3/2019, Jacob Williams, Herbalist, Grower. Having hundreds of massages over the past 10 years, Milagros is the real deal…(continued)
3/2019, Jane Mealey, Interior Designer, Counselor. Milagros is, in my experience, a rare combination of human…(continued)
10/2018, Jamie Renee Lashbrook Shamanic Practitioner, Womb Priestess. The day of our session I was experiencing deep physical and emotional pain…(continued)
4/5/2018, Cynthia Silveri, Landscape Architect. Milagros is a wise and gifted practitioner…(continued)
3/10/2018, Gail, Stay-at-Home Mother. I appreciate everything about my time with Milagros…(continued)
2/10/2018, Kelly, Stay-at-Home Mother. Spending time with Milagros is a truly healing experience…(continued)
2/2/2018, Thomas Robinson, Organ Transplant Survivor. As a successful kidney transplant patient I often encounter temporary medical conditions that can be difficult to diagnose and treat…(continued)
5/30/2017, Hilary Nichols, Professional Photographer. I feel so blessed to receive body work from Milagros…(continued)
3/3/2017, Michael Rudy, Certified Financial Analyst, Psychoanalyst. It was striking to revisit the report on my shoulder that was written 4 years ago…(continued)
2/28/2017, David Kuhlein, Writer, Film Maker, Farmer. Milagros’ bodywork has done wonders for my chronic gut pain…(continued)
2/24/2017, Josh Holcomb, Professional Violist. Milagros helped me laugh again, like I used to when I was a little kid…(continued)
1/18/2017, Dan Kelly, Artist/Film Maker. I take very good care of myself and enjoy high performance physicality at 53…(continued)
12/2016, Aaron Stinson, Saxophonist and Chainsaw Carver. I suffered a compression neck injury 3 years ago that has caused extremely debilitating sporadic spasms and constant attention ever since…(continued)
12/2016, Beth Barbeau, Midwife, Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, Fertility Consultant. Milagros is a truly gifted and extraordinary body worker…(continued)
1/2016, Dede Alder, Musician. The care and healing achieved through Shiatsu Milagrosa …..(continued)
10/2015, Julie Young, Hair Stylist, Spiritual Counselor. Milagros is a gift to me…(continued)
9/2015, Don Allen, Musician, Drum Circle Facilitator, Reiki Master. I came to see Milagros with persistent chronic back pain…(continued)
5/2015, Cynthia Silveri, Artist, Landscape Architect. It is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself…(continued)
5/2014, Michael Rudy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Certified Financial Planner, I sometimes wonder that in your natural humanity, you lose clarity of the gift you really are……(continued)
5/2014, John Amodeo, Writer, Psychotherapist, Teacher. Milagros has the rare gift…(continued)
5/2014, Stefanie Cohen, Somatic Educator, Moving Stories. I have such a deep appreciation for the wisdom…(continued)
10/2013, Cecile Green, Facilitator of Collaborative Leadership, Organizational Trainer, Co-founder, Round Sky Solutions, I would travel hundreds of miles just to receive her work…(continued)
9/2013, Daniel Little, Integral Life Coach. Shiatsu with Milagros is a transporting and healing journey…(continued)
11/2012, Susan K. B., Dance Educator I believe I am on my way to a pain-free life…(continued)
12/2010, Wayne Brannon, Founder and CEO, WDB Consulting, LLC. Too many of us move through our lives at break-neck speed…(continued)
2/2009, Jeff McCabe, Hoop House Builder. I have received a lot of bodywork over the last 25 years…(continued)
11/2008, Jim Gilligan, Acroyoga Instructor, Owner, Snedicor’s Cleaners. I injured my back and struggled with lower back pain…(continued)
5/2007, Steven B., Attorney. Over several weeks’ time her work on my shoulders loosened them…(continued)
2/2005, Judy B., Artist. As a person with Post-Polio Syndrome…(continued)
Having hundreds of massages over the past 10 years, Milagros is the real deal. She really is a Miracle! Her ability to hold well grounded space was very refreshing. Her gift and the techniques she uses to remove pain and stagnation are absolutely incredible. I feel very blessed to have crossed paths with this beautiful soul.
