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Acknowledgment from Medical Professionals :

As an eye specialist, once I have investigated fully and cannot find a cause for pain behind the eyes or headaches, I have nothing other than drugs to offer. If you are open minded, consider seeing Gill. She has helped a number of my patients. It is a nice option, especially if you want to avoid taking medication long term.
Dr Jo-Anne Pon, Oculoplastic Surgeon and Ophthalmologist.

I have recommended a number of my patients to see Gill for their recurrent headaches. Mostly these are patients who have a long history of headaches, some of which have been resistant to conventional medications. Gill has, with her craniosacral approach, been able to help a number of these patients. I am happy to endorse her work, particularly for Craniosacral therapy.
Graeme Bennetts General Practitioner, Christchurch

Most Recent Testimonials

January 2019 

After receiving a concussion I was dealing with frequent migraines. A friend recommended Gill. After a few sessions with Gill my migraines were dealt with. I had also been suffering from a loss of turning mobility in my neck. Gill’s techniques returned the mobility in my neck back to normal. This has had a subtle, yet important, positive influence on my daily life. Gill is extremely professional and projects an aura of  capability. I would recommend Gill to anyone who is dealing with concussion, migraines or muscle issues.

Associate Professor Adrian Paterson, Lincoln

 

July 2019

I visited Gill several months after getting concussion. I had no energy, was always tired, and always had a headache or pressure in my head. I couldn’t stand bright lights or noise and couldn’t read, watch TV or look at a computer screen. After just two sessions with Gill I noticed a difference – my headaches weren’t daily, and I was managing TV/computer screen time. As the visits progressed, I got back to my usual self. I highly recommend Gill’s technique.

Rose Drummond 

I had vertigo for over 10 years. I had tried the Epley Manoeuvre from an ENT doctor, the Brandt-Daroff exercise from another doctor and anti-nausea medication from my GP. Nothing made any difference. Gill’s gentle hands worked on me for 6x 1 hour sessions. Gradually the vertigo got less and less, both in strength and length until it disappeared completely. THANK YOU, GILL. Jane Kerr

Jane Kerr

Concussion

CONCUSSION

I visited Gill after I had hit my head.  I had trouble driving, concentrating, I walked around in a fog and I had headaches or pressure most of the time.  I had a series of treatment with Gill and felt increasingly better as we progressed.  After the 1st session I felt that I could drive safely again, pain decreased immediately and I just had a low ache for a few more weeks. After about 5 sessions I felt that I could concentrate enough to attend university lectures.  Thanks Gill.

Athalie S


 

CONCUSSION
After my concussion I had 8 weeks of minor but persistent headaches, spells of nausea and dizziness. It was especially severe after exercise. After one session with Gill my symptoms had decreased considerably. After 5 sessions I feel I’m able to complete rigorous exercise with no side effects.
I wish that I found out about Gill earlier!

Leon M.


 

Andy Ellis Rugby

Gill saw me after I had a couple of concussions playing rugby and I was struggling to get better. She was very helpful and her techniques certainly help with my healing. Slightly different and not mainstream Gills ability to help me relax and move fluid around my body as well as help adjust my neck and head muscles was very good.  I would recommend her to anyone having on going issues.

Updated: I had another concussion and suffered 4 months of symptoms.  When I could get back to NZ I had some treatments with Gill again.  After 2 sessions I had no symptoms.  Please consider Cranio for all concussions.

Andy Ellis  Canterbury Crusaders and AllBlack halfback 


 

Mitch Alcock rugby

I went to see Gill after suffering from a variety of concussion systems after suffering a serious head injury playing Rugby. I was unable to concentrate or think with clarity which affected all aspects of my life. My life had become a daily struggle. I felt there was no way I was ever going to return to normal. Gill’s expertise gave me my life back. I felt a sense of relief and clarity instantly and this has continued as months have passed. I am now feel happy and healthy and I am so grateful for Gill’s fantastic work!  Mitch Alcock


 I sustained concussion, also damaging my neck and spine.  For several weeks I was suffering from headaches and generally just not feeling well within my self.  After the first two treatments with Gill, the headaches and acute pains went and after a series of 5 treatments with Gill I felt back to my normal self.  I would highly recommend Gill’s healing hands and the amazing Craniosacral Therapy that she offers.   

Tanya Harris


 

Severe Concussion: 

For 2 years I suffered headaches 24/7, daily severe migraines, loss of speech, vision, short term memory and extreme mood swings after a severe concussion.  I was doing rehab treatment through ACC but I realized that I would never make a full recovery.  My brain team told me I would never be the same person again.  I had gone from a 19- year old girl studying full time, working part time and training two to three times a day for boxing, to two years of not being to do anything due to this injury.

After my first treatment with Gill, I had the best sleep in two years, because I had no migraines or headaches.  I improved more with each treatment (which was over 5 days). Gill gave me daily exercises to do, and I live for them, because they truly do work.  I still experience tiredness and fatigue but I am able to manage this. 

A short time after my Cranio work I was cleared to go back to part time work. Soon I will be starting full time work then full time study.  Deaan Marchioni (update 8 months later still no pain).


 

I suffered a serious assault and had been having concussion symptoms including daily headaches, depression fatigue and generally just not feeling myself. I had been prescribed 3 types of medication, seen head and neck specialists and councillors and nothing was really working for me. After having two consecutive sessions with Gill I woke up two days later feeling amazing and finally felt myself, my normal energy was back not to mention I haven’t had a headache since. Thanks so much Gill !  Elliot Adamson

 


 

SHATTERED CAREER, CONCUSSION:

After falling on my face I suffered post-concussion trauma – migraine-strength headaches for 10 months. I had exhausted my local treatment options in Rotorua with no relief or improvement. I travelled to Christchurch & received 5 treatments over 3 days from Gill. I felt instant results. The brain fog cleared & for the first time, I was headache -free since my fall….
Gaining clarity & refreshed energy has enabled me to develop a Resilient Women’s program which I now share with women recently released from prison, home-detention &/or community service. Department of Corrections referrals by Probation Officers. This is my dream role, empowering women, after being a full time Employability Co-ordinator for a tertiary institution. Post-concussion trauma shattered my 5-year career. I had resigned from my full-time, permanent employment because my concussion had caused me anxiety attacks & I was overwhelmed by pain & dysfunction.
Much love & appreciation. 
 Deb Bell

 


 

After receiving a concussion I was dealing with frequent migraines. A friend recommended Gill. After a few sessions with Gill my migraines were dealt with. I had also been suffering from a loss of turning mobility in my neck. Gill’s techniques returned the mobility in my neck back to normal. This has had a subtle, yet important, positive influence on my daily life. Gill is extremely professional and projects an aura of capability. I would recommend Gill to anyone who is dealing with concussion, migraines or muscle issues.  Associate Professor Adrian Paterson, Lincoln


 

Concussion, groin injuiry

I started seeing Gill over a year ago for a sports related concussion, her sessions helped my recovery over a number of months and I enjoyed them so much I have continued to regularly have CranioSacral sessions. Since the initial injury, I have had a sprained thumb, trapped nerve in my shoulder and most recently a groin sprain. Each time Gill’s session aided the recovery and offered a lot of relief. In particular, the groin sprain was one of the most painful injuries I have ever had and I went to Gill within 48 hours of the injury. Before the session, I couldn’t sit, walk or sleep with the pain, I was a tearful wreck! One hour session with Gill and a good nights sleep after and I was a new person, the swelling decreased and the pain was gone. Amazing!! The other longer term benefit I have found of regular CranioSacral sessions is that I have not been sick with a cold or flu in the last year, despite almost all of the people in my airconditioned office being ill at one stage and the fact its the first year in a long time that I haven’t had a cold or flu. Prevention is definitely the best medicine. Thanks GillJeanette Fitzsimons


 

Concussion

I visited Gill several months after getting concussion. I had no energy, was always tired, and always had a headache or pressure in my head. I couldn’t stand bright lights or noise and couldn’t read, watch TV or look at a computer screen. After just two sessions with Gill I noticed a difference – my headaches weren’t daily, and I was managing TV/computer screen time. As the visits progressed, I got back to my usual self. I highly recommend Gill’s technique.

