Tummy Temple

Tummy Temple

Excellent care! I will be back.
 
Date of Posting: 30 March 2017
Posted By: S.P.
Loved the tummy massage w/ colonic, I've been telling lots of people what a cool place you've got there, knowledge, education, great self care.
 
Date of Posting: 16 March 2017
Posted By: Courtney G.
Morgan and Dr Venessa were wonderful. First time experience with hydrotherapy. I will be back!
 
Date of Posting: 11 March 2017
Posted By: Sarah
Dr. Jamie was clear and made sure we understood everything she told us, then followed up with an email.
 
Date of Posting: 10 February 2017
Posted By: D.B.
I have been using the Tummy Temple for restorative heart care since 2006. I recently had a stress test done that showed a heart function of about 30% and the need for two stents which I received. Along with the traditional heart procedures and medicines, I used cranial sacral, massage therapy and acupuncture treatments from Danielle Biechner of the Tummy Temple as complimentary therapy. Danielle was very thoughtful in her approach and implementation of the complimentary therapies I needed. I am convinced that if you have had or need any procedure in which the human heart is touched or disturbed in any way by traditional medicine you are only partly fixed. So many of my acquaintances have suffered months, years, and even lifetimes not understanding the benefits of complimentary alternative medicine when it comes to the heart. Many people who have had heart treatments say things like I have never been the same, I am so emotional, or I feel somehow disconnected. And for me the truth is this was all true. But I decided I was not going to let this be a life sentence for me. So I looked into alternative medicine at the Tummy Temple. I had done some research and soul searching for myself and found out that this phenomenon was far to common among heart patients. What I found for myself is that I was disconnected, my body, mind and spirit were out of timing much like a car. My favorite personal saying is humpty dumpty had a great fall and needed putting back together again. I met with Danielle and gave her my story and together we put together a plan to restore my body, mind and spirit to its original God settings. Danielle used cranial sacral, acupuncture, and a combination of massage therapies to reset my bodies harmonic and spiritual rhythms. I can honestly say without these therapies I would not be whole again. My heart function is now up to around 55% and am looking for it to get even better. I am well able to do anything I want to and need to physically, mentally and spiritually. I recommend to anyone who is dealing with heart issues of any kind, even if it is a normal cauterization, to check into complementary therapy to get your body, mind and spirit back in rhythm. Go to the Tummy Temple and tell them you read this story and they will be happy to help you feel whole again. Tell them you want the humpty dumpty treatment. Thank you Danielle for your expert and intuitive guidance in making me whole again.
 
Date of Posting: 10 October 2016
Posted By: Charles M
Jacksonville, NC
I've been to the Tummy Temple for general health and wellness purposes, but this was the first time I've ever been to treat a seriously annoying and frustrating IBS/candida condition brought on by stress. My friend had recommended I try acupuncture, and when I spotted the combo of acupuncture/colon hydrotherapy on the TT website - I took a chance and booked it. (I know what you're thinking, what logical person would sign up to get a tube up their bum AND poked by needles?!! Um, me?) I entered my appointment SUPER stressed and could feel/hear myself talking 100 MPH to my practitioner Danielle. She was calming, cool, and kind as she situated me in the treatment room. Much to my surprise, the acupuncture relaxed me SO much that my colonic improved. In fact, this particular colonic with IBS symptoms and candida was far more successful and effective than colonics I've had in the past, even when I've been completely healthy. Just goes to show how much the acupuncture relaxed my nervous system, allowing the healing process to begin. The next appointment I booked was for massage and acupuncture, which was BLISSFUL and yes...far more pleasant than the tube up bum/needle combo. She also recommended supplements for candida and another formula, which I took for the last week. I don't want to be obnoxious and type in all caps, but -- OH MY GOSH I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. My candida is clearing! I can eat food without the need to sneak away and toot! My tongue is returning to pink! I'm no longer a mouth breather (#SEXY)! I've lost 12 pounds! And above all, even though stress is actually increasing in my work life - I feel better. In my opinion, if you can find services, supplements and seriously gifted practitioners to make you feel amazing in the midst of the most stressful time in your life -- that my friends, is a miracle. I went back to TT yesterday for a follow up acupuncture/colonic, and will continue at 1-2x per week until I'm out of the woods. I can't thank Danielle enough, along with the super friendly crew at Tummy Temple. I was feeling so low, thank you for giving me back hope and health!!!!
 
Date of Posting: 27 September 2016
Posted By: Jennifer
Seattle
At 38 I had irregular periods and I wanted to get pregnant. The Mayan Abdominal Massage work I did with Danielle made a HUGE difference. We had a 4 session series after I had my IUD removed and my periods were coming anywhere from every 2 weeks to every 8?? She helped realign my uterus that was tilted to the L side and help drain congestion there and get things moving. Her touch while gentle was also decisive and deep. She held a calm and solid space for me to do this sensitive and intense work. On our third session I felt my uterus pick up, move over and sit back down then had intense heat flush down my left leg. We both knew a huge shift had happened and then two days later I Finally got my period after 7 weeks of no period and then two weeks later I was pregnant! It was amazing and I really do feel I owe a large part of my success to my work with Danielle. She is very gifted at what she does and I highly suggest her work to everyone.
 
Date of Posting: 27 August 2016
Posted By: Henrietta
seattle, WA
Danielle’s acupuncture made my migraine disappear! I have seen her previously for massage and then recently I had a migraine coming on and she suggested doing some acupuncture. When I have a migraine coming on trying to make it go away with massage, chiropractic, craneosacral or acupuncture has never worked. She started putting in needles and within 15 minutes my headache had disappeared – no medication at all! Seriously unprecedented! After the appointment I kept waiting for it to return but nope ☺ - It was Gone! Since then I have sent a number of friends to her for headaches and they have all had great success! She’s amazing and does a cool 2 hour session with massage mixed in that is phenomenal!
 
