Healing stories from happy clients
Long Distance Healing
2011 - present
Over a year ago, I was finally diagnosed with Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy. The doctor, the last in a long string of doctors, said the nerves were damaged, not badly but still damaged enough to cause me pain and that my primary care doctor could help me manage the pain.
There is so much we don’t know about nerves and how the brain deals with chronic pain.
It seemed to me that I needed to look outside traditional medicine. I’ve spent the last year working with an herbalist, practicing yoga with limited mobility. Meditation and stilling my brain has been wonderful so when I heard about how Theresa works, it made sense.
Without her knowing much more then my name, her scans saw issues that others had found. My herbalist works in reflexology and she’s been focusing on my pancreas and spleen, kidneys and liver – all areas that Theresa immediately saw. Theresa also struck a chord when she saw lots going on in my right foot, where the neuropathy seems to be the worst.
Each session is a bit different with different areas needing attention. Our first session she said she normally starts at the top of the head and scans downward but for some reason she went in through my eyes. All while I was seeing, behind my closed eyes, a hole in wrinkled skin. I desperately wanted to see what was on the other side but it kept coming in closer to me.
That same session she saw issues in the heart, emotional or physical. At about the same time she was working there, I was experiencing a release of energy, a lifting out of my body and a sense of letting go and peace. I felt as though I was lifted off the bed and being held safely. At the same time I was experiencing this release, Theresa felt her arms lifted with a sudden energy expansion.
Another session she was working to clear the lymph gland in my upper arm and chest, an area where I do struggle with lymph edema.
She has seen that my kidneys and adrenals are stressed and need work, suggesting I had overtaxed myself. There is no surprise there.
She also saw issues in my lumbar, sacrum and tailbone, all areas where I struggle. Each time when she is working to clear things there, I have a heavy feeling through the area. It feels as though my hips and sacrum are stuck on the bed, weighted down.She has lately been concentrating on the sacrum and tailbone, along with nerves running down my legs to my feet.
The first time she worked in those areas, the next day the pain was terrible but the following day, I was able to move more of my feet, my tailbone and sacrum felt good. I was even able to have a pedicure with no pain or discomfort!
I’ve been struggling with this neuropathy for three years now, brought on slowly over the last 5 probably. So I realize it will take time and I will continue to have good days and bad days. But now, I seem to have more good days.
Theresa has offered insight into my body that I have not had previously. She is able to direct her energy work at areas that need it and my body has been responding.
The focused meditation time for me is also wonderful, I’m learning to stay focused and to breathe. Balance has not been something I’ve had much of in my life and I have sensed that body has needed this. Theresa is helping me to bring my body and my life into balance. There is a calmness and a sense of renewed energy following all sessions with her.
Her insights into my energy and body are often right on target. The visions she sees following a session – a seahorse then a racehorse, racing around. This is particularly true of me. I struggle to act more like a graceful, slow moving seahorse when in fact I tend to race around a lot. Another time she saw me holding a long piece of dough with many people helping – could this be my daughter’s wedding, I feel I’m carrying with the help of many? Or the book opening and closing. This really made sense as I move to new chapters in my life.
I know it took me time to get to this point in being out of balance, it’ll take me time to put myself back into balance. The human body, maybe mine more so than others, is such a finely tuned instrument. It’s a blessing to have someone like Theresa working to help to restore a good balance.
Customer Officer – establishing, managing a fully operational customer service team for a clothing company.
56 years old
Qigong Energy Medicine for Mother and Baby
“Six years ago, on the advice of my mother, I went to see Theresa May. After some lengthy discussion about my past and my current health, I decided to let her try and help me. I was having major problems with my eyesight, low blood sugars, and the inability to carry a baby past 16 weeks. I was told by my doctors I would not have any more children (other than our 3 year old son) due to too much scar tissue in the uterus, (I had already had 5 miscarriages) and there was nothing they could do for my eyes as the danger of permanent blindness from too much blood pressure during pregnancy was a very real risk. After the first visit, I noticed a dramatic difference in my eyesight and my blood sugar levels balanced out. The best thing that happened because of her was a few weeks later I became pregnant with our now 5 year old daughter. I had fewer complications with her than I had with our son. Theresa’s healing touch made all the difference in my life.
Three years ago I gave birth to a son six weeks premature. He was born with major heart issues and was later diagnosed with Noonan’s syndrome. He was also diagnosed with some sight impairments. We brought him to Theresa for her healing hands. After one long session, we noticed our son could track objects and had better vision. The pediatric ophthalmologist verified this two weeks later. His heart murmur was also less pronounced. At the age of eighteen months the doctors declared he no longer had Noonan’s. It was with the help of Theresa and supplements that our son had his healing miracle.”