Rose Drummond 

Headaches

HEADACHES, SQUINT, FEELING TERRIBLE

I went to Gill because I felt terrible every day.  After the 1st visit I noticed that my squint had disappeared.  I haven’t had a headache since, I am losing weight and feel positive and so much better.

Lynda Burdekin


 

HEADACHES, ANXIETY

I went to Gill with constant nagging headaches, tiredness, anxiety and just feeling miserable.  After first the first session I felt a dramatic improvement and have continued to benefit greatly from each session.  My sleep pattern has returned to normal, I feel at peace with my self and the world, and have not had a headache since.  Gill has also provided me with excellent ‘self help’ advice.  Christina A.

It is such a privilege to be able to help people: Here is a recent testimonial: “I have suffered from Migraine with aura since I was 3. It has been an absolute struggle throughout my life leading to depression and anxiety. At the end of last year the migraines were more aggressive and happening more often. I was put on many medications Nothing worked. This had me constantly on edge and carrying medication in my pocket waiting for the next attack. I then had a 53Hr migraine. My children and partner were close to calling the hospital. Gill has been nothing short of a miracle for me. From the first time I saw her I instantly felt the difference and I have not had a migraine since that day. I am celebrating 3 months migraine and medication free! My family never thought we would see such amazing results. I really could not be more thankful.”      

Tamara 


 

Dear Gill, I have had headaches for 75 years (I am 83years).  After 4 sessions with you I still wasn’t sure if your work was helping me, but 18 months later and I still haven’t had another headache.  Thank you very much.  

Dorothy Boyd

Referred by an ear, nose and throat specialist:  I saw Gill to help with daily Headaches.  After my second appointment, they have completely stopped.  It has changed so much for me with my daily life and sleep.  It has now been 2.5 months without a single headache.

Regards, Kim Frankish


I have seen Gill for four treatments and have had a huge decease in the severity of my headaches which has been amazing.  I have also found myself more aware of my posture and how my body is feeling in general.
I have never been so relaxed as I am during and after my treatments. Gill has also given me other tips about diet and exercise which has been really helpful.  I will definitely be continuing to see Gill for my overall health as well as my headaches.

Malina Blake. (Malina had been getting chronic headaches every day for 6 years, since overcoming meningitis).


After a year of multiple anaesthetics and surgeries I was feeling very tired and listless, and I had pain in many parts of my body.  The cranial treatment is very gentle, soothing and non invasive, and it is amazing how quickly the hour passes.  After experiencing 4-5 bad headaches a week, it is a great relief to be free of this worrying pain; also my whole sense of wellbeing has improved immensely.   Arm and shoulder pain has been reduced to almost nil.  I am ready to get out and be busy again. 

Margaret Carter


 

BAD HEADACHES, INSOMNIA

I wanted to tell you that my bad headaches have not presented themselves since our session last week. It has been 18 glorious months since my last headache. This is a wonderful result after just four sessions. I am able to function better at work and can cope more easily with what the day brings.

I visited you a few years ago for help with insomnia and those treatments were also extremely successful. I had experienced chronic insomnia for many years and had been taking strong pain killers to help, but after some considerable time the pain killers ceased to be effective and only resulted in making me drowsy during the day. I want to congratulate you on your expertise in helping me to get my life back. 

Jan


 

PERSISTENT HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

I was referred to Gill by my doctor as a way of dealing with my persistent headaches and migraines. I knew nothing about CranioSacral therapy but was keen to try anything that would mean I wasn’t taking so much medication.  After 6 treatments I am not completely headache free but am not having as many headaches and the neck pain I often experience has improved significantly.  

Patricia Dakers


 

HORSE FALLS

I came to Gill with pressure feelings in my head after a fall from my horse.  I had a series of six treatments over several months.  I noticed a change in the feelings in my head after the first treatment, and it steadily improved over the next treatments.  I no longer have any pressure feelings in my head, though I do have some tension still, I feel very much better.  I noticed my balance improved, my jaw and neck felt looser and generally I felt more well.  

Melanie White


 

HEADACHES 24/7 2 MONTHS

Hello there lovely Gill,  I haven’t been back because my headaches and migraines have all gone and I’m doing very well all thanks to my lovely doctor and YOU 🙂 I do thank you very much for everything you have helped me with and all your understanding.  Keep up the good work you are doing gill.  All the best. 

Cheers from Sam Purver🙂


I came to see Gill for treatment of my ongoing headaches I had experienced for most of my teenage and adult life which seemed to worsen with pregnancy.  Within 3 sessions they had completely subsided and I no longer had to rely on medication or constant trips to the physio for relief. Really pleased with the result.  I would really recommend cranio to anyone experiencing ongoing pain and headaches. 

Thanks Rachel Smith


I first went to see Gill during a really bad period of cluster migraines.  Over the first few weeks of treatment I got on top of these and thankfully have not had any similar episodes. I still get the ocassional headaches associated with my period but they are a lot more manageable.  

Pip Wilson


 

HEADACHES- referred by an ear, nose and throat specialist:

I saw Gill to help with daily Headaches.  After my second appointment, they have completely stopped.  It has changed so much for me with my daily life and sleep.  It has now been many months without a single headache.  Regards,

Kim Frankish


 

35+ YEARS OF HEADACHES:

I had suffered from headaches 4 x per week for 35+ years.  I sought help from Gill after a particularly bad month when I had headaches every day for 3 weeks. My dentist had given me a mouthguard but that hadn’t helped.  Painkillers usually didn’t help.  After I had completed the first group of sessions my headaches have subsided and I feel SO much better.  I totally recommend Gill!  

Catherine Butt


 

PERSISTENT HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

“I have suffered from migraines for most of my life. In the last 20 years or so I was getting headaches at least once a week which could be controlled most of the time with medication. The headaches and migraines were becoming problematical as I am a private consultant and can’t take sick leave easily. Last year I suffered three migraines which were very debilitating. After several treatments with Gill I haven’t had a migraine for nearly a year and what headaches I have now are very mild and infrequent. For headache and migraine sufferers, I wish to highly recommend Gill and her treatment”.  Kind regards,  

Susan  Reynolds

Pain

Neck and much more!

I feel the best I have in 7 years.  Not only has my neck pain stopped but my shoulder, and my back.  I feel on top of the world.  I will continue to see Gill regularly.

Ian Thompson


 

Depression and slipped disc

When I first went to Gill I was suffering from depression and was also recovering from a prolapsed disk. It wasn’t long before Gill had me on track. I was off the anti depressants within a matter of weeks and the problems that I was suffering with from the back had certainly eased and some had disappeared completely. Friends have commented on how much brighter I was looking and sounding. I am very thankful for what Gill has done. I certainly feel like I am on a much more even keel now. Thank you Gill.

Ann M

(NB I do NOT encourage anyone to go off their antidepressants.  This decision must be made in conjunction with the clients doctor) Gill Redden


 

Teeth, aches and pains

“I went to see Gill with an assortment of aches and pains, which added together were making life that bit less pleasant. One in particular that was driving me crazy was a pain in my teeth – my dentist could not find or fix it, even with several x-rays and examinations. Gill sorted it out in our first session. It has certainly taught me that there is no need to put up with pain.”

Bronwyn Craig


 

Knee Joint Pain

I regularly referee basketball and a few weeks ago I pulled a tendon in my left knee which continued to give me pain that was extremely uncomfortable for several days after I refereed each week  After just one 45min treatment most of the pain had gone. I refereed the next day without any sign of the pain that had been present before. I had Gill do one more treatment to make sure and have been free from pain since (last treatment 3 weeks ago) even though I have run hard several times doing my sport.

Tony Constable


 

Pain 

I have had a lot of operations and had constant pain for years.  After one session with Gill the pain in my liver and tummy area was reduced by about 70%. Thank you so much for your caring and professional assistance in getting my health back to ‘normal’ as well as your assistance in providing me with energetic and emotional support in strengthening my body’s immune system. 

I whole heartedly recommend anyone to come to your clinic for assistance in the support and strengthening of their health. 

Marion Rix


 

Pain, last resort

“I contacted Gill as a last resort, suffering from aching pains in my neck, shoulders and arms,with frequent headaches, feeling irritable and tired.  At the first session Gill identified an issue with my jaw which I immediately linked to a particularly vigorous cavity I had filled 6 weeks earlier.

