All Testimonials

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Here you will find all of our testimonials for our Health Coach Services and Retreat Programs:

May 5th, 2009:

"Horacio started working with my Mom months ago. His help has been COMPLETELY LIFE CHANGING. She is 76 and had been overweight...on lots of all types of medicines...high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, vision problems, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis, verge of stroke, heart attack, etc...instead of going downhill until the end of life...since seeing Horacio for two 2-hour sessions a week...she has been alleviated of these ailments which I never imagined I would see. It is a miracle! A body wants to return to normal if it's not abused daily and now she is SO youthful and lively...speaks with a lightness, carries herself so confidently. She has been given a new life because of Horacio. What else matters if you don't have health and happiness. What else is above that on the list to spend your time and money on? This is very important. He "gets it" and "lives it". Through his philosophies, colors, foods, sounds, movements, you will be transformed. What a life! We are so LUCKY to have him in our area!!! Take advantage of it now! If you have any questions I am very open to talking about it. Please call (201)923-7896. Enjoy!"

Laura M.

"My husband and I both enjoyed and benefited from the care and council we received from Horacio Roa.  He helped us to put our bodies in better balance and to harmonize our daily lifestyle.  He also assisted us with improving the quality and health giving aspects of the foods we eat and with connecting with the life giving forces around us.

One of our wishes in coming to him was to have a child. His simple and practical advice helped us to produce positive changes in our bodies and minds. We were rewarded with a healthy and beautiful son who was born when we were 46 and 56 years old respectively.

We feel that Horacio's assistance was an integral part of this happy outcome and we are very thankful for his help and support and highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their health and their feeling about their lives."

> Pilar and Christopher E.
> May 2008

"...having been receiving treatment from Horacio for six years for a chronic skin condition (eczema, psoriasis) My treatment has consisted of nutritional counseling, shiatsu, health coaching, yoga (the works!). When I started the treatment my general health was not good and I was overweight. I had visited my local clinic with no success, either in the diagnosis or the treatment. I decided to try the holistic approach and commenced treatment with Horacio. After several weeks of a change of diet plus supplements, herbal treatments and regular weekly shiatsu sessions I began to lose weight and to feel healthier. Eventually I lost 53lbs and my skin rash started to improve. I also started to attend Horacio's yoga classes twice a week. I have had some setbacks, but have found that with attention to my diet and other advice from Horacio I have been able to prevent the condition from getting worse and have been virtually free of the rash for periods of several months. At present I am continuing with water therapy and shiatsu and my skin rash has almost cleared up.

 

Hazel O'Brien. - June 2005

"After suffering a stroke in September 2000, I tried a number of therapies, including physical and occupational therapy and an intensive, year-long course of acupuncture, all of which were definitely helpful. However, when I began working with Horacio in the spring of 2005, four and a half years after the stoke, I immediately felt that his very practical approach yielded better results than anything I tried before. He has a gift for looking at one, seeing what is not working properly, and then devising exercises and therapies to address precisely those problems. Had I started with him four years earlier, I am sure that I would now be walking much better than I do."

Girard H.  - June, 2006

It was then that I came to meet Horacio Roa based upon a firm recommendation of a friend. I had not been to a holistic practitioner before Horacio and was skeptical, if not actually looking for a reason to cut that initial visit short. I am lucky to have found such a mature and skillful healer. Horacio is an artist in the truest sense. For me, his ability to locate and understand my pain and communicate to me ways to heal is akin to the finest skill of any master of their trade, that is, an artform.

Using a combination of directed conversations and guided emotional explorations, water massage treatments, purified supplements, moxibustion and yoga style exercises, my symptoms have diminished substantially. I have near full use of my thumbs and more, I have greater overall energy and health."

Bruce L, EdM, MBA - 2006

I stopped seeing Horacio until December 2005; there didn't seem to be a need.  The shoulder pain slowly returned, and I developed frozen shoulder on my left side in March 2004.  I tried conventional medicine which didn't help. I have been working with Horacio on this and the frozen shoulder appears to be gone. I have full motion with no pain."

Jeffrey A - 2006

"My husband surprised me with a Christmas gift of a Health Spa Weekend in Lake Tahoe presented by Holistic Health Services with Horacio Roa and Maria Elisa. I was excited to receive this thoughtful gift and hoped to enjoy a relaxing weekend. It was so much more than just relaxing! It was a fantastic experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, but especially those interested in improving their health and quality of life.

The accommodations were very comfortable and the scenery gorgeous. Attention to details such as fresh flowers, candles & music made the stay especially enjoyable. Excellent companionship and stimulating conversation were shared by all attendees.

