Testimonials

I would like to thank my customers for giving me their testimonials, these are very important to me.  I maintain a strict code of confidence so I only put the initials and the comments.  If you would like to add to the testimonials just email me or phone me.  Thank you once again.


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Having a Swedish body massage with Karen is an amazing experience. Karen gives a thorough, professional and extremely effective treatment which is most enjoyable.  It is totally relaxing but at the same time invigorating. She is an excellent and well informed therapist. Everyone should try this. L.B Leamington Spa. Sep 2010.


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I went for a Lava Shell massage, not knowing what to expect, Karen put me at ease. I do love a pamper but  with my work and home life it’s hard. I lay on the couch and Karen warned me the shells can be hot I found them to relax me straight away. When karen said working on the stomach is like colonic irrigation  on the outside  (I've always wanted colonic irrigation)I found it tremendously lovely, by the time Karen finished, I didn’t want Karen to finish, I just wanted to lay there. I would recommend this treatment to anyone.  C.W Harbury. Sep 2010

 

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Since having regular sports massages with Karen, I have noticed an increased in the length of my drive due to the increased flexibility I now have in my shoulders and back. I would definitely recommend this treatment. JB Southam (Single figure handicapper) Oct 2010


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After over indulging at Christmas, (and why not I enjoyed it!!), I decided time to increase my aloe drinking gel intake which would sort out my digestion  and give me heaps of energy by shifting some toxins. I was also offered an aloe body wrap and Reiki session from Karen Buckland which is a January special treatment of hers. Sounded good to me and this would also help with toxins that have built up, especially the unsightly cellulite!! 

The wrap feels wonderful when it is on and while it was working I had the relaxing Reiki treatment. It was wonderful to take time out for me after dashing around at Christmas. To my absolute delight I lost a total of just under 5 inches!! The upper arms thighs and stomach area were all measured before and after; even better 1 ½ inches of that was off the stomach area!!!
My skin texture feels wonderful especially on my thighs and I know the creams carry on working afterwards deep in the tissue layers. Thank you Karen for a wonderful treatment. VS Shirley Jan 2011


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As you know I ran the London Marathon this year April 2011.  After 1 and half days I was walking completely normal.  My muscles were tired but had stopped aching and this I am sure was due to the fact I had an Glacial Ice lava shell massage on my legs.  It was amazing and after getting off the couch my legs felt restored to normal.  Thanks Shared Beauty for inventing this remarkable treatment.  KB Apr 2011


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I have had injuries the last 2 years first my  IT band on my left leg and last year pulled a ligament in my right leg, and I was told not to run another half. This year thanks to Karen I have just completed the Great North Run with no injuries. You have prepared my legs with your sports massages over the last 6 months,  and the weekend before the big race prepared my legs with an amazing massage and energy.  You new how nervous I was,  but with your sports massages, advice on protein drinks, & stretches you have given me the bug to carry on. I will continue to have my massages / lava shells and I will highly recommend you.  You have been a great support, mentor and I have gained a great friend. Thank you so much. 
DD  Sep 2011


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I have recently been laid low by something which the conventional world of medicine has struggled to get a handle on. Their attempts to do so did channel me down a path of treatment which at one point threatened my long term wellbeing and some might say my life. That is to say, prescribing unnecessary drugs to treat an uncertain condition in a patient dangerously unsuited to them. I suffered a severe reaction and was rushed into hospital. My liver had been damaged and brought about a recurrence of the hepatitis that I endured twenty five years earlier. This episode only served to prolong if not intensify symptoms of the recently presented ailment and delay its probable diagnosis and proper treatment. The practitioners are still stumped.

Now you have arrived Karen, and I would like you to know that I don’t pretend to understand what it is that you do, but during the treatment something happened. The shoulder, neck, and head massage that you performed certainly relaxed me and carried me to another place. I didn’t really know what that meant but I think I do now. As for the other healing thing that you did, well, it floated me round this other place on a rainbow raft of daydreams. As a heavy machine operator in the construction industry, it pains me to say I wept. (If my mates or brothers read this, I will insist that it was merely my eyeballs sweating.) To those who ask me I will say, I do not know if I believe or not in the mysteries of these echniques but I certainly believe in you. The warmth I felt from your hands as they passed without contact over me was unmistakable, but by contrast their coolness to the touch when you held my hand was more than astonishing.