Date of Posting: 27 August 2016
Posted By: Henrietta
Seattle, WA
"Danielle is one of the most talented and most promising body workers I have had the pleasure of working with over the past 14 years. I consider her one of my personal key healthcare team members. Receiving care from Danielle is always an adventure, stretching my awareness of what's possible. It's always a great pleasure to be on her table."
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: Tim Zimmer, co-owner, Tummy Temple
Seattle
"Danielle is a phenomenal acupuncturist!!! she kept me healthy and whole during a very stressful time. Seattle is lucky to have her!!!" 2016
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: M.F.
Seattle
"Danielle is a talented healing artist that provided much inspiration for expanding the healing boundaries of Colon Hydrotherapy. Her sessions are magically intuitive and encompass release of the entire body. Danielle’s personal experience with intense detoxification gave her deep insight into the sensitivity of the body during healing crises.”
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: Kristi Zimmer, LMP, Co-owner of Tummy Temple
Seattle
"If you are in the Seattle area and need acupuncture, contact Danielle Biechner

When she was in Santa Monica, she really took care of me" 2016
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: C
Santa Monica
"I received a beautiful massage from Danielle during the time when my partner and I were trying to conceive. I am certain that the abdominal work and healing meditation she shared with me helped me to achieve pregnancy. As I write this I am 36 weeks pregnant! Since this first massage with her, I have often thought of her prompt to welcome newness – new life and new light – into my life. Not only was it a great mental preparation for conception, it has been a helpful state of mind during these last 8 months while preparing to welcome our child into the world. I am grateful to Danielle for sharing her talents with me during this special time in my life.” 2013
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: Anonymous
San Francisco
"Danielle takes the first few sessions to tune into your body and get to know it, listening first. Then, expect that even when she is working on a specific area of the body that she takes the whole body into consideration which provides for a well integrated, powerful experience." 2006
 
Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: K. M.
Seattle
This is such a special place designed for healing with highly skilled practitioners.Their nurturing energy is a critical part to the success of their clients healing.
I have spent that last several years with digestive problems that lead to a very unsettled life. I sought many different healing modalities to no avail.
So I lived with aching joints and sleepless nights and thought this would be the way of my life. I continued to seek out relief.The aches and sleepless night lead me to the Tummy Temple.
I following the advice of this highly skilled team I'm happy to say that I feel better than I have in years. I will continue to use this group as part of my health care protocol.
I am eternally grateful for loving care of the practitioners at the Tummy Temple.
If your reviewing this site just know that you have been guided to the right place.
Truly a Temple for those in need of healing.
 
Date of Posting: 27 February 2016
Posted By: mary ann forman
Mercer Island
I have struggled with intestinal issues for 40+ years and I can honestly say Janell Hartman at the Tummy Temple helped clear up my issues hands down! She listens to your problems and comes up with solutions that actually work! She also makes you feel very comfortable with talking about a rather uncomfortable issue. She is a very professional and understanding person which will keep me coming back for years to come so I can maintain my good health. So thanks a lot Janell your the best and I appreciate your help and you as well!!! Richard
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2015
Posted By: Richard Hall
Lake Stevens, Washington.
After a lymphatic session with Cassie, my knees and legs felt better than they have in years. Two months later, they're still feeling great. It's like the muscles and bones are sliding over each other. 72-year old male.
 
Date of Posting: 13 November 2015
Posted By: Steve Trautwein
Everett/Lyynwood
The Tummy Temple has become the epicenter for my healthcare support and guidance. I am impressed with who they hire and how they all work together with my needs as their #1 goal. I trust them with helping me be the healthiest husband and father I can be.
 
Date of Posting: 06 August 2015
Posted By: TZ
Seattle, WA
Congratulations for having Cassie on your team! She is a force of light and good on this planet. I will keep her in mind for referring clients to for this interesting therapy.

Wishing you at Tummy Temple and Cassie the best on this venture!
 
Date of Posting: 16 March 2015
Posted By: A.B.
The Tummy Temple has become our primary health care support team for our whole family; me, my wife and our 3 kids.
 
Date of Posting: 06 February 2015
Posted By: TZ
Seattl, WA
I received my first hydro colonic at the tummy temple! I must say this place is just what the doctor ordered, I have been feeling better and upbeat since.
 
Date of Posting: 14 January 2015
Posted By: Stacy
Norfolk VA
I was there yesterday and I am still AMAZED. My therapist was Janell and she made me feel so comfortable, so good! she explained to me a few things I didn't know about regarding my diet. She was amazing! I am so please and sure I'll go back again! Thank you Janell! thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 27 August 2014
Posted By: Simona Zamfir
Mukilteo
"I am living my life according to how I FEEL and it's working great. Imagine that!" C.W. post session 10 of the SOMA Series
 
Date of Posting: 23 August 2014
Posted By: C.W.
I decided to see a nutritionist at the Tummy Temple, Heidi, after nothing else worked for the severe 24/7 neck & upper back pain I had been suffereing from for the last 12 years. I had tried countless other avenues of healing/pain management over the years, seen literally dozens of health practitioners. Nothing worked & my pain was so severe I couldn't sleep at night & ended up quitting my job of 8 years to try to take care of myself. This is when I went to see Heidi & my life changed. She suggested I try an ellimination diet to see if the pain & inflammation might be exacerbated by any foods I was eating. I didn't expect much, since I had been all-to used to nothing working, but woah, was I surprised! After 3 days without any wheat/gluten, my pain literally went away altogether. I also found that corn affected the pain. I was blown away. My life has changed completly as a result, and I cannot thank Heidi enough for this! I continue to eat a gluten and corn-free diet & have been pain-free for 10 months now. I'm still amazed. I am so thankful I went to see Heidi at the Tummy Temple. Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 19 July 2014
Posted By: Erica
Seattle, WA
Wonderful, tranquil, healing energy. Incredible, warm, friendly staff. A 'Haven' here in the busy, congested Seattle. Thank you immensely.
 
Date of Posting: 05 May 2014
Posted By: LS
Chloe was amazing! She is so comforting and easy to talk to. She really took the worry I had out of the colonic and I am leaving feeling light and happy! Thanks Chloe!
 
Date of Posting: 05 May 2014
Posted By: SC
When I come here I feel like I am really taking care of myself. Tobyanna is absolutely wonderful. She makes me feel as ease during each session and has such a genuine and compassionate heart.
 
