I am a 38 year old
woman who was diagnosed approximately 7 years ago, after the birth of my first
child, with Syringomyelia. Unfortunately, the prognosis and pain/resolution
options were oftentimes worse than living with the symptoms of this painful and
After exploring multiple therapies
(acupuncture, cranio-sacral, exercises, medicine), I was at a breaking point.
My pain was not improving in any sustainable or meaningful way, I couldn't
sleep well, and my hope was diminishing. A friend referred me to Don Kipp, and
highly recommended his therapy, Neuroenergetic Release. I was willing to try
anything at this point...and by the grace of God, scheduled my first appointment
with Don. I walked into Don's office with a tremendous amount of pain in my
neck, back, legs, and a constant "burning" nerve pain throughout my body, and I
left 85% pain-FREE! I was literally weeping during and after the
appointment...not because of my pain, but because of the relief (pain and
mental) that I had finally found. Due to the fluid and changing nature of
Syringomyelia, I require more frequent appointments with Don, than his "typical"
patient. However, this frequency has reduced to 1-2 appointments every couple
months. I am not "cured" of Syringomyelia, but the symptoms of this disease are
completely managed through Don's NER therapy. I thank God for Don and his
For last 3 years (after an Epidural during the birth of
my 3rd child) I was having near constant intense pain in my low back,
legs and feet. I was also suffering from so called anxiety attacks. The pain in
my feet made it difficult to walk. I tried everything from Nerve blocks to
Chiropractic and Micro-current all with minimal results. I would NOT accept
being doomed. I finally found NER and traveled from New Hampshire to Colorado to
see Don Kipp. The comforting and the relaxing sessions gave freedom to my body
again. After the first session I bought new (non-orthopedic) shoes and was able
to walk normally for the first time in 3 years. Now after 4 sessions I can enjoy
life with my family and Friends without feeling any pain and fearing any
"I started having some really intense back pain
during the July CEO Space forum, and due to the pain I was about to retire from
the event. But a dear friend of mine, Shanti, immediately recognized my
situation and introduced me to Donald Kipp, a friend she had met while attending
the forum. Donald asked me where I was feeling pain and offered to assist
me. In less than ten minutes, with him just lightly touching different key
points on my body and having me breathe when he directed, ALL my back pain was
gone and I felt completely back into alignment. It was absolutely incredibly.
Donald really knows his method, and it WORKS!!!"
Perkins, President of Sustainable Living Systems, Inc. Top
I have dealt with
fibromyalgia and migraines for many years. Recently
a friend referred me to Don Kipp and NER. After just 4 sessions I experienced a
tremendous improvement. The fibromyalgia is much decreased and so are the
migraines. The relief has lasted for months. Often I will think "Why do I feel
numb?" and then realize that I am not "numb" but pain free! My mind is learning
what it is to not have constant pain signals. Don's expertise has helped me to
feel better about myself, the possibilities my future holds and I am happier!
Sincerely, R. Leek Top
been a migraine sufferer for 45 years. At one time in my life, my migraines
lasted for 3 months solid – every day. The pain of a migraine is debilitating.
In addition to the migraines, I have a multitude of hereditary health issues
with my heart and kidneys.
My daughter originally saw Don for her
scoliosis (which is a curvature of the spine), which has caused her severe pain
for years as she biked and ran. Don was able to relieve that pain with 8 NER
treatments. She’s told me she feels like a new person!
Since my daughter’s treatment went so well,
she decided as a surprise to schedule an appointment for me to see Don on one of
my visits to Denver (I’m from Seattle). Over the past several years, my
migraines have tapered off to 1 or 2 per week. I thought that was ok, but my
daughter wanted to see if Don could help me lower the frequency.
I used to think my migraines were hormone
triggered, but now I don’t believe that to be the case. Since I was treated by
Don in October 2011, I have not had even one migraine – and it’s now March 2012.
I was a skeptic until I personally went through the treatment, and felt the
results. I would have never believed that I would be migraine free after living
with it nearly all my life.
An additional benefit that I’ve discovered is
that my heart palpitations and
reflux are non-existent. I continue to take some medications prescribed by
my cardiologist and nephrologist, however, the doctors are very happy with my
progress and have either reduced the dosage or cut out several medications.
