I am writing as a massage therapist, educator, organizational director of education, and as a client, about Kimberly Klein and her skills as a Sadhana therapist.
I have been a massage therapist since 1985, specializing in chronic pain and trauma recovery. I have taught classes throughout the country, as well as having developed, administrated, and taught at a medical massage school in Fort Collins, CO. As a workshop promoter for over 20 years, I have seen most massage modalities and have had the privilege to study with and promote masters in the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork. It is from this perspective that I have come to learn about Ms. Wuest’s work and to experience its effects.
I met Ms. Klein at an American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) meeting in March of 2008, in Boulder, Colorado. She spoke of her work with traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, particularly in regard to a beloved member of our Colorado chapter (AMTA-CO). I was quite impressed with her presentation, and spoke with her at length about her work.
You see, I am a TBI survivor, with an injury sustained in September of 2005. I have been through many different treatments for my injury, and due to my vast experience in the field of health and healing, can quickly discern the chafe from the wheat, metaphorically speaking.
Her approach, knowledge, empathy, and clarity inspired me; when she offered to give me a treatment, I jumped at the chance. There is little understanding about this condition, and her wisdom excelled.
She worked on me for almost an hour, and the effect of her treatment lasted almost an entire week. The constant bloat in my body, due to the inflammation of such an injury was completely gone for 6 days; my pain decreased, and my attitude improved.
If she lived close to me, I absolutely would continue to see her.
I was so impressed with her skill set and the impact on my body, that I booked her for the AMTA-CO meeting in October 26, 2008, in Manitou Springs, CO.
I believe it is very important for massage therapists to have access to her work and expertise, to improve the lives of TBI and other acute trauma survivors. TBI is proving to be a prevalent and insidious condition, and therapies that can help are in desperate demand.
I am proud and pleased to associate with Ms. Wuest and am delighted to recommend and support her in any way. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your time.
Charna Rosenholtz, MA, NCTMB
Director of Education, AMTA-CO
Article by Lewis E. Graham, Ph.D, D.D, Scientist, Shaman, Author
Lewis E. Graham, Ph.D., D.D. graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. degree in Psychology. He then earned an M.S. from the University of Georgia, where he also was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology with a co-major in Psychophysiology due to his interest in the mind-body connection. That was an early point in scientific focus upon an area of emerging research which later would be called psychoneuroimmunology.
I ran my first marathon in the 1970s while involved with health and preventive medicine research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. I eventually won 1st place in a Stanford triathlon. That triumph qualified me to compete in the World Championship Triathlon in Nice, France in 1983. I finished the grueling French contest, but was left with lingering hip (sacroiliac) knee, and hip issues after nearly 12 hours of heavy exertion. These athletic strains resulted in intermittent pain and related injuries for which I sought solutions. Traditional practitioners offered only medication, appliances (e.g., orthotics) and surgery. So I sought out a wide range of alternative approaches. In part, these included massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, Rolfing, ART (Advanced Release Technique), NCR (Neuro-Cranial Restructuring to re-balance the skull & thereby shift chronic spinal and hip compensations), and daily inversion table therapy.
And what was the result? Nothing worked … and my problems persisted!
Finally, in returning from a European book tour, I found myself nearly unable to walk despite orthotics and physically pained more than ever. It was at that time in early 2009 that I propitiously discovered Sadhana Therapy. My initial response was that the unique approach sounded ‘too good to be true’. After all, I had been uniformly disappointed in trying almost everything non-invasive while declining medications due to concerns about toxicity and side-effects from engineered chemicals.
So I was initially pessimistic about Sadhana Therapy. After all, no one had heard of these techniques and there was only one full-time US practitioner. The agony got the better of me, though, and I set aside enough skepticism to try out one Sadhana session.
And what was the result? That single session was life-changing!
Long-standing physical problems, including foot, leg and hip pain that I’d had for years simply vanished-for good. Kimberly Klein also showed me some personalized pain-free stretches to maintain and improve my newly aligned, released structure. And nagging, life-disrupting problems have never returned to this day.
I was so amazed by this outcome that I traveled to California to meet Ms. Klein’s teacher and learn more about her training as well as the origins of the astonishing Chinese healing techniques. I also interviewed clients Ms. Klein had assisted, including serious head injury cases, and volunteered to assist the Sadhana team in designing research and collecting efficacy data.
It soon became my aim to see the validation of these methods published in medical journals and textbooks as the approach and related techniques are learned by a growing number of certified practitioners.
The world will be a better place when this vision becomes reality.