Des Moines, Iowa
Hypnosis & T.L.C.
Theresa, Thank you so much for helping put me back together again-emotionally and spiritually. With your help my relationships with my daughter and my husband are closer than ever. I am happy with myself and have let go of the past. Peace to you.
Nancy K. Stillwater, MN
Tai Chi Chih Health Benefits
“Just a note to let you know that I finally got the cast off my leg. I did practice Tai Chi mentally and it was great. As I knew it would be. Actually took much of the pain away, also very relaxing and time seemed to pass quickly.…. I am recovering quickly, although Dr. said “Probably 6 months before complete recovery” For me the benefits of Tai Chi Chih have been astounding. Lowered my blood pressure, improved balance, cut my eye prescription in half. Also this winter had only one sinus attack, what a relief. Having practiced as an R.N. for 30+ years, Tai Chi has been a new and rewarding experience. Practicing the movements is energizing, relaxing, physically and mentally stimulating.”
T.L.C. Transformational Life Coaching
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Theresa- she is simply amazing! Through the use of guided meditation and therapeutic coaching I was able to overcome many personal obstacles that I’d been struggling with for years. Theresa created a very calm and relaxed atmosphere where I felt at ease sharing my personal issues openly without fear or judgment.
I’ve been very skeptical of many mainstream counseling programs because they don’t seem to incorporate any type of Spirituality into them; I was so happy to find Theresa where not only my Spirituality was respected, but also brought in as part of the program. Theresa, thank you so much for giving me the tools to overcome any obstacle.
Hypnotherapy for Stomach Pain
Hypnotherapy for Stomach Pain
“I started having stomach problems in the fall of 2000. I had constant discomfort which affected my eating as well as my daily activities. After dealing with it for a month or so, and taking a lot of OTC antacids, I visited my doctor. I took prescription medications for an ulcer for several months, although, I never noticed an improvement from them. I finally was able to stop taking them when the pain appeared to go away late winter. Fall of 2001 the stomach problems returned. After another visit to the doctor and yet another prescription that didn’t seem to help she referred me to a gastroenterologist. After all sorts of testing (upper endoscopy, stomach acidity test, etc.) they couldn’t find anything major wrong and told me to continue taking the prescription medications. The pain once again went away late winter. The pain returned again in the fall of 2002. I had been seeing Theresa for shiatsu bodywork to help with some of my tight muscles. After mentioning the issues I’d been having with my stomach, she recommended that we try hypnotherapy. I didn’t really believe that hypnotherapy could help, but after a few more weeks of stomach pain at my next Shiatsu appointment I decided I might as well give it a try – it can’t hurt. When I came in for my hypnotherapy session I was extremely skeptical that it could possibly help with the stomach problems I’d been having for the past 3 years. When I left the appointment my stomach hurt worse, if not more than ever. I went home that evening and went to bed. When I woke up the next
day the stomach pain was gone and it has not returned since.”
St. Paul, MN
Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Surgery with Qigong & Shiatsu
I had been experiencing pain, numbness and aches in my forearms, wrists and fingers during much of the day. It was having an impact on driving, exercise and my responsibilities at work, in particular working on the computer. The problem was worse at night and I began to have a difficult time sleeping. After a visit to the doctor, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a repetitive stress injury that occurs in many people. I have had problems with Carpal Tunnel on and off for the past several years; however, the pain and discomfort became significant when I began some labor intense projects at home. My family physician recommended I talk to a surgeon to discuss my options of correcting the problem. The surgeon indicated that since my condition was chronic, the only solution was probably surgery, which involves cutting a tendon in your wrists and being out of work for several weeks. One day a business acquaintance suggested that I go see Theresa for energy healing. Though I was highly skeptical, the person recommending it was genuinely convincing so I thought I could give it a try before having surgery. I would rate my pain level at an 8 or 9 daily and was getting desperate feel better. Theresa said she would do a little shiatsu bodywork which is hands on (I would equate it to a very deep tissue pressure that addresses specific points) and then apply qigong energy healing which was mostly hands off the body. I would have normally dismissed this all with extreme skepticism; however, I did feel sensations during that time while she was doing off the body energy work. After the first treatment all I noticed was a strange new sensation, like a tingling that was different from the numbness, ache, and pain. After the 2nd treatment the pain dropped down to a 6, the numbness in my thumb and fingers was gone and the pain wasn’t bothering me at night. After the 3rdth and final session the aches, pain and numbness were finally gone. Since then I would consider myself essentially cured. I enjoyed my sessions very much and they were so relaxing I sometimes had a difficult time staying awake. Theresa did great work and prevented me from having to go through a very painful surgery. For that, I am extremely grateful.” (During the first treatment the numbness went away after 3 days and the aches stopped after the 4th session.)
