There will be an intake form to fill (print one here) for the initial visit, discussion of medical history, postural assessments to determine what's happening in the overall structure, myofascial length testing, height measurements and dialogue regarding lifestyle choices, and
To facilitate our body's own healing response and to allow the informs the practitioner of what it needs and where we should start in this therapeutic approach.
Most people require 3-10 sessions depending on their specific needs.
"The way Kendra explains things were refreshing and professional. I felt like we were a team in the therapy process. I was in pain all the time and my energy low. Depression was difficult to keep at bay, however, after the first appointment I felt such relief, pain and swelling in many areas lifted, I started sleeping better, anxiety and depression decreased, digestion improved and my overall quality of life has been impacted. I had a total of 6 sessions over a 2 1/2 month period. I am now walking 1 to 2 miles almost everyday and I find myself singing instead of obsessing about my health. Kendra, and this work has given me the gift of vitality that I didn't think possible at age 69, a new lease on life! I would suggest everyone get this kind of therapy from birth to elderly, as living life can have many traumas, both physical and emotional and the stress of it all adds up in the body".
Kind, caring, always better when leaving than when I arrived. Beautiful teacher, always sharing. Wish we could work together more often. I am so grateful for the work Kendra does ❤
“I was diagnosed with CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) in april 2015. It happened secondary to tendinitis in my left wrist. Since then my life has changed dramatically, emotionally and physically. CRPS causes constant pain usually burning, stabbing, or aching, weakness, color and temperature changes, atrophy, tremors, anxiety, chronic fatigue, numbness/tingling, insomnia and hypersensitivity to touch, vibrations, and cold. I have been going to Physical Therapy/Occupational therapy, yoga, I have taken many meds including lyrica to help with the burning pain and loss of movement, Ativan to help with anxiety, norco for the other pain, and sleep meds. I have had 4 nerve blocks to calm the sympathetic nervous system and was about to go in for my 5th nerve block when Kendra asked if I’d be interested in trying Bowenwork and Tensegrity Medicine. I had trusted Kendra to do this on me because she had been one of my Occupational therapists after the initial injury. After 3+ treatments she was able to calm the flare up in my wrist which stopped the burning pain, my anxiety decreased, my sleep improved, and I wasn’t as fatigued, all these things helping so I could continue with my therapy program. I have not had to have a nerve block for 11 months and before I had been getting them every 3-5 months. It gives me hope that I’ll be able to move forward without nerve blocks or nerve medications. She understood when I said my body felt 'out of alignment' and was able to show me how it was and release the tightness. I gained an inch in height and the nurse at the doctor's office was confused and had to remeasure me. Kendra is so professional and easy to talk to. You can tell she really cares and that she is there for you. It’s amazing how much more in tuned with your body you become because of this. My family and I notice an improvement in my mental health after my sessions. I’m now off the lyrica, and only need the others when it starts to flare up, at that point I know I need to go see Kendra”.
"I've been dealing with chronic back pain for about 7 years with a trip to the chiropractor about every 2 months to manage episodes of debilitation. The only time I was without pain were the few weeks after the chiropractic visits and at times needing coinciding massages. I had only 2 sessions with Ms. Bratherton at Merkaba Center and its been 8 months since I have felt ANY back pain. Somehow she addressed the CAUSE and I no longer have to deal with those episodes that kept me from working and living an active life. I feel like I did 15 years ago".
" For years I've had chronic pain that was so bad I could hardly walk. It debilitated me so much that I couldn't work or socialize anymore, and I ended up in a hopeless depression. I had tried everything under the sun for healing and pain relief. The numerous doctors I had seen would end up throwing their hands in the air, and say, "I don't know what to tell you". Unable to take pain medications, I had to suffer with the pain. After just a couple of sessions with Kendra, I regained a good portion of my mobility, and had 40% less pain! I had hope again, and my depression subsided! Several sessions later, I am now looking for employment and socializing with my friends again! Thank you Kendra, you are a Godsend! "
Thank you so much for being you. I hope this tells how great you are!
I found Merkaba Center for Healing via the internet. I was in need of Bowen therapy due to an injury; I had previously not taken care of. On my first visit, I was in extreme pain. I write this testimonial Pain Free. This is an accomplishment no practitioner had previously met.
Merkaba is the best thing that happened to me! Kendra is Amazing and really takes the time to hear your concerns. She educates and explains as she is working with you. I also appreciated her follow up calls to check on my progress.
I am so thankful to have found Merkaba Center for Healing and Kendra".
Sincerely, S. Humphrey
Sincerely, S. Humphrey
Kendra, at Merkaba Center, is amazing. It felt like visiting a friend every time I was there. The facility is great! It’s very clean and has a calming atmosphere immediately as you arrive. I used the sauna for help with detoxing from high levels of heavy metals. It helped with that, lowering daily stress and even helped my skin to clear up. I would recommend Kendra and all she has to offer to anyone looking to feel better. Great experience from start to finish!
Kendra, you are quite the special lady and have touched my heart, I wish and pray all the best for you. You have a truly blessed me and helped me reach some deep places for healing. I believe in you and everything you're doing. God has truly gifted you with hands and heart of healing.
Life is a journey and healing goes along with it, I am so thankful our paths have crossed, you are part of my journey now. Thank you for the healing, pain relief, confidentiality and so much more. I look forward to continuing my wellness with you.
I've been going here for a year now, and can say this woman has literally saved my life ❤!
When I started going last year I could hardly walk or sit up straight. There was no chance of me working a job, and hadn't worked for 4 years prior. I had no hope for my future. I was super depressed, in sooo much chronic pain I just felt like I'd rather die... and the list goes on of misery.
After just three sessions with her I was already able to walk further, stand up straighter, I had less pain, and a lot more hope! After one year of seeing her, I'm working a job! I walk a lot further, DAILY! I have tons of Hope! Less pain!!!..and my Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!!!
"Where do I even start?
I have been working on healing my injuries and traumas all my life and to a lot of success I must add. By the time I learned about Tensegrity Medicine and Bowenwork, I thought that whatever is left (residual from all my injuries and traumas) was what I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life. I made peace with that notion. I had no expectation going into this form of therapeutic modality for I had tried so many other forms.
Here is what I can honestly tell you:
#1 My PTSD with flying has vanished!
#2 My PTSD from an incident that almost killed me, has vanished!
#3 My unstable neck, became stable!
#4 My huge Rotator Cuff tear was able to heal on its own without surgery!
#5 The strong holds of emotional trauma has released their grip within me!
I'll leave it to that for now.....I continue to get work done and am constantly evolving into this strong, vibrant, healthy person. This work has given me HOPE for my future path of self-discovery.
The body CAN HEAL ITSELF" !!!!!
I’m so grateful for finding this. I got so lucky I found Kendra Bratherton. I haven’t had a nerve block since she started. Every time I start to have flare ups she calms it back down. Thanks so much Kendra, you mean so much to me. I think everyone should try this. I literally gained an inch from it also.