"Our son, Kaden, was complaining of double vision and headaches for a few months before he was diagnosed with Brown’s Syndrome. The specialist he was seeing recommended a wait and see approach and then eye surgery if his symptoms didn’t worsen in 6 months.
We as parents could not wait and watch our otherwise healthy and happy child suffer from debilitating headaches for 6 months! Kaden’s behavior was changing, his patience was running low, he was acting out at school, and unfortunately his little sister was getting the brunt of his frustration.
We also wanted to find a more natural approach to help our son. After hours on google and forums researching Brown’s Syndrome and ways to cope we found Felisa Holmberg. Her previous success with Brown’s Syndrome gave us hope and we quickly set up an appointment to meet. Felisa was so helpful and reassuring during our communication before our first meeting letting us know what to expect and making Kaden feel at ease.
When our son met Felisa he warmed right up to her open demeanor and quickly settled in for the session. He felt relaxed and comfortable, able to remain focused and in the moment for the entire 1.5 hour session. During the appointment Kaden had many reflex like movements going on that he would not normally do. Felisa later explained that his body was adjusting to the tension being released in his brain. Kaden left the appointment in good spirits and feeling bright.
During the week to come we noticed changes in his eye movement. He could now look up with full range of motion in both eyes though it still hurt. He seemed happier and no longer complained of headaches, his relationship with his sister was on the mend and his teachers noticed that he had much more patience and focus at school. It has been a few weeks since the appointment now and I am now noticing that he has full range of motion in both eyes and is not complaining of any pain. His energy levels are amazing and he is back to all of his extra curricular activities with no problems.
We will be seeing Felisa again to continue her work with Kaden and look forward to more success."
We had our checkup yesterday and the doctors were shocked at how much better his eyes are!! Kaden did amazing with every test they gave him. I hope this helps you get the word out. I told the doctors what you have done for him but she seemed uninterested and said it was probably the Advil. It's a shame they are not more open to natural healing. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help. I have just put the paperwork in to update our passports and then we will be coming down for another visit. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Matt and Stephanie
Shortly after my son, Tayen was born I noticed that he was having some troubles with latching on while breast feeding. We tried several different things to get him to feed with ease, but nothing helped. I also noticed that he wouldn't sleep very well unless he was lying on his right side.
I was confiding in my mom about the troubles I was having with him and she was noticing that his skull was misshapen and that it could be causing these issues. She suggested that I see if Felisa would be able to help. I was pretty skeptical and didn't really understand what Rolfing was or how it could even help us.
I decided to make an appointment with her that following week, just to see what she had to say.
When we arrived at her office, she sat and explained to me what Rolfing was and exactly what she was going to do.
Tayen was just over a month old, so I brought him into the office asleep in his car seat. She examined him and did the whole procedure while he was asleep.
Shortly after we got home after our appointment, I sat down to breastfeed Tayen, and he immediately latched on with no problem. That same night, he fell asleep on his left side and slept more soundly than he ever had. And so did I.
I was so unaware that Felisa's Crainosacral Therapy could help us so much, and I am so thankful for Felisa and the amazing work that she does.
Thanks again Felisa.
"Felisa came to our ranch Desert Awakenings for a visit. Within 5 minutes of her arrival, our 2 year old Golden retriever/Corgi (named Beau) jumped on her lap. Beau is usually somewhat reserved and stand-offish with strangers but he immediately took to Felisa as if he knew her his whole life and that he had been waiting for her.
We know Beau had some soreness with his neck and shoulder but had not shared this with Felisa. She immediately knew Beau was asking her to help and she quickly determined his problem.
It was amazing to watch the interaction between Felisa and Beau during the next week and amazing to see the rapid healing of his neck and shoulder. He came to her at least twice a day to ask for her treatment and, if she was not ready he would bark at her or pull at her clothes, until she sat on the sofa. He would then position himself to where he wanted her to work. Incredible to watch!
Felisa truly has the heart, soul and hands of a healer. If you want proof just ask Beau!"