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Milagros is, in my experience, a rare combination of human that has deep skill and embodied groundedness. For me, this means that she is able to intuit where healing is necessary while also holding space for healing to happen. After a session I feel clearer, calmer and more vital – as though the lines of energy are open and humming again. On top of that Milagros is an open hearted, non-judging person. She invites presence into the session and can also be relied on to share her light. I simply love, respect and appreciate her work in the world.
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I had no expectations for my session with Milagros. The day of our session I was experiencing deep physical and emotional pain. Without sharing the deeper layers of my day she intuitively knew how to speak to those places in me through her touch, her presence, her holding and a deep empathy that she carries. I felt safe and I was able to surrender to the session so that what needed to heal could come to the surface. She took her time in a way that taught my system how to take its time. She danced with my tender places and gave them the attention I have not been able to give them. It felt safe to be with my pain and to fully receive the healing that was asking to take place. For days later I felt the holding she gifted my body integrate into my system. She is a gifted practitioner who naturally and humbly walks with deep knowledge. I would not want to define her “work”. It’s like explaining how a rose smells; you must experience it for yourself.
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Milagros is a wise and gifted practitioner. The bodywork I’ve done with her over the years has been truly transformative for me both physically and emotionally. Her ability to hone in to my current needs and her gentle nature in asking questions that help me to help her work with me, always astounds me. I leave most sessions feeling relaxed and other times energized. People often ask me what shiatsu is like, I tell them it is profound work with Milagros-work that one must experience as there is no good way to truly describe her abilities. I am deeply grateful to be able to do this bodywork with Milagros.
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I appreciate everything about my time with Milagros – my needs are met emotionally, physically and spiritually. I often come to her with a problem that is causing me stress and she always brings up another way of looking at things. I end up contemplating my problem from a broader perspective and with greater understanding. I feel such a sense of relief. After working with Milagros for several years, I now know that, in anything I encounter, there is another way. Physically, I always feel better after a session with Milagros. I tell her what’s bugging me and she takes it away. Poof!
For me, bodywork with Milagros is a profound experience, It is an experience of awakening.
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Spending time with Milagros is a truly healing experience. Her restorative methods and intuitive body knowledge have provided relief for my lower back pain issue. She has helped me realize how my emotional holding patterns are transferred to my physical existence. I appreciate that Milagros allows me to be an active participant in her process. With her guidance I am becoming more aware of my whole body wellness.
Milagros has a wealth of healing knowledge on how to live a harmonious life, which she openly shares. By following her advice I am learning to take time to listen to my body. It’s talking to me for a reason. It needs attention. Our fast-paced societal norms do not provide time to slow down, be with ourselves, and explore our own life experiences. I am so grateful that I have found Milagros and that she is guiding me on this journey of self discovery.
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As a successful kidney transplant patient I often encounter temporary medical conditions that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Most recently I began to experience swelling, discomfort and pain in my hands, wrists, feet, ankles and knees. While my doctors were able to generalize a cause, no specific diagnoses was made and treatment was limited to managing the symptoms while my body worked through the process of healing itself. A process I was told could take up to six months. At times, the effect this condition was having on my quality of life was significant, and I began searching for alternative methods to find relief from the pain and discomfort.
When looking for options, I discovered Milagros’ website, researched her work and then sought her out for help. While I arrived at my first appointment optimistic and open minded, my hope was a simple one: maybe Milagros could help me find short term pain relief as a bridge to my body healing long-term. What I found and experienced was so much more.
Beginning with my first session, her touch, body manipulation and pressure point therapy, did indeed improve my condition in the days following. However, in addition to the bodywork she provided, we also began a conversation about how my physical discomfort can also be aided/improved by understanding and practicing traditional healing methods, treating the body and mind as one. As my sessions continue, my original quest for simple relief from pain, has progressed into a personal growing and healing journey. A path that I am excited to pursue.
Milagros is a kind, gifted, sincere and generous person. She truly cares about the wellbeing and health of her clients. Her natural abilities, combined with years of training and experience, are un-matched in her trade. She is truly a unique and special person.I would encourage others seek her help and guidance as well.
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I feel so blessed to receive body work from Milagros. Her presence and her patience is such a divine treat. It is clear that she is deeply intuitive and seems to read my underlying needs like a clairvoyant, connecting to the body’s imbalances with a calm inner knowing. I have great faith that her subtle touch is having real impact on the source of some long lasting discomforts. This great collaboration of her hands inviting my own internal process to heal leaves me so uplifted, rested and peaceful.