To say I’m happy with the results is almost
laughable. I’m ecstatic!
Seattle, WA Top
In 1984, I sustained a neck injury that
left me numb in the left leg and with constant neck pain. I became a massage
therapist to learn how to help others and still have a productive life. Then I
met Donald Kipp.
works miracles. With observation and a few minutes of application of his art; I
have been pain free for 5 days now. I have freedom of movement in my hips and I
can stand up straight like I was a teenager again (I’m 60). I have even given up
the orthodics that were actually doing harm to my body.
No invasive surgeries or needles needed;
just fine-tuned awareness and intention makes this holistic application a
wonderful alternative to drugs and surgery! I can share how it has improved my
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About 1 1/2 years ago I began to notice a slight curvature I had in my back was
becoming more pronounced. Having been a massage therapist for over 10 years
specializing in sports and injury therapy I took serious notice when I suddenly
began to experience constant sciatic pain down my left buttock, iliotibial band,
knee, calf and ankle. The pain would not allow me to sleep for more than 3 or
4 hours a night. I was unable to stand up straight after getting out of bed or
getting up from a sitting position. My spinal curve became more extreme to
where I was forced to admit it was clearly scoliosis. Having been healthy and
active all my life I was not happy with this unexpected turn of events.
After trying chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, inversion table and
swimming exercises I managed to find some degree of tolerability in managing a
bit of my pain. The swimming and hot tub seemed to work best. Recently, at a
friend's suggestion, I had the opportunity to become introduced to Don. In one
session, after taking measurements and performing his NER techniques, for the
first time in over a year and a half I'm able to walk straight and at a pace
anyone other than a New Yorker would be proud of. I do still experience
discomfort in my leg but it's nowhere near what it was. I'm confident a few
more sessions would help ease those remaining symptoms. Additionally, after the
session when Don remeasured my height I was over 1 1/4" higher than just 20
minutes earlier at the start.
I cannot recommend this treatment enough. I feel like I'm getting my life back
again, where pain is not center stage before everything else. There's no price
for that kind of relief. Thank you!
Former Massage Therapist, US Olympic Women's National Soccer Team '04
Hi, my name is Thom Winter and I am 30 years
old. I came to know Don Kipp through a friend of my who had a great results
combating chronic back pain through NER. During my senior year in college while
training for my last year of football, I bulged the disks of my L4 and L5
vertebrae doing heavy weight squats. For two weeks I was barley able to move,
and I had to get a series of injections to block the pain in order to function.
Upon my return to football, after the first serious collision, the pain
returned, only worse, and I was unable to finish the season. I began a long and
grueling physical therapy regiment, including more injections (total of 5) over
the next six years, all in an effort to avoid surgery, with inconsistent degrees
Thanks to a few visits to Don Kipp and NER, I have been pain free and doing the
physical and active pursuits (hiking, camping, weight training, mountain biking)
I enjoy so much, I have my health and life back! NER treats the cause, not the
symptoms, and I believe Mr. Kipp and NER can have the same results for anyone
living with pain!
Thank you so much, Thom Winter
Our son Mark (age 11 when he
received NER treatment) was experiencing significant sinus issues. Stuffiness,
infection, viral issues and the headaches that resulted from it. We tried
everything doctors recommended to us - nose spays, antibiotics, treatments of
various kind and 2 surgeries. Every step would produce temporary relief and
then, several weeks later, the problem would come back.
At some point
we lost hope and this is when our pediatrician recommended us to visit Don Kipp.
After only three visits Mark's issues gone away and for the last 8 month he had
no symptoms. He is able to sleep, run, no headaches, no infections. We're very
pleased and happy with the results.
Yelena and Yuriy Shterk.
Don Kipp is a
hero to our family.
He has developed
a technique that combines touch and breath and it is simply amazing! I have
seen him, my husband has seen him, and our 12 year old son, Billy has seen him.
In all cases, we have gone to him with our bodies pretty severely “out of line”
and he has sent us home aligned, healthy and happy. My husband and I went to
see Don in pain, and left pain free.
