“CranioScral Therapy and Massage Therapy have immensely improved my quality of life by providing pain management and Relief from PTSD symptoms. Throughout my 20 years of service as a U.S. Army Infantryman with multiple combat deployments, I was wounded in action and have sustained multiple lasting service-connected injuries including cervical neck sprain, lumbar back injuries, pelvic floor and hernia surgeries, chronic knee pain, irritable bowel syndrome, PTSD and many other injuries. I have been prescribed physical therapy, steroid injections, surgeries, behavioral health therapy and a plethora of pills.

CranioSacral Therapy for me feels as if my body and mind are working together to smooth out the scars that war and trauma has left on my body, and in my mind. With CranioSacral Therapy, pain relief (as well as positive emotional and mental health) are possible. What I can see from my fellow brothers and sisters in arms, past and present, is that they too really benefit from this type of therapy.”

—Darrell

“I came to Kim and CranioSacral Therapy through a friend. Prior to my sessions with Kim, I had very little knowledge or preconceived ideas about CranioSacral Therapy, which is exactly how I wanted to approach it. From the moment I walked through the door she made me feel at ease. Very gentle and soft, but focused. Before we started she created a space of openness and safety in which I could express, say, or feel anything that came up. What resulted from that environment was a safely guided (but not coerced) journey into some of my deepest wounds and trauma. Within those wounds were anger and rage. Beyond the anger was sadness. I felt I was able to release some of that and let go of what I had been holding on to for so long.  My experience with Kim and CranioSacral Therapy has helped me to understand the notion that within the pain is the medicine. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone looking to heal and grow.”

—Josh

“I am a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000-2004 as a Water Survival Instructor, Jump Master, and parachute rigger. I am 90% disabled and since I got out in 2004, I have been begging my VA medical provider for alternative pain management options other than prescribed medication. Today I work as a child forensic interviewer in the civilian sector, where I interview children who have experienced abuse. I see the aftermath of opioid addiction every day in the most heinous ways imaginable. I refuse to take pain management medication for fear of opioid addiction.

I have been living at a pain level of a 7-8 out of 10 on a normal day. I have the constant feeling that the right side of my body is going numb combined with burning pins and needles, loss of feeling in my face, numbness in my legs while driving, and my hips giving out when going from a sitting position to a standing position, as well as intense nerve damage…to name a few. I have been a swimmer and avid athlete my entire life, but because of my disabilities, I have not been able to get off the couch without intense pain.

When I first came to AIH and had my first session of CranioSacral work it was the most intense therapy I have ever experienced. After that first therapy session it felt as though I had shed a layer of pain that had been festering for years. I went home, and while sitting on the couch watching a movie with my 10-year-old son, I got up to answer the phone. When I came back to sit down, my son was staring at me and asked if I was okay. I told him I was fine, and he said, “That’s a first… you didn’t collapse!”

After just three CranialSacral sessions and three massage therapy sessions, my legs no longer go numb in the car, I have very little pain getting up, and my right side is no longer continually experiencing pins and needles. My daily pain level sits around a 4-5 out of 10 now. I cannot imagine going back to the pain levels I was at before now that I have again experienced life without the dominating feature of pain. I have told every Veteran I know about this type of therapy and the major difference it has made in my life. Every Veteran should be offered this service!”

—Samantha

“I have been Kim’s patient for about four months now and I fell less pain and suffering from a few different physical medical disabilities. I was referred to Kim by VA doctors in an effort to further address some long term health issues causing excruciating chronic pain in my back and neck. I also experience symptoms from PTSD that seem to cause a lot of stress and tension-related pain in my body. Since undergoing CranioSacral Therapy and Massage Therapy at the hands of Kim’s compassionate and caring team, I am truly starting to understand and become more aware of my body. I am in much less pain (I went from a 7-8 to a 3-4 on the pain scale so far!). I feel more like a “Balanced Being” when I’m able to relax and allow my body to self-correct and begin to heal. The advanced techniques Kim and her staff use have allowed me to release some deep-rooted tensions and stress from my whole body. This in turn has relieved an enormous amount of painful inflammation and pressure. When I feel less tense in my body, I experience the joy of less pain, improved circulation, and positive impact on my Central Nervous System as a whole. In short, this makes me feel much better physically, mentally and emotionally!

Ms. Nedrow, I can’t thank you and your awesome team of highly skilled professionals (Jennifer, Penny, Michaela, and Steve) enough. I wanted to let you all know how grateful and appreciative I am of the work you and your dedicated staff members continue to do that helps me get healthier. I would also like to acknowledge you and your team’s excellent customer service and say thanks for your continued efforts of support and amazing 5-star business performance.”

—Mark

“When I started this program I suffered from high levels of pain in the shoulder hip and lower back areas they were usually a level 8 on a ‘pain scale’ of 1-10. I still had to take care of my children, wife, and work now since I definitely enjoy massage and I know it works and it’s always good to mix different types of practices to help it. I’ve been able to work better, move around more, get more energy out, and manage to do everything with a lot less pain massage working the muscles I’ve seen work well with me and my wife and others and I think it should be a constant thing not just a short-term physical therapy thing. I think it should be slightly separate from physical therapy as in maintenance of the body kind of like how you change the oil and check the oil in your car or double check the air in your tires just a constant preventive maintenance thing you shouldn’t have to have serious physical or long-term wear down injuries of the body to have massage I feel it should be part of the regular maintenance for the taking care of a person’s body no just like exercise and eating right.”

—Dagan

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