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It was striking to revisit the report on my shoulder that was written 4 years ago. Listening to it and the recommendation that I get a shoulder replacement put Milagros’ work into the purest perspective! To get on for this length of time, with the multiple muscle tears and significant arthritis is a true testament to her healing powers and the efficacy of her treatment protocols. Another MRI was ordered along with a new regimen of physical therapy – all in addition to continuing my work with Milagros and my yoga teacher.
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2/28/2017, David Kuhnlein, Writer, Film Maker, Farmer
Milagros’ bodywork has done wonders for my chronic gut pain. Typically after a session with her I feel replenished, open and warm. For me having chronic pain meant putting up an unconscious armor, which my body had constructed to keep pain outside when in reality it was keeping the pain inside. Together, Milagros and I peeled away this wall giving me relief I didn’t know was possible. Once when I was in pain during a session she lightly pressed on the spot and asked me to describe the pain with colors and shapes. During this deepening of my awareness I fell so far into the pain that the whole room around me turned a soft pink replacing any previous sensation of pain.
I would recommend talking with her about books and techniques to read and perform on your own, as this has greatly supplemented the work that we do together. My experience with Milagros has radically changed my life for the better.
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2/24/2017, Josh Holcomb, Professional Violist
Milagros helped me laugh again, like I used to when I was a little kid. It’s hard to explain, but in beginning to feel out my tense spots and what she might do to help me most, she discovered a point of holding in my lower abdomen. She asked me to focus there while she held what may have been some acupressure points, and she told me to “just see what comes up”. And what I saw was images of a baby- crawling around in a diaper, seeing things freshly, and I began to laugh, almost startling myself. I didn’t know what was going on. I kept laughing and laughing, I didn’t know where it was coming from. And I sort of retreated back into my thoughts, and the laughing stopped: An important lesson here! She continued to stretch me out and talk me through it, and it was absolutely wonderful.
The release of this holding left me feeling free and easy, and I remember going to the beach later that day, feeling so present and comfortable, playing my ukulele and singing the handful of songs I know, and people around kept looking over to me, or sort of stopping to listen. The sun was out and the water was cool. What a wonderful day that was.
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12/2016, Dan Kelly, Artist/Film Maker
I take very good care of myself and enjoy high performance physicality at 53. I always appreciate getting help with enhancement and healing from virtuosic body workers. I occasionally offer touch also, purely for love and when I feel I might be able to help.
I have experienced many, many modalities of body work, massage and energetic therapy with varying degrees of efficacy. In my life, four people stand out as especially present and connected. Dennis DeKuiper, trained in myofascial release by Dr John Barnes and based in Traverse City MI, rolfer Dan Cohen based in Boston, MA, Chinese doctor and Tai Chi master Yuwen Ru, based in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY and Milagros Paredes, based in Ann Arbor, MI.
I recommend Milagros to everyone – whether seeking a bit of tuning, feeling relief from pain or just interested in opening up more to the experience of being alive. She is a wonder and a gift. If I didn’t live 4 hours from Ann Arbor, I would make a point of seeing her every week for healing touch and physical development. If you’re here reading this testimonial and seeking relief from pain and/or expansion of joy in your body, don’t hesitate to schedule a session with her. Your life will change.
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12/2016, Aaron Stinson, Saxophonist and Chainsaw Carver
I suffered a compression neck injury 3 years ago that has caused extremely debilitating sporadic spasms and constant attention ever since. I have seen many specialists and made good progress through physical therapy, but always there has been nagging pain and tension that has occupied an enormous amount of my time and energy.
A session with Milagros goes far deeper than simply addressing and relieving pain. She gently communicates with the body in a way that relaxes your subconscious tension and allows her to find the places where your tension originates.
A great teacher understands that a single session will not heal you, but is the beginning step in a new direction. Milagros left me in a place of comfort that I hadn’t known in years and gave me instructions and direction on how to proceed down the path of healing.
Be patient with yourself. The path of healing is not easy, but once in a while, you may be lucky enough to find someone with the compassion, knowledge, and kindness to be your guiding light.
