Case Studies *
No Man is Made of Iron
When Michael, an Ironman® and Tri-athlete competitor, came
into Maitri Healing he was in severe pain and was unable to train.
Though his knee was most obviously affected, there was also pain
radiating from his abdomen and groin. A thorough assessment revealed
fascial restriction in the groin area.
During the assessment, Michael instinctively crossed one leg over
the other-a clue to the source of the problem. His answers to
further questioning were revealing: Michael often sat like this at
work with his back hunched over. Over time, this awkward and confined
repetitive position was 'crunching' and twisting the groin area.
Therapy and a simple stretching plan helped to alleviate
the restriction in the groin, and eased the stress on the area
from the knee to the abdomen.
After only one session Michael was able to begin training again.
Three sessions later, he ran a marathon.
"It was amazing how quickly Ramona
was able to zone in on the problem. There's no doubt: without
the therapy I couldn't have run the New York Marathon."
Kim* just wasn't feeling 'right.' For months, she was having
trouble sleeping, constantly felt her head was stuffed up and,
not surprisingly, felt sluggish.
An evaluation revealed Kim had recently been under a lot of stress
and was also sick more than usual. Lymph
Drainage Therapy worked to improve flow and function of her
sluggish lymphatic system which was weighing her down and causing
congestion. Daily use of Kinotakara
Foot Patches also helped to clear the build up of toxins caused
by her stress and illness. Toxins she could see-in the form of
wet, dark, sticky 'goo' on the patch-every morning.
The combined treatments helped decongest Kim's head and boosted
her energy. She even noticed an improvement in the look and feel
of her skin.
"After Lymph Drainage Therapy I felt
so much lighter and felt a definite lift in the sinuses. Right
after my treatment I saw a dental specialist. He took an x-ray
and was surprised that my sinuses were in much better shape than
most people my age.
And the Kinotakara Foot Patches work so well, my daughter now
uses them too. Like me, she notices a boost in energy after a
night with the patches on."
Joanne* was preparing for major abdominal hernia surgery that
required a general anaesthetic.
To speed post-operative recovery, Maitri Healing used Lymph
Drainage Therapy to stimulate the body's natural healing powers both before
and after the hernia surgery.
Joanne's recovery was significantly quicker than her previous
"The doctors were amazed that at the age of 65, I was recovering
better and quicker than some people half my age and with minimal
Maitri Helps Motion
Partway through a 600km bike ride from Toronto to Montreal, Alysse
fell off her bike onto her elbow. While the elbow was directly
injured, the fall actually impacted her shoulder joint more severely:
the pain was so intense that she wasn't able to lift her arm above
After only 15 minutes of CranioSacral
Therapy on her shoulder,
the arm released from the shoulder joint, with two distinct 'clicks.'
Immediately after the 'clicks,' full range of motion returned
to Alysse's arm and shoulder and the pain subsided.
"I suffered for years from chronic shoulder
and back pain and came to see Ramona. Within minutes of Ramona's
gentle pain-free treatment, we felt a few cracks and I've not had
the usual chronic pain in my shoulder since. Thank you, Ramona,
for your amazing therapy. In the past, I've not had any treatment
other than a massage and I must say this treatment beat a massage
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