Testimonials about Private Sessions with Denise LaBarre
What’s not to like? The worst thing that can happen in a private session is that you only get a great massage. The most that can happen is that your whole life transforms as you release old stuck emotions that were holding you back.
People say things like:
“My life started again with that session.”
“All these great things started happening when I released that emotional stuff on your table.”
“I never thought so much would change just by setting my mother’s critical words on fire. I have released myself from all that shame and anger I carried!”
“Does everyone get to jump on the trampoline?”
Lasting Benefit – Inner Child Needed More Time
After seeing you, Denise, I began every morning by talking to my inner 5 year old, saying, “Let’s go and have some fun today.” It was weird because I’ve never believed in that kind of thing before but this time gave it a go. I noticed that the pain in my shoulder blades started to diminish, then slowly I would get random days waking up with no pain at all. It felt great. Since I returned home to Perth at the end of November, I have had 4 weeks of waking up with no shoulder blade pain or spasms at all! It is so wonderful, especially after 12 months of trying different types of treatments that didn’t seem to help and I was feeling frustrated.
I just wanted to let you know that your treatment did in fact help me greatly. It seemed it needed time rather than to work instantly (I must learn to be more patient instead of wanting to feel instant results).
Thank you for your wonderful healing abilities. ~ Lisa M, Travel Blogger, Australia.
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Transformed client, Yvette Crosby talks about working with Denise and the physical and emotional changes she experienced through Denise’s private session work. Excerpt from “Off the Record” Interview with Bill Best on KAKU, 1/17.
I am so grateful…
“I am so grateful to have met Denise and to have experienced two amazing healing sessions! My body, especially my shoulders and neck, were transformed from armor to soft and relaxed tissue as I released emotional blockages, tears, needing to overwork to feel good enough, unresolved grief and loss, and physical and emotional healing from damage related to cancer and treatments. I enjoyed sharing and laughter about love and relationships and reconnecting with my little Colleen and “hot” 20-year-old Colleen! 🙂 I would love to have more sessions.”
~ Colleen, Housing Program Manager, Anchorage, AK
Denise is a Vessel of Light and Love
In My Body Again!
My time with her was miraculous and life-changing. My heart is so happy.
I have never met anyone that I believed in what they were doing as much as I believe in her and her work. I do not say that lightly. Its like the flood gates have been open. I thank God for Denise.
My time with her was miraculous and life-changing. My heart is so happy. Everyday I have new insights. When I left Alaska to come to Maui for my sessions, I weighed 178-180. Today I weighed 162 lbs. That seems like a lot of weight to loose in 2 weeks but I realized that was emotional weight. The shift happened when I released my anger and fear during my second session. I know it because not only did I feel stronger and powerful, but I felt lighter. The burden was lifted. It was like my fat was storing it. Now that it can, my body is quickly letting it go.
I continue not to need sleep meds. I know that by the end of this summer by body will be back to where it was before my knee injury, but even stronger because I am now whole again.
I love all of this so much that I can hardly contain myself. I love that I met you and love being a healing catalyst. It is all so right.
~ Sue V, RN, Anchorage AK
I rarely remember my dreams, but after our session, I dreamed that we were doing a session and you said, “Wow, you feel so integrated.” I answered, “Yes its because my little 6 year old girl decided to join me again!” Thank you so much again for holding space for all the issues that wanted to leave my body. It feels amazing to be back together with myself in wholeness.
~ J. Hepp, Nurse and Mother
Exactly What I Needed
I read the book – loved it! – and then went to Maui to have a session. What Denise does in person is light years ahead of even what she describes in her book. Maybe because it was exactly what I needed. I don’t have words to describe what happened but it feels like a light went on and I hadn’t even realized my bulb was out. I am blown away and forever grateful.
~ Ted Faught, Phoenix
Let the Sunshine in…
My session with Denise bulldozed my self-built walls and let the sunshine back into my life!