Our reasons for Billy to see Don were less acute. He
was not in pain, however we had noticed for years that when he walked he was
canted forward, when he walked for long periods of time his feet tired quickly,
and he had very little stamina. We never knew what to do to help him, until we
met Don. After his first appointment, Billy grew a solid inch (which is a huge
deal for a 12 year old boy!). He was standing tall. He was able to keep up
with me (and go past me) on hikes for the first time in his life, his stamina
increased and he felt physically better all around. The changes in him were
I do not fully
understand what Don Kipp does with his NER technique…but I don’t need to…it
works! If you are reading this because you are unsure about whether or not this
is for you…try it…for those who have not experienced any sort of “alternative”
medicine, the idea may be a bit intimidating…please don’t let it be…NER will
help you…it sure has helped us.
Laurie W. Top
I am a bodyworker based in Swedish Massage and
have experienced Neuroenergetic Release both as a recipient and giver of NER treatment. I
attended the Body Awareness Seminar over a year ago and since that time I've found the
benefits of NER to be remarkable! I have always adhered to the philosophy that when
someone comes to me in pain, pain should not be a part of the cure. NER has given me the
ability to give the gift of freedom from pain restriction which allows my clients to live
their lives more fully.
A client of mine that is a hairdresser had a wrist
bothering her to the degree she thought she'd have to give
up her profession. After one NER treatment the symptoms disappeared and have not returned
for the past 8 months. Another client was going in for neck
surgery because he couldn't utilize the use of his arm and had blurred vision.
After one partial treatment symptoms where completely gone and haven't returned for one
Clients I have treated with NER have returned to
playing softball, tennis, gardening and work where before they believed such activities to
be only a part of the past. My clients have discovered that they feel better for a long
period commonly after one treatment and all delivered in an amazingly pleasant manner.
I've even been able to receive great benefit from self treatment!
Incorporating NER into my practice (as a
treatment alone or integrated with or into my basic Swedish) NER has become the vehicle
which transports my idealism into realization of those I treat.
Karen Peplin, Massage Therapist
being treated by Chiropractic for over 20 years for a neck displacement with
only short term success. The neck problem caused heart arrhythmia
and a rapid pulse. After receiving just a couple NER treatments the symptoms
cleared up completely. My pulse rate dropped from the 80's to 70's and has
maintained. My posture has improved and exercise prescribed that previously
caused me pain no longer cause discomfort.
The neck displacement had also
caused sleep apnea. I tried chiropractic, yoga, massage and various other
treatments with no success. The sleep apnea has completely disappeared since NER
I am now in Massage School and even
deep tissue massage does not bring back the problem where as in the past the
slightest neck disturbance would cause it to return. It's been over a year now
and I'm still feeling great!
Diane Burch, Reflexologist
From the time Christopher was 3
weeks old he began having terrible ear
infections. I would have him in the doctors office every 3-4 weeks
running high fevers and in a lot of ear pain. Numerous different antibiotics and
other medications were prescribed but the ear infections continued to return.
When Christopher was 10 months old I finally was led to Don Kipp's office for
NER treatment. What was discovered at that time was that Christopher's cranial
bones were mis-aligned, probably from the birth process. This caused his head to
lean towards the right side. Through the NER treatments his head and posture
were straightened out and NO MORE EAR INFECTIONS! Christopher is now 20 months
old and a much healthier little boy.
Jill Georgel, Mother
17 month old son had been throwing up 2-3 times a week since he was
9 months old. For the first several months, his pediatrician said it
would go away on it’s own and to be patient. Then, they tried allergy
testing to see if we could rule out food problems. When that failed, we
all spent several months trying to limit food groups…dairy, spicy, gas
causing, meat, even tried monitoring the amount and timing of
food…nothing worked. Then they tried a series of medications, some not
helping at all, some making things worse. Even a pediatric
gastroenterology specialist was stumped as to what the cause or cure
could be. In the end, all he could recommend was invasive, possibly
painful testing. I determined my son had been through enough after 8
months of vomiting, pain, irritability, infrequent bowel movement, and
terrible crying fits. I wanted to try a different approach. We went to
see Don, and after the very first appointment, we saw an immediate
difference. My son’s temperament was drastically improved, he started
having normal bowel movements, sleeping peacefully through the night,
and has not thrown up once since we saw Don. Now he is completely off
the medications the Doctors gave him and is a normal, happy and healthy
toddler. What an amazing difference to see what Don could do in one
appointment that the medical community could not do in 8 months.