Jim and Sarah CharukAwakenings Ranch, Phoenix AZ
Desert Awakenings Ranch in Phoenix, Arizona
I came to Felisa after doing a websearch for Rolfing in the Olympia area. I had been having serious neck trouble for almost one year - had tried chiropractic, medical massage, acupuncture and several other types of massage/manipulation - all to no avail. I was desperate and had heard about Swedish massage and Rolfing - decided to read up on Rolfing and search for a practitioner. I must admit I was a bit skeptical after the initial visit, especially when Felisa suggested the full course of 10 treatments. I stuck with it and had a major breakthrough after the fifth or sixth visit. I continued to finish out the sessions and have not had a reoccurrence. Felisa was so kind , helpful and understanding of my hesitancy. She helped me immensely and I am able to surf pain free (at least in the neck - ha). I have already recommended her to others. Nothing more miserable than living with unnecessary pain!
Bill Bailey / Chehalis, WA
I came to Felisa after doing a websearch for Rolfing in the Olympia area. I had been having serious neck trouble for almost one year – had tried chiropractic, medical massage, acupuncture and several other types of massage/manipulation – all to no avail. I was desperate and had heard about Swedish massage and Rolfing – decided to read up on Rolfing and search for a practitioner. I must admit I was a bit skeptical after the initial visit, especially when Felisa suggested the full course of 10 treatments. I stuck with it and had a major breakthrough after the fifth or sixth visit. I continued to finish out the sessions and have not had a reoccurrence. Felisa was so kind , helpful and understanding of my hesitancy. She helped me immensely and I am able to surf pain free (at least in the neck – ha). I have already recommended her to others. Nothing more miserable than living with unnecessary pain!
Bill Bailey / Chehalis, WA
OMG! Felisas’ Rolfing work is amazing! I suffered from an ice skating accident for 8 years while trying chiropractic treatments and massage without showing any improvements, only getting worse. I read a profile about Felisa and her Rolfing treatments to get your body back into alignment after injuries. I signed up right away and started my 10 series of treatments. After only the 3rd visit, I was without pain for the first time in 8 years! After completing the series, I felt amazing. I have shared my experience with everyone I know. One of my friends who had a couple of bad falls, went to Felisa after 10 years of being in pain and is now pain free! Another friend said her life had been changed after her treatments. A couple of years after feeling great, I was hit by an electric shopping cart in Safeways. I thought I was going to be ok, but a length of time later, my right hip was so painful I had a hard time sitting for very long. I returned to Felisa for help again and amazing enough, one visit I was out of pain again. Stop putting up with pain!!!! Get Rolfed!!!!!!
— Brenda Sansom, Amanda Park, Wa
When I came to Felisa for Rolfing I could barely move my arms. I had no range of motion. I couldn’t raise my arms above shoulder height. I couldn’t sleep at night because the pain was so bad and it was affecting my ability to work. At the time I started seeing Felisa, the only other alternative for me was to live with the pain, drugs or surgery. I was in a very high level of constant pain.
Rolfing restored me and one year later I have full range of motion. I’m still enjoying freedom of movement and a lot less pain. It gave me the ability to function daily and I’m thankful to have avoided surgery. Surgery is a road I did not want to go down as it was cost prohibitive for me as a self employed person with only catastrophic insurance. Surgery only brings scar tissue adding up to more problems, drugs just cover up the pain, and don’t aid the healing process. Rolfing addressed the problem and is the least invasive treatment you can do to the body. I highly recommend it.
– Fred Smith | Ocean Soils amp; Backhoe Northwest
Felisa’s treatments are helping me recover from a car accident 2-1/2 months ago. She did some amazing and gentle work on my lumbar spine, which had been diagnosed with a compression fracture, for which I had been prescribed to wear a Jewett Brace. The pain is far less than before I started treatments with Felisa, and through her encouragement, I have started using a gentle and very effective type of exercise and with it, I am regaining my flexibility. I haven’t needed to wear the Jewett Brace since my 2nd treatment. The 2 vertebrae that were sticking out of my back are now (mostly) back in place. Each session (just had #3 in the Rolfing series) brings changes to my body, and I am re-learning how to use my body better, with less pain and more confidence.”