Date of Posting: 05 May 2014
Posted By: MJ
I am currently pursuing a quarterly cleanse schedule, that includes a round of Biotics Research Detox Packets for ten days, (and clean eating, which is my lifestyle already), a lymphatic skincare massage by the LOVELY Christina, followed the next day by a micro-current lymphatic drainage session with Christina, and topped with a colonic afterwards. I have seen numerous colonic technicians since the Tummy Temple's inception, but most recently Chloe- and she is fabulous! They all are, honestly. Each are personally trained by Kritsti herself- the Colonics Queen!

How wonderfully this combination works for my constitution! It is a long day trip for me to make these appointments, and I always stay a weekend to get the most of my seasions because I come so far. (SO WORTH IT!) I arrive to the expert, caring, and gifted hands of Christina, who is able to read what my body needs (especially after travelling), and she soothes my soul so completely with her touch. She gets the lymph moving and she tends to whatever tensions are present. The soft scratch of the loofah mits is invigorating and she pays extra attention to the skin and the face with her various heavenly essential oils and NYR Organic Skincare. I can't even tell you how great her facials are! DIVINE! This is an area so often overlooked, but one of the most important in complete relaxation. That, and the tummy- which she never forgets.

This service really opens my body and prepares me for the work the next day. By the following afternoon, I am rejeuvenated and ready for the micro-current and the colonic. My body feels cared for and ready to let go of toxins.

The micro-current is a very interesting session, as Christina educates me on the lymphatic system and how to care for it. I have seen my lymph circulation improve in just a short time by taking her sound advice. Very curiously, I have also noticed its remarkable effect on a congenital lipoma of substantial size and numbness. The numbness had increased in area in recent months, but after two sessions of microcurrent had become rather "active" meaning it was beginning to ache, trying to get my attention. The last session I had with Christina we focused on this lipoma, very near my spine, and in combination with the following colonic, produced amazing results.

During the colonic with Chloe, she focused a lot of attention on abdominal work for the sake of release. She is very skilled and personable, and I went with whatever she felt led to do. Before too long, I felt a wave of heat and nausea, so we gave it a rest while releasing. It was really intense, but I am aware of the process and was not too concerned. However, the lipoma was really aching, and I had to use support to take pressure off it. As I did, it wasn't long before the healing crisis peaked and subsided. It's tough to describe, but Chloe mentioned it appeared to her I had spontaneously reset my Vesa Nerve! And it felt like it!

Almost immediately I felt "righted" and began to feel where there had been numbness due to the lipoma- and it stopped aching. It was positively WILD. Such a tremendous gift! For the entire weekend stay, my whole body sang the praises of these two women- and Kristi and Tim for bringing them aboard.

I am coming up on the third quarterly cleanse next month and am excited to see how my lymph system is progressing and what kind of effect we may have on my lipoma as time goes on. It is our belief (Kristi and I) that this lipoma is full of heavy metals and we are carefully supporting the body in elimination because of the unusually large size. The Tummy Temple has all the resources and talented, educated healers to help me on this journey, and I could not be more grateful for this team. The combined knowledge, skills and dedication of these people is simply inspiring! I feel I am in excellent hands here.
 
Date of Posting: 16 March 2014
Posted By: Cari
Orcas, WA
I just had a fantastic massage from Jamie today. Her touch was soothing while gently releasing. My favorite part of the massage was her tummy work. She was really able to hone in on my tension patterns and fearlessly address them. I will be back for more!
 
Date of Posting: 05 September 2013
Posted By: Tim
Seattle
My experience with four-hands massage/craniosacral work with Amanda and Shelly is difficult to explain because they took me and my nervous system to such a state of relaxation, yet awareness, that mere words seem to barely scratch the surface of the actual experience. The way these practitioners work together is magical and intuitive. For me, this was a true experience in all senses of the word; transcendent and transformational. It comfortably stretched my psyche, body, and soul to new limits. I gained a heightened awareness of the subtle tensions and holding patterns and felt a sense of validation that has allowed me to further trust my body’s messages. I have been able to take this awareness into my daily life as a tool for recognizing and letting go of chronic patterns, making this session last much longer than one hour…

My body had one strong message to send: LOVE. I felt the love pouring out from Shelly, showering over me from Amanda, and felt the strong connection and adoration that Amanda and Shelly have for one another. Then the true gift: having both practitioners present held the space so that I could freely FEEL the love for myself—not just think, imagine, or fantasize about this notion or emotion, but feel it on my skin, in my breath, moving through my muscles and resting in my cells. The space allowed me to be tender, present, and available to listen to this body of knowledge and download the messages by physically feeling the weight of them. Having a third person present in the room gave a little “breathing room” to let my guard down without feeling like I was dumping my innards onto one practitioner. They were there to support me together, without expectation or agenda. My body led the session and all three of us listened, participated, and learned. I left the session feeling full and light.

And, for the pragmatic part of me…This one-hour felt like receiving THREE hours of amazing bodywork… When I allowed my left brain to re-engage, it was SOOO happy because we 1) had given it a rest, and 2) were efficient with our time--which is one of my left brain’s favorite things!
Thank you to Shelly and Amanda for this beautiful offering! I cannot wait to receive it again!
--Katy Rokasy, Temple Manager
 
Date of Posting: 31 July 2013
Posted By: Katy Rokasy
Seattle, WA
I don't consider myself much of a writer, so it was with some hesitation that I decided to take part in Shelly's "Body Stories" class. The gift of a very safe and welcoming container was offered in which to share my thoughts and words. I was amazed at how comfortable and accepted I felt. Each week I really looked forward to our times of writing and witnessing.I am anxious for the next session to begin!
 
Date of Posting: 30 April 2013
Posted By: J F
F, Seattle, Wa
Regarding Shelly's Writing Group-Body Stories: "I have been in writing classes before, but none like this one! There is something about the safety of witnessing one another that allows a person to go deep, exploring into the places that lie hidden inside. In this class, we laugh, we cry, we feel. And somewhere in the course of that, we find our voice."
 