J. S., Mother
I incurred a
torn pectoral muscle in a skiing
accident. I had been treated by a chiropractor and a masseuse and there
had been some improvement but then my progress stopped. The Chiropractor
referred me to Don Kipp for NER treatment. Don discovered that my entire
system was out of alignment. After treatment not only did my shoulder
greatly improve but my overall physical structure has improved.
As an athlete I have noticed tremendous
improvement in my running & cycling endurance, recovery time is quicker
and my speed is better. I feel generally more balanced.
Insurance Sales, Athlete Top
a broken neck from a football injury 10 years ago which left me with a
compressed vertebrae in my neck. My
back had also been overstressed from heavy lifting and I had sciatic
pain for years. I'd spent years in ongoing chiropractic treatment.
After a few sessions of NER I have been relieved of pain and have not needed
chiropractic treatment since. I would recommend NER to anyone!
Jim Peterson, Engineer
I was in an
auto accident and suffered a shoulder injury. I experienced
severe shoulder pain with any movement and
my shoulder rotation was very limited. I could not raise my arm over my head. As
a contractor and mason I feared my career was over. I had several months of
physical therapy and it was then suggested I consider surgery since I had
reached maximum benefit from the physical therapy. I then discovered NER
treatment. After just a few visits the pain had greatly subsided and I gained
nearly full range of motion in my arm. Surgery has not been necessary and I'm
back on the job full time. Thanks!
Brian Cohen, Mason
I suffered from a chronic shoulder pain for
years....After the accident I slowly lost strength in my arm and the range of
motion was very limited....After the surgery nothing had changed...I was being
treated by my chiropractor...he referred me to Don Kipp....Now just a few
months later I am able to do things I never thought I would be able to do again
- Tennis, volleyball, even softball! S. D. Top
Scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis are terms that refer to the curves in the
lumbar and thoracic spine. Scoliosis refers to a left to right curve in the
lumbar and/or thoracic spine. A scoliosis can be either an S or a C shape and
also has some rotational component to it.
Lordosis refers to the front to back curve in the
lumbar spine. Kyphosis refers to the front to back curve in the thoracic spine.
Both the lordosis and kyphosis curves may be hyper (too much) or hypo (too
It is held that these abnormal curves are caused
by and held by the abnormal pull of muscles on the bones of the spine, hips,
ribs and shoulders. These abnormal curves and the increased bio-mechanical
pressure they put on bones and joints can lead to pain,
sciatica, arthritis, bone spurs, ruptured discs and degenerative disks
as well as other organ and system dysfunction.
Because Neuroenergetic Release® balances the
nervous system which in turn tells the muscles to pull in a balanced way there
is usually an observable improvement in these curves even in one session.
Patents will increase in total height from ½ to 1 inch in as little as one
minute because these curves straighten out towards a normal configuration.
Patients typically can feel this change and a decrease in pain and other
symptoms. These changes are usually long lasting with little maintenance. Once a
patient is stable (achieved in as little as 3 sessions) normal maintenance is
one or two sessions per year
consulting two orthopedic surgeons, I was told that in order to fix my severe
scoliosis, spine and hip pain, they would have to cut my spine and re-balance my
body. Because I already had two spinal fusions in my young adult years, spending
two years in total plaster body casts, this was not an option to which I looked
forward. I have been to chiropractors, acupuncturists, and our son, a physical
therapist, had been treating me twice a week to try to put my hip and spine back
in position. However it would not stay, and the right leg would get 1-2 inches
longer with intense spinal pain. Added to that was neck pain which awakened me
several times nightly.
Through the internet and with the help of God
we flew to Morrison to have 4 treatments from Don Kipp in the beautiful mountain
surroundings of his office. Don discovered through measurements that my body was
tilted forward 3 inches putting all my weight on the front of my feet, causing
foot, ankle, knee and hip problems. The left hip was forward 33 degrees and the
right was tipped backward and twisted as was my spine and neck.