I do not know if this will cure me of whatever this spirit draining ailment is but I firmly believe that it will ease my journey towards its demise. I will not be recommending your  treatments to anyone. I will be insisting that they would be daft if they do not give it a bash.
KW West Midlands Jan 2012


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I had my first pregnancy massage with Karen in my third trimester and what a relief!  Rather than focusing on one particular area like I am used to, I discovered a whole new holistic approach to massage.  The positioning is slightly different to take account of the Bump, and I felt  truely relaxed afterwards, and baby definately enjoyed it too. The techniques used are slightly different but address the special needs of pregnancy, especially towards the end as you get larger.  I would most definately recommend this massage (and already have to my friends) and am looking forward to my next one.
MW Leamington Spa Apr 2012


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Dear Karen
Thank you for all you hard work on Sat 24th March 2012. I really appreciate all
the help you gave me to organise the treatments for the group and for being so
willing to fit everyone in, even if that ment you didn't get much of a break all
afternoon.  Everyone really enjoyed their massages with you, especially
Sarah the bride to be.  Thank you so much for making her hen weekend extra special.  See the two photo's of us all wearing out t-shirts and Saturday night in our  frocks and masks.  All the best LB Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire.

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"As a sceptical person when it came to Facials, I was not convinced that converting from soap and water would make such a huge difference. However, with Karen's expert advice, I am now in a routine of skin care which definitely HAS made a difference and even my colleagues have complimented me on this! The fact that Karen loves her job is obvious in her enthusiasm and I would recommend her every time. A lovely, personable lady. Thank you for making me feel great and giving me back my confidence Karen." 
LB Banbury Jun 2012


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Lava Bambu Massage:
As someone with a genetic disorder, that has caused years of pain due to muscle spasm, I have used many massage therapists over the years. Considering this I would say that Karen is one of the best I have used. Her manner is excellent and she makes you feel very at ease in the sessions. She is also provides a deeply relaxing and effective massage. I would highly recommend seeing Karen for a massage!
MR Aug 2013

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Myofascial Release Massage:
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f you know my wife you know she is bubbly and maniacally rushes everywhere, she just keeps going. How was I going to get her to stop, slow down and relax before I tool her away for a few days?

This is where Karen comes in, after an interesting chat with Karen I sent my wife over. Karen lives in Southam. My wife needs Satnav when she goes shopping, so how she was going to find Southam? I set the Satnav. The problem with my wife is that she doesn’t take any notice of the Satnav, as she becomes convinced it is taking her in the wrong direction. Then finally she rings me in a mad panic and I have to direct her, using Google Maps, back onto her route.

Anyway we risked it, and I don’t know how but she made it to Southam.

I have no idea what magic Karen worked on her but when my wife came home she was unbelievably relaxed.  Yes as usual, she got lost coming home, but this time she didn’t care. She had switched off. When she eventually arrived, there was no hassle, there was no rush.  Result, perfect, she was nicely switched off when I took her away.

However, it was much better than that, her poorly back wasn’t poorly anymore and her funny knee worked allowing us to go for long walks while we were away.

Yes, Karen’s Holistic Hands can do this.

Therefore I am booking my wife in for another session in a month or so, and I would recommend Karen to anyone who wants to relax, switch off and sort out those niggly bits of our bodies that keep on letting us down.

Karen thank you. TD Aug 2013


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When I booked the Myofascial Release session with Karen I wasn’t really sure what I was booking. I had never heard of this treatment before and I knew nothing about it. Karen explained beforehand all about the benefits of this treatment and how this treatment worked and I put myself in her capable hands.

Instead of massaging different areas Karen used a variety of pressures and the treatment felt wonderful. I felt warm and tingly in the areas she worked on and even after the treatment finished these feelings continued. I hold a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders but after she worked on my back I could really feel the benefit.

Karen’s natural healing ability also comes through with this treatment and I could feel waves of healing pulsating through my body. This was a fascinating treatment which left me feeling light as a feather, completely relaxed and gave me a real sense of well-being. I recommend everyone try this treatment. LB Leamington Dec 2013


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Thank you Suzanne Barney from http://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/suzanne.barney



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Put simply ‘Karen is the best therapist I have ever had the pleasure to meet!  

Her natural talent as a therapist, coupled with her genuine desire to ensure her clients receive the very best from her, ensures her success in all the treatments she has to offer.

Whilst training for an Open Water Swim, I visited Karen monthly to ensure my muscles were kept loose and active.  Sports massage was the order of the day and it worked a treat!  After the event, Karen ensured that any pressure felt in my neck and shoulders was soon put to rest.  
No matter what physical ailment I may be suffering from, Karen is always there to provide professional and honest advice / treatment.  I can't recommend her more highly.
KE Kenilworth Dec 2014