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12/2016, Beth Barbeau, Midwife, Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, Fertility Consultant
Milagros is a truly gifted and extraordinary body worker. During my time of fractured ribs, her gentle care of MY FEET (!) brought huge relief of pain; during my usual stressed out weeks, her body shiatsu brings me back to center, brings a wonderful improved sense of energy, and especially – helps me to like my body and enjoy living in my body so much more. I’ve had body work by nearly every sort of ‘system’ – I leave my appointments with Milagros feeling stretched (but not in pain), relaxed, reset, and SO MUCH more comfortable!
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1/2016, Dede Alder, Professional Musician, Founder – Dede and The Dreamers
The care and healing achieved through Shiatsu Milagrosa is the best body work I have ever received.
The location is in a home studio which is very neat and welcoming. The atmosphere is calming as you prepare to lay on a mat floor. You are asked to wear comfortable clothes so you are fully dressed and feel comfortable during the combination of pressure and stretching that is administered.
Regular sessions are 90 minutes which allows time for your body to naturally release in areas of tension. The healing modalities that Milagros incorporates are from a variety of backgrounds and she uses this deep knowledge of healing to best suit your own personal needs.
The upkeep of joints, muscles, and chronic pain is not only maintained through Shiatsu Milagrosa, but the healing, and ultimate release of those problem areas is completely possible with her skilled hands.
10/2015, Julie Young, Hair Stylist, Owner of Studio 46
Milagros is a gift to me. I am amazed every time I am in her healing hands. No matter what is going on with me physically or within me mentally she knows how to reach it and restore it! There is such an incredible desire in her to help me and love me in this process. I have overcome many ailments by her touch, support and knowledge. Truly a divine experience!
9/2015, Don Allen, Musician, Drum Circle Facilitator, Reiki Master
I came to see Milagros with persistent chronic back pain and curiosity about the Shiatsu techniques. I began to get relief after a couple of sessions and continue to rapidly improve. Milagros brings total focus, commitment, and deep intuitive skill to the sessions and the healing takes place on many levels beside the physical. I would recommend Milagros to anyone in need of a skillful healer.
5/2015, Michael Rudy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Certified Financial Advisor
This is a letter written to me by Michael Rudy:
I sometimes wonder that in your natural humanity, you lose clarity of the gift you really are. There is a mundane quality to the setting: the mat, the music, the various movements and techniques you use—all this simply suggests the idea that this thing that will be happening here is something that goes on in a million studios around the world. Then, the experience unfolds and yes, there is a familiarity to it all, and more so after having spent time on the mat with you. But then a shift takes place; not exactly a hypnotic trance, but definitely an altered state of consciousness that cannot be predicted and in my experience, is inevitably different each time. In that space today I discovered myself in a twilight zone of awareness of the healing work you were doing even while I was suspended in something akin to an amniotic state awaiting my birthing. And today, that state came to an end when you asked me to turn over, but in a more conscious state, I tuned into the particularly useful pressure you were applying and knew it was just right for my shoulders. Then it was over, or so it seemed. You got up, you gave me some general directions and left and I slowly came to full consciousness, but in a way that was a clone of what it feels like when I wake up after a night’s sleep. And it felt—like as a simple sonscious knowing that I somehow was emerging from a deep and satisfying rest.
It’s properly described as ineffable—that sense of experiencing something that can’t quite be fully captured in language. In my own poor way of seeking to acknowledge you, I know I will not be able to do justice to the contribution you make to my being’s well-being. But perhaps you might entertain a ghost of the idea that if you could get to the point of actually feeling yourself arrogant in what you give in your work, that if you could imagine feeling that “over-assessment” of your gift, that then in that moment you might actually be clearly seeing what your work is really worth.
5/2015, Cynthia Silveri, Artist, Landscape Architect
I can’t say enough about Milagros’ body work. She is a wise and gentle practitioner. I have been seeing her regularly for nearly a year now and it is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Her wisdom and intuition is amazing. I highly recommend her. You will leave feeling assured, strengthened, nourished in your mind, body and soul.
10/2013, Cecile Green, Facilitator of Collaborative Leadership, Organizational Trainer, Co-founder, Round Sky Solutions
Milagros is a profoundly gifted bodyworker. I would travel hundreds of miles just to receive her work. I suffer from chronic headaches and Milagros’ work made it possible for my body to re-wire itself into new and healthier patterns that significantly reduced my headaches. She also has a delightful and compassionate presence which I found nourishing and relaxing, making it easier to heal.Milagros is the best body worker I’ve ever had the joy of working with! She rocks!
