Testimonials

Here are some statements from clients about their experiences with my Rolfing practice. There is also some question/answer responses collected from clients last year. These are offered here to help you understand the impact of Rolfing for motivated clients.


Leah helped me find lasting relief after suffering more than a decade of lower back pain and again after a car accident. She introduced me to the world of Rolfing and has literally impacted my life in ways that I wouldn’t have thought possible.

 My Rolfing sessions with Leah were gentle, intuitive, and provided immediate results. And while the sessions themselves have had a profound impact on me, she has also helped me obtain a new level of awareness around posture and movement that will be a part of my daily experience for the rest of my life.

 I’d been to chiropractors. I’d been to my doctor. I’d seen a half-dozen massage therapists. They were all great. But none of them changed my life. Leah’s Rolfing sessions are like nothing else I’ve ever experienced, and I whole-heartedly recommend her services to anyone looking to forge a new relationship with their own bodies. – D.H.

 

I’ve been working with Leah for nearly a year, and I am so grateful to have found her! I’m a 32 year old full-time dancer, and had my first experience with Rolfing over 8 years ago. I’ve seen many different practitioners over the years, and Leah is truly exceptional. She really listens to what my body needs, and always treats both my symptoms and my whole body. She has helped me find freedom, openness and deeper breathing in my ribs, more stability in my pelvis, more length and freedom in my neck-the list goes on and on. I typically see her when I have minor injuries or am really feeling the wear and tear of dancing and pushing myself athletically. I always leave her sessions feeling stronger and more flexible, and ready to go! Leah is also a goldmine of knowledge about the body, so I always take advantage of that and learn a ton from her. She always leaves me with new understanding about how I can maintain the changes in my movement patterns that her work creates. Leah is grounded, compassionate, wise, and a lifelong learner who is always doing research and expanding her knowledge. If you use your body a lot, Leah is an invaluable support! So deeply grateful to her for keeping me moving at my fullest potential with no pain or injuries in sight! ~ J.D.

 

Leah has shown me a new way of healing that doesn’t involve physical therapy, surgery or endless doctor appointments with no answers. Leah focuses on making your body whole in your session, which in turn solves the core problem.  The physical healing I have gone through with seeing her is tremendous.

As a runner, I dealt with persistent ankle tendinitis for 4 months last summer, with a “tingly” feeling in my ankle/shins & a clicking noise when I would move my ankle. This pain and irritation prevented me from participating in the sport all together.   I rested my ankle (per my doctor’s orders) and it was not healing. I knew deep down there was another way to heal this.

Then I found Leah and her amazing work. After one session, my tendinitis felt almost non-existent, and the clicking noise I had in my ankle subsided. After my second session, It was gone. Leah had no doubts in my body’s ability to heal, and gave me the courage to try running again and I had no pain after just two sessions.  I also had a very serious knee surgery in 2012, and her work in my body has helped strengthen my right knee and that side of my body.

The pain I had felt in my body was affecting me in such a negative way, and I’m very thankful I found Leah. She has a true, deep passion for the work she does, and such a gentle touch. I encourage anyone to see her who is experiencing any type of pain. Thank you, Leah!”  – woman, 20s

 

Initially, sciatica pain brought me in. I had pain radiating down from my hip down the back of my leg. I also had back pain located in my bra strap area that would wake me up at night. I also had a displaced tailbone that would bother me if I sat for periods of time. The originating pain was relieved after a few sessions. I had an ongoing coccyx pain from a prior injury that I had given up being able to manage. The work with Leah definitely improved my quality of life. My sciatica pain went away, my back pain disappeared and I have the ability to sit for long periods of time without major pain in my coccyx area. Thanks to Leah I learned how to listen to my body for cues and how to deal with those cues on my own. -woman in her 30s

My chief complaint was pain that ran along my inner left thigh and pain in my left arch.  The source of the original complaint was resolved in five sessions. In my experience, the body heals in layers. As one layer heals, another layer that wants to be healed is revealed. This has been an incredible journey – I started out quite bow legged and unmovable through my hip joints. As each new layer is healed, my legs become less and less bowed and my body moves much more fluidly. Before working with Leah, I felt in pain, frustrated, and was unable to run and exercise like I had been doing. I had a fairly broad range of movement but it was stiff and sometimes painful. I worried about how my body would move and feel as I continued to age.  Now that Leah and I have worked together, my attitude is – Bring on old age! We are still restructuring my body, but what a world of difference! I feel solid. I feel anchored. I feel connected to my body in a way I have not been connected since childhood. I learned the association of how one part of the body affects another. My arch may hurt but the pain can be originating from farther up my leg like my knee or my hip. – woman, 40s


What circumstances brought you to work with me (i.e. what was your chief complaint)?

Back and hip pain with numbness.

Did the originating complaint resolve after working with me?

Yes, after one sessions with Leah my numbness area shrunk almost completely. I had it 2 years and was told by many doctors that I would have it for life. I was so relieved and the pain was improving as well!

Please describe how you felt BEFORE working with me.

I was in constant pain with the added aggravation of numbness. It was exacerbated with high stepping and lifting heavy things with outstretched arms. So hiking up steep hills, biking uphill, ski touring up hill and lifting heavy objects produced intolerable pain.

Please describe how you felt AFTER working with me.

I had so much improvement it was unreal. I started to reintroduce myself to my favorite activities without feeling so much discomfort!

What part of the work we did together was most beneficial for you? What, if anything, did you learn from working with me?

I learned that healing does not have to hurt.

I had no idea what to expect before my first appointment. Even upon leaving I was still slightly confused as to what just happened. But, by the next morning I was a different person. I had sensation on my skin that had been gone for 2 years.

If you use Rolfing for infrequent maintenance sessions, describe the benefits you experience.

If I am not injured or in pain I still want to visit Leah. I feel more aligned with improved posture. I feel like I can take deep breaths and even have eliminated migraine headaches.

Client’s gender and age range — Woman, 35-44 years


What circumstances brought you to work with me (i.e. what was your chief complaint)?

Initially, sciatica pain brought me in.

Did the originating complaint resolve after working with me?

Yes, the originating pain was relieved after a few sessions. I had an ongoing coccyx pain from a prior injury that I had given up being able to manage. The work with Leah definitely improved my quality of life.

Please describe how you felt BEFORE working with me.

I had pain radiating down from my hip down the back of my leg. I also had back pain located in my bra strap area that would wake me up at night. I also had a displaced tailbone that would bother me if I sat for periods of time.

Please describe how you felt AFTER working with me.

My sciatica pain went away, my back pain disappeared and I have the ability to sit for long periods of time without major pain in my coccyx area.

What part of the work we did together was most beneficial for you? What, if anything, did you learn from working with me?

I learned how to listen to my body for cues and how to deal with those cues on my own.

If you use Rolfing for infrequent maintenance sessions, describe the benefits you experience.

Overall positive feelings after maintenance.

Client’s gender and age range — Woman, 35-44 years

Have you brought your children to me? If so, for what outcome?

I have with excellent results. My son recently has grown feet in a short amount of time and was complaining about numerous issues most likely related to that quick growth (teenaged son).