Praise from Past Clients
Individuals' Results Using Kinessage® Self Care:
Kinessage® Self Care for Neck Pain:
John T. - Chronic Neck Pain:
"I had neck surgery that replaced 3 disks in my neck with titanium wedges and screws. A year later after painting a ceiling, my right shoulder and arm would go numb in certain positions. I couldn’t sleep on my left side or drive without my right shoulder and arm going numb, and I would get random numbness intermittently throughout the day.
I went to my doctor and got cortisone shots to see if that would help, with no results. I understood that if the numbness didn’t get resolved I was looking at surgery again. I tried therapeutic massage and acupuncture, with no results.
My wife had such great results using the Kinessage® Release Your Pain Self Care System for her sciatica I decided to try it. From the first time I did the movements, the numbness went away. It loosens up my neck and shoulders so I can sleep again on either side and drive again without numbness, and rarely do I have any intermittent numbness during the day. I simply do the movements twice a week and it keeps my shoulders and arms from going numb. Kinessage® has allowed me to comfortably continue normal activities without surgery." Bruce R, Scottsdale AZ
"I was in a motor vehicle accident. When the airbag went off I moved my head to the right to avoid the bag hitting me in the face. I was in pain and couldn’t really move my neck that well. I started going to physical therapy when I remembered: “Lorraine You know what COULD WORK FOR YOU.” So I started using your techniques OMG! Not long after I am moving my neck just like I did before the accident and can’t even remember hurting from not being able to move my neck. The PT I was working with was surprised to see I was able to move my neck quicker than probably I would have been. Thanks, Kathleen I will never forget how Kinessage has impacted my life." -Lorraine E. Phoenix, AZ
While swim-training for a triathlon, I developed neck pain and my collar bone was protruding. I got a massage and chiropractic adjustment with no relief. I called Kathleen for advice and she gave me a Kinessage move to do. I placed my fingers and turned my neck. “That hurts,” I said. Kathleen replied: “Lighten your touch.”
My belief was: it had to hurt to work; if I wasn’t feeling pain I wouldn’t get relief. After just a few minutes using a very light touch, the pain was gone. And over the next week, my collar bone went back into place. I really couldn’t believe it worked; and yet IT DID. I was able to release my own pain with movement and minimal pressure.
— Michele Maruniak, Founder Elements Therapeutic Massage
For 10 yrs I’ve suffered from severe spasmodic torticollis (involuntary twisting of the neck). After refusing botox injections for the rest of my life I’ve tried every imaginable healing modality with little or slow results. My head faced right 45 degrees, with little range of motion any further.
After just 2 weeks of Kinessage, I now have a 20-degree improvement towards center and my range of motion has increased from 45 degrees to 90 degrees and the shakiness has improved too.
I apply the technique daily and each day I see improvement. I couldn’t be more thrilled with Kinessage and the amazing results! I feel this will be the final piece in my healing. Thank you Kathleen Gramzay, you are a lifesaver!
— Denise C, Conifer, CO
For at least 2 years, my arm would literally lock up after putting it in certain positions. I told a physical therapist about it and he basically shrugged his shoulders. My arm would go rigid and I’d have to use my other arm to force it to release and bend. Since I started using the Kinessage technique on my arm and shoulder, the condition has disappeared. It’s amazing.
— Denise C, Conifer, CO
For Wrist Pain:
I suffer from chronic wrist and thumb pain. In the past, I've spent over $1,300 on as little as 4 therapy sessions. I'm amazed that in just one application using the Kinessage Upper Body Module at home, I got great pain relief and easier movement in my thumb. And now I have it to use anytime I have pain or to keep it from coming back." Cheryl B., Scottsdale AZ
For Back/Sciatica Pain:
E.Thorpe - Sciatic Pain Gone
"I had a 3,000-mile trip ahead of me in a truck towing a 31-ft trailer. For almost two years, I’d been having hip pain and tried a number of methods and practitioners with only a little relief. I hadn’t been able to sit for more than 90 minutes without either sharp shooting pains or dull throbbing hot pain in my hip or back of my left thigh shooting from my buttock. I purchased the Kinessage Hip/Leg Segment and now felt armed with a solution for the 6 full days of being a passenger, as well as a decent amount of driving.
Before I had pain, I did my best to practice the method which felt very relaxing. The pain that usually comes from sitting in one position too long simply didn’t come. Or it came in little spurts, which reminded me to get back to Kinessage, which would quickly provide relief. I was amazed! Using this method of Kinessage made that long trip work for me! It turned out to be a great opportunity to really test the method and give it lots of practice. Thank you Kathleen, for giving me a sense of normal life again!!" J. Sarin, Phoenix AZ
"My back was in pain a lot of the time due to an Injury in 2005. It also caused pain in my left knee that prevented me from walking on the treadmill and walking for a long period of time in general. Using these techniques I now know how to soothe the pain to the point that I can hardly feel it and now go for walks. I don’t like taking pain medicine so this works perfectly for me." - Lorraine E, Phoenix
For Hip Pain:
"Who would have thought that a few simple movements requiring only minutes would change everything? But that’s what happened!
I’d been having hip pain for decades from a sports-related injury. I figured I was headed for surgery and had just made an appointment for X-rays. Then someone referred me to Kathleen. I participated in a webinar, then purchased the book and videos. Amazing! In two weeks’ time, I’m pain-free and I’m never even consciously aware of my hip anymore. Hard to believe it’s possible, yet it is.
