I have had back pain for a years. I tried medications, chiropractic care and physical therapy. But the pain kept coming back. My wife suggested massage, and it really helped for awhile but it would still come back and I am busy man so I needed something with results that would last.
After much trepidation and skepticism I made an appointment with Andria. I couldn't believe the things that came up. I thought we would be talking about my back, but we talked my life work balance, my kids and my past.
I am not a person that is emotional, and there I was with something I just met, with her hand on my back and tears rolled down my eyes.
The results have been lasting, still going strong with minimal pain and now when the pain starts up again, I know that taking a day off of work and spending the day with my family, enjoying my kids is the fix I had been looking for.
Trust me, try it.
After years of experiencing therapies that promised much and delivered little, I was somewhat skeptical about my first appointment, but I left feeling a palpable positive difference; a lightness, litheness and alignment that resonated after the session.
Andria excels therapeutically both through conversation, and in expertly practicing Rubenfeld. My pain was greatly reduced, my body optimally aligned, my tensions and concerns dissipated.
I was immensely appreciative that Andria was a receptive, engaged listener, to both my stories, and my body.
I felt very protected, that was I was in a healing place, under the care of a calm, caring, and highly skilled practitioner.
Our conversations were very free and easy; directed but open. I felt able to speak my mind, and appreciated how Andria listened, steered, offered, considered, reflected, and acted upon my issues.
I was able to break free of feeling guilty for relaxing! I work a high pressure job, and I am starting my own side business and desperately needed to relax. So I got massages, I went for acupuncture and found that being still wasn't for me. So I travelled and it helped but even in these beautiful places - I felt like I was wasting time!!!
Working with Andria I realized "relaxing" had a voice, and it was my father's telling me to quit wasting time. I saw relaxing as 'falling behind'.
I got in touch with MY relationship with relaxation and now massages, meditation and chilling out feel GREAT!
I went to my first Somatic Synergy appointment with an open and curious mind. As a person who engages in other types of touch therapy - reiki, yoga, meditation, massage - I was very excited to try something new despite being unfamiliar with this technique. After Andria's brief description of what was to occur during our session, we dove right in. Andria's personality is so warm and open, I immediately felt comfortable on her table. She is a deep person who understands human emotions as well as being a wonderful listener. As she moved around the table, she knew by touching certain areas of my body exactly where we would need to focus more time and energy in order to create much needed healing. I was shocked at her accuracy and level of understanding of my concerns via touch versus a vocal explanation. This is a truly unique therapy and I completely recommend exploring it with Andria. You will be amazed what she will uncover and how much she can help you move forward in your life by uncovering the connection between the mind, body, emotions and spirit.
"I came to see Andria without completely understanding Rubenfeld Synergy ...I came away from the session with an awareness and trust of my body and my spirit. I had made a connection to my body that I knew I lost somehow in the years of juggling a career, Motherhood and relationships. Within that week, I began walking everyday and even started jogging...I feel like the part of me, that was "me" before life became so hectic and heavy me, is coming back!"
I am a Physical Therapist myself, I specialize in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. I saw Andria when I was 4 months pregnant, I was having sciatic pain and I KNOW what to do! I treat this! I did my stretches twice a day but after a few weeks she was suggested to me.
I got in touch with my pain, and it wasn't just physical, it was fear. Being a mother, fear of the pain of labor. Getting that out was like finally exhaling.
I was pain free within days using what I learned in my sessions.