After that session I felt a dramatic improvement and after 3 sessions was feeling great – better than ‘normal’!!   I have had a sickness free winter, not even a cold with none of my original symptoms recurring, and I will continue to visit Gill for maintenance every 3 months.  

Charlotte Bryden


 

Elbow, Tendon Tear
Approx 9 months ago I had severe pain from what felt like a torn ligament/tendon at my right elbow. The pain was severe when I used my right arm for most daily activities. Over the following 9 months the pain was subsiding but only very slowly. 
After only one 50min treatment the severity of pain had diminished to be almost unnoticeable. Whatever it is that Gill does works like a charm and with such a gentle technique.
Tony C  September 2008

 

Jaw Pain

Hello Gill

Thank you for your treatments which helped to cure my tooth ache/jaw pain.

I do not enjoy dental treatments as I usually take some time to recover from the nerve pain, but now I will be coming directly to you for some Cranio treatment.

Regards

MW


Sore Neck

I had been suffering with a sore neck for about 18 months before I came to see Gill. At times I’d had shooting pains going up my neck which made me call out in pain. It hurt to turn my neck very far in any direction and my neck went out most nights while sleeping. I’d had months of physiotherapy which improved it a little. I’d also had two or three other types of treatment which had improved it a little. When I came to see Gill I will admit that the first two or three sessions made no noticeable difference. I was however determined to stick with it and allow time for it to work. I’m pleased I did because now I am pain free in my neck and have the full range of movement back. Thank you Gill, the CranioSacral Therapy really worked.

Karen Degen


 

Neck and Shoulders

Thank you for the Cranio treatment. I cannot believe how relaxed my neck and shoulders feel. After the first treatment, they were more relaxed than I can ever remember them being. Having had the second treatment I feel very at peace – given how things are here in Christchurch right now, that’s amazing!

Anonymous


 

Neck and back

After seeing a significant change in my husband after his visits with Gill to help him with his sleeping patters, I went to Gill to try and relieve the tension and pain in my neck and back. After seeing Gill I have had no pain in my neck and my back it significantly better. I have more movement in my back and neck and very little pain now. Thank you Gill, for relieving years of pain and tension.

Sian Thompson


 

Neck pain and headaches

I have suffered neck pain and nagging headaches for many years. I have tried just about everything to fix the pain but relief has only ever been temporary.   

When I first went to see Gill, I was very sceptical but was open to giving it a try. During my third session, the pain and pressure suddenly lifted. It felt like a huge weight had come off my shoulders, neck and head. I have been pain-free ever since.   

I would recommend Gill to anyone suffering from pain and only wish I had found out about Gill years ago. 

Lee Retimana


 

Sore Neck

I had been suffering with a sore neck for about 18 months before I came to see Gill. At times I’d had shooting pains going up my neck which made me call out in pain. It hurt to turn my neck very far in any direction and my neck went out most nights while sleeping. I’d had months of physiotherapy which improved it a little. I’d also had two or three other types of treatment which had improved it a little. When I came to see Gill I will admit that the first two or three sessions made no noticeable difference. I was however determined to stick with it and allow time for it to work. I’m pleased I did because now I am pain free in my neck and have the full range of movement back. Thank you Gill, the CranioSacral Therapy really worked.

Karen Degen


 

Unbreable pain

I really can’t recommend Gill Redden enough! After being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia at 36 years old, life was quickly going downhill. When the bouts of pain occurred it was unbearable, I would spend the time in tears on my hands and knees until the pain stopped. Sometimes this could last up to two hours. The condition was ruining my life, I didn’t enjoy any of the things I had in the past such as spending time with my friends, walking on a sunny day or being in the garden, cold wind became my worst enemy. I was on very high doses of medication which made me incredibly tired impacting further on my wellbeing and these didn’t get rid of the pain completely either! I felt like a zombie, I couldn’t think properly or function as I did normally. 
I was working in a high stress job and becoming depressed and utterly exhausted. After making the decision to take a month of leave to try and get on top of my pain, in sheer desperation I trawled the internet looking for something that might help me. I stumbled across Gill’s name and emailed her. Gill phoned me the next morning and I saw her the following day. My first session was incredible, I found Gill’s manner very calming and the instant relief from the pain was incredible. 
For the first time in months I felt relaxed. I continued to see Gill for a few weeks twice a week and things continued to improve, the pain became nonexistent. I see a trip to Gill as a much needed investment for my body. Even if you don’t have any conditions you are aware of it’s the perfect way to maintain our health that we often take for granted. It’s a valuable lesson I have learnt
Don’t hesitate to see Gill – It’s more than worth it. 

Kirsten Mason-Clemett


 

Refered Pain

To let you know that I think the treatment on Tuesday did me the power of good. There is hardly any pain in the buttocks now and the daggers in my legs are not as sharp nor as frequent. The pain is concentrated more in the lower back where I think the fractures are and it’s more like a stiffness. Thanks a million. 

Lois


 

Stabbing Eye Pain

Hi Gill. I was referred to you by my eye specialist. My eye pain levels are way down. Just a throb every now and then instead of a pneumatic drill. Still taking anti inflammatories daily! Your treatment helped. Giving up gluten has also made a big difference.  

Mandy 

(Mandy is not from Christchurch so I only treated her 4 times in quick succession).

Sleep

Chronic Sleep Issues

I visited Gill with a chronic sleeping problem brought on by a stressful time in my life.
During about the third session, I had an experience where I physically felt the stress I carried in my gut, leave my body.

I remember going home and preparing the evening meal and feeling as though my body was floating, I felt so much lighter.

By the end of these 3 cranio sessions with Gill I was able to fall asleep soon after turning out the light and had a good quality night’s sleep.

It changed my life.

Jan W


 

Sleep Patterns and Insomnia 

I decided to try CranioSacral therapy with Gill Redden out of sheer desperation. I have been suffering from ongoing insomnia for at least 8 years, using sleeping tablets most nights just to function in my fairly stressful job. I hated having to rely on medication for what should be, and always used to be, such a natural and restorative thing as sleep. 

I tried many different alternative treatments – acupuncture provided me with some relief – but required weekly sessions,  kinesiology and hypnotherapy provided no success at all. 

After the first ‘cranio‘ session I could sleep without any chemical help at all. I have had 3 of these treatments in the last few months and my sleep patterns have been revolutionized! 

I would recommend Gill’s service without reservation to anyone suffering the debilitating effects of ongoing insomnia.  What have you got to lose? 

Liz Hancock


 

Sleep Patterns

I can say that I was very pleased with your “re-programming” to help me adjust my sleep patterns. 
I also would like to let you know that the “Usana” vitamins and anti-oxidant are working well and provide a noticeable boost in energy.

Lewis Low


 

Sleep Struggles 

I was advised to try Cranio Therapy by a friend because I was suffering from severe nightmares and for years I was struggling with my sleeping patterns.  After visiting with Gill I have not had a nightmare for months now, and I feel so much better now I am sleeping through the night.  I can only put it down to the Cranio Therapy.  I recommend this treatment for anyone that experiences the same.  I can only describe what Gill has done as she has cleared the fog in my mind. 

 

Robert 


 

Pain Sleeping

I have been recently diagnosed with arthritis of the knee. I had a lot of pain and I was not sleeping well because of it. I started taking the Usana Procosamine supplement which I hadn’t taken for about 4 years. Within a week I didn’t have pain again. Wow!

Peter Dougall


 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME) for three years now, first onset from glandular fever. Doctors and Medical Specialists said something was wrong with me but couldn’t tell me what and said there was nothing they could give me other than standard painkillers. I was advised by a friend with the same condition to try CranialSacral Therapy and after a recommendation from my workmate thought I would give it a go. At first I was sceptical, nothing else I tried seemed to help or even aid my constant fatigue, headaches, swollen glands or neck pain.

After one session with Gill I felt a huge change, like I had really turned a corner. Not only had the neck pains and headaches gone, but my glands returned to normal and I had a lot more energy. For the first time I had an understanding of what had happened to my body when I became ill, and how to go about fixing it. I have been working more and my body just generally feels happier all over.
I would really recommend Gill, not only does she have a great knowledge and understanding of the human body, but was able to help me in a way no-one else could. It’s worth a try for a healthier happier body and a better quality of life. Updated 1 month later: Still feeling great, working heaps more. I am so grateful! 

