Testimonials

Testimonial -  Q's Super Greens for Animal Friends 

Super Greens for Animal Friends-

I feed my gurl 2 cups of food a day. I am adding 1TBSP per feeding. It has helped her ear problem that had to require me cleaning it daily. She has been on it for about 3 weeks and I have noticed a huge difference in my having to clean it and the colour, I am cleaning her ear now every three days and the colour is a waaaaaaaay lighter brown now. She has had this "chronic" ear issue for years and when it gets "bad" I have/had to get her meds from the vet to treat it. I started her on the greens just as it started to get to that point and I have not had to medicate her so far and I feel pretty confident that I may not have to at all with this magical green stuff, lol.Thank you for this great product! Is there any risk of too much or too little? I am thinking as soon as her ear is under control that I may reduce the amount to half, what do you think of that? Or should I just stick with the same amount? 

TEArrifically yours,

Tara McAfee
Senior Consultant with Steeped Tea Inc.

Testimonial -  Massage 

Hi Carola,
   Just wanted to thank you for the help you rendered me when I met you in Victoria B.C.a few years ago. I was introduced to you by a  friend who was receiving massage and she suggested that you might be able to help me with some of the difficulty I was having in various areas of my body, especially my right hand and wrist.  In fact I was slated for carpal tunnel surgery  within the next few months. Fortunately, after a session or two, you were able to recognize an area of my right arm, in fact the right shoulder area, that was also a fundamental part of the problem; Not the wrist per se...
  Up to that point in time I had had very bad periodic hand cramping, pain and tingling sensations, all of which were extremely disabling. I cannot remember exactly how many sessions it took, but not many and then one fine  day, lo and behold, your massage therapy absolutely restored my hand to its normal state!
  The relief I felt still lingers in my memory and I will always be grateful to you for that respite. I cancelled the impending surgery and never had it.
Thank you Carola,
Sincerely,
Ian Kay

Testimonial - Craniosacral Therapy

I went to Carola for 3 years while I was studying in acupuncture school. I could always count on Carola helping me to relieve my stress, relax me and give me more  energy to keep on studying. I watched Carola grow as a bodyworker. By the time I was getting ready to graduate she had begun craniosacral work. My first craniosacral session was truly amazing. I could feel the energy pour through her hands and into my aching SI joint. She relieved the pain in the joint for over a month. She is truly an amazing healer.

Roxanne Alee Feher, Registered Nurse,  Licensed Acupuncturist Sacramento, California

I am a 36 year old Dental Hygienist with chronic neck pain. I've spent thousands of dollars on massage and chiropractic care in the last 5 years to treat pain and discomfort that was so bad it sometimes left me unable to work or function at all in my life. Because I'd spent so much money with only limited results on other types of bodywork, when I began receiving craniosacral last year I was sceptical - yet hopeful - about trying something "new". I was looking for something that might produce a more profound and lasting relief than I had experienced with massage and chiropractic care alone. I  was braced for disappointment but, in FACT, my very first session with Carola Schleuss provided me with such immediate relief that it left me completely astonished and delighted. To my continued amazement subsequent craniosacral sessions with Carola allowed me to release the deepest areas of tension in my back, neck and jaw. I soon discovered with great joy, that the craniosacral sessions were making both my workday easier and definitely improving the quality of my life outside of work again!  It is not just because of the positive changes that craniosacral therapy has brought to my life - but MOST especially because practitioner Carola Schleuss was able to so competently facilitate those changes with intuitive, caring and therapeutic touch.

 Diana Knapton, Dental Hygienist, Vancouver BC

Foot Reflexology

Carola is a very talented practitioner of reflexology, I was amazed to find I was more deeply relaxed and comfortable in my entire body after a session of reflexology than after an hour of deep massage. Carola was able to go straight to the sensitive spots in my feet. I was surprised to discover that these spots did indeed correspond to trouble areas in my body, and those areas did respond and improve immediately to reflexology sessions. Such as congestion in my sinuses and lungs, painful stiffness in my neck and shoulders, even bulging ribs and sternum rigidly distorted from years of holding myself tensely relaxed and flattened out. Carola puts caring and intention into her practice-and it works.

Cynthia Nugent, Children's book writer and illustrator Vancouver BC

Some of my experiences with sessions

Ken was his late 40's when he came in to see me with severe upper back pain which was affecting his right shoulder and arm.  He jarred himself while trying to help a friend move their car, he was convinced he tore a muscle. I had him lie face down on my table so I could make an assessment. His back was very tight; no wonder he felt like he tore a muscle. After his first session he had great relief, booked another appointment for the following week. After his third session he had full range of motion and was pain-free. He continued to see me on a weekly basis for a month. Ken was very happy and relieved to know how Integrative Massage helped him back to being his active wonderful self.

