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Issues in Your Tissues Book Testimonials

Alan Cohen says, “Honest, from the heart, grounded and believable.”

Issues in Your Tissues is compelling, honest, from the heart, grounded and believable.  I recommend this book to anyone seeking insight into how to feel better.          ~  Alan Cohen, author of I Had It All the Time

A Brilliant Read from a Brilliant Intuitive

I want to congratulate Denise LaBarre on her most phenomenally written book, “Issues in Your Tissues.”  What a brilliant read and what a brilliantly clever intuitive person.

I have to admit, I have never had such a wonderful experience when undergoing a massage routine with a truly professional LMT as I did with Denise LaBarre.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to prospective clients, and I am more than happy to reference her from Australia at anytime to anyone.      ~ Fiona Telford, Sydney Australia

Journalist Likes the Writing

I really like your book, and it really helps me understand what’s happening in my body. From a writer’s standpoint, it’s very well written.    ~ Sarah Ruppenthal, Journalist

Appreciation from a Horse Whisperer

Denise helped me to hear some things my body has been trying to tell me for a long time.           ~ Franklin Levinson, Horse Whisperer, Aspen, CO

This Book Rocks!

In the way that Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled  initiated a breakthrough for popular understanding of psychology, Denise LaBarre’s, Issues in Your Tissues brings home the emotional and physical insights we need for the next wave of healing.  Fun and easy to take in, this book simply rocks!                 ~ Chloe Davis, Choreographer, Memphis, TN

Easy and Smooth, from Italy

I have been reading it at night before sleep and I have founded it so easy and smooth and so rich of “how to” without being repetitive or uninteresting.  The stories of people are really good, I am drinking it up…. hearing your voice as the narrator.             ~  Francesca LaRue, Artist, Italy

Power Circle Ceremony Breakthroughs

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.

Power Circle for Closure

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

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

Doctor Approved

This information is elementary – and yet we need to hear it, again and again.          ~ Joel Friedman, M.D, Kula, Hawaii

God-given Gift

Your book is wonderful.  The first story I opened is the one of the lady who was abused as a child.  The concepts you used to help her reminds me of the ones I need to remember.  So simple, so important, they are the basics of our being.

You have a great mission field for which you are willing to use your God-given gift.  Thank you for your willingness to help others!

~ Linda Brown, Lubbock, Texas

This Book is A Work of Art!

Your book is a work of art!  I’ve learned so much from it. Thank you for writing such a super book.           ~Sue Nell, Artist

Praise from the Mid-West

An interesting read.  I enjoyed learning about massage from the therapist’s perspective.  Our bodies really do have the answers we need and LaBarre shows us how to access them.                             ~ Margaret Halava, Retired Human Resource Director, Okemos, MI

Your book is So Helpful

Denise, your book is so helpful. I was totally one of the people who couldn’t breathe deeply at first, even when I tried. I am glad you talked about that in your book and I’m now beginning to get in full breaths. I can’t tell you what a Godsend your book is to me!                   ~ K. Gordon, Artist, NYC

Issues in Your Tissues Should be a Best Seller!

Your book is a great work and I love it! Thanks again. Your book should be a best seller. I recommend it to everyone!               ~ Robert King, Texas

Ah-ha moments from the Book

I just finished reading your book. What a delight! I was sad when I reached the end – I wanted to read more! The stories brought the book to life. There were many ah-ha moments – some for me, some for my clients.            ~ Inga Jackson, MT, Cape Town, South Africa

Massage Therapist Approved

I enjoyed the journey of reading Issues in Your Tissues. LaBarre is perceptive. We all have this potential to heal ourselves using intuition as the vehicle. I am glad to see this information so well presented.                    ~ Rita Okeane, Former Principal Massage Therapist, Four Seasons Hotel, Wailea, HI

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.               ~ T. Faught, Phoenix

Loving Your Book

I am loving your book.  You are a gifted writer and intuitive person.  I found the story about you “asking” for your next client and the African American woman giving you knowledge (without her realizing it) incredible.  Also, the stories mixed with advice is similar to how I put my book together.  It is wonderful.  One day I will book a massage with you and I will be so blessed!

~ Denelee Brugman, Author of Happily Wed, Happily Fed

I Find Myself Crying and Laughing Out Loud

I am cheering from afar for Issues in Your Tissues, which is an absolutely wonderful book.  Your style is so fresh and direct that each time I read another piece, I can hear your voice.  The images you create and the situations you describe have so deep a texture of authenticity that there are times when I find myself crying and other times when I’m laughing out loud.  I can’t wait to get my massage therapist – daughter’s reaction when she comes home in a couple of weeks!

The energy of healing and recovery that you generate is palpable, and has brought me much joy, too.  Bless you!

~ B. Aronowitz, English Teacher, Salinas, CA

Private Sessions Testimonials

Transformed Client gets Massive, Profound Changes

Healing Catalyst client and Interior Designer, Yvette Crosby, describes her transformative and healing shift from Private Sessions with Denise. “Profound!” “Massive changes, rapidly!” Knee problems improved 90% and she can walk well again. Now she has ease. 😉

(Audio testimonial, 15 min)

Excerpt from “Off the Record” Interview with Bill Best on KAKU, 1/17.

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 Denise 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 Denise 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 Denise and love being a healing catalyst. It is all so right.

~  Sue V, RN, Anchorage AK

Holding Space

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

Session Catalyzed Healing Over 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.

