Construction Worker – Rib Cage, Knee Caps, Lumbar Region
Before I went to Gracie Ang for her Tui Na Deep Tissue Massage Treatment, my problems were:
- Nose was always blocked with lots of mucus.
- Right and left shoulders would be experiencing lots of pain. Neck on the right and middle – excruciating pain and when I turned I was feeling the “crunchy” sensation and it stiffened up at most times.
- Sternum – stabbing pain, usually for about a couple of hours each time and went on for the whole day occasionally.
- Rib cage – cramped up severely for 4 to 5 minutes when it was turned (every time).
- Thoracic vertebrae (middle) felt “crunchy” constantly.
- Lumbar region- lots of pain and discomfort and when bending over – would also have to sleep on my side and then the pelvic region started to flare up after an hour sleeping in that position and would have to change to the other side of the pelvis.
- Acid reflux – lasted for 10 minutes when occurred.
- Thigh – right and left and severe spasm and sciatic nerve pain that would come at the same time usually when kneeling down for a long time and worsened with a car accident in 2011 (last year). Left thigh would worsen and flare up even more than on the right thigh and knee. The left knee fracture took place many years ago (before the 2011 car accident).
- Knee cap – (left) would be impossible to bend and felt the numbing pain after kneeling for an hour.
- Heel – (left) hurt quite a bit and together with the weak Achilles – tendons and ligaments it was quite bruised from years of not getting the proper treatments.
After about the 3rd to the 4th massage treatments, huge amount of mucus collected in the nasal passage and then had gone away almost completely. The “crunchiness” and severe pain on the nape-of-neck area were gone. The shoulder pain had reduced to almost nothing and the mobility returned. Same improvement came back on the sternum.
After about 4th to the 5th massage treatments, rib cage and the middle thoracic vertebrae pain had reduced tremendously from the rate of 9 out of 10 (for pain level). Around this time the sciatic nerve problem had also reduced tremendously. The left knee cap severe pain and immobility had also healed up quite completely from a rate of 9 out of 10.
Within this period of time, I did some stretches and also followed some of Ms. Ang’s instructions for dietary advice (and other procedures) on an on-going basis. I received full recovery and she brought back my hopes, dreams and relief introducing me to a pain free and healthy lifestyle. I am still going to Gracie Ang for maintenance and I am very happy with her treatment and I would highly recommend her for those who want to seek permanent pain relief.
Cabinet Wood Worker – Lower Shoulder Pain
Before I went to consult Gracie Ang Tui Na Deep Tissue Massage Practice, my problems were lower shoulder with much pain on a daily basis. Other problems were lateral and posterior sides of the neck area of a regular constant pain once in a week. Chest pain with the quite frequent muscular pain and because of that and other root causes create the frequent diarrhea. I also face quite a lot of pain on the sacral region just below the lumbar region on a regular basis. Usually, after driving for 2 or 3 hours, the right side of the hip area would flare up tremendously. Therefore for that reason, the groin would also flare up to and was facing with excruciating pain an hour each time approximately. Also, when the right hamstring flared up, the pain would not go away for another hour at least.
After seeing Gracie Ang Tui Na Deep Tissue Massage Practice, overall result was really good (95 percent) and I was surprised it did not take more than the third massage treatment to get such good result. I am now enjoying a pain free body and I would go to Gracie’s massage practice on a maintenance basis. I could not express my happiness and gratitude enough at visiting Gracie’s massage practice.
Tree Planter – Head Trauma
I suffered a head trauma that resulted in chronic pain in my head and tension in the back of my neck and shoulders. I also suffered from blurry vision as the result of the head trauma. I was in a 3 day comma and having the trauma for a period of about 8 months.
When I went to the medical doctor initially, I was prescribed the painkillers (ibuprofen 600mg) for the pain and left to my own without further treatment. I took about 2 or 3 of this 600mg ibuprofen per day.
Gracie checked out my injury and gave me some treatments and told me that it was the blockage of the blood flow to my brain, together with the tissue that was scarred before and after as a result.
After two short treatments (about one and a half hour) much to my relief the tension and pain level has dropped significantly and the blurry vision has eased.
I suggested her treatment to anyone who feels chronic pain because it really helps.
Retailer Assistant – Recurring Headaches for 20 Years
I have experienced recurring headaches for approximately twenty years. I also had a left and right shoulder pain, left elbow soreness and my left hip had had difficulty walking for the first few steps. I took Tylenol and Ibuprofen to ease the pain.
I had seen 3 separate chiropractors over the course of that time. I did get some relief, but it never lasted long.
Then I was in a minor car accident in April 2011. My husband set up an appointment for me with Gracie to ease the tension in my body.
Within 3 sessions Gracie was able to wear away a calcium build up that had grown on one of my upper vertebrae, and I have not had a single headache in 5 months now.
Gracie managed to do in 3 visits what 96 chiropractors’ visits could not. I had had about 98 percent of improvement on the health issues I had had mentioned above during my fourth visit.
Thank you Gracie.
Book Publisher – Tense Shoulders and Hemorrhoids
“When I originally saw Gracie, my main issue was incredibly tense shoulder muscles which were a fairly new addition to my several years long struggle with a sore lower back. After 2 massage treatments, my shoulder muscles were no longer tense and I started noticing an improvement in my lower back. Two treatments later the back was significantly improved at which point Gracie referred me to another professional and between the 2 of them, the back aches I had suffered for many years went away and I am happy to write that I have been pain free now for over a year.
Since Gracie uses a holistic approach to healing she asked me what other health problems I had and I mentioned my hemorrhoids. At that time I discovered that Gracie had a good understanding of the causes of this, and what can happen if you don’t work towards improving this. She proved to be very knowledgeable on diets and I noticed that my bowel movements and the frequency and amount of bleeding reduced very significantly after following her advice.