Date of Posting: 15 April 2013
Posted By: S S
F-50, Vashon Island, Wa
Shelly has earned her reputation as a gifted and intuitive facilitator. Guiding her clients to unwind physical and emotional trauma expressed in their bodies, she is a catalyst for deep healing and transformation.
 
Date of Posting: 15 April 2013
Posted By: H L
F-47, Seattle, Wa
Upon walking in to the Temple for a relaxing session a client exclaimed "This is such a great place!"...
 
Date of Posting: 19 January 2013
Posted By: W I
Seattle, Washington
About Soma Bodywork series with Shelly "I learned how to release at a cellular level here, with you, during this series. My friend who sees you used to talk about it and I thought "How do you do that?" Now, I know. Thank you!"
 
Date of Posting: 18 January 2013
Posted By: Sunny S
F, 50's , Vashon Island, Wa
Amanda touched my body and soul in a profound way. She was able to reconcile tension that had been in my body since my first child was born over 7 years ago. As she worked softly and deeply I kept thinking, ‘how amazing that she can feel that’ and then, ‘how amazing that I can feel that.’ And in the safety of her presence tears of relief came as the tension left my body. Thank you, Amanda
 
Date of Posting: 21 September 2012
Posted By: Kristi Zimmer
F, Seattle, WA
Shelly,

I was just thinking of you. I wrote of you and our work(Soma bodywork series) and your importance in my life and transformation at this time. I feel much more integrated and able to breath more like the mammal I am because of you. Really!

As the months have passed I have had a steady series of ups and downs. However, my intestines/tummy is balanced again and yesterday when you worked on my stomach it was just perfect because the knot of stress went away. Thank you. I feel like my resilience is increasing and I recover from the lows more quickly. Gratefully.!

I am practicing breathing in love and breathing out gratitude. I seem to be as much in the midst of a spiritual crisis as crises of body and work. So I am very grateful for the teachers and friends who take any of this journey with me. And you are certainly a key healer for me.

Love

Teri
 
Date of Posting: 12 September 2012
Posted By: T C
F 50's, Seattle, Wa
For a Top Shelf Spa Massage, I recommend Christina at the Tummy Temple. Christina's massage sesson restored and replenished my body, mind, and spirit with a renewed sense of gratefulness and love for the divine creation I am. If you or someone you know needs their spirit lifted, I encourage you to come in and let Christina fill your temple with love and gratitude.
 
Date of Posting: 11 September 2012
Posted By: R M
Seattle, Wa
After a colonic I feel so much better!
 
Date of Posting: 01 September 2012
Posted By: C
Seattle, WA
I recently saw a practitioner for lymphatic drainage and a colonic to help aid in further detoxification of my body after doing a major cleanse...and boy did it help! Not only was she skilled at using her tools to help my body let go and to get things moving again but her spirit tuned into just what I needed in order to feel comfortable and to let go of old shame and anger I had been clinging to. I left that day feeling light, vibrational, and like a huge weight had been lifted off of my heart. I am now working on forgiving myself more thanks to my practitioner's guidance!
 
Date of Posting: 31 August 2012
Posted By: A
Seattle, WA
Christina has put together something really wonderful and unique with her
Signature Detox Massage. I certainly felt the detoxifying results from the
dry skin brushing and long circulatory strokes. What I did not expect was
the ritualistic aspects of this work that feel like living poetry being
applied to your body and soul. This massage relieved my stress, invigorated
my body, and left my heart wide open.
 
Date of Posting: 20 August 2012
Posted By: K Z
Seattle, WA
About Soma with Shelly "Of all the money I spend on myself this is by far the best investment. Well...there's food, that's pretty important. (laughs) Ok, food then Soma."
 
Date of Posting: 10 August 2012
Posted By: A T
M, 40, Seattle, Wa
This was my first colon hydrotherapy session, and it was really relaxing. I can't wait to do my other three sessions. My practitioner was really smart and interesting to talk with during the session. I felt very comfortable with her.
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2012
Posted By: anonymous
Seattle, WA
I had my 1st colonic last week. The woman I saw was wonderful; made me feel very comfortable & was very detailed before, during & after the procedure. I have had a few post colonic side effects that I have been a little concerned about but I called twice & the gal who answered the phone was very helpful with reassuring me all was okay and to recommend a remedy. I will be back! Thanks.
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2012
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
My practionter is awesome! She makes what could be a tough experience so much easier. I appreciate her knowledge and commitment to health.
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2012
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
The therapist I saw for my colonic was fantastic at walking me through my first experience.
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2012
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
My practitioner was competent, physically and emotionally kind . This was my 1st colonic and I learned a lot about my colon and my digestion. I feel more confident in how I can take good care of my GI.
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2012
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
My therapist was the bomb. I would recommend her to my friends, co workers and family members. She made my experience very comfortable which enhanced my personal results and for that i am grateful. She is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about what she does and it shows. thank you, you are a true asset to the tummy temple and to the universe.
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2012
Posted By: anonymous
Seattle, WA
Hedi was fun to work with she had some pretty cool jokes and appeared to be very informative. I got a lot of my misconceptions cleared up.
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2012
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
Seattle, WA
Faye is awesome and extremely helpful/healing to my soul.
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2012
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
Seattle, WA
The practitioner I saw loves what she does, and it makes all the difference! She is great at giving information and suggestions without overwhelming me, and she creates a relaxing environment despite the fact that colon hydrotherapy is not at all relaxing (for me).
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2012
Posted By: anonymous
Seattle, WA
Heidi Thank you so much for making this experience very comfortable! I
appreciate all of the suggestions that you've made and it is very clear
what an incredible wealth of knowledge you have. I am looking forward to
working with you again
 
