I had been suffering from severe headaches/migraines for years. Several times each month, I would be crippled by severe pain, accompanied by nausea and exhaustion, and the only thing I could do was to lie down in a darkened room away from all noise and other sensory stimulation. These episodes interfered with my life tremendously, resulting in missed days of work and impaired family and social relations.
Over the years, I tried massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and painkillers. Some modalities did not help at all, while others helped for a while, but never on a long-term basis. I was at the point of giving up and resigning myself to the fact that I would have to live with this painful and incapacitating condition for the rest of my life.
Very fortunately, a friend recommended seeing Aviva Cohen and trying cranio-sacral therapy. I had no idea what that was but was willing to give it a try. Aviva's technique was the gentlest of any I have ever had and it crossed my mind during that first session that this could not possibly be effective.
Over the years, I tried massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and painkillers. Some modalities did not help at all, while others helped for a while, but never on a long-term basis.
But I went back for a second and a third treatment and, to my amazement, by the fifth time the headaches had stopped. They have never come back. Aviva's therapy had literally given me my life back. I get up in the mornings knowing that I will be able to get through the day without the worry of a lurking migraine, interrupted responsibilities and missed opportunities.
Once the headache/migraine issue was resolved, I continued seeing Aviva on a monthly basis and found that her treatments had a wonderfully healing effect on both body and mind. An hour of her session would leave me feeling consistently stronger, calmer and more ready to face day-to-day challenges. I believe that cranio-sacral therapy as practiced by Aviva can go a long way to help people stay or become healthy and avoid disease of all kinds.