11/2012, Susan Bauer, Dance Educator
Thank you to Milagros and a mutual friend who divinely brought me to Shiatsu Milagrosa. I have suffered for many years from a chronic headache pattern. Through the therapeutic hands and intuitive mind of Milagros, I believe I am on my way to a pain-free life. The healing I’ve experienced this year gives me hope when so many other alternative therapies and doctors have only scratched the surface. Milagros’ kind and gentle, yet deep, massage therapy has helped my muscles to relearn patterns and relax. My nervous system is in better balance. Her caring advice on how to improve my digestive system has not only helped me wean off sugar and certain medications, travel more comfortably (due to pesky “bashful bowel” syndrome), but I have also lost weight and kept it off !! What more can you ask of a therapist who I now call a friend.
12/2010, Wayne Brannon, Business Executive
Too many of us move through our lives at break-neck speed, getting caught-up in the events of our days. Years can pass without sufficient focus on our health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, I have lived this reality for too long and it has taken its toll. That is why it has been so important for me to seek out support from those who can help me achieve greater balance and wholeness in my life. Milagros is one of those souls who I have had the pleasure to know over the past few years. She lives a reflective life, focused on wholeness of mind, body and soul. She has trained herself in nutrition, healing and life coaching so that she can live a better life and provide loving service to others. If you are seeking someone to be a partner on your journey in any of these areas, I am confident you will find Milagros to be someone whose touch is genuine, whose advice is sincere, and whose spirit is calm & comforting.
9/2013, Daniel Little, Facilitator of Collaborative Leadership, Integral (Life) Coach, Co-Founder, Round Sky Solutions
Shiatsu with Milagros is a transporting and healing journey. Her skilled and confident touch has helped me be more at home in my body by guiding me into deeper relationship with my own experience. I leave her sessions feeling strong, grounded, and full of vigor for my life and my work. All my stress is gone, leaving a clear focus and renewed energy for what I need to do with the rest of my day and week.
5/2014, John Amodeo, Writer, Psychotherapist, Teacher
Milagros has the rare gift of being highly attuned to those she works with. Her presence, touch, and caring are very healing and replenishing.
5/2014, Stefanie Cohen, Somatic Educator, Performance Artist, Owner and Founder of Moving Stories
I have such a deep appreciation for the wisdom, care and presence Milagros brings to her work. In the sessions I have received from her I have felt supported not only from the skillful touch but from the attentive listening she guides and inspires. My highest recommendations!
2/2009, Jeff McCabe, Builder, Founder and Owner, Nifty Hoops
I have received a lot of bodywork over the last 25 years, most fitting into some version of Swedish/Deep Tissue work. Shiatsu as practiced by Milagros has been a great discovery. The work seems to flow very naturally to the most “in-need” areas of my body. The nature of the touch, more deep pressure points, has effectively helped me open to experience relaxation and healing.
11/2008, Jim Gilligan, Acroyoga Instructor, Owner, Snedicor’s Cleaners
I injured my back and struggled with lower back pain and decreased flexibility for the better part of a year. Several other therapies that I had success with in the past were not helping. After one Shiatsu session with Milagros the pain was gone and the flexibility was nearly back to normal. After a second session, I am back to my active lifestyle with no hint of pain or lack of flexibility. I can confidently recommend Shiatsu Milagrosa to anyone!
5/2007, Steven B., Attorney
I began a series of Shiatsu sessions with Milagros for help with shoulder pain when other therapies had failed. Over several weeks’ time her work on my shoulders loosened them and resolved the impingement pain so that I can now lift both arms above my head (without pain) where previously I could not lift them higher than shoulder height. I am convinced this therapy helped me avoid shoulder surgery.
2/2005, Judy B., Artist
As a person with Post-Polio Syndrome, I have found that Shiatsu and acupuncture are without doubt the most effective remedies for times when I have a flare-up of symptoms. Shiatsu usually eliminates symptoms in 2-6 treatments. Milagros is a sensitive and intuitive practitioner who has been a pleasure to work with. I do not hesitate to recommend her.