Date of Posting: 19 December 2011
Posted By: K L
Female 30s, Seattle, WA
Heidi is an absolutely amazing practitioner! Not only is she highly competent in her work, she is a delight to be around. She has made some subtle suggestions which have greatly enhanced my overall wellness and I am incredibly grateful to her.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
Seattle, WA
Heidi was attentive, a great listener, and extremely helpful. I was nervous at first but as soon as she began talking with me and explaining the process I was instantly at ease - I suppose one would say her "bedside manner" is EXCELLENT.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
Seattle, WA
Everyone with whom I dealt was professional, courteous, and really great at minimizing the embarrassment factor. I liked both clinicians who worked with me very much.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
Very happy! I feel like a new person after my colonic.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
Seattle, WA
I loved the entire calming, zen-like atmosphere of the tummy temple, all of the people I interacted with were very kind and courteous, and found all the advice and attention given to be very positive.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
Seattle, WA
My therapist is the best i connected immediately with her. She was comforting, knowledgeable and very professional.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
She made me feel very comfortable and was at ease with the practice and with me. I really appreciated that. She also explained everything to me and was very attentive to my comfort, both physical and emotional.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
Seattle, WA
My therapist was the bomb. I would recommend her to my friends, co workers and family members. She made my experience very comfortable which enhanced my personal results and for that i am grateful. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what she does and it shows. thank you! you are a true asset to the Tummy Temple and to the universe.
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT
Seattle, WA
Your staff and environment that you have created is very healing and comforting
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2011
Posted By: TT anonymous survey
seattle, wa
My pracitioner is a gift. She touched my heart, belly and spirit in ways they may never have been touched before. Bless you! Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 14 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
My therapist is delightful! Knowledgeable and easy to talk with. She is a caring spirit.
 
Date of Posting: 14 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
The doctor is so wonderful. She actively listens and responds appropriately to my every need. I would recommend her to anyone!
 
Date of Posting: 14 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I love Diju! I can eat a large steak and potatoe dinner, take some Diju and feel like I just ate vegetable curry. These things are the best!
 
Date of Posting: 11 October 2011
Posted By: Lauren G
Female, 38, Seattle, WA
I have been loving my NYR Organic products, especially all the Frankincense face items. My face feels soft and plump every day as if I've just had a facial, totally awesome and unprecedented. I can feel my face saying YES OH YES with every application. I will place another order later this month for some gifts and so I don't run out of anything I have come to love!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: M G
30's, Seattle, Wa
Hi Shelly, I really liked reading your "It takes a village" story. I wanted to let you know that you will always be in my village, and the Soma work you did is with me every day, in the deepest way possible - inside my body! I have a 2nd interview this afternoon and I actually feel pretty calm, trusting that all will work out - that's what Soma has helped me with. Also, I'm trying to go back to the song "You've got to talk to me" when I do feel nervous so I'm coping pretty well. Somehow a "Thank you" doesn't really cut it but I do want to say a big Thank You for taking me on the Soma journey.
I've made an appointment for my 11 year old daughter to see you soon. hugs JB
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: J B
Seattle, Wa
Every time I have been to the Tummy Temple I have had a great experience and have left feeling much better than when I arrived!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I love my Tummy Temple practitioner so much! She is such an amazing healer and helps supports me not only physically but spiritually and energetically in my life. I appreciate her tenderness, professionalism and humor. I always look forward to my appointments with her!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
The time that I enter through the door; there's this sense of comfort/peace. The colors are very welcoming and warming. Everything is very clean and the literature that's provide is not over-whelming. The people that I have spoken with over the phone are very caring and if I leave a message they get right back with me. I truly appreciate my practitioner.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
My therapist is a gift. She touched my heart, belly and spirit in ways they may never have been touched before. Bless you! Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
I've been very intentional about healing my gut this year and the Tummy Temple has been intregal in my healing.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I haven't been feeling quite right in awhile. I have gone to my physician and haven't really found the right treatment for me. I decided to try a naturopath...and I am so happy with my decision!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I've been learning more about how I can be proactive in my own health. TT has been a big contributor to this journey.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
Its perfect just the way it is. From the moment I walk in the door I start feeling better...
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I received great service. For a first timer at this I was very comfortable with how everything went.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
super supportive staff and I always feel great after sessions there.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
It was my first colon hydrotherapy session and I think it went rather well. I would definitely do it again.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
My practitioner is a firecracker! She is a competent and straightforward therapist. She was direct with me about her limitations and was nice enough to recommend another therapist who was more qualified in a certain variety of deep tissue massage.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
I've been seeing Shelly for SOMA work over the past several weeks. The work has been amazing and Shelly is just wonderful.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
My therapist was great - calm, gentle and very knowledgable. She set me at ease almost instantly.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
I always feel completely taken care of in every way.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
Very professional, very nice and caring staff. I've been feeling relief in symptoms.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I was super nervous going into it but felt amazing when I left! Can't wait to go back!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
very happy! the therapist did a fantastic job of helping me feel comfortable with a very uncomfortable situation. I came to get physical help with cleansing intestines and I learned how to address my candida.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous
seattle, wa
It's both physical and emotional therapy.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I received an amazing cranio/colonic from Dr Kimberly. I felt blissfully awesome! And she has inspired me to stay on my healthy journey. I will refer and be back! thank you.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
Every time I have gone to TT over the past few years, I have been impressed with the level of service, friendliness, helpfulness, and professionalism of the staff and clinicians.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
I was at peace and very comfortable with my visit to the Tummy Temple from the moment I entered the front door till I left. I would recommend your place and services to others.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
The Hydrotherapist made me feel very comfortable and communicated the process of what was going on the whole time.
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
Dr. Kimberly Free is so wonderful. She actively listens and responds appropriately to my every need. I would recommend her to anyone!
 