Besides the 2 more serious health issues mentioned above, there were 2 other minor issues I told Gracie about. One was occasional ringing in the ears and the other was related to my bladder. To improve the ringing in my ears, Gracie massaged the ear while focusing on certain pressure points. It is now very rare that I suffer from this.
The second problem was that I used to wake up in the middle of the night to pee. After several treatments that involved massaging the bladder area, the problem completely went away and I can now even drink a glass of water right before bed without any problems.
I continue to see Gracie now on a maintenance basis and continue to feel in great overall health.”
Guy S. – Book Publisher – Sept. 2013, Victoria, B.C.
Insurance Broker – Bad Ankle and Headaches
“I went to see Gracie on an issue with my ankle that had been bothering me for a year. After about 5 massages treatments, the severe problem of my ankle had gone away.
While I was in the pre consultation phase Gracie asked about my reoccurring headaches that have plagued me most of my life. I have been seeing massage therapists for over 20 years with little to no success in that area. We had in depth discussion about my issues and treatment began.
I felt initial relief that I had never experienced before. My headaches started to decline in number of occurrences as well as severity in just about 3 massage treatments.
I can today say that I am no longer inflicted with problem headaches. This was a result I didn’t think was possible.
I followed Gracie’s schedule for massage and am now reaping the benefits that no other massage practitioner has given.
I am glad I found Gracie, and highly recommend her services to anyone serious about fixing their ongoing chronic issues.”
Bus Driver – Sports Injuries and Car Accident
I came to Grace Ang last November with pain accumulated over the last 50 years from sports injuries, car accident and work related injuries.
I had torn rotator cuffs, sprang ankles, torn calves, injured hips, broken arms, sore lower back, scoliosis of back, burnt feet on beach fire etc.
ICBC didn’t help by giving treatment too late. Worker’s Compensation was much better knowingly that sooner you are treated the sooner you would get back to work – its just not the kind of medical help. Other practitioners only treat or are paid for treating the injuries and cannot treat the whole body.
Gracie treats all the injuries as well as whole body and gets the blood to invigorate all the natural healing to make a younger and healthier you.
In five treatments I am ten years younger and in five more treatments I will be 20 years younger. The pain is short but improvements are lasting.
Goods Distributor – Lump on Rib and Achilles Injury
“Started with Gracie Ang in December, 2010. With after 2nd treatment I had good results. After the 3rd treatment, the results were excellent. With lump on rib that I had for 30 years and Achilles injury 5 years ago. At present, I have no pain, no numbness and scars are gone. Hip injury was extremely tender and now is 100% recovered. Gracie also helped with my acid reflux. I sleep better and feel 10 years younger. I feel confident and emotionally content. I strongly recommend Gracie as a qualified practitioner.”
Construction Worker – Ankle, Wrist, and Shoulder Pain
I just wanted to write you a quick email to thank you for the help you have given me so far with the pain I was suffering from. Your therapeutic massage has made a huge difference in my daily pain level.
Originally, my girlfriend had heard about your work, and after hearing me complain about many aches and pains, she decided to bring me to see you.
It was the first time I had seen a deep tissue massage expert. When we spoke at your studio, you informed me that the massage would hurt somewhat because you had to apply pressure to break up muscle tension and to encourage healing in the tissue. You also explained to me that I had to come on a schedule so that the tissue would have time to heal, but not enough time to start getting damaged again.
The first massage was painful, but the results were impressive. I started feeling less and less pain in my ankle, wrists and shoulders. The frequency of the migraine headaches decreased noticeably.
By the Second, Third and Fourth Massage I noticed the pain was decreasing even though you were still doing deep tissue massage. I was also impressed that you found a few muscle knots where I had no pain at all. I’ve noticed improvement in mobility as well.
I am doing much better now, and experience less pain. I still have some pain in my wrists, but I do a very physical job cutting concrete, so if I had no pain at all I would be very worried, as it would mean I ‘m dead LOL. Just kidding.
I am very glad that my girlfriend encouraged me to seek out help, and that you have been able to help me live with less pain. I look forward to seeing you again in two months to maintain the improvement made.”
Social Worker – Martial Arts Injury
Gracie Ang has a healing touch! I was injured several years ago in a Martial Arts competition. The results of that injury kept me in pain for many years. Gracie had mentioned to me that she was giving treatments for muscular strains, tears and pulls, as well as tendon stretching and relaxation. I was skeptical as to whether or not she could help relieve the constant, nagging pain I had been living with for so long.
After just 2 treatments, I began to feel noticeably better. I had more range of motion and the pain had been reduced significantly. My mood changed and I have since, smiled more often, which means more to me than anyone can imagine.
Gracie truly has healing hands and I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking relief.
Shoulder Tendonitis, Gout …………..gone!!
“ I came to see Gracie for severe shoulder tendonitis and I could not lift my arm at all without chronic pain. That happened for many months. It was from many years of wears and tears on this shoulder.
After the first two sessions, I started to get mobility and pain has reduced tremendously and am now back to regular work again.
Gracie has also treated my very swollen, inflamed foot and it had gout for about 10 years. I could not walk probably without great pain and at very slow pace and that was when I first saw Gracie.
Gracie has successfully treated my foot and the foot is back to normal now and fit in a smaller shoe and I enjoy walking and doing more activities without the inconvenience of the gout problem.
Gracie has a diet and nutrition whole body wellness approach and I have recommended Gracie to all my my friends and family. I highly recommend Gracie and I continue to see her for maintenance to keep my body nimble and limber.”
Darcy H., Technician, Victoria, B.C., August 08, 2015