Naomi Taylor

Dizziness & Nausea

I saw Gill for a session of CST when I had a viral infection of the inner ear. I was suffering from loss of balance and nausea similar to sea sickness. I felt 75% better when I left after the treatment and the symptoms disappeared completely over the next 3 days. Previously it had taken two or three weeks.

My reflux problem disappeared completely after 3 sessions with Gill. I haven’t had any problems with it since.

I have found my regular monthly CST sessions with Gill have improved my overall health. I have almost no headaches from stress or tension and my concentration has improved as well.  We maintain our cars so they don’t breakdown but how many people maintain their bodies? Your health is worth a lot more than your car.

Jackie Climo


CONCUSSION
After my concussion I had 8 weeks of minor but persistent headaches, spells of nausea and dizziness. It was especially severe after exercise. After one session with Gill my symptoms had decreased considerably. After 5 sessions I feel I’m able to complete rigorous exercise with no side effects.
I wish that I found out about Gill earlier!

Leon M.


NO VERTIGO!

I have recently been to see Gill Redden, mainly for help with migraines but after the first session I quickly realised that I have not had one dizzy spell. I have been getting these attacks constantly for the past year, due to a benign tumour in my right inner ear.  

Three months later they still have not returned. I was unable to lift my eyes upward or bend down without falling over. Currently I am whitebaiting in South Westland and up and down the river bank easily –  though not much whitebait. 

I will still pursue the migraine treatment but am thrilled with the current results.  

Thanks, Jill Goom


VERTIGO

I initially saw Gill as was experiencing an acute onset of vertigo (felt like I was on a boat) after travelling overseas. It was awful, 24/7 I felt nauseated, off balance, couldn’t concentrate and was extremely tired. I saw Gill 5 times over a 2 week period and was over the moon to have the vertigo lessen after each visit and disappear 99% after 5 treatments. The ENT specialist didn’t give me any hope at all. I will be forever grateful that I sought her help. I will definitely be returning for future “maintenance” visits! 

Cheers Deb Schafer


I have a history of neck issues which started after a series of ‘whiplash’ events. I was experiencing random, short, dizzy ‘episodes’ where pressure would build around my neck before experiencing a rush of ‘pressure’ across my head. After a few seconds things would return to normal. As these ‘episodes’ were becoming more frequent, i made an appointment with the GP.  He referred me to Gill.  I had 6 sessions with Gill before I really noticed an improvement and haven’t had an episode since. A big relief!  

Rachel  Geddes


I had vertigo for over 10 years. I had tried the Epley Manoeuvre from an ENT doctor, the Brandt-Daroff exercise from another doctor and anti-nausea medication from my GP. Nothing made any difference. Gill’s gentle hands worked on me for 6x 1 hour sessions. Gradually the vertigo got less and less, both in strength and length until it disappeared completely. THANK YOU, GILL. Jane Kerr

Jane Kerr

Behaviour and Attitude

BEHAVIOUR AND ATTENTION

Our 10 year old son showed a significant improvement in both behaviour and attention span after sessions with Gill earlier this year.
AR

 

Migraines

MIGRAINES, REFLUX

I came to Gill for my migraines.  After the 1st and 2nd session, though, I noticed with surprise and delight that my indigestion had subsided substantially.

Susan Mohammed


 

MIGRAINES

After your treatment 2 days ago i was floating on cloud 9 and today have been in disbelief that the cranio has worked so well so quickly. Not that i was sceptical at all but i feel as though my body is telling me i should be getting migraines but i’m not getting them. Even last night i pushed the boundaries and watched a movie till 11.30. Big deal you might say but i haven’t been able to watch an hour of television or look at a computer screen for months without receiving the dreaded signals that a pounding migraine was on its way thumping away in my temple.

My experience in your clinic was very relaxing and very educational. Your soothing tone of voice kept me informed of what you were doing and your explanations were succinct. You were right. i did feel like i ws hit by a bus but more like a bus made of pillows as i floated down the road back to work. I did not feel like going back to work but i did manage to and also had to attend an appointment till 730 that night but i was very relaxed and performed extremely well.

I’m drinking plenty of water as well and have cut back on the coffee. my system is thanking you for the advice.

So thanks heaps.

Look forward to another session.

Steve Langeridge


 

35 YEARS OF HORMONAL MIGRAINES – GONE!

6 days per month cut out and not able to work, lots of heavy medication. My 15 year old had never seen me without the migraines and the pain! I have been in the after hours medical centre 9 hours once and other times for hours. What sort of life was that? And the reduction in income was huge. I didn’t know anything else was out there.

I had the bitchiness associated with PMT too – GONE!

Gill hasn’t just done cranio of course – her acupressure and other work has been great and I ‘do my fingers’ also.

But, honestly ladies – try it! Why put up with something when you don’t need to.

Leanne Neufield


 

CONCUSSION, SPORT

After my concussion I had 8 weeks of minor but persistent headaches, spells of nausea and dizziness. It was especially severe after exercise. After one session with Gill my symptoms had decreased considerably. After 5 sessions I feel I’m able to complete rigorous exercise with no side effects.

I wish that I found out about Gill earlier!  Leon M.

I have suffered from Migraine with aura since I was 3. It has been an absolute struggle throughout my life leading to depression and anxiety. At the end of last year the migraines were more aggressive and happening more often. I was put on many medications Nothing worked. This had me constantly on edge and carrying medication in my pocket waiting for the next attack. I then had a 53Hr migraine. My children and partner were close to calling the hospital. Gill has been nothing short of a miracle for me. From the first time I saw her I instantly felt the difference and I have not had a migraine since that day. I am celebrating 3 months migraine and medication free! My family never thought we would see such amazing results. I really could not be more thankful.   

Tamara 


 

MIGRAINES:

My husband heard about Gill and made the appointment for me, saying anything is worth a try, rather than having to suffer with the headaches/migraines.  After two treatments with Gill I noticed an immediate change – to be able to wake in the morning without the feeling of my head going to explode was just heaven.  Now, when I feel the pressure coming on, I use the checklist Gill gave and notice the difference.  It is certainly a treatment I would recommend.

Marg Johnston


 

I was suffering from terrible hormonal migraines after coming off medication in 2011 which meant every month my life would go on stand still for 4-5 days until they passed. My husband had met Gill through a business networking group and decided to make an appointment for me to try something different and see if it helped.

Gill has been treating me since December 2011 and I have experienced NO hormonal headaches. I feel like a new women and I no longer have the anxiety that used to creep up on me every month. Not only has she worked on my migraines, she has helped with neck and back pain which I had been also experiencing.

I have no hesitation with recommending Gill. She is extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with, an absolute gem.

Averil Wells


 Just wanted to let you know that I have not had a migraine since having the cranio treatment.  Given that periods of lack of sleep usually brought one on, this is amazing because the earthquakes have had meant I’ve had little sleep at times and when I have slept it’s been interrupted or not of the best quality.  In the past I would have had a blinder of a migraine!  Cranio sacral therapy has been a blessing.  Thank, you Gill!

Julie Best


Thank you for the Cranio treatment.  I cannot believe how relaxed my neck and shoulders feel.  After the first treatment they were more relaxed than I can ever remember them being.  Having had the second treatment I feel very at peace – given how things are here in Christchurch right now, that’s amazing!

J


 

“My 24 hour 7 days a week migraines are now down to but a few. Thank you Gill” 

Cate, Christchurch  


 

MIGRAINES & MEDICATION 10 YEARS

I’ve been seeing Gill for 8 wks now. Why ???…. I was getting headaches for about 5 days out of 7, some just annoying, some very painful and once or twice a week it would explode into a full blown migraine. 

Over the years I found I was taking more and more medication, ended up taking 6 -8 panadol, 4-6 Ibuprofen just to get through the day by the time I meet Gill. For the migraines I was given Maxalt Melt to take.

I was also given Anti-depressants to try, beta blockers and muscle relaxants at different times as well. 

After the first visit with Gill I walked out feeling very sceptical thinking this isn’t going to work, she didn’t do anything.

But, after putting up with my headaches and migraines for near on 10 yrs I was prepared to give anything a go more than once.

That night I had a migraine but the next day the usual hangover was minor.