Date of Posting: 07 October 2011
Posted By: anonymous TT survey
seattle, wa
Thank you again for the gentle and thorough colon hydrotherapy today. I feel
piles better just a few hours later.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: S R
Female, Age 60, Seattle, WA
Thank you again for an extremely comfortable first-time colonic experience at The Tummy Temple! I have not been able to stop raving about the
experience to anyone who will listen! I can see why you enjoy working with
first timers....because you make it perfectly comfortable to ask
questions...and you have a very serene way about you. I'm looking forward to the next one.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: M
Seattle, WA
I was pleased to meet you Sunday, and the session was very
beneficial. I feel SO MUCH better; lighter, less uncomfortable in my
entire mid-section, more energetic, more motivated and peaceful, etc.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: L M
Female, Age 60, Seattle, WA
You were great! And the information imparted was very helpful. See you again next time I'm in Seattle.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: S
Los Angeles, CA
I just wanted to say thank you very much to both practitioners I worked with for such amazing healing work. I was very nervous, and feeling very bad when I came in and you were wonderful. You put me at ease and gave me lymphatic drainage, which was followed with a colonic. My next day was a little rough, but the next day after that I began feeling better than I have in years! I'll be back for more.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: C
Seattle, WA
I love the Tummy Temple. I've been coming here off & on. Now seeing Shelly. I am lovin' her & my Soma.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: P V
Female, Age 45, Seattle, WA
I want to share my appreciation and value you have in such a wonderful, gifted TEAM -- Love them!
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: D
Seattle, WA
All praises and gratitude to the folks I've worked with at the Tummy Temple. This is happiness my tummy is feeling! We will meet soon. Thank you.
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: W
Seattle, WA
My therapist was great! Good session with lymphatic drainage & a colonic combined. May do the trick!
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2011
Posted By: L
Seattle, WA
"I went camping in the San Juans and the stars were marvelous. I've always loved gazing at the stars but have been unable to much of my adult life because it hurt my neck too much to look up.Now that I am doing the Soma series with Shelly it doesn't hurt to look up anymore! I even had to call my husband over and tell him to "Look at me looking at the stars without pain!" What an amazing gift.
 
Date of Posting: 31 August 2011
Posted By: J B
40's, Seattle, Wa
You were very sweet, I did not feel embarrassed at all and you made me immediately feel at ease.
 
Date of Posting: 23 August 2011
Posted By: P
Loved my session!
 
Date of Posting: 23 August 2011
Posted By: T
I just completed a SOMA series with Shelly Shelley and WOW! I feel amazing, so much more flexibility and the chronic pain in my lower back gone! She is so helpful with showing each client how to re-adjust our bad tendencies for misusing our body. I will continue to go back on a monthly basis to get tune ups! And the Neal Yards Products a new favorite! Zest Spritzer!!! Thanks very much Shelly!
 
Date of Posting: 20 July 2011
Posted By: B T
F, 40's, Seattle, Wa
Dear Dr. Lisa, thank you so much for the consultation and colonic you provided for me yesterday. I should have gone to you first and not have wasted my time with the doctors that weren't very helpful to me. You took the time to explain things and gave me the right supplements. I took the first dose this morning, and I feel better already. You also made me feel very comfortable during the colonic and I'm very happy with the result. I will definitely recommend you and the Tummy Temple to all of my friends. Thank you again so much and God bless You!
 
Date of Posting: 24 June 2011
Posted By: L B
female, 40's, seattle, wa
"Shelly, so good to run into you. I have to tell you, the work we did together 12 years(!)ago changed my life! You taught me how to walk leading from the pelvis rather than my head and shoulders and it feels so much better! I walk tall, feel relaxed and at ease. Sometimes I forget and walking feels hard and laborious and then your voice comes into my head "Lead from the pelvis!" I straighten up and ahhh...It's amazing,really,all these years later!Thank you!"
 
Date of Posting: 23 June 2011
Posted By: D K
Male, 50's, Seattle, Wa
Wow! That was the best $180 dollars I've ever spent. This is in reference to my Session 1 in the Soma massage series with Shelly.
 
Date of Posting: 10 June 2011
Posted By: P V
female, late 60s, Seattle, WA
"I had the most amazing lymph drainage session! I have had a
number of lymph drainage sessions with different practitioners and my
session with my last practitioner was unique because of her amazing ability to integrate
energy work and abdominal massage into the session. This integration of
different techniques really helped to increase my level of relaxation as
well as giving me better overall results. She was very gentle with the
microcurrent machine and listened to my needs and feedback to give me a
personalized session the was just what I wanted. Thanks so much!"

 
Date of Posting: 01 June 2011
Posted By: Heidi
Seattle, WA
I was terrified going in! But after a few minutes with the therapist I surrendered to the flow and Boom! Life changing. Thank you Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 18 May 2011
Posted By: H
Seattle, WA
"Recently I had breast cancer surgery and a week after my surgery I was severely constipated because of the drugs and anesthesia. My naturopath referred me to the Tummy Temple. When I called the Tummy Temple I was received with kindness and thoughtfulness about my needs. I was scheduled for an appointment the next morning. My therapist was amazing. Her compassion and kindness helped me feel comfortable and safe. Her soft tone helped me relax. She explained so much to me about how I can wake up my digestive system. It all made sense to me and I am now taking her advice and doing well.

The experience at the Tummy Temple was fabulous. They really care.

I have referred others and I will take advantage of other services including
massage that Tummy Temple offers.

Thank you for making, what could be an awkward, not so great experience,
into an informative, nurturing experience instead."
 
Date of Posting: 14 May 2011
Posted By: L P
WA
Hi Shelly The last session (session 5 in the Soma series) went really well. I was a bit tired when I got home, fell asleep hours before I normally do. I awoke after a couple hours to a really warm almost feverish face and body, after 20 minutes or so I cooled down. My body was working! The next day I woke to tons of energy. Walked the dogs 4 miles and then due to your encouragement of yoga I did the Yoga workout disc in my P90X program.. This was the first time I did this workout that I felt strong and that it felt good vs hard and uncomfortable. The work you did in my lower abdomen really helped with the stretching (twisted) poses. I felt like a new person! My foot that had all the pain has never felt so good, I am canceling my appointment for tomorrow to get the collagen injection. I am going to try stretching that foot daily for a while and see how that goes. For the little bit of pain I endure (when you work my feet) the results outweigh that by a ton! Thanks so much, I feel really good! See you next week!
 
Date of Posting: 05 May 2011
Posted By: B T
F, 40's, Seattle, Wa
After Session 3 in the Soma series, I was able to feel the space between my shoulder blades open in yoga when doing "downward dog". I have been doing yoga for 15 years and that is the first time I have ever been able to feel that space. Thank you, Shelly!
 
Date of Posting: 30 April 2011
Posted By: J B
F, 40's, Seattle, Wa
My massage felt like HEAVEN! It's a freaking miracle! Thank you so much!
 
