leaving, but wherever you take your talents, those people will really benefit. You're so kind, so knowledgable, and you put healing back into the hands of your clients where it belongs!
I was introduced to the healing world of Thai massage through Vern about a year ago and continue to see her. She is true professional and her amazingly strong physical abilities as well as her positive spirit continue to keep me coming back as a regular client. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone.
Vern is a highly skilled massage therapist. She is knowledgable about physiology and injury. Her massages are very effective at stretching, getting at some root cause issues and my body always feels great after a session. I highly recommend her!
I went to Vern for a massage at the end of a particularly tough semester. I have had poor massage experiences in the past and have some physical issues that made massage potentially worrisome. Vern noted my areas of concern/sensitivity and then gave me the Thai massage. She informed me every step of the way about what was being done and why. She modified the massage to match my physical limitations. As the session approached the end I was already able to feel a difference in my body physically.
In short, I felt great. My posture was restored; my energy levels were up and my whole system felt unkinked. I will be returning. Going for a massage with Vern was one of the best decisions I have made.
Vern is a gifted Thai massage therapist. She draws from extensive and ongoing training, has a vast knowledge of how the body works and powerful intuition. Her approach to healing is holistic, integrated and very effective. I cannot recommend Vern strongly enough.