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

Denise is a Vessel of Light and Love

“Divine intervention led me to Denise, who is truly a healing catalyst and a divine empath.  I never knew such angels existed and certainly never expected to encounter such a powerhouse in the middle of paradise!  This is not your standard massage – I felt completely energized from head to toe.  At one point during my session, the light running through me was so bright that I had to check to see if the eye pillow was still covering my eyes.  With my eyes closed and completely covered, enhanced by Denise’s special talent, I “saw” only pure light.  Denise, thank you for being the vessel for so many blessings through our session together!  Thank you Denise for allowing me a glimpse of what it feels like to experience heaven on earth!” 
~ Jeannette P, B.S.E/M.S.E and Yoga Instructor, So Cal 

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

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

A Brilliant Read from a Brilliant Intuitive

I want to congratulate Denise LaBarre on her most phenomenally written book, “Issues in Your Tissues.”  What a brilliant read and what a brilliantly clever intuitive person.

I have to admit, I have never had such a wonderful experience when undergoing a massage routine with a truly professional LMT as I did with Denise LaBarre.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to prospective clients, and I am more than happy to reference her from Australia at anytime to anyone.      ~ Fiona Telford, Sydney Australia

Appreciation from a Horse Whisperer

Denise helped me to hear some things my body has been trying to tell me for a long time.           ~ Franklin Levinson, Horse Whisperer, Aspen, CO

Power Circle Ceremony Breakthroughs

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.

Power Circle for Closure

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

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

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

Your Kind & Gentle Way

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

In My Body Again!

I could feel an immediate difference—like I was embodied again. That I was fully inside of my body, instead of floating outside of it. I had a lot of difficult emotions moving through me at first [then] I found myself inspired, and it hit me—my creativity. It came whirring alive inside of me, deep inside of me, and I suddenly found myself wanting to write it out. Thank you for reconnecting me to that voice. Getting that surge of creativity was like having my insides turn from a black oblivion, that wormhole, into an incandescence.                ~ Client, Mahu (Hawaiian word meaning “having characteristic of both sexes”)

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.               ~ T. Faught, Phoenix

General Testimonials

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 Denise 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 Denise 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 Denise and love being a healing catalyst. It is all so right.

~  Sue V, RN, Anchorage AK

Private Sessions Made Powerful Change – Audio Testimonial

Listen as transformed client, Yvette Crosby, talks about working with Denise and the profound and lasting physical and emotional changes she experienced through Denise’s private session work. This is the full audio transcript. Definitely worth your time if you are considering coming to Denise for the deeper healing dive into Healing Catalyst private sessions.

(Audio Testimonial, 32 min)

Excerpt from “Off the Record” Interview with Bill Best on KAKU, 1/17.

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

Alan Cohen says, “Honest, from the heart, grounded and believable.”

Issues in Your Tissues is compelling, honest, from the heart, grounded and believable.  I recommend this book to anyone seeking insight into how to feel better.          ~  Alan Cohen, author of I Had It All the Time

A Brilliant Read from a Brilliant Intuitive

I want to congratulate Denise LaBarre on her most phenomenally written book, “Issues in Your Tissues.”  What a brilliant read and what a brilliantly clever intuitive person.

I have to admit, I have never had such a wonderful experience when undergoing a massage routine with a truly professional LMT as I did with Denise LaBarre.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to prospective clients, and I am more than happy to reference her from Australia at anytime to anyone.      ~ Fiona Telford, Sydney Australia

Appreciation from a Horse Whisperer

Denise helped me to hear some things my body has been trying to tell me for a long time.           ~ Franklin Levinson, Horse Whisperer, Aspen, CO

This Book Rocks!

In the way that Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled  initiated a breakthrough for popular understanding of psychology, Denise LaBarre’s, Issues in Your Tissues brings home the emotional and physical insights we need for the next wave of healing.  Fun and easy to take in, this book simply rocks!                 ~ Chloe Davis, Choreographer, Memphis, TN

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

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

Doctor Approved

This information is elementary – and yet we need to hear it, again and again.          ~ Joel Friedman, M.D, Kula, Hawaii

God-given Gift

Your book is wonderful.  The first story I opened is the one of the lady who was abused as a child.  The concepts you used to help her reminds me of the ones I need to remember.  So simple, so important, they are the basics of our being.

You have a great mission field for which you are willing to use your God-given gift.  Thank you for your willingness to help others!

~ Linda Brown, Lubbock, Texas

This Book is A Work of Art!

Your book is a work of art!  I’ve learned so much from it. Thank you for writing such a super book.           ~Sue Nell, Artist

Ah-ha moments from the Book

I just finished reading your book. What a delight! I was sad when I reached the end – I wanted to read more! The stories brought the book to life. There were many ah-ha moments – some for me, some for my clients.            ~ Inga Jackson, MT, Cape Town, South Africa

Massage Therapist Approved

I enjoyed the journey of reading Issues in Your Tissues. LaBarre is perceptive. We all have this potential to heal ourselves using intuition as the vehicle. I am glad to see this information so well presented.                    ~ Rita Okeane, Former Principal Massage Therapist, Four Seasons Hotel, Wailea, HI

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.               ~ T. Faught, Phoenix

Workshop and Professional Training Testimonials

What I Liked Best About Denise’s Workshop:

Participants in Healing Catalyst Workshops had these things to say about their experiences with Denise:

What I liked best about the workshop was:

“…The change within my body. Feeling more relaxed and forgiving myself.  I love the idea of breathing in daily transitions!”

“…Your loving connections with each of us.”

“…Learning from others in the class.”  

“…How you helped everyone to feel comfortable and safe to open up.”

“…Small group activities.”

“…Your enthusiasm, Denise!”

“…Your ability to relate your knowledge to us.”

“…Getting comfortable with a hands-on experience.”