However, what really made this special weekend so outstanding was the individualized attention.

Throughout my stay, each session of Massage, Yoga and Nutritional Counseling were focused on my personal health goals. The realization that I was in charge of my own health was very empowering. Through the Self-Healing Yoga classes and Nutritional Counseling sessions, Horacio has given me priceless tools to better health and longevity. The Shiatsu sessions, both on land and in water were especially therapeutic; both nurturing and healing.

Meals were healthy and delicious, prepared with great care. The cooking lessons have helped me to adjust my eating habits with ease, now that I’ve been taught how to properly prepare fish, beans, grains and vegetables. Nutritious food is very tasty and fun to cook!

At the conclusion of my stay, I was both relaxed and energized; a really terrific combination! While my healthy glow lasted for days; the lessons learned will last a lifetime.

The customized Health Plan I brought home has enabled me to continue focusing on the important lessons learned during this unforgettable weekend.


Thank you so very much, Horacio and Maria Elisa!"

Kandee S - CMT, California

My Experience with my “Health Instructor” (as I call Mr. Horacio Roa now) is dating back to the early 1980’s.

He would work on my body with different techniques, combined with suggestions of change in my habits, habits in my work attitude, workload and suggestions (sometimes strong) in my food habits.

He taught me over the years  the most precious understanding we can get about our body: Give you body the right food (nutrition) combined with professional help during the period of an (advanced) unbalanced (diseased) body, and the body jumps right back in a amazing short time. The healing capacity of the human body is astonishing.

Being a overly active person, I tend to overload my body and mind. So I break down once in a while. The body responds in different ways at times. I saw him with chronic shoulder pain (took one month to fix with treatment, no sugar no caffeine diet.) Overworked (4 months to be the old one) treatment: no stress, very strict diet, time off and treatments.

Chronic pain in foot (elimination) treatment: bodywork and cleansing. Etc.

Sometimes I am jealous of people that get colds, get sick for a week or a few days. You know why? I understand that the body needs to get rid of waste, poisons, buildup too much of something, stress etc. Elimination we call that, the body takes time out. These somewhat innocent sicknesses remove these things. If you do not get them like me, you get good sick now and then... or very, very sick. On the other hand we learn as we get older and wiser…

About wiser, what Horacio helped me a lot with is that he understands that most people have a hard time to change their eating habits or hold themselves to a diet. Remember your own New Years promises. If you did quit smoking cold turkey and were successful right away, you are not the person I talk about. The majority of us have a hard time with this. What Horacio does then, is taking you in his personal care. You stay in his clinic for a number of days, where the food is prepared with and for you, you spent time with him for exercising, relaxing and get his teachings for health. This helped me a lot to overcome the crave of sugar, caffeine, etc. get better understanding of my body and its healing. Just enough time to get over the cravings get my body to repair the damage I did to it.

I now do regular cleanse of my bowls and sometimes the liver. Fasting for few days seems also to have become a regular (3 times year about) good practice.

I have never taken any prescription medicines besides painkillers connected to dental work and a hernia fix. I very much like food and fairly unhealthy food (butter, cheese, desserts, and meats) but eat it less often and smaller portions. I guess the old saying of Everything in Moderation, still seems right, certainly when the body gets a bit older.

This man has taught some many people how to heal their own bodies. I feel lucky to have run into him. He comes from a family of healers, way down south in Paraguay, close to the miraculous Iguazu Falls, the most impressive waterfalls in the world.

Horacio studied and practiced for years in Buenos Aires, before arriving in the USA in 1985. I would like to close by saying that although he studied many techniques and practices them, his special value is the deeper born-in understanding of the body and its possibilities.

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience with you in sunny California. "

 

Edward  S.

 

HEALTH COACH - TESTIMONIALS

 

 

Testimony (unsolicited) to Horacio Roa - by RH

Recently, I've been reflecting on all of the ways that my work with Horacio has benefitted me, and there are so many that it's hard to know where to begin.  

I remember very well the day that I had to drag myself up the stairs for my evaluation appointment.  As I told him then, I felt utterly depleted---physically, mentally and emotionally.  Three weeks earlier, I had had an episode of Transient Global Amnesia which lasted 9 hours and left me in that depleted state.  Through reading the accounts of other "rare birds" who have had a TGA episode, I could see that some people were still suffering months, even years later.  Personally, I would rather not have continued to live in that state.

Aside from that, for several months, I had been dealing with a torn tendon in my ankle.  A three-part surgery had been suggested by my foot Dr.  This surgery would have "repaired the torn tendon, lengthened the Achilles tendon, and fused some bones in my foot.". It would require a long recovery time. As I live alone,  the prospect of surgery was daunting, especially in my unhealthy condition.

