What Individuals Say:
For Neck Pain:
"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
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 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:
"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
What Business Owners Say:
“CopperPoint has created a culture that values employee health and promotes a healthy work environment so we look for programs that support all interests and fitness levels. Kinessage® hit the mark with employees who are challenged with stress-related tension and chronic pain. Kathleen is highly professional and shared her expertise in a manner that everyone could identify with and understand.
Learning how to clear the body of pain without medication is invaluable. Participants experienced how using simple movement and light touch quickly increased range of motion, released excess tension, and relieved their pain. I was personally surprised when I saw my own progress made in the brief time from the pre and post evaluation. It works!
We are now providing all of our employees with this valuable tool via the Kinessage® Self-Care Virtual System. It’s ideal to use during the day to counteract the ill effects of long hours sitting at the computer, and our employees can access it 24/7 if they have musculoskeletal -related challenges outside of work.
If you are looking for a program that empowers your employees to easily and quickly increase mobility and relieve their own pain and tension without medication or office visits, I recommend Kinessage®.”
MaryAnn Sturm, Vice President Human Resources, CopperPoint Insurance Companies
“Recently, my employees had a team bonding workshop called Kinessage Self Care. Kathleen was an amazing facilitator. Given that their physical issues ranged from chronic to severe and some with limited ranges of motion, it was amazing to watch their disbelief change instantly as they could increase their own ranges of motion. In post-testing everyone reported less pain, less tension, and felt it was easy and comfortable.
The principles so critical in a smooth-running business: awareness, communication, kindness, and collaboration were experienced tangibly through our own minds and bodies. We came away not just with the greater connection and easier movement in ourselves but with great connection and awareness of each other as a business family. I have been able to watch the ease of change in our daily business interactions.
Kathleen works extremely well in groups and with various personality types. Her technique is easy to apply, and the overall experience is much greater than it might first appear. If you would like to offer a unique benefit to your staff that will also provide multiple benefits to your business, I recommend Kathleen Gramzay and the Kinessage Self Care program.
— Dr. Kelly de Simone, Eye Priority
“As a small business owner, I am always open to unique benefits I can provide my team, especially those that can add value to their lives. The Kinessage® Self Care program met that criterion in a big way!
Kathleen’s professionalism and knowledge were impressive. But was really extraordinary was her ability to interact with our employees in a way that made them very comfortable. The day was remarkable. Several people saw immediate improvement in areas of their bodies that have been a source of pain for years. Everyone felt the material, presentation, and personal attention was exceptional. With finding and keeping good employees as big a challenge as ever, finding creative opportunities to incentivize your team makes a difference. Kinessage is one of those opportunities. This is an investment that has already paid significant returns and I’m sure will continue to do so.” — Bill DeBarba, President BWSI
Health Care Professional Comments on Kinessage® Self Care
"Upon meeting Kathleen Gramzay, NCTMB and learning of Kinessage® Self Care, I realized the gifts she could present to Hospice of the West Health Aide professionals. The presentation was fun, educational, and gave the team specific self-care techniques to use to increase positive attitudes, decrease pain and stiffness that occurs while doing patient care, as well as staying healthy while caring for others.
Even within that short one hour, our team experienced how the techniques worked and walked away with instant tools that they could use immediately. I too benefited and encourage anyone to learn Kinessage® Self Care to improve their mind, body and spirit." – Marsha Hall-Shafer, CSC, Community Support Coordinator, Hospice of the West, Scottsdale, AZ
"Kinessage® Self-Care for Therapists is brilliant! What a concept to teach therapists how to apply conscious awareness and nurturing touch to ourselves for our OWN healing. Kathleen is a stellar presenter. She makes it fun and brings it all together in a way that makes sense." – Christie Dater, LMT, Scottsdale, AZ
"I started the techniques and can't believe how quick and easy it is. I am having great success, and my clients are noticing the difference too. I LOVE it! It has helped ease the pain I used to get in my back. With your method I can go all day without any pain.." – Diane Rinehart, LMT, Cedar Rapids, IA
"Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for creating Kinessage®. I thoroughly enjoy doing it, even on large clients, and several people have already told me it is the best massage work that they have ever experienced." –Linda Hedquist, LMT, Fairfield, IA
“This protocol is a healthy approach for both therapist and client. The therapist works specifically and wisely and the client receives the benefit of more effective work." – Cheryl Phipps, LMT Mesa, AZ
"Kinessage® is mind-blowing. I really feel that working from this new approach is retraining my brain." – Blossom Osofsky, LMT, Scottsdale, AZ
“Just take Kinessage® Self Care and thank me later!” – Annette S. LMT, Milwaukee WI
“I think Kinessage® Self Care is a life-changing class that is simple to apply and incorporate for ourselves and clients.” – Michele B. LMT, WI
“You will be amazed what you learn about yourself in this self-care class.” – S. Anderson, LMT, WI
“Kinessage® Self Care is essential for therapists to stay healthy and for giving more effective massages.” – M. Rowe, LMT, WI
Therapist Comments on Kinessage® MTM
"Discovering Kinessage has not only monumentally taught me to easily and effectively care for myself, but has provided me with the knowledge and tools to treat clients and empower them to care for themselves.
Kinessage is smart, precise, intentional, and uses movement as mechanical advantage to efficiently effect tissue from the outside in and from the inside out. – Jamie Look, LMT, Honolulu HI
"Kathleen Gramzay is an inspiring instructor who has applied her comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology to create a unique hybrid massage technique called Kinessage®. This powerfully effective yet gentle system of bodywork will bring amazing results for your patients while causing almost no stress on your body.
Kinessage® is powerful but gentle. I highly recommend it. I have not experienced anything like Kinessage® before, but I look forward to receiving it again. It really helped a chronic neck issue and released a lot of deep tension in my hips in just one treatment." – Ralph Stephens, LMT,NCTMB, Massage Educator, 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee
Client Comments on Kinessage® Massage Through Movement:
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
"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
"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
"Kinessage® allowed my right arm to gain back its flexibility without pain! Recently my right arm became so stiff that I couldn’t put it behind my back, making getting dressed difficult and painful. Using Kinessage®, a gentle way of using my body’s natural movement, my right arm opened, cleared and regained a full range of motion. Kathleen showed me what I could do at home to assist my arm’s healing. Kinessage® is different from other forms of massage and gives results, without pain!" – Cindie H., Scottsdale, AZ
“I just returned from my first-ever massage and I FEEL GREAT!!! No wonder my friends rave about Kathleen's method. Nothing hurts and all of my joints feel so limber and good. The pain is gone and I can begin to stretch. I am so impressed! Three people had cautioned me to be prepared to hurt for a day or two and often the media portrays a massage therapy session as just short of a date with Torquemada during the Inquisition. This was as far from that as possible. I highly recommend Kathleen and her method!” – M. Martin, Scottsdale, AZ
"After chemotherapy, I sought out treatments that would help build my immune system and heal my body. My naturopathic doctor recommended lymphatic massage and I was so fortunate to have found Kathleen. I went for my first massage knowing that it was going to be good for my body and help the flow of my lymphatic system, however, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. I think that has a lot to do with Kathleen’s approach and technique. It is by far the most relaxing type of massage I have ever had ...and it’s good for me, does it get any better than that? – Roxanne S., Morro Bay, CA
– "I met Kathleen when I was pregnant with my third child. Her unique approach to massage therapy caught my attention as it was both relaxing and effective. I needed a gentler approach to my muscle knots and tension at that time in my life. 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 my therapists! – Jamie Ostdiek, PA-C, Phoenix, AZ
"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