Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying

Going to Barbara for cranial sacral has been a monthly help to me for many years for long term dizziness, back spasms, after surgeries, a torn meniscus and arthritis.

My GP recommended craniosacral treatment after a lengthy surgery caused me to lose my 'gait' and regular physical therapy was unable to help. Going to Barbara for cranial sacral has been a monthly help to me for many years for long term dizziness, back spasms, after surgeries, a torn meniscus and arthritis. I have several colleagues and friends who have benefited from treatment from Barbara. Barbara is an experienced professional and I hope you consider this form of care for yourself.

Karen W

She has helped me change my life from the inside out and feel better than I knew was possible.

After years of struggling with various health problems (heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea etc), I was finally diagnosed with a head and neck injury along with extensive musculoskeletal imbalances and was told it would take a miracle for me to get better. Barbara Gosselin has been that miracle. She has helped me change my life from the inside out and feel better than I knew was possible. When I first started seeing her a few years ago, I thought her touch was way too gentle to be effective. I couldn't have been more wrong. Yes, she's gentle, but her approach is also deep and strong and it has been exactly what my body needed in order to slowly release ingrained tensions that had been with me for most of my life. She is also wise and compassionate and I'm very grateful to have her in my life. I have sent all my family members and close friends to her and I would recommend her to anyone in need of help, whether in body, mind, spirit, or all three.

Betsy B

I have found the results of her work to be bordering on miraculous. Now, I have no more headaches, my eyes aren’t sensitive to light and I have overall greater awareness of my whole body.

I first started seeing Barbara due to debilitating pain in my left temple into the left side of my neck, and my eyes were very sensitive to light (I had to wear sunglasses to watch TV!). I have found the results of her work to be bordering on miraculous. Now, I have no more headaches, my eyes aren’t sensitive to light and I have overall greater awareness of my whole body. Her work has helped with working out the kinks and frozen attitudes of life as my body “speaks” of past injuries and then allows that attitude to move into a new fluidity of self-correcting possibility.

LL, 61, retired schoolteacher, Arlington MA

Within weeks of starting to see Barbara, the pain was subsiding. My range of motion began to improve. Now, I can garden, train my dog, lift everything I could before.

My life was shrinking. Pain kept me up at night. I couldn't sleep. Was taking 12 ibuprofen a day. My fractured shoulder had healed, but in the process become "frozen". I developed biceps tendinitis.
I was trying to do everything the PT and the doctors told me to do, several times daily exercises, lots of icing.  I tried 2 acupuncturists, TENS therapy, massage...and it was getting more and more painful, not less. I saw a top surgeon. He said the surgery would be easy for him, but the recovery very painful for me. Great. More pain.

I couldn't carry a grocery bag, put away the dishes on the overhead shelf. Everything hurt, even driving, getting dressed, washing my hair.
The sister of a dear friend suggested that I see Barbara. Barbara had really helped her with a similar issue. I was a little skeptical, but I didn't have much to lose. I was desperate. Within weeks of starting to see Barbara, the pain was subsiding. My range of motion began to improve. Now, I can garden, train my dog, lift everything I could before. I even brought back out the heavy diner style plates I love. I have almost- not quite- complete range of motion. I am taking yoga classes. I can sleep at night. No pain killers needed.

Thank you Barbara!

The techniques and careful and mindful treatments you combine have made a world of difference for me.

I want to share with you my testimonial about how you have changed my life with your services.

When I first met you I could barely walk up the stairs to get to your clinic.  I had been experiencing such chronic pain in my hips and legs for so long it was becoming normal to me and I was saying "I guess this is what I have to live with".  I had been to see several practitioners from Orthopedics to Physical Therapists to Osteopath Doctors to Chiropractors.  I had gone through rigorous physical therapy sessions and probably spent thousands on out of pocket and copays only to realize it did not help at all and I was back to square one.  I also realized that some of the physical therapy I had received had made things worse and left me even more discouraged.

Since I started working with you, which is approaching a year now, I have made tremendous gains at obtaining a pain free life.  Yes I said "pain free".  I had noticed a shift in my pain right after the first session with you.  The techniques and careful and mindful treatments you combine have made a world of difference for me.  Not only have you helped ease my pain and practically eliminated it I have also gained a clearer mindset and added bonus of feeling mentally stronger and confident that "I can do anything I set my mind to".  Some may say that this sounds far fetched but believe me it is not. This testimonial only just scratches the surface of how I feel about the progress I have made through your healing techniques.  I am happy to have had the pleasure of meeting you and to have been given the opportunity to obtain a pain free life.  Thank you so much.

LS, 52, Designer/Skincare Specialist, Boxford MA

I have experienced so much phenomenal growth and integration over these years of working with you.

I feel tremendous gratitude for these past two and a half years of our work together.  I so appreciate the enormous level of integrity, clarity and continuity I feel in your work.  I have felt deeply supported and anchored by the depth and breadth of your therapeutic skills and your healing presence.  You gracefully and intuitively guide the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects together as a whole.  The result is always a feeling of greater integration and expansion in all of these realms. Your respectful and gentle approach and touch invites me to drop into myself and access subconscious levels of awareness in a way that I have rarely experienced with other practitioners. I have experienced so much phenomenal growth and integration over these years of working with you.  You are clearly a gifted healer of a high caliber.

JS, 47, bodyworker, Arlington MA

Barbara has a healing touch.  She knows how to journey beside me without ever taking over.  I am very grateful.

Barbara is completely present when she is working with me.  I feel supported and respected.  Her knowledge, experience and openness allow me to relax and listen to my self and let be.  Her comments and questions come at just the right moment and guide without interfering.  Barbara has a healing touch.  She knows how to journey beside me without ever taking over.  I am very grateful.

PB, 73, Teacher, Medford MA

Barbara helped me tremendously.  Both my pain and dysfunction decreased substantially.

Barbara is an exceptional physical therapist and a wonderful caring person.  When I first saw Barbara, I had trouble eating many foods, talking for extended periods, and turning my head because of my jaw and neck pain and stiffness.  Barbara helped me tremendously.  Both my pain and dysfunction decreased substantially.   Barbara always seemed in tune with what was happening in my body, almost like a 6th sense.  She knew what areas of my body needed attention, but she also consistently asked for my input and feedback.  Importantly, Barbara is an incredibly warm person, a wonderful listener, and has great positive energy.

SS, 47, Teacher, Cambridge MA

Through my work with Barbara, my shoulder pain has been resolved

I first came to see Barbara Gosselin after having shoulder surgery, which had been complicated by extreme fatigue due to being diagnosed with mono just after my surgery. I had residual pain in my shoulder region and overwhelming fatigue which interfered with everything and also resulted in increasing old pains in my back. Through her work, my shoulder pain has essentially resolved and my energy level is slowly increasing.  I feel better after each session.

I am also getting relief from the migraines that I have suffered for years, and the chronic pains that I have due to scoliosis.  My spine feels straighter and I feel more centered when I stand than I ever have.  I am also noticing a decrease in the facial pain that usually precedes my headaches as well as the particular cervical pain I’ve had for years.
I highly recommend Barbara’s services. She is thoughtful, caring, skilled, highly knowledgeable, and talented.

S.D., 61, Occupational Therapist, Melrose MA