Victoria 2012

I had a young woman who came to me for a session right after she fell off her bike, she did not tell me she had a biking accident. When I was working on her sphenoid, I felt a great deal of fear and anxiety. I shared with her what I felt and she looked at me surprised and told me during her session while I was at her head she relived the biking accident, felt the fear let go and afterwards had no pain or discomfort from the accident.  She was amazed at how wonderful she felt!

Santa Cruz,1998

I had a client who went away on a trip to the Sierra mountains in California. A snow storm came in and the driving conditions where awful. She was very stressed and clenched her jaw so tightly it locked.  She came to see me because of the pain and discomfort, as well as she could not open her mouth to eat solid food.  After one session of Craniosacral therapy she was able to open her mouth and relax. She was truly astonished on how effective Craniosacral is for lock jaw and TMJ

Santa Cruz, CA 1998

BioMat

In 2009, I had a bad fall down concrete stairs. I came bouncing out of the house with my flip flops on after a rain in late March and did not think about slippery stairs. I hit the concrete so hard that I knocked the wind out of myself and could not move for at least 5 minutes. I was alone with my dogs, who just looked at me and wondered “why aren’t we going for a walk?”  My first thought was “OK I’ll go set up the BioMat and lie on it for 30 minutes and off I’ll go to my personal training session with Claire Lipke” That didn’t happen; my body was traumatized, I was not going anywhere. I stayed on the Amethyst BioMat for 8 hours. The next day, although I had some pain, I was able to go to the clinic to massage my clients, making sure to move very carefully. Every day for a week I would spend an hour or so on the BioMat to help relieve the pain I was still feeling from the impact. After 2 weeks I was completely back to normal, leaving the trauma behind. I am not sure how long it would have taken if I had not been able to relax my muscles, allowing circulation to flow and heal my mid-lower back and hip on my right side. I truly feel the BioMat helps during times of sore or pulled muscles, assisting us when we are run down and open to viruses that may be going around,  or simply providing basic stress relief.

 When we injure ourselves, it is important to take time and allow the body to heal. I understand life can be very busy, but if we don’t take the time to let our body recover from trauma then it may cause long-term issues.  Whenever I have had trauma – sprained ankle, torn knee ligaments, lower back muscle spasm – I have used Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture,  herbal medicine and Tui Na,  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, BioMat, Infra Red Sauna and Neurofeedback to help me help my body heal itself. They have all worked well along with proper nutrition, and rest . 

The Amethyst BioMat

  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Relieves anxiety and promotes relaxation
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Eases joint pain and stiffness
  • Provides warm, soothing pain relief
  • Eliminates toxins in the body
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Alleviates migraines and tension headaches
  • Reduces allergy symptoms
  • Improves immune system function
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Burns calories and controls weight
  • Improves muscle tone and skin quality

BioMat for Dogs & Cats

In 2007, I purchased a BioMat because of our nine-year-old golden dog, Quinoa, who was suffering from horrible hip pain and stiffness. I was asked by the person who was practicing Live Blood Analysis in the clinic at Simple Remedies, if I would try the BioMat on my massage clients. I thought “sure why not, when I was lying on it for 30 minutes, I couldn’t believe how relaxed I felt”.  I thought “what a great way to relax my clients’ muscles, helping them to relax and let go faster and enabling me to get to the root of their pain or discomfort; my clients loved the BioMat.
I didn’t truly understand how deeply beneficial this Amethyst mat was until I put Quinoa on the BioMat.  After Quinoa had been on the BioMat for 15 minutes, I gently applied 5 grams of pressure along her spine and as I did her spine popped all the way down from her shoulder blades to her tailbone. The next day she had five bowel movements and her hips expanded, where previously they had been rotating inward, applying pressure on her bowels and making it painful for her to move  I put her on the BioMat again the next day; she did not want me to touch her, but was willing to stay on her own. I left her for 15 minutes. I couldn’t believe how it changed her life! She was once again able to slowly run, and jump both onto the couch and into the car. She was peppy and happy, feeling no pain.

Right after that I put  her on CanX (now called Chronic Recovery by NaturPet) because I was concerned she may have had cancer, but what it did was cleanse her blood and colon as well as increase her circulation and keep her from relapsing into stiffness and pain.


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