liked that you, as practitioners, were cross-disciplinary. In this
way, you catered to my bodys needs by incorporating a blend
of techniques into one treatment session. I appreciated the flexibility
that went along with changing mid-stream when necessary.
I most liked about my experience was the balance of commitment,
caring, skill and respect.
liked the empathetic and concerned attitude of every clinic employee
I worked with, as well as a sensation of receiving something of
enormous value for my well being.
whom it may concern:
While I do not customarily write statements of support for services
I have received, I have agreed to do this for Zannah Steiner and
the Soma Therapy Centre as I agree so strongly with the work which
they do. In short, I can honestly say that the services which I
have received while in Zannah's care have changed the course of
my life. Let me explain.
I had a number of car accidents which left me in an extremely debilitated
state, both physically and emotionally. While I attempted to continue
my life's activities as I had always done, over the years, the accumulated
trauma to my body, and the attendant pain just kept increasing exponentially.
My relationship to my body became a more and more distant one.
One can only go so long in this fashion, however. Eventually, much
as I tried to avoid it, the unattended recovery needs of my body
took over and my system eventually collapsed. I had no other choice
but to listen to what my body was telling me. It was at this time
that I entered into an intensive treatment program with Zannah at
the Soma Therapy Centre.
It is so hard to encapsulate exactly what I learned in the course
of the treatment: everyone's physical challenges are unique to them,
and in turn, so is the path toward recovery.
What I can say is that Zannah, more than any practitioner that I
have met, is equipped to be there with the patient irrespective
of what their individual needs may be. This is so both due to her
superior therapeutic skills in her chosen field of CranioSacral
technique, and also due to the unparalleled level of dedication
and caring which she brings to her work. The combination allowed
me to challenge the barriers to my healing in a way which I may
never have been able to do with anyone else.
Much as I would have liked it to be otherwise, the road to healing
is never an easy or a short one. In dedicating oneself to working
with Zannah, it would be unwise to expect quick fixes or overnight
recoveries, much as the road to physical limitations is a slow and
progressive one as well. I can say without hesitation however, that
a properly motivated patient who is willing to challenge themselves
on all levels in order to get better, will benefit enormously from
Zannah's wisdom and skills.
Zannah believes so strongly in the innate human capacity to heal
that she fosters this ability within the patient. This is true even
when the obstacles may seem to be insurmountable from the patient's
own subjective view.
Zannah helped me to connect to my body and in turn reverse some
of the patterns of limitation which I previously had feared were
irreversible. In summary, I feel that Zannah has bestowed a huge
gift upon me: the ability to connect with my body and in turn cope
with and gradually limit the pain as it arises. She is truly a treasured
resource in the rehabilitative field. I sincerely hope that other
physically impaired individuals be given the opportunity to recapture
their health through her care.
honest and clarity of communication and the cohesiveness and integrity
of your team are exceptional. I liked the depth of knowledge and
ability of each team member.
the personal attention you receive someone is always there
for you and ready to listen to your comments. I also liked the way
that when you ask a question, everyone tries to be exact in their
response about what is going on.
are very simple and easy to demonstrate ways that I think this makes
a difference for people. After my first treatment here I went 3
days in a row without a headache, which is probably the first time
in my life that I can remember. There is absolutely no way to tell
you how joyous it makes me to be in the middle of that process with
these people. And I think thats it. Thats the important
Its your courage
enjoyed the love, caring, and strength of each person there. I appreciated
their commitment, willingness to look at confrontation, and stamina
to see something through. This clinic is a shining light made up
of shining lights.
is the most healing place I know.
hardly seem sufficient to adequately express how I feel about the
help I have received through Zannah and the other practitioners
at Soma Therapy Centre. I went from only coping and surviving in
my body, to living life to the fullest with wholeness and deep inner
healing. Zannah made that difference in my life through her high
level of skill in CranioSacral therapy, and I will be ever indebted
to her for it.