I stopped taking ALL medication that same week and after the 3 visits over 3 weeks I was not getting the daily headaches.

In the last 5 weeks I’ve had 1 migraine and a couple of what I would call minor headaches that were annoying at the time but didn’t last long.

I still don’t know how it works exactly, but what Gill does is working for me.

Eight weeks: NO PILLS, NO DAILY headaches.   

The last five weeks: 2 headaches,1migraine and becoming fewer and fewer as each week goes by…….

Thanks Gill, I’ve got my life back.  

Cheers  George


 

After having migraines for 11 years I decided to try a different approach to them and went to see Gill on the advice of my daughters partner.  I have been having cranio now for a year and have found it to be very beneficial. It is great to go weeks without a headache.  I diligently try and do my “fingers” every day as well.  Her sessions are always very peaceful and relaxing.  The hour goes by much too quickly!  Thanks Gill.  

Helen Lundy


 

I am happy to report that both the frequency and intensity of migraines has decreased markedly since the treatments I had with you. The feeling of ‘fullness and tightness” I had in my sinuses on the right side is far less now and I feel the treatment has indeed made quite a difference to me.

Kind Regards

Kate Russell


 

I came to Gill for help with my migraines when they started becoming more frequent, and the medication I was taking when one came on wasn’t always effective in treating them. I was fed up and it was making work very difficult!

After a few sessions I began to notice a difference- the migraines and headaches became less frequent, and they also responded more quickly when I did take medication/painkillers to stop them.

All in all I felt like I got them back under control.

Gill also has a lot of other advice which can help headaches and migraines and I recommend seeing her if you are sick of living with them! Thanks, 

Emily Sharpe


 The difference I felt after each treatment with Gill Redden is remarkable. When I first came to see Gill I was only doing half days at work (afternoon’s doing office and computer work) and my migraines were averaging between 7 and 8 out of 10 in intensity and occurring in the early hours of every morning. Since I have started treatments I have been able to work between 6 and 7 hours most days with a headache intensity of around 3 -5 out of 10. After every session of treatment where Gill has worked on the bones in my head, the position of the pain has shifted around in my head dramatically. Thanks heaps Gill! (Treatments still continuing) 

Karl L


 

I was fortunate to hear about Gill from a friend who had experienced a good result when no one else could help. I had experienced a number of earthquake related injuries including a serious whiplash injury, which contributed to daily migraine headaches. I sought help from my Physiotherapy colleagues but my symptoms were so severe, I couldn’t tolerate any form of treatment. The combination of chronic pain and my poor tolerance to drug therapy interfered with my ability to work. I was working part-time, then spending the rest of the day zonked out on medication. I found it difficult to enjoy my previous leisure activities which included walking, gardening and sewing and I had given up my gym workouts.

I retired from work in March 2013 and started treatment with Gill soon afterwards. Her treatments were incredibly gentle and after a few sessions she was able to treat my head and neck without causing pain. I did not get immediate relief of my symptoms and had 10 treatments in total. I found the sessions very relaxing and over the course of my treatment Gill taught me techniques to prevent/treat symptoms myself and also recommended a course of supplements which I believe also helped in my recovery.

As a result of Gill’s intervention, I have been able to augment my recovery with physiotherapy and decrease my reliance on medication over the past 6 months. I still get headaches and some migraines but I am able to manage them with a combination of specific stretches, Gill’s exercises and medication. However, I once again lead a very full and active life, including 3-4 gym sessions a week and have shed 8kgs along the way! Thank you Gill. 

Jetje Bullion


 

I first went to see Gill at the recommendation of my boss. I was having cluster migraines every 2-3 weeks, and sometimes getting 2-3 in one day.

Having tried all options (medication, CTScan, cutting out certain foods) I went to see Gill. Gill worked on my whole body, not just my head, finding out where my body held all its tension – many places that I hadn’t even known were stressed. 
That very first session I walked out of there feeling wonderful and free.
For 7 months I was migraine– free and grateful to Gill for enabling me to live my life again. I then started getting them again so had 1 more treatment. Nil migraines again. 

Nicola Pink


 

MIGRAINES AT LEAST WEEKLY FOR 24 YEARS, SINCE A BIG CAR ACCIDENT.

Hi I’m Janice I had a horrific car accident and not long after the accident I started to get migraines. As the years progressed I was getting one, sometimes two migraines a week. Several times I ended up going to hospital by ambulance if I couldn’t get the migraine under control.

Gill made me feel very comfortable and has the most amazing soothing voice. I could really feel a movement not only in my head but through the rest of my body as well.

After having about 8 appointments I’m very, very happy to report that for over 3 months now I have been migraine free. Thank you Gill you have a special gift. Janice Geerlofs


 

Gill saw me after I had a couple of concussions playing rugby and I was struggling to get better. She was very helpful and her techniques certainly help with my healing. Slightly different and not mainstream Gills ability to help me relax and move fluid around my body as well as help adjust my neck and head muscles was very good.  I would recommend her to anyone having on going issues.

Andy Ellis  Canterbury Crusaders and AllBlack halfback 


 40 YEARS MIGRAINES

I have suffered from terrible migraines since I was 15, so that is for over 40 years now.  Regular as clockwork I would get a migraine on a Friday just in time for the weekend and was also suffering from awful headaches during the week.  Putting it all down to stress with work, busy home life,  etc., the only remedy I ever sought was medication from my GP.   After having 8 or 9 sessions with Gill I can now say that my headaches during the week have diminished considerably.  If I do get a migraine it is easily treatable and the pain is so much less than before.  For me, this has been a great success. 

Caroline Judge


 

 40 YEARS MIGRAINES

After over 4 decades of migraines I decided that I needed to take another course of action to treat them rather than resorting to constant migraine medication. The difference I have experienced in my health since coming to Gill for treatment has been amazing and I have not had a migraine for almost 6 months now – a miracle in itself! 

Sue Steel


 

31 YEARS MIGRAINES

Hi Gill, I have waited a while to write to you as I wanted to make really sure! However other than one migraine I have actually been pretty well free of them since I saw you. The occasional not feeling quite so good but certainly not a headache so I am really thrilled. Thank you very much for doing such a good job with me! Thanks so much and keep up the good work! Cheers 

Sally Jefferd


 

31 YEARS MIGRAINES

After attending various sessions with you, also in conjunction with getting my eyes tested and obtaining contacts and also reducing the use of work computers equipment, I have now been free from migraines for 10 months, which is incredible as I have been plagued by constant headaches and migraines for 31 years. I believe the combination of cranio, eye check and reduction of computers have all contributed to this.  

PS


 

20+ YEARS MIGRAINES

I had suffered migraines for 25 years and had tried much medication. My migraines were 2 per month and even the injections couldn’t keep them away. After my 1st session with Gill I noticed that my migraines started becoming less frequent. After about 4 sessions I realized it had been 3 months, then 6 months without a migraine. Gill had recommended changing my diet. This change plus Craniosacral therapy with Gill really seemed to work. I recommend giving Gill a try especially if nothing else seems to be working. Many thanks GillYvonne Hawtin
(updated after 18 months: stress, lack of sleep and eating poorly might bring a migraine on, so she does Gill’s finger exercises, relaxation techniques, deep breathing exercises and the blood type diet to get back on track again).


 

10 YEARS MIGRAINES

After years of infrequent, but totally debilitating migraines, I booked an appointment with Gill.  My scepticism was overcome after the first two appointments and a subsequent absence of migraines for three months! Since then I have had regular appointments at about ten weekly intervals and these keep the migraines at bay.  I no longer live in dread of the next migraine which is a wonderful freedom. Gill is passionate about her work,  yet appealingly, allows the results to speak for themselves. 

Alison Argyle


 

16 YEARS MIGRAINES

I had Cranio Therapy for migraines more than 3 years ago. It’s a very gentle relaxing treatment and after only 5 sessions things improved greatly. Many thanks Gill

Jo Henley


 

2016 started out as the worst migraine year I’ve had in a long, long while.  They were more frequent, more severe and lasted longer than ever before.  A family friend recommended Gill after she had had success with migraine treatment herself.  Gill was very friendly and spent a lot of time in the first session talking about home techniques and how she worked, before she actually started the first treatment. Despite this, I left the first appointment, completely unable to explain to anyone what the appointment was all about or what Gill did. What I do know was that Gill suggested 5 treatments and so (after a little coercion from people at home) I went for the initial 5 treatments.  I figured it might just pay off and besides I had nothing to lose. Each session was pretty similar to the first, the only difference was, I didn’t (and still haven’t) had a migraine since the first treatment (14 months ago).  I truly was a cynic, but I was wrong, and Gill’s treatments really do work, I am completely converted.  I 100% recommend Gill to anyone that has experienced migraines. She really has changed my life.  I can’t imagine how many migraines she has saved me from.   