River Falls, WI
Qigong, JinShinDo & Shiatsu for Blot Clot in Eye
K. R. a very healthy and health conscious woman in her early to mid 60’s came to me for help with a condition that had occurred suddenly and the doctors prognosis was not very desirable. One day K.R. awoke and discovered that she was blind in her left eye. She first sought out the advice of her son a surgeon and also had other physicians look at her condition very carefully. They discovered that she had a blood clot in the central vein leading to her left eye. Their suggestions were to have her take aspirin to hopefully thin the blood and move the clot or surgery. If she chose to have the surgery there would be 75% chance that the blindness would be permanent. About eight weeks later, she came to me it was very clear that she was not going to take any pills whether they be herbs or the aspirin that the doctors had suggested and the odds of the surgery causing permanent damage was just not acceptable. She asked if I could help her, of course there are never any guarantees but truly anything is possible in energy medicine so I told her all I could do is do what I know and do my best. By scanning her body I was able to pick up on blockages at her lower abdomen, hips, throat, back of head and neck. I applied Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, both of which are Asian bodywork therapies and Qigong energy healing. During each session she felt different sensations through out her body which intrigued her about TCM and energy medicine. With her curiosity and determination I also gave her things to do at home that would also be helpful and within 3 treatments she gained back almost all of her vision. These are her own words.
“Theresa was able to address my concerns, which made my comfort and trust level very good with her. The sessions were very relaxing, and very good treatment. She said that I helped myself heal too with my determination and openness to recover. However, at the end of our third appointment I regained almost all of my sight. The clot cleared and the blood started to flow again.”
K.R St Paul, MN
Qigong & Shiatsu for Shoulder Pain
Dear Ms. May
“This is to thank you for your help and guidance in the Qigong treatment that you provided me. It not only ”cured” my shoulder problem, but also opened my mind to more possibilities in my physical, mental, and spiritual life. I am now enjoying the study and practice of qigong and other alternative therapies and modalities.
As I first told you, I had a shoulder ache that had been bothering me for over a year. I had my doctor evaluate it several times and had an MRI taken that showed it was not a torn rotator cuff or bursitis, but it was continuously irritated. My doctor gave me cortisone shot for it and that helped for a week or so, but it would not go away. It was at that point that I decided to try some alternative therapy and I saw your ad in the phone book.
Your discussion of qigong and shiatsu concepts with me was very reassuring. You were very professional and inspiring in your comments and explanations. The energy focus work that you and I did on my shoulder not only warmed away the aches, but relieved the motion problems and chronic pain I had been experiencing.
It has been several months now since that treatment and my shoulder has been feeling just fine. As I told you, I am fairly active physically and play softball and basketball regularly. I can now play without the aches I had been enduring and I am enjoying the activities much more now.
I should note that I am a Chemical Engineer by training and was skeptical at first of this alternative treatment, but I am very open and interested now. I have continued the qigong exercises with much satisfaction. I am also a Christian by faith and I find nothing in the concepts that offend my beliefs. In fact, there are great similarities to these universal energy arts and the oneness with a creator God.
In closing, let me again thank you for the healing treatment for my shoulder and the inspiring direction to alternative therapies and practices. This has helped me in many ways and I plan to continue to expand the possibilities in these areas.”
Former 3M Chemical Engineer
Qigong for Carpal Tunnel
“I don’t know what my life would be like if it weren’t for your help. When I first came to you with extreme carpal tunnel in my wrist I didn’t hold much hope, but I didn’t want to undergo the surgery solution my doctor recommended. After only a few sessions of energy work with you my problem was solved. To this day I have no problems and can still type 120 words a minute, knit, write, everything! During this time, as you recall, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. With your help, my treatments of chemotherapy and radiation went extremely well. I didn’t get sick, didn’t loose my hair or have any adverse side effects. As you performed your energy work on me, I could feel the benefits happening! I’m a true believer in it and recommend you to all my friends and family.”
White Bear Lake, MN
Shiatsu for Heartburn
“I had been having heartburn for 30 years that was set off so easily. Often times I was only able to eat ice cream for up to 3 weeks at a time. But after three treatments I haven’t had any more problems. And Theresa also taught me self-shiatsu. Because of shiatsu and her gifts I’m able to eat foods that I never could.”