Testimonials

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Rolfing

I came to Coko hoping to improve my energy and vitality as I was unable to sustain this for very long after yoga classes and miofascia massage. After doing the ten session series and three movement classes with Coko I was feeling fantastic for much longer periods and have learnt invaluable knowledge and tools for improving my energy by myself. The movement classes in particular allowed me to learn about how the body moves, correct alignment and how energy flows naturally through the body without using much effort at all. I don’t think I will be needing a massage again and I will continue with yoga fro strength and maintenance. Coko is a very experienced and great teacher. [Female 30’s]

I have just finished a 10 session Rolfing program with Mayuko Nakashima (Coko). I am writing this to, first of all, express my thanks to Coko for the amazing transformational work she has done with me. Her clinical skills are highly professional as is her gift for the intuitive work with my body and mind as a whole living system. Coko’s gift for kindness and attentiveness are surpassed only by her ability to teach. She has taught this 62 year old teacher of the performing arts a new and integrated awareness of how the being works most efficiently and gracefully within the paring of the soul and soft machine.
I would highly recommend that anyone seeking to grow and evolve into better health, physical awareness and flexibility choose to work with Coko as their certified Rolfing Practitioner.[Female 60’s]

The rolfing sessions surprised me by being both holistic and focussed. My feet have never had so much careful, expert attention, and I am now very aware of how my feet play such an important role in maintaining the health of every limb and organ above them! I have begun to regularly massage my feet as a way of relieving small accumulated stresses. The pain in my quads and hip continues to improve, and the pelvic roll exercise is a wonderful discovery. I can do it anytime, and it seems to be good for pain reduction, flexibility and muscle strengthening. I’m also paying much more attention to my breathing, as a way of keeping the muscles oxygenated and loose. Thanks Coco, for your practical, light and wholehearted dedication to the art of well being. [Female 50’s]

Before having a rolfing session I thought that rolfing is similar to chiropractise, but after I realized that it’s different.

Coko synchronized my breathing and my natural movements using her physical movements. I felt that my mind was also synchronized with my physical movements. I think that the ideology is similar to Yoga because of breathing and meditation. It’s very interesting and very comfortable. I’ve never had this sensation before. Before the session my jaw was a little tight and had discomfort. Moreover when I woke up my neck was painful. After the session these problems were relieved. I am stressed out as well. I’m looking forward to the next session. [Kanako Vancouver BC]

“I assumed that Rolfing™ was a deep tissue massage but was pleasantly surprised to find out that it incorporates body alignment that helps with balance and posture.”

[Pau Vancouver BC]

Sound Healing

“Sound Therapy exceeded my expectations. After just one session with Coko, my whole body felt relaxed on a cellular level. It was as through my whole body was humming to a different tune. Will be back!!” Jessica 

Reflexoligy&Sound Healing

I had a combination sound healing and reflexology session.  What a wonderful experience! Coko is so friendly and professional.  It was my first session and I didn’t know what to expect, but she was very good at explaining the process and the benefits of sound healing and reflexology.  Afterwards, I felt more relaxed and focused.  I would definatley recommend Coko and look forward to seeing her again!

Leanne

Massage Therapy

Thanks Coko…I have taken advantage of the 3 sessions this month, and I have to agree that getting a massage from Coko is like taking the car for a service. She is able to relax your body and mind… Coko has a great understanding of where to release certain pain, so that your body becomes more relaxed.I have enjoyed the massages… and I will definitely have plenty more… [Male 33]

It feels like forever ago that I promised you a few lines about your body balance massage. I hope you can forgive the feedback being so belated.I have really enjoyed the sessions that I have had with you. They have each managed to bring up something interesting, and I have felt more centred, relaxed and whole after them.

In my first session I was surprised by the difference the session made to my general alignment. When I went to my next yoga class I noticed that I was more even in a number of poses, as your massage worked directly on the tightness that I feel in the right side of my body (particularly my neck and hips). I could also feel my feet resting on the floor more evenly, which is something you work on in yoga; to feel it through massage was eye opening.

You take such great care to explain your approach, and it has always been clear to me that I’ve been working with someone who has a deep technical and intuitive understanding of the body and how the body reflects emotional states.

 Of course, I love the sound healing (unbelievably relaxing), but there’s so much more to your work. Having a reflexology session on my thrid visit was a bit challenging (I have really ticklish feet), but you were very firm and I felt a lot of release. And that release is both physical and emotional: I have left feeling lighter and clearer each time.
 I hope these words convey some of the marvellous and complex stuff that your body balance massages reveal. Really, they are awesome.
 I’d love another session soon! [Female  30’s]

Coco has been my masseuse for 2yrs and this women is the cream of the crop! When I came to her my body was extremely tight and even after 6yrs of regular yoga I didn’t notice much improvement in my flexibility and overall well being. Almost instantly my body started to soften and I can now say after 2yrs of regular sessions with Coco I now have a supple body. When Coco says she is a holistic therapist she is not lying. She is extremely knowledgable, experienced, professional, passionate and dedicated to her craft. Thank you Coco for what you have taught me and done for my health. I will miss you so much now that I am abroad.[Female 30’s]

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