~ B. Corradini, Cancer survivor
Power Circle Ceremony
I needed some healing and Denise’s name jumped out at me from a list of healers on Maui. I picked up a copy of her book at a local bookstore to prepare myself for this “health catalyst”, wondering what that meant. Her book startled me with the realization that I had forgotten how to breathe! That simple re-training of breathing started a shift, physically and emotionally. I was standing taller, and found the waves of daily frustration and exhaustion weren’t washing over me as often. By the time I met Denise for our appointment, I was ready for anything!
Denise met me with a calm kindness that enveloped me in comfort and I trusted that I could open up to her without any judgement. Her ability to hear my body was spot-on. After some talk and bodywork, we shifted into a process that released pent up anger that had plagued me for years. Denise gave me the tools to access these buried feelings that had kept me from feeling the light and love that surrounded me.
We finished our sessions with a Power Circle Ceremony. The power circle consisted of gathering toys, rocks, and other objects from around her home that symbolized something significant for me.
She showed me examples of other people’s circles but they didn’t particularly speak to me. When I did my own though, I had the final shift that melted the emotional traps that had ensnared me in a 10-year downward spiral that culminated in cancer. As I placed my feet in that circle I had built full of meaning, I felt a wave of strength flood my being and I felt reassured that my journey was far from complete; cancer wouldn’t take me and I still have a lot to give. As I opened my eyes, I realized that I had the power all along. Denise has this breathtaking ability to hand you the tools needed to break the rock walls that block out your brighter, bolder life. I tried to thank her for the gift she gave me, and she reminded me that I was the one that did the hard work. I recommend Denise to anyone that realizes they want the life of their wildest dreams, the life that is worth living for, one deep breath at a time!
~ B. Corradini, Cancer survivor
Unbearable Chronic Pain
I came to you with chronic pain in my hip, suffering for years on and off. It had become unbearable. I knew I was working through some past events that had felt unresolved, and had a sense you could be helpful with this. I had an intuitive sense that the pain was connected somehow.
Your methods were sometimes strange but I played along anyway. I was given a “safe space” to share and felt I heard without judgment. I left feeling a lightness and the pain had left me. I arrived home to a hot lavender bath, and slept for the first time in a VERY long time through the night pain free. I woke up with surprise and gratitude. I have had lots of different types of bodywork and have had relief only to have it return during the night.
What has happened since then has not been a miracle but a tapping into my emotional pain that has disguised itself as physical pain. Denise, you helped me release that, and unlike all the other therapists gave me tools to teach me to continue to “release” the pain myself.
Has the pain returned, yes. But without the intensity it had before, and I am able to breathe into it and it disappears again. I have no doubt with time my body will be able to “remember” to release on it’s own.
Paying attention to how I hang onto stress and “triggers” and where I felt it and then breathing into it instead of fighting it is a wonderful tool, that seems so simple yet so powerful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me with this.
Thank you, you have a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing it with me!
~ Karen Keller, Artist and Hairdresser
Unexpected Relief from a Sore Soul
I met you just after the Maui Marathon, seeking relief from sore legs but finding relief from a sore soul instead. I am the writer who had never been in love.
I just wanted to thank you. Your book is wonderful and I expect to use it as a life raft over the next couple months as I finally buckle down and get to writing. My gut says once I embrace that, the love part of the equation will follow. I think I’ve always known the two were interconnected… it just took serendipitous massage to steamroll me awake to it. Thank you for driving the truck. =)
~ Oscar, Sales Rep, Los Angeles
Inspired Means… “In Spirit”
Thank you for your life – changing, respectful, and inspirational work. That’s what the word inspired means… “in spirit”… right? I appreciate your kind & gentle way of guiding me through so many issues and helping me to see how I can simply CHOOSE different beliefs, outcomes, and responses. While I have understood this on an intellectual level, I clearly wasn’t grasping it on the emotional / physical plane. I am grateful for yesterday’s experience and the amount of knowledge and positive energy that you put into your life’s work.
~ T Ramsey, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Denise’s Unique Approach
Often, after a massage, I have felt that I didn’t release bottled up emotion and although it felt “nice,” I knew there was something missing. You have found it. Same with “therapists” they didn’t quite “analyze” it either. You have a really unique approach.
~ Denelee Brugman, Portland, OR