I love Supporting Lightworkers, Spiritual Seekers, Empaths (and the like) on their journey of awakening to who they really are.
Vanessa is a gifted healer that I have had the honor of treating with now for 7 years! We met back in 2009, by chance through a trusted friend from PA school after I was injured from a motor vehicle accident in the midst of my studies. I could not have gotten through my rigorous class schedule without her help treating me for chronic neck and back pain. During the course of our treatments, I began to truly learn about my body for the first time and understand the wondrous power of how my thoughts and emotions could manifest as physical pain. Throughout the years as our treatments and relationship evolved in a way that I knew we were destined to meet. Vanessa has held the space for me always through laughter and many tears along with the full gamut of emotions especially in the past few years during my healing crisis that I see now as a blessing. Her gentle approach to massage with MFR technique is very unique. Her intuition always guides her to what areas need healing. I am a very sensitive and empathic and always feel safe in her care. She is generous with her time and a compassionate woman that I now consider a friend. Her professionalism combined with empathy while being able to hold space for me emotionally when needed is the perfect combination and makes Vanessa shine above most in her field. Life is a journey and we are all on this path together. Vanessa has now expanded upon her gift of intuition that she uses in treatment through bodywork and is now an exceptional spiritual guide. We recently began clarity sessions combined with meditative grounding and distance healing. I have to say the results have been unbelievable! I know this is just the beginning of a long well-rounded career in this realm for Vanessa. She helps me work through many of my emotional and physical blocks just through our phone sessions. I always feel lighter and have a deeper understanding of my next step in my path afterward. Vanessa’s energy is clean and pure and I am grateful to have her as guide and light to navigate life’s peaks and valleys. I have learned so much from her throughout the years, but most importantly I learned that it is ok to feel! No matter what the emotion is or how “bad” I have labeled it, she taught me that once it is truly felt and processed that it can change. No feeling lasts forever. We are not one-dimensional objects! She has a very special way of bringing be back into my body and rooted back to the earth even on my most anxious days. I always leave our sessions feeling safe, supported and home again in my body. I am so proud of her growth throughout the years and am blessed to have Vanessa be a part of my life!”Allison Shea
“I’ve been coming to see Vanessa for Myofascial Release for over a year now. Originally I started coming for shoulder pain which is now well improved. My range of motion has increased and I’m able to work long periods of time without being in pain. Vanessa has the ability to connect deeply with her patients on many levels. I found after incorporating MFR into my wellness program that my stress and anxiety levels were way down and I felt more emotionally balanced. Also the self-treatment she teaches helped me to pay attention to how my body feels on a daily basis. Vanessa is an excellent MFR therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for healing.”Marisa Chadbourne
“When I first came to see Vanessa I was tight and achy in many parts of my body especially my hip and back. I would regularly strain my left hip and low back from normal everyday activities. Vanessa always worked me through any strains, and through her work helped me understand how my muscle, tissue and alignment imbalances were causing the strains. Vanessa (and the results from her work on me) encouraged and inspired me to “do my homework” by working the massage balls at home to facilitate the unwinding and releasing process – no matter how “uncomfortable” (which I consider a relative term for a temporary feeling considering the long-term positive feeling of having a pain-free body). I can now bend, move and do everyday activities much easier and freer without resulting strains. I’m actually getting stronger (maybe because my body is not spending the energy on compensations for the imbalances). And being pain-free….has also stimulated my creativity! And I’m actually able to swing a golf club with much more freedom & ease! Thanks Vanessa. If I were asked to describe how Vanessa works, I’d say she is firmly gentle and gently firm, is not afraid to go deeper into tissue if needed, has an instinct and sense of “where to go” in the body, is very caring and dedicated to her work….and most importantly, she generates a personal trust so one feels free to “let go” into the Myofascial Release process. When asked about Vanessa’s work, I like to make the understatement, “Vanessa’s good!” –Jerry
“As a Licensed Massage Therapist, before taking my first John Barnes’ Myofascial Release seminar, I began treatment with Vanessa Uybarreta with the hopes of gaining a greater understanding of the technique, this time from a client’s perspective. At the time, I had no idea what I was in for. But Vanessa’s gentle, loving and supportive approach immediately allayed any apprehensions I had…and then subsequently catapulted me into the most profound and exciting healing journey I could ever have envisioned. Three years and many MFR sessions later, Vanessa has patiently helped me work through my chronic pain issues with unparalleled hands-on treatments and invaluable self-care instruction. She has an uncanny ability to anticipate where my body needs to go before I am aware of it, placing her hands ever-so-gently on exactly the “right spot” to achieve the deepest release. More than just relief from pain and dysfunction, which alone is a miraculous feat for which I am humbly grateful, she has empowered me to take control of my own wellness. She has given me an invaluable gift: the awareness of my body’s own healing wisdom, and the tools to connect to that source to achieve optimum health.”Jennifer Nelson