Don went right to work feeling the nerves and
muscles with his Neuroenergetic release method. I was amazed to realize that
some of the places he touched were so sensitive, even though I wasn’t aware of
it. The treatments were intense though not usually painful, and covered my
nervous system from head to toe as I breathed at each place he touched.
It feels like I am now getting used to a new
body which seems to re-position itself when I am standing, sitting and lying
down. After only 4
sessions over 5 days I went from extreme pain which hurt every step, to relatively pain free.
The hip and S-I joint do not throb. The neck which always hurt is 90 percent
better. Most important of all, I feel lighter in my whole body. By being in
total body alignment, it isn’t an effort to stand straight and I feel GREAT.
Due to my
scoliosis, I was having pain
down my left side running down the inside of my leg to the foot. It got to the
point even when I sat that once I got up I could not walk unless I stood still
and let everything settle into place. There was a lot of pain associated with
it. Our son a professional musician had had similar problems with his arms and
led us to Don Kipp and NER who had helped him. He gave me two treatments and I
was a totally a new person. I could walk with no pain, sit, and stand whatever I
We moved away and eight years
later I started having similar problems. I thought it was my shoes at first, but
it wasn't. I tried a series of stretching exercises including Chiropractic care
for three years from once a month to once a week with no relief. Went to our
family MD and he said it's something you are going to have to live with. My
husband said lets try and find Don Kipp, he helped you before. It took sometime
searching records to find him. We made a connection, then an appointment and a
one hour treatment with Don Kipp and NER. I am now pain free once again, doing
exercises, lifting weights, and doing dance videos. He says with a little
maintenance I can stay this way.
I FEEL FANTASTIC. Thank you
Letter of Recommendation
My name is
Wayne Sheppard, and I would like to share with you my experience of Don Kipp’s
First of all though, let me tell you
a little bit about my history of back problems. In 1983 I was involved in both a
serious traffic accident, and had a skydiving accident. The result of these was
that my pelvis had been rotated, causing a great deal of pain in my
lower back area. I began to see chiropractors, physical therapists,
etc., sometimes as often as twice a week; often the treatments themselves were
very painful. After many years of trying many different modalities of
bodywork, I was still left with a lot of pain every day, and as an
example, it could take me several minutes just to get out of bed in the morning.
Lifting my feet up to lower them off the bed was one motion that my back did not
care for at all! I also sported around a quite pronounced limp; I now call it my
"penguin walk". Any misstep could bring forth pain that would literally make me
shout, and it could be days or weeks before I got back to my "normal" level of
discomfort. After over twelve years of this type of living, I had simply
accepted my situation.
One day in November of ‘95, a friend
of mine asked me if I wanted to check some new work that, according to the
brochure was useful to sufferers of a very long list of conditions and symptoms.
I remember telling my friend that if anything was that good, there would be a
line out the front door to get some! After trying many different things over the
years that never had any lasting effect, I had become very skeptical, but I
agreed to go with my friend anyway.
As it happened, I wound up being a
model for the presenter (Don Kipp) to demonstrate with. This fellow "assesses"
my structure, high shoulder here, pelvis forward there, and so on. After the
assessment, he worked on me for about ten or fifteen minutes.
were, and are, astounding!! The "after" assessment I’m sure would be interesting
to other practitioners of bodywork, but all I know is that my pain was 95% gone,
and it took my limp with it! I got more lasting relief in fifteen
minutes of NER, than had been achieved in YEARS of other systems, and the
treatment wasn’t painful either. More importantly to me, these results
were not temporary, requiring frequent "tune-up" visits or a dependency on this
treatment. Sound too good to be true? That’s what I thought too, but it worked
in spite of my skepticism,
I never realized how much I let pain
run my life. There were so many things that I just wouldn’t consider doing
because the price (pain) wasn’t worth it. Things that I enjoyed like football,
softball, etc., even taking a walk in the mountains would carry some price, and
I had become less and less willing to pay it.
Now I can live my normal life again!