Adrienne Calcroft


 

20 YEARS MIGRAINES

“I had been experiencing bad headaches and migraines for years. They would last for a week or 2 when they occurred and would affect my everyday life. Since seeing Gill Redden I have only experienced a couple of very minor headaches and soon as I felt them coming on I used the exercises that Gill taught me and they went away. One very happy client”.  

Cherie Davidson


 

PERSISTENT HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

I suffered constant headaches for a number of years, also migraines for the last 20 years. The migraines started after I had my first child. I did not know much about CranioSacral therapy but I was very keen to try anything that would ease my headaches. I was also taking excessive amounts of medication. After treatments my headaches and migraines are pretty much gone. They are now few and far between.

Kind regards. Wendy Evans


 

Since I was six years old, I have been suffering from debilitating migraines and headaches. These constantly disrupted my life preventing me from doing so much.  All I could do was sleep while trying to block out light and noise until I felt better sometimes this would take days. I did everything the doctor’s recommended, not eating certain foods, trying different medications and many other suggestions to no avail. In the end I thought this was something I’d just had to live with until I found Gill. She has changed my life so much for the better. I wish I’d met her sooner. My advice – don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Go see Gill.  

Marrissa Norton 


 

20+ YEARS MIGRAINES

I am a fit and healthy, non-smoking 35 year old who looks after himself, eats well and goes to the gym.  I am never off sick from work so you can imagine how frustrating these migraine attacks are when they strike so often and completely without warning.

I have suffered from migraines for most of my life. The first one when I was about 10 years old. For the past few years I have had a cluster of migraines every 3 to 4 months. These would occur for 7-10 days and could include up to 6 severe migraines. I have tried all medication available and nothing has made any difference. There was no relationship with food or lifestyle factors. As the migraines could strike at any time I carried strong pain killers with me. On the onset of a migraine I would have to take pain killers within seconds of a symptom. In doing so I limited the periods of blurred vision, nausea and a horrible dull ache that might last for hours. If I didn’t take the pain killers straight away that pain became almost unbearable and was completely debilitating. The last time I had a migraine I ended up being taken to hospital with stroke like symptoms which was incredibly scary for my wife and family.

Cranio has made a huge difference to my life. Not having migraines is something I am extremely grateful for as I had pretty much come to accept them as a part of life.  Thanks Gill Alex Watson


 “I have suffered from Migraine with aura since I was 3. It has been an absolute struggle throughout my life leading to depression and anxiety. At the end of last year the migraines were more aggressive and happening more often. I was put on many medications Nothing worked. This had me constantly on edge and carrying medication in my pocket waiting for the next attack. I then had a 53Hr migraine. My children and partner were close to calling the hospital. Gill has been nothing short of a miracle for me. From the first time I saw her I instantly felt the difference and I have not had a migraine since that day. I am celebrating 3 months migraine and medication free! My family never thought we would see such amazing results. I really could not be more thankful.”  

Tamara Pearce


 Since I was 7 years old I have been a migraine sufferer.  When I was 17 I developed Cluster Migraines and then until 2 years ago my migraines were ever present.  I would lose my sight, vomit occasionally and then be left with a thumping pain over my right eye and the next day couldn’t put my head down without the room swimming like a bad hangover!….life was pretty miserable at that point.  Since the first treatment with Gill I have only had one mild migraine.  I have been migraine free now for 18 months.  Life has changed.  I have gone off the Beta Blockers which has stopped me having low blood pressure which has helped my memory and weight loss.  If you suffer from Migraines, get yourself to Gill……it changed my life and I hope it does yours.  

Di Palmer


 Gill treated my migraine headaches with Cranio Sacral Therapy for approximately six sessions over a period of several weeks 2 years ago. The treatments were very effective and I have suffered relatively few migraines, or significantly less, since then. Although I still suffer from migraines with both chocolate and pre-menstrual syndrome as triggers, Gill’s treatment has definitely brought a lot of relief. Kind regards.  

Lucy  Bennetto


 

Migraines 

Hi Gill, Just a quick note to let you know I have only one bad migraine since I saw you 11 months ago, and that was the first week I started a new job. I have had a couple of sinus headaches, but nothing severe. 

Regards, Adair Quaife

Stress

AFER GILL’S TREATMENT

I feel so relaxed and stress free,  totally at ease with myself following every treatment I have had with Gill. It is a pleasure to have a treatment with her. She not only helps me but also teaches me how to help myself.  Thank you Gill 🙂

Averil Smart


I first learned of Gill through my Mum and I’m so pleased that I have been to her. I’m a lot like a lot of people who through work suffer with stress related problems. When ever I have been to see Gill I come out of her rooms feeling like I am walking on air. I feel much more in control and like to think of her treatments as a maintenance program.

Aimee Stewart


 

STRESS & TENSION

“This is quite simply the best thing I have done for myself in years. I wish I had made the appt earlier – the results have been so good.

The stress and tension I had been carrying around has gone and the result feels long term as opposed to short term relief from other strategies I have tried.”

Angela Brownlee

Anxiety

HEADACHES, ANXIETY

I went to Gill with constant nagging headaches, tiredness, anxiety and just feeling miserable.  After first the first session I felt a dramatic improvement and have continued to benefit greatly from each session.  My sleep pattern has returned to normal, I feel at peace with my self and the world, and have not had a headache since.  Gill has also provided me with excellent ‘self help’ advice.  Christina A.

It is such a privilege to be able to help people: Here is a recent testimonial: “I have suffered from Migraine with aura since I was 3. It has been an absolute struggle throughout my life leading to depression and anxiety. At the end of last year the migraines were more aggressive and happening more often. I was put on many medications Nothing worked. This had me constantly on edge and carrying medication in my pocket waiting for the next attack. I then had a 53Hr migraine. My children and partner were close to calling the hospital. Gill has been nothing short of a miracle for me. From the first time I saw her I instantly felt the difference and I have not had a migraine since that day. I am celebrating 3 months migraine and medication free! My family never thought we would see such amazing results. I really could not be more thankful.”      

Tamara 


I was suffering from terrible hormonal migraines after coming off medication in 2011 which meant every month my life would go on stand still for 4-5 days until they passed. My husband had met Gill through a business networking group and decided to make an appointment for me to try something different and see if it helped.

Gill has been treating me since December 2011 and I have experienced NO hormonal headaches. I feel like a new women and I no longer have the anxiety that used to creep up on me every month. Not only has she worked on my migraines, she has helped with neck and back pain which I had been also experiencing.

I have no hesitation with recommending Gill. She is extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with, an absolute gem.

Averil Wells

Depression

DEPRESSION/PROLAPSED DISC

When I first went to Gill I was suffering from depression and was also recovering from a prolapsed disk. It wasn’t long before Gill had me on track. I was off the anti depressants within a matter of weeks and the problems that I was suffering with from the back had certainly eased and some had disappeared completely. Friends have commented on how much brighter I was looking and sounding. I am very thankful for what Gill has done. I certainly feel like I am on a much more even keel now. Thank you Gill.

Ann M

(NB I do NOT encourage anyone to go off their antidepressants.  This decision must be made in conjunction with the clients doctor) Gill Redden

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME) for three years now, first onset from glandular fever. Doctors and Medical Specialists said something was wrong with me but couldn’t tell me what and said there was nothing they could give me other than standard painkillers. I was advised by a friend with the same condition to try CranialSacral Therapy and after a recommendation from my workmate thought I would give it a go. At first I was sceptical, nothing else I tried seemed to help or even aid my constant fatigue, headaches, swollen glands or neck pain.

After one session with Gill I felt a huge change, like I had really turned a corner. Not only had the neck pains and headaches gone, but my glands returned to normal and I had a lot more energy. For the first time I had an understanding of what had happened to my body when I became ill, and how to go about fixing it. I have been working more and my body just generally feels happier all over.