For at least four decades, I lived with constipation as a "given" in my life,  and I was beginning to accept what so many women of my age (70 at that time) take for granted, which is the need to urinate frequently.

What else?  Let's see... Oh, yes, I was depressed,feeling that the best part of life was over, and it would be " all downhill" from there.  In a journal, I referred to having the JOES... I was jittery, overwhelmed, exhausted, and short of breath...ALL the time!

Within a week of beginning to work with Horacio, I regained HOPE and began to feel a little stronger.  The "5 pointed star", as I like to view it, of his healing program, really seems to be holistic in that it touches all areas of healing.  The combination of his food guidelines, nutritional supplements, exercise program, shiatsu massage in heat, and emotional counseling have entirely changed my life.  

I don't need surgery on my ankle, I'm involved in new activities that are bringing me much joy, I'm physically fit, my intestines are functioning much better, I'm clearer about my needs and goals.  I feel, once again, that life is a wonderful adventure, and I thank God for bringing me to Horacio!

R.H. (August 2012)

 

 

 

I realize that I need to pursue a healthy lifestyle to keep my condition under control and I have found Horacio's advice and support invaluable, both physically and emotionally. You have my full permission to use this testimony and any photographs you have of the improvement to my skin for advertising purposes and thank you so much for all your help."

 

 

"I developed what four highly respected doctors practicing mainstream healthcare had diagnosed, separately, as bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. They all had the same solution: hand surgery. None could tell me the source that caused this symptom to manifest.

 

"I worked with Horacio from May 2000 to December 2001 on my esophagal reflux problem, and shoulder pain in both.  The esophagal reflux problem is greatly improved, and I don't need to take expensive pharmaceuticals to keep it in control anymore.  He greatly improved my shoulder pain, which became unbearable after working in an extremely high stress environment.

 

RETREAT TESTIMONIALS

 

 

 

 

"Hi, In the beginning I would see him for ailments.

He would work on my body with different techniques, combined with suggestions of change in my habits, habits in my work attitude, workload and suggestions (sometimes strong) in my food habits.

He taught me over the years  the most precious understanding we can get about our body: Give you body the right food (nutrition) combined with professional help during the period of an (advanced) unbalanced (diseased) body, and the body jumps right back in a amazing short time. The healing capacity of the human body is astonishing.

Being a overly active person, I tend to overload my body and mind. So I break down once in a while. The body responds in different ways at times. I saw him with chronic shoulder pain (took one month to fix with treatment, no sugar no caffeine diet.) Overworked (4 months to be the old one) treatment: no stress, very strict diet, time off and treatments.

Chronic pain in foot (elimination) treatment: bodywork and cleansing. Etc.

Sometimes I am jealous of people that get colds, get sick for a week or a few days. You know why? I understand that the body needs to get rid of waste, poisons, buildup too much of something, stress etc. Elimination we call that, the body takes time out. These somewhat innocent sicknesses remove these things. If you do not get them like me, you get good sick now and then... or very, very sick. On the other hand we learn as we get older and wiser…

About wiser, what Horacio helped me a lot with is that he understands that most people have a hard time to change their eating habits or hold themselves to a diet. Remember your own New Years promises. If you did quit smoking cold turkey and were successful right away, you are not the person I talk about. The majority of us have a hard time with this. What Horacio does then, is taking you in his personal care. You stay in his clinic for a number of days, where the food is prepared with and for you, you spent time with him for exercising, relaxing and get his teachings for health. This helped me a lot to overcome the crave of sugar, caffeine, etc. get better understanding of my body and its healing. Just enough time to get over the cravings get my body to repair the damage I did to it.

I now do regular cleanse of my bowls and sometimes the liver. Fasting for few days seems also to have become a regular (3 times year about) good practice.

I have never taken any prescription medicines besides painkillers connected to dental work and a hernia fix. I very much like food and fairly unhealthy food (butter, cheese, desserts, and meats) but eat it less often and smaller portions. I guess the old saying of Everything in Moderation, still seems right, certainly when the body gets a bit older.

This man has taught some many people how to heal their own bodies. I feel lucky to have run into him. He comes from a family of healers, way down south in Paraguay, close to the miraculous Iguazu Falls, the most impressive waterfalls in the world.

Horacio studied and practiced for years in Buenos Aires, before arriving in the USA in 1985. I would like to close by saying that although he studied many techniques and practices them, his special value is the deeper born-in understanding of the body and its possibilities.

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience with you in sunny California. "

Edward  S.