Department of Geography and Planning
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
July 3, 2012
What can I say about Victoria Anton that hasn’t already been said by so many? That she is a genuinely sincere, caring woman who has the ability to “see” my energy and direct it to heal me in even the smallest of places of my soul? Yes…I can say that and believe it with my whole heart.
I first went to see Victoria 4 months ago for deep tissue massage on my sore neck and back but what I came away with was great massage AND knowledge that I have control over my body and healing was within reach.
I began Cranial Sacral therapy with Victoria and just recently, along with the help of my healthcare provider, have been able to discontinue some of the western medications I’ve been on for many years. I do believe that through Victoria’s wisdom and knowledge of the body we have begun healing my body through the different modalities of her practice.
Also, she has been extremely effective with work on my TMJ problem which I have had for years and have had increasing discomfort over the past couple of months. Headaches, ear ache and jaw pain were increasing preventing me from sleeping and functioning without several doses of Tylenol every day. There was immediate relief, I mean immediate relief, after the first session. After 3 sessions I have no headaches, ear ache or jaw pain.
Victoria also taught me how to care for myself between treatments with her. I was meant to find her and embrace her gift. I’m happy she is in my life.
I met Victoria in 2013 on our summer vacation. I had extreme pain in my back and numbness in my hands and feet. After a one hour session with her, I felt great. She gave me a lot of very helpful information about how to keep my body in shape and how to improve it. I get back to GA and fall right back into my old routine.
We returned to NC for our 2014 summer vacation, and I am 15 pounds heavier and in pain again. During our stay, I had two more sessions with Victoria and again, I felt great. This time I followed her advise on stretching and exercise programs and just a few weeks later I am preparing for my first 5K in twenty years. Twelve weeks ago, I could not run a 1/4 mile.
I would advise anyone, regardless of size or shape, if you want to quit hurting and improve your quality of life give Victoria a chance to help you.
With Much Thanks,
Working with Victoria has been a great reminder that when I stress my body training like I do, there are no easy “fixes” and I need to take more responsibility and work independently too, instead of simply relying on body work sessions to help me recover. I am growing to appreciate the self-reliance I am learning to help my body sustain and recover from hard efforts for training for ultra marathon distance. I like that we talk about the results I seek and the decide the best approach. Although I am Victoria’s client, she is partnering with me in my own self care and I am very appreciative…and I am really glad her office has excellent space for both her body work AND the AIS.
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Race Director for New River Trail 50k: www.ncnr.org/nrt50k.html
I am a senior in high school, and my plans are to run track in college. I have been running track since my sophomore year. As a junior, during track season I experienced severe muscle tightness or what my coach referred to as "heavy legs" and he recommended massage therapy. Right after my first treatment with Victoria I could tell a significant difference. Victoria's approach is a whole body approach to wellness. She didn't just treat the symptoms but was eager to resolve the cause. She is extremely knowledgeable in sport related therapy, and more importantly, she genuinely wanted to help me. I really appreciate what Victoria has done for me during my last track season and I highly recommend her to athletes who need help for a specific problem or who want to gain an advantage in their sport.
I have had chronic neck pain and stiffness since 2006. When I would get a massage or go to therapy , I would get some relief for a few days and occasionally for even a couple of weeks but the pain always came back. Victoria started working with me on active isolated stretching exercises. What a difference! It’s just hard to believe that doing a couple of minutes of simple stretches a few times throughout the day has given me such relief! I no longer wake up with the stiffness in my neck and upper back and I have been free of the pain that was causing me such discomfort when I turned my head.
I am a retired teacher who always encouraged students to learn things for themselves, to "dig" and find the answers to their problems, and to never stop learning. I did not follow my own advice! When the neck pain happened, I just wanted someone else to fix it for me. Victoria helped me see that I had to take an active role in learning the stretches and exercises and do them consistently to keep the neck muscles from tightening and creating the pain.
Thank you so much Victoria for teaching me the importance of learning the active isolated stretches and showing me how to incorporate these stretches into a daily routine. Thanks too for reminding me that learning is a lifelong pursuit and that we need to learn all we can about how our own bodies work.
Last summer I injured my back while biking, and a friend recommended Victoria as a massage therapist and energetic healer. Within two visits, my pain had subsided, and Victoria provided me with exercises and a greater understanding of the mechanics of my body. Her holistic knowledge is astounding and she is a talented therapist, able to explain how the body and energetics work, along with her amazing skills as a massage therapist. I highly recommend Victoria for anyone seeking a healthier life.