I look back on a good life, with a wonderful loving family, and
a deep and precious faith that have been like anchors to me. Yet,
I also look back on a life full of pain. Emotional pain started
for me at 5 years old, due to abuse that my parents were unaware
of. When I was about 10 years old, I had an experience of complete
body paralysis. Doctors gave no answers for it. I don't remember
a time after that, that I was without body pain, and I became totally
dependant on various practitioners to keep my body functioning.
A very serious motor vehicle accident at 20 years old only intensified
my pain. To survive, I eventually separated in my mind from all
my pain, and lived in an imaginary pain free body...my minds' noble
attempt to survive and live with only the great joys life had brought
to me. But whether living with conscious awareness of my pain or
not, it was still present...and progressively getting worse.
Eventually, I collapsed, and suffered a very deep and long suicidal
depression. I received intensive medical, psychiatric and counseling
therapy for 2 years. I received sufficient help to get well enough
to function normally again, but in my heart, I knew I still wasn't
free of my emotional pain, and of course certainly not free of my
increasing physical pain. I had concluded that life might always
be painful for me, because I had tried every avenue of help I ever
found, and never received anything more than short term and only
Finally, (wonderfully), I found Zannah, and the real healing process
began. What a thrill it was to, treatment by treatment, realize
that my physical pain was indeed getting less and less, until the
thrilling time came when I felt no pain at all. Much of my body
had seemed disconnected from me, but through Zannah's great skill
with SomatoEmotional Release, little by little, emotions were released
from my body that my previous therapy was unable to do, and a deep
soul purging came about, allowing my body to become connected again,
and more than that, for my body and soul to become one. My whole
being was emptied and yet left full. Full of feeling instead of
numbness. Full of love instead of pain. Full of life instead of
deadness. Full of trust instead of betrayal...There was a wonderful
releasing and letting go of the worthless chaff from my life's experiences,
and I was left with the precious kernel of life, in its fullness
and freeness. I was finally at peace with myself.
I received help for many other physical ailments as well, and I
was also freed from the nightmares, fears, and phobias that I had
been left with from my abuse. I left one particular treatment feeling
slimmer - my self image had begun to change. Interestingly enough,
I began to lose weight after that, (which I badly needed to do),
without any real conscious effort. Changes came in every aspect
of my life. I am now very much more positive in my outlook on life.
All my energies used to go into coping with my past and my pain,
and surviving. Now they go into living and thriving!
Zannah is incredibly sensitive to her patient's needs and gives
very definite and wise direction in each treatment, and yet remains
a very neutral medium, only facilitating their healing process.
She does her work with great skill, yet she doesn't get in the way
of the patient doing their work, but rather encourages full participation
of the patient in their own healing. It is not a quick fix, nor
an easy one, but rather a process of hard (but very worthwhile)
work, resulting in deeper commitment to one's self and the ongoing
Being able to trust has always been a major issue for me, but what
I found in Zannah and all the staff at Soma Therapy Centre made
that as easy as possible. The very atmosphere of the Soma Centre
is one of great care and consideration of the patient. I found Zannah
to be very highly skilled in her work, and very professional in
her approach. I have only ever felt very safe with Zannah. She has
been most respectful of my person, my feelings, and my values. Yet,
while she is very professional, she also gives a very personal touch
to the treatments because of her wonderful heart of genuine love
and care for people.
My experience at the Soma Therapy Centre is not finished, and perhaps
never will be. I am sure I will return from time to time, because
I have confidence that the services offered there will help me maintain
optimum health and well being in the future. I sincerely believe
that every person would benefit in some way from CranioSacral therapy,
but it should most certainly be seriously considered by all who
are in any amount of emotional and/or physical distress.
Sincerely, one of Zannah's very satisfied patients.
experiences have been life changing for our family and we are forever
grateful that we have found you and your incredible clinic! Thank
got the feeling that you genuinely cared about what youre
doing and me. The staff knew when to be sensitive/blunt as the situation
dictated. I liked explanations of what you were doing to me (at
the time), so that I could understand the process. I liked that
the process was not a set program but was gauged by what I needed,
not by a set schedule.