Justin and Alex

Brenda is not just a brilliant master of this unique therapy practice, she is a partner in your personal health. She is a rare type of person who asks, “How are you?”, not just to be polite, but because she deeply cares and wants to do everything possible to address your individual needs. After the first session, both my girlfriend and I knew that Brenda was a key to developing our optimal health balance. It has only gotten better from there - achieving a level of energy and freedom that we did not think possible. Even on days when I walk in the door feeling relatively good, I always laugh on the way out at how much better you can feel. Brenda redefines what it means to find total health. 

-Justin and Alex

Debbie W.

I have been living with moderate to severe Fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic pain conditions, for over fifteen years. I have been on the "hamster wheel" of doctors who tend to dismiss me when they find out that I am not going to be a routine case that they can throw a pill or physical therapy at because I am a more complicated case and was told by one honest doctor that I am an "enigma". Another doctor told me that "Fibro would not kill me, but that there would be days when I would wish that it did." I have lived with severe chronic pain, sleep problems, headaches, restless leg syndrome, muscle aches, low-grade fevers, hives, and many other symptoms. I have tried acupuncture, physical therapy, medications, and massage. Some things helped a little bit, some things not at all, but nothing permanently. Needless to say, I am fairly disgusted by most of the medical community and I was beginning to give up hope on ever feeling or getting better. A friend was going to see Sylvia for awhile with a lot of improvement from his illness and he kept trying to get me to make an appointment. Being as discouraged as I was in the medical community, it took me quite some time to make my first appointment. I finally decided to give Mizokami Advanced Circulatory Sports Therapy a try since I figured that I had nothing to lose. I began my first few sessions with Sylvia who was very kind, compassionate and who gave me some suggestions that no doctor had ever even mentioned! Because of scheduling, I had to switch therapists and began seeing Brenda Brashears about eight months ago. Although I still live with chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, Brenda HAS definitely given me hope for some recovery or remission. She is the first person who has done this for me in a long time. She is a very strong, yet sensitive spirit who is sensitive to my body's pain and reactions to it. Brenda seems to know when my body is releasing more toxins than usual and gently asks me if it is okay to put ice on my back. The work that she has done on me has definitely brought down some of the swelling that I have had in my armpits as the toxins are being released from my body. It took longer than usual for my body to respond to the therapy but I believe that my body is finally "learning" how to rid itself of toxins in a way that it has not done in a very long time. I seem to be sleeping better and more soundly and my "recovery" time after therapy is becoming shorter and shorter. My moods have been better and I just generally feel more balanced after Brenda works on me. Brenda is a very compassionate therapist who is a natural healer and it shows in her very caring and empathetic demeanor. Brenda is very understanding and actually listens to what I have to say when it comes to my illness. I appreciate her calm nature and her gentle strength. Brenda can be flexible with scheduling which is very helpful for someone who does not always know how their body is going to be feeling from one day to the next. She does not push me to come in more than I feel comfortable with because she really does care.

If you are considering trying Circulatory Sports Therapy, please be kind to yourself and make an appointment with Brenda or one of the other wonderful therapists at Mizokami. Being a very tough case, I can tell you that you have very little to lose and so very much to gain. Brenda is an awesome human being who uses her healing spirit to make other people feel better, and I highly recommend her as a massage therapist. I am so grateful to Brenda and to Sylvia for creating such a lovely environment of healing energy.

-Debbie Whaley

 

Joe R.

I have been to many therapist and many health related professionals.  As an athlete, I notice the “disconnect” too often between what I am experiencing and what the provider thinks I’m experiencing.  Not so with Brenda.  She is a talented and gifted provider whose work has helped me recover from (1) a broken acromion at my right scapula so fast I was on my bike within days.
After breaking all my ribs and clavicle, puncturing my lung and a collapsed chest, Brenda’s work helped be to be back at training within 5 weeks.   Her work is nothing less than astonishing.

-Joe Rodarti

 

Sue W.

Oliver O’Mara has been my massage therapist for several months.  I would consider myself a bit of a spa rat and treat myself to a good massage every 6 to 8 weeks when I have time.    However, those massages are a different experience as they are in a full service spa; so I am looking for a relaxing experience, typically with some friends.  However, those massages and that experience cannot be compared to the treatment I receive from Oliver. 

He has absolutely magic hands and truly can determine areas of my body that are sore or need attention.  Sometimes, I don’t even know the need attention until he says “is this tender?”.   I make sure I drink plenty of water the day of and after his massage and there is a definite change in how good I feel.   Again, the spa is relaxing and good for the mind and soul.  An appointment with Oliver is good for the soul with long lasting and truly medicinal qualities.  