I don’t wake up and spend the first thirty minutes of EVERY day dealing with
pain and hyping myself beyond it to function. I don’t limp around like a
character in some bad western. There have been some surprising emotional results
with this newfound freedom. I didn’t realize how limited I had become mentally
as well as physically.
In short, I would highly recommend
this treatment to anyone, as it has certainly been a turning point for me.
Dr. Murray Caplan. M.D.
To Whom It May Concern,
It is with appreciation and high
regard that I am taking the time to write this letter of recommendation for Don
Kipp and the dramatically effective therapeutic healing modality Neuroenergetic
Release® (NER) which Don has developed.
I have known Don Kipp for several
years through our mutual involvement in an international organization as well as
having had successful treatment from him for a number of physical problems I had
been experiencing . The problems which I am referring to included chronic neck
pain and stiffness following cervical fusion 14 years ago especially after
playing tennis. I also had ongoing sinus congestion which I believed would
eventually lead me to surgery.
Don works holistically with his
patients to balance them on postural, structural and neural levels effecting
their entire being. With his deep understanding of anatomy and physiology along
with years of study in traditional as well as alternative healing modalities,
Don has developed one of the most effective, lasting and painless methods to
create beneficial change in the body that I have experienced. Don Kipp's focus
is on wholeness and how all aspects are interrelated when it comes to healing.
His technique is virtually painless and often profound change is experienced in
just one visit. This was the case for me.
begin with how Don's treatment with NER has benefited me in relation to the
chronic pain and neck stiffness I was previously experiencing from cervical
fusion. After the surgery and for the following 14 years I often had to
depend on pain medication for relief. I tried chiropractic treatments, massage
therapy and other healing modalities, which occasionally would give me some
relief but it never lasted. I thought I would have to live with pain for the
rest of my life until I experienced the lasting benefits of NER. After only 2
treatments I found I no longer needed pain medication. I also noticed a dramatic
improvement in my posture and physical mobility overall. Another major benefit
to NER is that it doesn't have to be ongoing treatment. All I needed was two
treatments and it has lasted!
benefit of this treatment for me was my ability to play tennis again without
having to endure pain afterwards. Not only does my body feel better after a
game, my game has improved dramatically. My overall physical strength,
stamina, agility and flexibility have greatly improved. Simply put I am
able to pound the ball like never before. This is all directly attributable to
As I mentioned at the beginning of
this letter, I also had ongoing sinus problems
and was not able to breath normally through my nose. I was always needing
decongestants and nasal sprays and had finally resigned myself to the fact that
I'd probably need surgery if I was ever to get lasting relief. One treatment
from Don with Neuroenergetic Release and my nasal passages were unblocked and I
walked out of there breathing through my nose for the first time that I can
remember! It was that quick and easy.
I highly recommend Don Kipp’s
Neuroenergetic Release® system both for patients seeking quick
lasting relief and for health professionals who would like to learn an extremely
effective and efficient therapeutic modality.
Dr. Murray Caplan, M.D.
"Don Kipp is the Einstein of the Massage Profession. His development of
is not only brilliant, it really works. NER is gentle for both the
practitioner and the client and. reestablishes biomechanical and energetic
balance in the body. My center of gravity and posture are back to normal. I feel
less stress on my joints and chronic aches and pains have disappeared."
Richard S Kronen, D.C.
My 6-year-old son has
Crohn’s Disease, along with Leaky Gut Syndrome with the accompanying shot
immune system. I have been treating him naturally, seeing a chiropractor and
acupuncturist on a weekly basis. He is on a very strict diet and takes herbs and
various supplements. When he was 2 years old, he weighed 10 lbs. and was given
no chance to live by 9 doctors in 3 states. I started taking him to see Don Kipp
in December 1999. Jake’s biggest complaint at that time was chronic, daily
headaches. He would have 2 different headaches going at the same time. (Too
strange) He weighed 38 pounds the first time I took him to see Don. His
headaches disappeared within about 20 minutes of Don starting to work on him and
he has only had 3 since then. His weight went from 38 to 41 pounds in the
following 2 weeks. He rarely complains of his stomach or intestines hurting
since he has started seeing Don. He no longer grinds his teeth at night (a long
time problem) and is overall, feeling much better. His disposition has also
changed. He has gone from being nasty and mean, to a sweet, loving little boy. I
can’t thank Don enough for the wonderful changes he has made in Jake’s life and
health. I highly recommend Don. He does wonderful work and gets astounding
I've had the honor of studying
Neuroenergetic Release (NER), as well as personally experiencing three
therapeutic sessions, with Don Kipp. My background includes 20 years as an RN,
12 years as a massage therapist, and additional bodywork studies including:
infant massage, Polarity Therapy (APP), Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and
The first two-day weekend of the NER
seminar I attended, I must admit I felt a bit overwhelmed, and didn't know how I
could hope to do what Don does. The second half of the seminar I completed in
Lakewood Colorado. Things started coming together, making sense and yes I was
able to practice the release points successfully. Don had a wonderful
persistence and presence in guiding me through this process.
