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Personal Life Change Testimonial

I am pleased to receive and share a testimonial from a caregiver of partner diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“I am the caretaker of my husband who is recovering from Parkinson’s Disease.  When I first took him to see Renee last March, his muscles were very tight and constricted making it difficult for him to get in and out of our vehicle.  I also had difficulty getting him in and out of his bed.  He also had a fear based mind, and was living in survival mode.  After six months of treatments, one treatment a week, he is now more flexible and living more freely, not always in survival mode.  Although he still lives in fear, he has improved to a place where he has more self-confidence and love for himself.  I am very grateful for Renee and her Feldenkrais treatments as it has given us the opportunity to travel more freely.  It has also made my work at home easier with his shower and assisting him in and out of bed.”  BL


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication Relationship & Life Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Personal Life Change Testimonial

I am pleased to receive and share a testimonial from a movement coaching  student that experienced chronic long term pain from an old injury!

I was a Nursing Aide in an extended care facility and have dealt with chronic back pain for more than 15 years.

At one point, my back “went out” just as I was about to turn an 86 year old women in preparation for supper. Immediately, I was doubled over and unable to straighten up for several weeks and off work for several months.

During my recovery, I had chiropractic appointments every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and physiotherapy every Tuesday and Thursday. Over time I gained strength and returned to work, but this time I had a keen sense of just how fragile my back was and tried to be extra careful when lifting and turning bodies.

For the past 15 years I have gone to a Kinesiologist, twice a week for 6 months, a Holistic Chiropractor twice a week for 4 months, Special Needs Yoga for 3 years, Massage, once a week for 1 year, and Physiotherapy for 6 months to get some sort of relief for my lower back, all at great time and expense. Nothing helped.

For several years I slept on the couch with my legs propped up on pillows to relieve the tension in my lower back. Then, I bought an electric bed. At first I had my head and feet positioned at a forty-five degree angle. Otherwise, if I slept “flat, the pressure on my lower back made it extremely painful and impossible for me to get out of bed.

I started seeing Renee earlier this year and found her Feldenkrais Method to be effective as I was starting to experience real results in a very short period of time.

Over time, the pain in my lower back has completely disappeared. Recently, she asked me “From 1-10, how bad is the pain in your body?” I replied “No pain.” For the first time in fifteen years, I can say I am pain free.

Thanks Renee,  DH


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication Relationship & Life Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015