I would really recommend Gill, not only does she have a great knowledge and understanding of the human body, but was able to help me in a way no-one else could. It’s worth a try for a healthier happier body and a better quality of life. Updated 1 month later: Still feeling great, working heaps more. I am so grateful! 

Naomi Taylor

Dental

I really can’t recommend Gill Redden enough! After being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia at 36 years old, life was quickly going downhill. When the bouts of pain occurred it was unbearable, I would spend the time in tears on my hands and knees until the pain stopped. Sometimes this could last up to two hours. The condition was ruining my life, I didn’t enjoy any of the things I had in the past such as spending time with my friends, walking on a sunny day or being in the garden, cold wind became my worst enemy. I was on very high doses of medication which made me incredibly tired impacting further on my wellbeing and these didn’t get rid of the pain completely either! I felt like a zombie, I couldn’t think properly or function as I did normally. 
I was working in a high stress job and becoming depressed and utterly exhausted. After making the decision to take a month of leave to try and get on top of my pain, in sheer desperation I trawled the internet looking for something that might help me. I stumbled across Gill’s name and emailed her. Gill phoned me the next morning and I saw her the following day. My first session was incredible, I found Gill’s manner very calming and the instant relief from the pain was incredible. 
For the first time in months I felt relaxed. I continued to see Gill for a few weeks twice a week and things continued to improve, the pain became nonexistent. I see a trip to Gill as a much needed investment for my body. Even if you don’t have any conditions you are aware of it’s the perfect way to maintain our health that we often take for granted. It’s a valuable lesson I have learnt! 
Don’t hesitate to see Gill – It’s more than worth it. 

Kirsten Mason-Clemett

MASSIVE DENTAL WORK

I had all my top teeth extracted and I went through the process of getting implants. This involved much drilling in to my jaw. It felt like a pneumatic drill inside my head. All that mechanical, very painful work was very unsettling and it had to occur 3 times. Gill not only helped the mechanics of my jaw and head and cranial system but I feel that Gill unstressed my nervous system. I am a different person when I walk out of a treatment with Gill. 

Julia

Nerve Problems

Nerve problems

Do you know of anyone with nerve problems?  Here is a lovely testimonial from a mother:  Facial Nerves: My 21 year old daughter suffered a serious head trauma after being hit by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. She spent 22 days in ICU and then months of rehabilitation followed.  My daughter had four sessions with Gill over a 3 week period.  After her time with Gill we noticed an improvement in her facial nerves. After each treatment she felt very relaxed and comfortable similar to a massage. Gill gave my daughter some techniques to use to relax and to enhance the healing taking place. We can absolutely recommend her services. I think it’s important to keep an open mind and to ensure you try everything that comes your way as we often don’t know what we don’t know.

ThanksGill. Barbara-Lee

Kirsten Mason-Clemett

I really can’t recommend Gill Redden enough! After being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia at 36 years old, life was quickly going downhill. When the bouts of pain occurred it was unbearable, I would spend the time in tears on my hands and knees until the pain stopped. Sometimes this could last up to two hours. The condition was ruining my life, I didn’t enjoy any of the things I had in the past such as spending time with my friends, walking on a sunny day or being in the garden, cold wind became my worst enemy. I was on very high doses of medication which made me incredibly tired impacting further on my wellbeing and these didn’t get rid of the pain completely either! I felt like a zombie, I couldn’t think properly or function as I did normally. 
I was working in a high stress job and becoming depressed and utterly exhausted. After making the decision to take a month of leave to try and get on top of my pain, in sheer desperation I trawled the internet looking for something that might help me. I stumbled across Gill’s name and emailed her. Gill phoned me the next morning and I saw her the following day. My first session was incredible, I found Gill’s manner very calming and the instant relief from the pain was incredible. 
For the first time in months I felt relaxed. I continued to see Gill for a few weeks twice a week and things continued to improve, the pain became nonexistent. I see a trip to Gill as a much needed investment for my body. Even if you don’t have any conditions you are aware of it’s the perfect way to maintain our health that we often take for granted. It’s a valuable lesson I have learnt! 
Don’t hesitate to see Gill – It’s more than worth it. 

Kirsten Mason-Clemett

Joint Problems

SWOLLEN ANKLES, HOT WORK:

Ken couldn’t get over how your therapy reduced his swollen ankles – he was able to complete the full week, which was quite amazing considering how hot it was.  Usually standing for a couple of hours in that kind of heat would have blown his ankles, and yet he was able to stand for each 12 hours shift without any difficulty.

Thanks Gill

Ken Mears


KNEE JOINT PAIN

I regularly referee basketball and a few weeks ago I pulled a tendon in my left knee which continued to give me pain that was extremely uncomfortable for several days after I refereed each week  After just one 45min treatment most of the pain had gone. I refereed the next day without any sign of the pain that had been present before. I had Gill do one more treatment to make sure and have been free from pain since (last treatment 3 weeks ago) even though I have run hard several times doing my sport.

Tony Constable


NECK & MUCH MORE!

I feel the best I have in 7 years.  Not only has my neck pain stopped but my shoulder, and my back.  I feel on top of the world.  I will continue to see Gill regularly.

Ian Thompson


NECK & SHOULDERS

Thank you for the Cranio treatment. I cannot believe how relaxed my neck and shoulders feel. After the first treatment they were more relaxed than I can ever remember them being. Having had the second treatment I feel very at peace – given how things are here in Christchurch right now, that’s amazing!

Anonymous

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

I have had ringing in my ears for years.  My left ear has settled down nicely and my right ear settles for periods at a time.  However, I am in a very noisy job with loud, laughing, yelling children which tends to raise my tinnitus again.  I am pleased with what has been achieved.

Gail Thompson


I came to Gill with severe tinnitus in one ear. After the 1st session the ringing reduced hugely. After the 2nd session the ringing is now just a very, very faint sound. Thanks again.

Angela Iwikau

Mobility

MOBILE AGAIN

I discovered Gill after a period of severe illness and she had me mobile again after a short period of treatment. 
Of course I was sceptical, but her treatment worked. My only regret is I didn’t discover her earlier.

low blood pressure, dizziness, feeling absolutely lousy and no-one knowing why.

Alastair Stewart

Arthritis

My name is Sue A (surname withheld on request). A few years ago I contracted a very bad flu-like virus which developed into Reactive Arthritis.

My GP thought it would clear up after a few months, but it never did. So I had numerous specialist visits/tests, but conventional medicine could not suggest anything for me to take or do to overcome the symptoms I was left with. These included fatigue (which I managed by a daily mid-afternoon “nana nap”!); sore, aching and swollen joints in my feet/knees (I had to buy wide flat “comfy” shoes); very poor circulation so I found it hard to get warm in Winter and my hands and feet were often numb; dry skin; hair breaking and hair loss – I generally felt tired and old before my time!

Then Gill recommended her Cranio-sacral treatments combined with Usana supplements. My health started to immediately improve after just a few Cranio sessions and weeks on the Usana, and a few weeks later the results were dramatic.

I have far more energy (probably even more than before my illness! and thus have dropped the mid-afternoon sleeps); all the aches and pains almost completely disappeared after a few weeks; the swelling in my feet went away (I wear regular shoes again); my skin and hair lost their dryness and my hair has almost totally regrown (the hairdresser can see the effects). Consequently I am far happier and calmer which my children and husband all noticed (this may be the Usana or it may just be a result of feeling well all the time instead of tired and sick!).

I don’t know which part of the treatment helped what part of my body – Gill says it was most likely a synergistic effect. I do know that I do not ever want to stop taking the Usana, because when I did miss a few weeks over the holidays my tiredness started to creep back, and life is too short to go back to feeling that way!

I have asked Gill to withhold my surname from her website and public advertising, but am happy for anyone considering working with Gill to ask Gill for my phone number so they can ring me if they want to validate this testimonial.

Sue A


I have been recently diagnosed with arthritis of the knee. I had a lot of pain and I was not sleeping well because of it.  I started taking the Usana Procosamine supplement which I hadn’t taken for about 4 years.  Within a week I didn’t have pain again.  Wow! 

