In Your Words… No longer prone to falling

by Barbara Y.

For my entire life, I’ve been somewhat clumsy. I tripped over things, ran into corners and fell often. As a kid, this wasn’t so bad but as an adult it became more problematic. As a result, I’ve needed a good bit of bodywork, having done various types of massage with many different therapists for over 20 years.  I always thought it was just me, something in my personality that made me prone to falling. However, all this changed when I had the great fortune to meet Will Ravenel at HaLe’.

Not only has Will, through Rolf Therapy and Myofascial Release, balanced the structure of my body so I’m more grounded with better posture, I haven’t had a bad fall since working with him (knock on wood). Rolf Therapy was something I’d always heard about with curiosity but kept putting off. I’m forever grateful to Janice Cathey for suggesting this form of bodywork, as it’s been perfect for me. I’ve heard others talk about their Rolf therapists with mixed reviews. I have only glowing praise for Will. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about the human body, he’s a kind and generous person. He takes time to explain the work, giving exercises and advice on maintaining good posture. Will has helped me understand how integrated we are physiologically and how to maintain a balanced and grounded way of moving through the world.

Testimonial for Voice Release Therapy

Dear Janice and Adie,

I just wanted to thank you both for your time and dedication to healing so many people and for helping me.  I feel so fortunate to be the recipient of your loving care and concern.

My name is Randi, I’m 56 years old and I’ve had a chronic cough for most of my life. Diagnosed and treated by many doctors as having various maladies  including severe acid reflux, asthma, allergies and now a cyst on my vocal cords, I had finally run out of doctors, ideas and hope.

One day, while chatting with a friend in my East Nashville boutique, a lovely woman overheard my complaints and gently approached me. She told me she owned a healing center called HaLe’ Mind and Body in Hillsboro Village, and suggested that I might want to try a session with one of her therapists. I booked an appointment with Adie Grey MacKenzie, who coincidentally I had previously met several times through mutual friends and had always loved her energy.

The first session with her was wonderful. She was highly intuitive, compassionate, knowledgeable, gentle and a great listener. She taught me exercises and gave me homework. I immediately knew I was in the right place. My second session with her was amazing. She did myofascial release on my head and neck, recommended restorative yoga classes and gave me more exercises.

That night, I slept without waking up from coughing for the first time in over a year. I’m now taking the restorative yoga classes at HaLe’ Mind and Body and feel better than I have in months! I am so grateful to Janice, Adie and Katie and highly recommend all of their services!