Testimonials


Angie, 36, Trainer, Mama and Crossfit Competitor

Original Complaint:

Strained teres minor and major muscles of the shoulder.

How do you feel now?

I am all better and it was definitely a HUGE help having Sara work on my shoulder.

Sara is the "Shoulder Whisperer!". She is amazing at what she does - she takes her time and makes sure to get to the tricky spots no matter how much they want to hide! She has made a HUGE difference in my ability to recover and her work on my body has helped me feel in tiptop shape for whatever task I'm facing - be it a tough workout or trying to get kidlets into their pj's!


Niall Maloney, 50, Administrative Assistant

Complaint: 

Tense muscles caused by disability.

How do you feel now?

Much more relaxed muscles after treatment. Very beneficial.


Gene Hutson, 52, Automotive Machinist

Complaint:

I have had a lengthy history of lower back problems dating back to my twenties. Several motorcycle accidents and a long career in the automotive industry have really taken their physical toll on my body. In 1996 it finally happened... I was admitted to hospital with a severe lower back injury that left me bedridden for 4 months. After the initial rehab process I found that physio just didn't cut it for me, and someone suggested massage therapy. I tried a couple of other therapists and found them helpful, but not as helpful as Sara.

How do you feel now?

Sara has given me back what I thought I would never have again... a quality of life that I had thought was gone. The past year has seen a remarkable improvement in my mobility and well being. I have had a realatively trouble free year... I went from having an episode every few months to having one episode in the whole year. This is fabulous!

Sara is very professional and caring. Her uncanny ability to target my problem area is amazing! She has developed a treatment regime for me htat has been nothing short of outstanding. Thank you Sara!


Deborah Johnston, Dental Hygienist

Complaint:

Right knee

Result:

Knee was much more mobile after initial treatment and even more so after the second massage. I was able to walk with much more freedom, less pain and therefore able to begin to build strength again with the knee. I cold not have enjoyed my holiday nearly as well or walked anywhere as far as I did if it were not for Sara’s treatments. I still had two tears in the medial meniscus at this point and have undergone subsequent surgery to clip the tears. The healing continues with Sara’s help.
 


Aaron Bergland, 31, Fitness Consultant/Gym Owner

Complaint:

Over-all soreness after training. Minor back, shoulder and knee issues from years of athletic activities.

Result:

I feel great now with regular treatments. Whenever I have an issue with muscle tightness/soreness and I go in and see Sara, the next day the problem is almost always gone ore very close to being better.

Sara’s treatments are amazing! I have been working out for years, and quite often I will push it a little too hard for a couple days in a row and be very, very sore, to the point of discomfort in my daily activities. Last time I did this I was trying to get through 5 days of hard training. I made it to day 3 and thought, “There’s no way I can do 2 more days of this”. I decided to get a one-hour muscle flush treatment from Sara that day, along with some rest in the afternoon. When I woke up the next morning I was shocked at how good I felt and how loose my muscles felt. I was able to finish off the last two days of training that week, and the only I did differently that week from other training weeks was get the massage. She’s got me sold on how much massage therapy can do for one’s bodily health and athletic performance.
 


Lisa Giesbrecht, 40, Stay-at-home mom/bodybuilder

Complaint:

I had a variety of problems, some of which had become chronic. Problems with my bicep tendon had caused me to lose strength while performing chest and bicep exercises. Chronic problems with my SI joint have caused muscle imbalances and rotation in my pelvis.

Result:

I came to Sara initially for my bicep tendon. I had lost a lot of strength in my right side. She assessed the problem and through massage my right bicep has now regained its strength. The pain in my right front deltoid and bicep has now disappeared. She has also eased the pain in my lower back and SI joint.

I am impressed with Sara’s ability to assess and correct the problem. She is able to apply the right amount of pressure so that the muscles respond.
 


Lisa Simmons, 40, RN

Complaint:

lower and mid-back pain

Result:

Back feels somewhat better. Difficult to assess as it’s not an acute pain and doesn’t interfere with daily living. Sara attended to my needs, but when it looked like I needed an alternative treatment, she pointed me in that direction.


Dorothy Turnbull, 75, Retired

Complaint:

Post-operative pain subsequent to a total knee replacement, interfering with sleeping, standing and walking.

Result:

Dramatically decreased pain, improved walking and standing. I am very pleased with the result of my massage therapy sessions with Sara. Having had both hips and knees replaced over the years, I feel this type of therapy should be included with the general therapy for joint replacements.


Peggy Sutherland, 58, Reflexologist & Caregiver

Complaint:

Auto accident – whiplash injury

Result:

I am still getting better all the time. I am now taking instruction and rehab from a Kinesiologist on her recommendation. The exercise we are doing supports Sara’s massage therapy progress with my injuries. Sara loosened restricted fascia and released muscle knots. Her treatments are very effective, caring and supportive. Her intuitive work is nothing short of amazing. I am grateful for her healing help.
 


Rod Penman, 50, Professional Accountant

I am athletic and have been physically active my entire life, enjoying a healthy lifestyle. For the past four years, I have participated in outdoor bootcamp classes four times weekly, and also 10K and half-marathon runs. Over the past two years, I experienced pain in my lower back and in both legs. I was treated by several RMT’s, who, unfortunately, were unable to successfully treat the problem. Recently, after enduring a rather severe bout of pain, I was treated by Sara Stamm, RMT.

Sara employed a holistic approach to the problem and, after only two of her RMT treatments, I no longer suffer from pain in my lower back or legs. Sara’s approach to her RMT work was extremely professional and thorough. She considered factors that were overlooked by the previous RMTs. (For example, she noticed that my posture was off slightly, and that this discrepancy was causing lower back pain by applying pressure on the spinal column.)

I give Sara my highest recommendation, and I wish her well in her RMT practice.