I’ve done half-day hikes, that would have left me crawling in the past, without giving it a second thought. I’m telling everyone I know. You have nothing to lose by trying! Scratch that – you have your PAIN to lose! How great is that? "
Stephanie Angelo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Phoenix, AZ
For Foot Pain:
Mona S. Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis
Client Results with Kinessage® Massage Through Movement Massage:
"Kathleen's massage was truly therapeutic and was carried out with an obvious understanding and appreciation of anatomy and kinesiology." – Andrew Spitzer, Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
As a chiropractor working with professional athletes, my work can be physically demanding. I came into your office with severe pain and limited range of motion in my hip due to an inner thigh muscle tear nine months earlier. I was being advised to have hip surgery. In only one Kinessage® session, I left with zero pain and full range of motion in my hip. First, you were gentle, then you were intuitive, then you were masterful. I have my leg back and I feel great. I am so grateful, thank you.” – Nelson W. Vetanze, DC, Aurora CO
"Kathleen's unique approach to massage therapy immediately caught my attention as it was both relaxing and effective. At the time pregnant with my third child, I needed a gentler approach to my muscle knots and tension. But I came to realize after pregnancy that my body did not require that I feel beat up by deep tissue massage. My head had expected the soreness and aches that occurred the day after was part of the package, but this is not so with Kinessage®. Kathleen's original technique works with the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. It's like hitting a reset button at a basic level. As a medical provider and an educator, I was fascinated by the inclusion of muscle motion during massage. I have asked Kathleen many, many questions regarding anatomy and muscle function while lying on the table. She always has an answer and I appreciate that depth of knowledge in therapists! – Jamie Ostdiek, PA-C, Phoenix, AZ
"I was first diagnosed with scoliosis 40 years ago. It is genetic; my father’s mother, my father and his sister all suffer from it as well. This condition has been the source of near-constant pain through much of my adult life. For over 25 years I have turned to massage therapy to help me manage the pain associated with scoliosis. It wasn’t until we started working together that I came to understand it was possible to, in fact, improve my condition, not just deal with it.
What Kinessage® has done is allow me to learn to stand straighter and loosen up all the constrictions that were pulling me out of alignment. It has helped me come to the realization that it is not the spine in isolation but the whole muscular/skeletal system that needs to be stabilized in a healthier position. The techniques you’ve developed and your knowledge of body mechanics provide the tools that we together use to help me manage this condition in my life. Until I started to see you I thought that my alternatives were either surgery or continued deterioration of my posture. But now I know that I don’t have to go down either of those roads. The chronic pain in my hips, back and neck that I have been experiencing all those years, is now gone. " – Laura W., Scottsdale, AZ
"I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at the age of nine. For many years, the curvature was slight and did not impact my activities. The curvature has since increased to the advanced stage. I had no pain, but my breathing became severely affected to the point of limiting my daily function. I wasn’t able to walk more than a short distance without stopping to rest, and my breathing was labored and shallow.
Since having treatments by Kathleen Gramzay with the Kinessage® method, my posture has so much improved that my husband and several friends have noticed the difference. My breathing is greatly improved along with my balance and gait. I am now able to walk longer, even in the heat, with better lung capacity and without needing any support to rest against while grocery shopping. I will continue Kathleen’s treatments because I have clearly benefited from them, and I recommend this treatment to others with scoliosis. Thank you, Kathleen." – Joan Byrd, Phoenix AZ
"My neurologist had diagnosed me with pinched sciatica and sent me to physical therapy which I did for 4 months together with traditional massage twice a month, with only slight results. I was still using my cane and in constant pain, a 10+ on a 10 scale 24/7. The neurologist suggested that maybe I needed surgery or could try shots, but neither felt right to me.
On the first appointment with Kathleen, I walked in using a cane because I didn’t want to fall, and was at a 10 out of 10 on the pain scale. During the session, I was amazed! For the first time in six months I was pain-free on the table and then I walked out pain-free! I had been in pain for so long that I kept waiting for the pain to return. However, each ensuing visit brought longer lasting relief and now I remain pain-free all the time. Kinessage has changed my life." – Doris Rasmussen, Scottsdale AZ
“Scared, worried and anxious would best describe my state of mind when I first met Kathleen Gramzay. Six weeks post shoulder surgery after a fall and three weeks into physical therapy, I was being told by my orthopedist that I would probably only ever reach 85 percent recovery. I was worried, I was in pain, this was my dominant arm and I was 59 years old. I was definitely not progressing as well as I had hoped.
And then there was Kathleen and Kinessage®. I could not believe the results! Nothing was forced, I was not uncomfortable and I was so relaxed. Not only did my pain decrease significantly, but my range of motion increased by at least 25% after only 2 visits! When I returned to CA, I shared my experience and results with my physical therapist. He visited her website and adjusted my program to work more from her concepts. I have had tremendous results and can happily report that I am currently at 95% recovery. My sessions with Kathleen got me through the roughest part of my recovery. I was no longer afraid that every move would be accompanied by pain, and gained the confidence that I could and would recover. My state of mind today is relaxed, confident and positive thanks to Kathleen and Kinessage®.” – Brenda C. Le Selva, CA