receiving three sessions of Don's NER work has been subtle but profound.
The postural analysis I had done initially revealed a 35-degree forward rotation
of my pelvis. This reduced to 7 degrees after my first session two months ago,
and has held at that. This, along with several other postural /
structural changes effected, has left me with an awareness when standing upright
and walking, I feel more upright and balanced. I have also appreciated the
changes as I am in a sitting posture and doing the marshal art form of tai chi;
It is as if whether still or in motion, less physical effort is required.
I have also had recurrent neck pain and tension related to heavy lifting and
whiplash injuries. Since the NER sessions with Don I've noticed
increased freedom of mobility, decreased muscle tension, and comparatively
little pain in my neck area.
It has been inspirational for me to
study with Don, personally experience his work, and get to know him. I believe
that the NER technique he has developed has great healing potential, and is a
wonderful compliment to my bodywork repertoire.
Eileen Mahoney-Johnstone RN, CMT,
Thank you for literally "straightening me out"!
teenager, my parents wanted me to wear a bra brace to correct my
slumped posture but I wouldn’t go for it. As an adult, standing 5’9"
tall, my posture only worsened and though I often held my stomach in and threw
my shoulders back as others told me to do, I looked awkward and felt unstable.
I went through Rolfing and saw only
a minor change. I lifted weights, did Tai Chi, but still I could not hold an
upright posture. As for me, my body no longer even knew what proper alignment
Within only four sessions
with you, I walked away tall, straight, and at ease. Your sessions were
comfortable, unlike Rolfing, and I felt you always took the necessary time to
fully complete each one. You were sensitive to my needs and helped me process
the emotions that arose as a result of the work. Best of all, after many months
have passed since my sessions with you, I have maintained correct alignment.
I feel so much more comfortable and
confident in my body now. I know that others can see the difference in me. I
even roller blade better as I have regained an inner balance through proper
alignment. Your work continues to touch my life in many ways.
Thank you for helping me correct my
posture and improve the quality of my life.
In August 2006 I
suffered a hip fracture (femoral neck) as a result of a mountain bike accident.
The treatment was a standard orthopedic three-pin fixture and three months of
non-weight bearing healing and physical therapy. My PT extended well into a few
months of weight bearing, strength building and range of motion exercises. I
could not regain anything close to full range of motion; however, I maintained a
vigorous regime and continued work with various MD’s, therapists, Chiropractors,
and even acupuncture over the last four years.
In March of 2011
I met with Don Kipp for an initial evaluation and treatment. The following week
as I was getting my weekly massage I commented that I could move my hip another
15-20 degrees. My therapist was absolutely stopped dead in her tracks when I
demonstrated the improvement…she has been working on range of motion with me for
over four years.
I have since seen
Don five more times and he has been able to correct and improve minor neck,
back, shoulder pain, range of motion, and balance. I now sleep better, feel
better, and I’m back to riding my bike at a level where I am placing in Masters
level bike races.
For the last
25 years, I thought I had one leg longer than the
other due to a motorcycle accident which resulted in a broken femur.
This was causing me to adjust every sport I did, from walking/running, skiing,
bicycling etc. I was wearing out my shoes unevenly and developing large calluses
on one foot. As a result of one NER treatment, my hips were
straightened out, lower back pain went away and my legs were the same length.
What else can I say!