Date of Posting: 27 April 2011
Posted By: S
WA
Hi Shelly, I received my NYR Organic products and within 5 minutes of opening the box, I SMELL LIKE AN ENGLISH GARDEN !!! I love it. Thank you SO much for helping me find these wonderful products. Please continue sharing these fabulous products with more and more folks.
 
Date of Posting: 21 April 2011
Posted By: C L
F, 60's, Mount Shasta, Ca
My therapist was a GODDESS of colon-hydrotherapy!
 
Date of Posting: 13 April 2011
Posted By: A
Seattle, WA
"Coming to the Tummy Temple literally saved my life. I was referred here by a local ND because she
knew The Tummy Temple would have the expertise needed, and she was right!"



 
Date of Posting: 09 April 2011
Posted By: L P
Washinton
Had an incredible visceral massage yesterday from my dear friend Shelly and colleague at the Tummy Temple in Seattle.

Its been many years since I had such an experience and I’m noticing with this process, new things are processing and clearing. Getting the junk out in a manner of speaking.

It’s time for spring cleaning and it’s started on the inside and working its way out!

It’s such a delicate part of the body and yet is so important for all that we take in every day. So I’m noticing I feel lighter and more centered.

But then, in Chinese medicine, this is the seat of the soul, the Tan Tien or Dan Dien depending on how you want to pronounce it.

After my session yesterday, my inner child popped out of my stomach and DEMANDED some chocolate…so luckily there was a store nearby and a chocolate bar readily available. Yummy!!!

Today it’s more subdued, and I’m happy to have a whole bunch of time to get back into my art and painting in between clients and other work. Important to play if the urge strikes you!

Thank you yummy tummy!!!
 
Date of Posting: 23 March 2011
Posted By: E D
40, F, Seattle, Wa
Since my friend went to see Dr. Lisa there is such a visual change that is so easy to see. I am excited to see her!
 
Date of Posting: 18 March 2011
Posted By: D W
female, early 60s, Seattle, WA
"My therapist made my experience with the Tummy Temple very comfortable. Her quality of care and concern were exceptional."
 
Date of Posting: 17 March 2011
Posted By: K F
F, , Seattle, WA
I always make it a priority to give myself Reiki each day, but since I met Shelly, I’ve incorporated NYR Organic into my self-care. The aromatic and botanical combinations of each product energetically balance out any stress I might have and return me to a balance state of mind!Some say beauty is skin deep, but NYR products go further and calm the nervous system, allowing the body and mind space for healing.
 
Date of Posting: 15 March 2011
Posted By: E D
F, 40, Seattle, Wa
Hi Shelly, Ias just thinking of you as moisturized with sensual jasmine body cream. And marveling at the "slight jiggly bit" I had going on under the chin.
Why marveling you might ask.....well, the frankincense neck cream seems to be tightening it right up. Nice job Frankincense Firming neck cream!

 
Date of Posting: 04 March 2011
Posted By: N W
F,40, East Hampton, NY
Wow! I just got a massage I was suprised what happened. My therapist was able to balance out deep and intense with gentle and soothing. At first the deep and intense was actually more than I could handle, so I asked her to ease up a bit. She shifted to a more gentle, yet still penetrating, massage before winding the whole session down with a near hypnotic trance of my nervous system. It was fabulous. The big suprise was the learning. There were two extrememly bunched up muscles in my at the base of my neck that kept making themselves known for a couple of days after the session. At first I was annoyed and then I was grateful. They became tuning forks for my attention and I was able to bring much needed movement to the space that they had been lacking. After many years of body work this session really helped me to tune into an extra value of bodywork.... to point out the discomfort in my body that I have tuned out. Without Jojie's ability to identify issues for me I am confident that those issues would only grow in severity and become even more difficult to address as time went on. Thank you Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 01 March 2011
Posted By: T
seattle, wa
I started this (three session Spiritual Journey) journey knowing that I wanted to give something back to myself but I received so much more than I expected! My body was exhausted and full of fatigue from a year’s worth of teaching creative dance to young children and I left my first session(2 hour Therapeutic Massage with Shelly) feeling no tension, just balanced and ready for rest. My second session(2 hour Energy Work and Colon Hydrotherapy session) that followed conveniently right after the holidays and at the edge of the New Year, opened my heart and body up to what was coming in 2011 and it was not only enlightening, cleansing and freeing it left me feeling like there was a lot more room in 2011 for Possibilities. After a month of working hard I was treated to the(2 hour NYR Organic Beauty Massage with Shelly) skin care/body care treatment and found it integrating, centering, and a real gift to myself.
I would recommend this fabulous set of(Spiritual Journey) three treatments to anyone looking for an enlightening, relaxing, renewing, and loving experience for yourself. I am going to see you again in the next quarter and in the meantime I am going to enjoy the (NYR Organic) products (decided upon in the consultation for home care ritual)!!!

 
Date of Posting: 07 February 2011
Posted By: C R
F, Seattle, Wa
"Hi Shelly, I just read your gratitude post and am so touched---esp. since I feel so much gratitude toward you, Shelly-belle! You have helped my body heal from bike crashes and all sorts of misc injuries and long-time patterns that needed to dissolve (and did under your skillful hands). Now my skin is gratefully drinking in the delicious NYR products you've turned me on to. Many thanks back at you!" MA
 
Date of Posting: 31 January 2011
Posted By: M A
F, 50's, Seattle, Wa
I just experienced the new Organic Beauty Massage with Shelly Shelley and aaaaahhhhhh.....love! A full body massage using luxurious organic lotions, AND she cleansed, masked, and firmed my face. Head to toe, I feel ready to go. I'm relaxed, but invigorated and am delighted that I now get to use NYR Organic products on a daily basis. A true treat. Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 29 January 2011
Posted By: K R
27, Seattle, WA
"I've spent years looking for a clean, chemical free line of skin care products with a simple list of ingredients that keep my skin supple and glowing without causing residue buildup, waxiness or an oily layer. I have come across a product here or there that I liked, but in all those years of research I was unable to find a complete skin care line that met my criteria.