Peter Dougall


For a few years I have had pains in my right knee. I had surgery on it to repair and remove cartilage. This was partially successful but deteriorated fairly rapidly. Over the past two years I developed a lot of pain in the knee and when driving, down my shin bone and in my lower hip and buttock. I had it examined by a top orthopaedic surgeon who in his report confirmed the M.R.I. showed “The scan of your spine shows a degree of disc wear at several levels with a right sided disc bulge which could well be producing your right leg pain. Epidural injection often helps with leg pain in these circumstances. Your right knee scan shows quite extensive wear in the outer half of the knee. There is a tear in the cartilage in the inner half of the knee also but given that most of your pain is in the outer side I think that this cartilage tear is probably not your main trouble. It might well be that this wear in the knee would cause enough trouble in the knee to warrant a knee replacement in the future”

My daughter found a therapist who recommended trying Usana’s proflavanol C 100. Within 2 weeks I noticed an improvement and within 6 weeks one would have to tell me I had a problem. I can walk freely, no pain, drive perfectly with never a pain and only taking one now each morning.

Now I can walk for miles without fear. Drove to Sligo 300miles in one day without a pain. “I am a new man” with no sideeffects of any description just a relieved man looking forward to next summer for swims, walks etc. Thanks for the new lease of life

Anthony Fitzsimons

 

Baby and Birth

Very Unhappy Baby

I didn’t bring my 1st baby to you 3 years ago because I thought it sounded dangerous! My husband talked me in to taking Ryan though, because he was in such pain. The 1st 2 trips in the car to your clinic he screamed 30 minutes just because he was hurting so much. He needed to be pushed in a pram all day and had a very stiff body. He didn’t feed well and was extrememly unhappy.
Thanks so much – after 2 sessions he is now very contented, sleeping in his own cot, has great sleeping and eating patterns and we are enjoying him!!!!! Skeptics be gone! To all parents with babies in pain – give cranio a try!

Denice Mayson


 

Sore back after traumatic birth 

the pain has virtually gone in 2 very short sessions.  Thanks again Gill. 

Misha.


 

Colic and Sleep Issues

My twins were only 4 weeks old when I brought them in to see Gill with colic problems.  They were not sleeping well and had a lot of pain in their little bellies.

Twin A was a very uptight little boy, and was very frustrated that he could not bring up his wind.  Twin B was more laid back but was very upset with the pain in his tummy.

After 3 sessions with Gill they both started to bring up their wind with much more ease, and only woke once in the night.

I believe all newborn babies should see a CranioSacral Therapist, as I believe this would resolve a lot of problems for baby as well as mum and dad.

Sharon Bailey


 

Bad Birth, No Sleep!

After a difficult introduction to the world, involving the use of both ventouse and forceps, my daughter was showing signs of stress and pain. She would scream non-stop for hours on end for no obvious reason. After ruling out the obvious causes my obstetrician recommended CranioSacral therapy, naming Gill in particular. I was hesitant at first but after doing research and realising there was no danger I decided it was worth a try. Leading up to her first appointment we had four days of very little sleep and were really concerned about our little girl. After her very first treatment she came home and slept soundly and generally seemed to be happier. In total we took her in for four treatments and her temperament improved with each. We now have a happy little girl who seems much more contented. If we are blessed with any more children in the future I will definitely be booking them in.

Abigail and Harriet


 

Raewyn Moore, Jack

My daughter has a son who just did not sleep much at all. The whole family were exhausted.  It was mentioned to me that if his head was flat at the back or it was a difficult birth, that this could be the cause to his sleeplessness.  I took my grandson to see Gill Redden and her cranial moves made such a huge difference.  He now sleeps through the night instead of previously waking constantly.  We visited Gill three times and she was very reassuring and patient with the one year old.  The relief of him sleeping was not just for Jack but also for his mum and dad who could now function during the day after sleeping through night.  Thank you so much Gill.     

Raewyn

PMT & other Hormonal Problems

PMT

I had no PMT oedema or discomfort after several reflexology sessions. 

Frances Ryan

Morning Sickness

MORNING SICKNESS

I was referred to Gill by my doctor who said that he had sent several patients with good success.  I was a very skeptical pharmacist but I had such bad morning sickness that I was getting very worried for the health of my baby.  After each session I felt noticeably better and after the 3rd session I could eat and actually have a life again.  I will refer others to Gill

Andrea Summerfield


MORNING SICKNESS

My chronic morning sickness virtually disappeared after one session with Gill.

Kara Lynn

MORNING SICKNESS

I have to say that I was a sceptic and didn’t feel that CranioSacral therapy would work for me BUT it did! I had been feeling sick for 7 months and since visiting you once, I have genuinely felt much much better with little sickness and I also had more energy –  I would definitely recommend your services to anyone suffering pregnancy related sickness and I will be back after the baby is born for you to work on my migraines!
Thanks again Gill!

Tara Panchmatia

Reflux

Reflux

Although my reflux hasn’t disappeared I am on HALF THE MEDICATION that I had been previously taking and I have very little wind and gas!  Well done, you!  

I will see you again when next in Christchurch.

Kate Rogers


saw Gill for a session of CST when I had a viral infection of the inner ear. I was suffering from loss of balance and nausea similar to sea sickness. I felt 75% better when I left after the treatment and the symptoms disappeared completely over the next 3 days. Previously it had taken two or three weeks.

My reflux problem disappeared completely after 3 sessions with Gill. I haven’t had any problems with it since.

I have found my regular monthly CST sessions with Gill have improved my overall health. I have almost no headaches from stress or tension and my concentration has improved as well.  We maintain our cars so they don’t breakdown but how many people maintain their bodies? Your health is worth a lot more than your car.

Jackie Climo


MIGRAINES, REFLUX

I came to Gill for my migraines.  After the 1st and 2nd session, though, I noticed with surprise and delight that my indigestion had subsided substantially. 

Susan Mohammed

Usana Supplements

VITAMINS/ENERGY DRINKS

I love the Usana vitamins.  Working often 7 days each week along with being a busy Mum it is easy for me to get run down.  When I have used your vitamins I don’t get those dreadful colds and I generally feel much more on top of things.

I really liked my session with you – you have a really non-judgemental, gentle approach which really helped me.  At the time I was having up to 5 energy drinks (sometimes more) along with coffee each day.  Now I may have only 1-2 a week.

Yvonne Craig

 

Circulation

I have been on proflavanol c for over 9 months now. I get it sent directly to me every two months which is so easy. I have had better circulation as a result of being on it. I do not get as cold in my hands and feet in winter nor overheat in summer. Michelle Anderson

MULTIVITAMINS

I’m not sure how quickly those Multi Vitamins are supposed to work, but I’m feeling much more able to deal with the daily stresses just two days after starting them again.

I did notice that when the last lot ran out and I didn’t get round to getting any more that everything felt like it was mounting up again.

So I conclude that they are either great placebos, full of valium or work wonders.  I’m going for the later as I feel healthier too.  I’ll try not to run out of them again.

Thanks for your recommendation and expert advice.

Jim Thorpe

Anthony Fitzsimonds

For a few years I have had pains in my right knee. I had surgery on it to repair and remove cartilage. This was partially successful but deteriorated fairly rapidly. Over the past two years I developed a lot of pain in the knee and when driving, down my shin bone and in my lower hip and buttock. I had it examined by a top orthopaedic surgeon who in his report confirmed the M.R.I. showed “The scan of your spine shows a degree of disc wear at several levels with a right sided disc bulge which could well be producing your right leg pain. Epidural injection often helps with leg pain in these circumstances. Your right knee scan shows quite extensive wear in the outer half of the knee. There is a tear in the cartilage in the inner half of the knee also but given that most of your pain is in the outer side I think that this cartilage tear is probably not your main trouble. It might well be that this wear in the knee would cause enough trouble in the knee to warrant a knee replacement in the future”

My daughter found a therapist who recommended trying Usana’s proflavanol C 100. Within 2 weeks I noticed an improvement and within 6 weeks one would have to tell me I had a problem. I can walk freely, no pain, drive perfectly with never a pain and only taking one now each morning.

Now I can walk for miles without fear. Drove to Sligo 300miles in one day without a pain. “I am a new man” with no sideeffects of any description just a relieved man looking forward to next summer for swims, walks etc. Thanks for the new lease of life

Anthony Fitzsimons