I recently have had issues with my back and left arm due to poor placement of my keyboard and monitors at work.   His was so good about seeing me quickly to help with my issues.    When I went to see him, I could not raise my arm more than half way.    He concentrated on the areas that needed attention and by the time I left, I had almost full range of motion again. 

I cannot say enough about Oliver and calming demeanor and remarkable understanding of the human body and how it is all attached.   I would highly recommend him as a massage therapist and will continue to see him for as long as he will put up with my aches and pains.  

-Sue Wilson

Marisa E.

Being a physically active 54-year-old woman, a big priority for me is to continue my lifestyle.  I’ve always struggled with poor posture and tight muscles throughout my body.  Therefore, when Oliver introduced me to structural integration I was all ears.  I decided to commit to 10 sessions within the time frame suggested by Oliver.  Oliver proved to be extremely knowledgeable and clearly has strong belief in the benefits of structural integration.  Each session focused on a different part of my body.  The tension in my body slowly released, as my body would allow.  I began to notice subtle changes.  For example, my knees and hips felt more fluid; I was able to squat lower than I ever have and my shoulders were more fluid while I was swimming.  Overall, the stiffness in other areas has improved also.

I plan to continue with “tune-ups” every 6 months or whenever necessary.  I trust Oliver due to his level of experience and expertise.  And, his advise was never a sales pitch but rather his belief in the therapy and the benefits it could provide for me.   Oliver has the work ethic that’s for sure!

-Marisa Eads

Kristina E.

When I first met Oliver, I had been dealing with sciatic pain for 2 years.  It had become so painful that I was unable to exercise or participate in other daily activities.  I went to physical therapy, deep tissue massage, and acupuncture with little relief for the pain. 

With Oliver’s focus, commitment, and knowledge of the way the whole body works together, my pain began to improve.  With each session, he made sure that he was as thorough as possible to get the best results, even if it took longer than expected.  He used a combination of Neuromuscular and MACSL therapy. 

Oliver’s sincere concern was apparent.   He consistently followed up with me and tracked my progress and now I am able to participate in all of the activities I enjoy without sciatic pain.  When I have flare-ups I know I will be calling Oliver. Thank you Oliver.

-Kristina Eads

Kelsey S.

I have worked with Oliver eleven times in total. I originally sought him out to receive structural integration therapy, also known as "rolfing". Over ten weeks, the rolfing treatment helped rid me of nagging injuries I had had for a year and a half and was a great reboot for my body. I definitely recommend it for anyone who suffers from recurring physical discomfort. Oliver is an attentive healer who gets you involved in the session. He constantly checks in about pain levels and works with you to ensure he is targeting the proper areas. He wields a fine tuned balance of gentleness and force to alleviate physical ailments. Do yourself the favor and go see him.

-Kelsey Smith

 

Erin K.

Sylvia is more than just a massage therapist for me, she is an inspiration.  Not only has she helped my family and me physically, but she has taken the time to educate us about how we can help ourselves.  I found out that I had a rare bone cancer when I was 17 years old, and underwent chemotherapy and radiation.  I began receiving treatment from Sylvia shortly after.  I firmly believe that her treatments have helped me get my lymphatic system functioning again and have noticed a positive change in my life because of it.  I would not be where I am without the handwork and love from this awesome woman!

- Erin Kaupp 

 

Julie P.

I highly recommend Sylvia Mizokami to anyone.

she is very knowledgeable in her field and she genuinely cares about your well-being.  When Sylvia works on you, she explains what she is doing step-by-step and what part of the body it effects.  After she is done with your treatment, she gives you "homework" to work on that will help you until your next visit.

We knew each other because our boys went to the same school and played sports together. After a few incidences of health issues, Sylvia saw me and offered to work on me right away.  She did and I have been going to her ever since that time.  My health has improved after being treated by Sylvia.  I have better posture and feel better.  I am blessed to have Sylvia in my life.

It is also nice to know that if Sylvia cannot see me, she has quality practitioners at Mizokami Advanced Circulatory Sports Therapy that can see me instead.

- Julie Petersen 

Judy G.

Sylvia is very knowledgeable and caring person.  She helped drain my lymphatic system and there was visible difference with the swelling around my eyes and neck area. My range of motion improved greatly in my neck along with my achiness.  I have an autoimmune disorder and Sylvia is very persistent in figuring out the best way to relieve symptoms along with helping my body to heal itself.  Sylvia is a very hard worker balanced by empathy.  I have very much appreciated her care and help with my health issues.

- Judy Giusta