Felisa has helped me regain movement and flexibility after a car accident that caused a fracture in my lumbar spine.
Now, less than 3 months later, I am walking 2 miles several times a week and am no longer in pain.• Little Feather G.
—Little Feather G., Raymond, WA
I have been going to Felisa for several problems that I felt could not be resolved by massage therapists, physical therapists, or chiropractor. She has addressed these problems with great care, gentleness, and thoroughness. I have a great deal of respect for rolfing, as it not only seeks to cure any acute physical problems, but looks at how the entire body is functioning in relation to that problem, then, working with the other parts of the body to put it into proper alignment as it was meant to be. Felisa has been well trained, and has the personality to offer great healing to many who suffer acute and chronic pains that have otherwise not been cured.
— Susan Fleming
I suffered with plantar fasciitis for over a year. I tried everything the doctors suggested – anti-inflammatories, stretching, rolling a golf ball under my foot, etc. plus custom made inserts and quality shoes with good support. Nothing helped. I decided to try Rolfing SI and believe it or not, it took only one visit with Felisa to end the pain. I have had no pain since and it has been a couple of years. I tell everyone how great Rolling is.
— Yana Long
When I came to you with carpal tunnel problems it was an effort to avoid sugery … not only did I not need surgery, but now, almost four years later I seldom have much problem with that hand. More recently after the auto accident and the injury to my shoulder I’m once again back … and have gained more mobility in my left shoulder and a general loosening up of my shoulders, neck area.
I tell anyone who will listen to consider rolfing when they have some major issues. When I referred Karen to you she was at the end of her rope with back pain among other issues and was willing to try anything because it was either that or acupuncture, cortisone shots or surgery. She went the first time yesterday and this morning told me that she always hurts when she lays down and if she forgets to take Tylenol before going to bed she has to get up instantly and take some as she hurts too bad to sleep. After her first session with you she said last night she didn’t take any Tylenol prior to bed and DIDN’T HURT when she laid down. Yea!!!!! She’s so excited to find something that works, you are close, and she thinks the world of you already !!! Way to go! I’m so glad she took me up on my suggestion that she call you.
Thanks for everything you do for all of us!
— Barb Lyda
I came to Felisa Holmberg looking for relief after a car-accident. She worked in a surprisingly gentle way, always listening and following my body’s needs. The results were amazing, after every session I saw my body change, shift and align into a freedom that it hasn’t felt in a long time.
I highly recommend Felisa’s work to anyone in search of deep, lasting and loving structural body-work.
— Ewa D.
Felisa Holmberg has been instrumental in the treatment of my severe scoliosis problem, in that the Rolfing treatments have given me some pain-free relief. Upon completion of my first few treatments I noticed I could walk further than one-half mile, and immediately after treatment I felt even on my feet. The scoliosis I have is lower lumbar, and the UW doctors wanted to do two 7-hour surgeries with a 4-month recovery in between. The first surgery would be inserting pins and bars to straighten my back, and the second was to insert a skin graph at the apex of the worse bend in my spine. These doctors stated to me that I would lose my bladder and bowel tension if I didn’t accept surgery.
Through Felisa’s treatments, my hips have become even for the most part, therefore I stand evenly on my feet after my treatments. I am a difficult case because of the severity of my scoliosis, and my age (68) and, having scoliosis most of my life (diagnosed at age 12) it is normal for “muscle memory” to return to the state of placement it is used to.
However, the wonderful advantage to having Felisa treating my scoliosis is that she is versed in bringing my organs, which have shifted, back into place using visceral body work, as well as balancing my cerebral spinal fluid using CranioSacral therapy techniques. She has a great bag of tools to bring one back to a functional state of being.
— Mary L. Haase
As I approached the 30 year anniversary of my dental hygiene career I wondered if my profession had taken too much of a toll on my body. The constant leaning, twisting amp; turning necessary to do my work were often times limiting and painful.
I went to doctors and therapists- both physical and massage but found limited or little relief and then I read about Felisa and her Rolfing practice. What a godsend she has been to my professional career. I now look forward to practicing my beloved profession of dental hygiene for many more anniversaries to come…
— R. Sage