” My name is Dan Hayes and I have been a client of Mind Body Breath for the last 6 years. I am a music educator/pianist and came for treatment due to chronic tendonitis caused by years of incorrect posture and overplaying. Prior to visiting Vanessa and her practice, I went through the typical rounds of treatment: Orthopedist, physical therapy, cortisone shot, orthopedist, physical therapy, cortisone shot. No matter what I did I could not break the cycle of pain, both emotionally and physically. My career that I had worked for my entire life was falling apart and doctors began to insinuate that I was imagining my condition. I knew I needed a change and came to Mind, Body, Breath and Myofascial release. After the first visit, I was immediately put at ease. Vanessa’s professionalism and genuine desire to see improvement was refreshing after months of rushed and patronizing treatment. Her belief in treating the whole self, through Myofascial Release resonated with me and I knew I was on the correct path. The road to recovery was not easy, but I was finally able to break the cycle and I can say that I have been essentially pain-free for the last three years. I was able to gain an understanding of not only the underlying reasons for the pain but also how to self-treat when the pain reemerged. Dealing with chronic pain is a lifelong challenge but with the help and continuing support of Vanessa, I was able to get my life back. Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for what she has done and my hope is that others who are frustrated with traditional methods will try Myofascial Release and finally break free of the cycle.”Dan Hayes
RETREATMENT PROGRAM ( Retreatment= A RETREAT + TREATMENT is an intensive treatment week or two where someone gets several sessions of Myofascial release in one week 10-15 to really catapult their healing process) “At the beginning of the ReTreatment I felt hopeless, frustrated, and angry, especially since I have completed years of tradition physical therapy along with various pain management treatments with minimal results. So what could I lose from taking the ReTreatment? What could I gain should have been my question. I have gained insight on how to live and not get as frustrated with myself when I am unable to perform the way I used to. I have learned acceptance and that every person had their own healing process. Before the ReTreatment I was in constant pain and very angry. I did have some relief during weekly treatments, however, I have been in chronic pain for about 5 years. My joints were stiff and I was sore and achy all over. My breaking point when my knees locked up every time I sat down and went to get up or extend either leg. Vanessa saw that I was struggling and in an extreme amount of pain. She highly recommended that I do the Re-Treatment right away and not put it off any longer. I am extremely grateful that she did. The Retreatment with Vanessa was the foundation and the catalyst I needed to begin healing on all levels. Although I am not pain-free, I have hope, faith, and for the first time in years I have my passion for life back. Taking the Re-Treatment has been a life altering experience physically and emotionally. I feel better than I have in years. I still have limitations, however, I trust in my bodies healing process and I have Vanessa to thank for it!!” Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, RSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, TMJ, Bulging Discs-Cervical (neck), Lumbar (Low Back)Jaclyn
SCAR TISSUE AND ADHESIONS FROM A CLOSE LOOP OBSTRUCTION (BOWEL OBSTRUCTION) “I am a pastor of a church along with my husband for over 30 years I do extensive traveling in and out of Africa and many parts of the world taking medical supplies and much-needed Medication into much needed rural areas. On October 7, 2010, I was going away for a time of rest with my husband, while driving in the car I stopped off to get a little lunch and I ate a cup of soup within 20 minutes of eating that soup I began to have severe pain in my abdomen, with that my husband rushed me to the hospital to find out that I had something that they call a close loop obstruction….the doctor informed me that that was acquired by previous surgeries that I had to deliver my baby cesarean section and that the scar tissue from those previous surgeries have wrapped itself around my intestines and was strangulating my intestine, So I was rushed immediately into emergency surgery where they had to remove the scar tissue from my intestines. Well, I must say that that was the most dramatic season of my life along with being the most painful. For one month I remained in the hospital with a portion of that being in intensive care. Well I don’t need to tell you that coming out of the hospital the only thought that I had was how could I ever prevent this from happening again, I was told by the doctors that these scar tissues or adhesions begin to grow immediately after surgery when healing begins, So I began to research to find what I could possibly do and in my research I came across myofascial massage I read that the technique breaks the fibrous strands that wrap itself around body organs called adhesion. I began to look in the papers, google, and the internet to find someone in my area that would administer this Myo massage and one day as I was driving along the road I saw a big sign and a picture of Vanessa…… I turned my car around I made an appointment and begin my services, I must say that I was never disappointed Vanessa was very professional very informative and her office staff very accommodating with my busy schedule and my appointments….. Before going to Vanessa my stomach was very hard along the incision line and very tender as I begin my treatments all of those symptoms resolved, I would highly recommend this service to anyone and most definitely recommend Vanessa and her office. As a professional myself I appreciate when people handle me with a professional manner. When you are paying your money for a service you want to be handled with respect and Vanessa’s office was always very respectful.” Thank You.Dr.Gayle Brown Ph.D
Hi, my name is John Reda. I have been seeing Vanessa for about a year. I suffer from migraine headaches with treatment they have been greatly reduced and when I do get one they aren’t as painful. Treatment has also taken away all the tightness and stiffness in my neck and back. My biggest surprise is just a feeling of less stress mentally and physically. It can be life changing. Thank you so much, Vanessa!John Reda
“Vanessa is a deeply caring MFR practitioner whose simple presence and touch can really do wonders for the body and spirit. And her E-letters are a nice adjunct to her treatments”.Diana Y.
“Myofascial Release was new to me, but after my first treatment, I was hooked. I have been helped in many areas: leg, back, and shoulder. The massages help me keep limber and pain-free. The exercises and stretches I can do on my own keep the effects of the massage in force until my next massage. My posture is better, and I feel more stable as I go about my daily activities.”Linda