Then last year, I was introduced to Neals Yard Remedies a mostly organic, chemical free line of beauty products that actually met all of my criteria. They have a simple list of incredients, they grow a lot of their own plant materials, they use organic whenever possible, they maintain a low carbon footprint and their products work wonders! In essence, I love Neals Yard because it is the cleanest, least toxic, most effective skin care company I have ever come across." DD, LMP-Doula-Herbalist
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2011
Posted By: D D
F, 38, Seattle, Wa
I have sent all of my friends to you! Thank you so much for being so chill and easy to work with. I was so nervous coming in, and after one session I already feel 10 times better! Thank you so much for your food combining/p.h. balancing help as well, it has made a huge difference with my chronic candida issues.
 
Date of Posting: 26 January 2011
Posted By: T
Seattle, WA
As a fellow Templer and massage therapist, I must say my practitioner's work is exceptional. Her knowledge of the body and the subtle energetic field of the body is quite remarkable. She is strong, precise, intuitive, and sensitive. I left feeling open and amazing...like I was floating on a cloud! The belly massage was one of the best I have ever received. Thanks!
 
Date of Posting: 26 January 2011
Posted By: Jen
Seattle
I want everyone I love to go through the Soma series (with Shelly). It absolutely, without a doubt, changed my life. Not just my physical body, but my emotional balance and my cognition and my energetic body. It's not really able to be captured in words.
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2011
Posted By: Paula Wood
F, 42, Seattle, Wa
Shelly Shelley, fine purveyor of Neal's Yard Remedies: I LOVE my pretty blue jars, and what's in them! I have on the White Tea Facial Mask right now. It's so fun to dip into my various potions on my dedicated NYR shelf!
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2011
Posted By: P W
F, 42, Seattle, Wa
Got another amazing in-of-body experience from Shelly Shelley this afternoon. She undid all the cables in my guts and restrung my spine and neck. I went so deep into the limbic I literally couldn't form sentences afterwards
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2011
Posted By: P W
F, 42, Seattle, Wa
Heidi It was GREAT to see you yesterday! I'm so grateful that you have come into my life. I appreciate your presence and help so much.
 
Date of Posting: 20 January 2011
Posted By: J F
Female, Seattle, WA
Just finished an awesome massage with Jojie and am floating. After a session with her I feel not only relaxed on a muscular level but also on an energetic and emotional level. She was able to explain to me some things I was doing that were creating pain in my body so that I could help myself outside of the session as well. I especially love the energy work which really brought me out of my stressed out state. Thanks so much Jojie!
 
Date of Posting: 20 January 2011
Posted By: H O
Female, 37, Seattle, WA
Hello, Shelly! What an experience I had when you worked with me. I feel markedly different than I did yesterday: I feel more physically open, more mentally clear, and more emotionally aware than I did before the Soma work. I had some pretty intense and wonderful dreams and thoughts in my sleep last night as well. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with you, and I really want to complete the whole series with you.
 
Date of Posting: 19 January 2011
Posted By: E V
F, 30's, Seattle, Wa
"Wow, Shelly, that NYR Organic Brightening Serum is really making a difference in your skin. That V line of sun damage is so much better, what a difference! Really, Shelly, that stuff is amazing!"
 
Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Andrew Shelley
M, 50, Seattle, Wa
I recently wrote to a client to thank her for her order. Iasked her if she was rewarding herself for some hard personal work she had recently been doing.This client had ordered for the first time just a month prior. This is her reply: "Nope- a few birthday presents! But I'll keep the lotion!(Sensual Jasmine Body Cream, January special) I LOVE the products so far- I can see a BIG improvement in my skin!" SC, late 30's
 
Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F 46, Seattle, Wa
Shelly, Thanks for the awesome session. I managed to get a nap in later that day--yay! Our family went skiing yesterday--my first time since I started the SOMA sessions. It was fabulous! I had way more control and range of motion and, best of all, the snow was great. See you soon!

 
Date of Posting: 12 January 2011
Posted By: L E
30's, Seattle, Wa
Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, I bookmarked it.
 
Date of Posting: 02 January 2011
Posted By: small business grants small business grants
Austria
"Oh my gosh! That was amazing...totally amazing. Wow!"
 
Date of Posting: 10 December 2010
Posted By: B A
female, 40s, Seattle, WA
"Shelly Darling, I have fallen down the rabbit hole for NYR as far as Alice herself. These products bring healing and beauty to me and I love everything I have tried!!xox"
 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2010
Posted By: S C
F, 40's
Dear Shelly, THANK YOU so much for everything! You have made me feel like I have a new body ~ SO flexible versus what it was!



It has been such a pleasure getting to know you too.

 
Date of Posting: 09 December 2010
Posted By: C B
F, 56, Seattle, Wa
Thank you for making this cleanse such an enjoyable experience! The Tummy Temple made my first cleanse and colonhydrotherapy experience wonderful and relaxing.
 
Date of Posting: 27 November 2010
Posted By: K
Seattle, WA
Tummy Temple, you are my hero of the year! I feel AMAZING! Sending my friends to you, and I will definitely be back when I am in Seattle.
 
Date of Posting: 27 November 2010
Posted By: C
Austin, TX
When I came to Shelly for my NYR Personal Consultation I was having a breakout of eczema around the corners of my nose. This happens frequently, especially in times of stress. It was very red and irritated that day. Shelly applied some of the Wild Rose Beauty Balm to it. It felt very soothing. We proceeded with the rest of the treatment which was lovely. My skin felt so plump, juicy and really good. The next day is when I really got the magic of the products. The eczema was completely gone! That has never happened with any other product. After about a week it started to creep back. Fortunately, I ordered the Wild Rose Beauty Balm and look forward to keeping the eczema at bay with it. I also think the aromatherapy of the product has something to do with. It relaxes me and therefore de-stresses me. I do believe that the eczema is at least, in part, stress related so the combination really works. Thanks, Shelly!
 
Date of Posting: 21 November 2010
Posted By: C M
F, 42, Seattle, Wa
Hi Darling Shells,

Thanks for the magic today...I needed that more than you know.

The bath stuff was fab, I am looking forward to trying the Dreamy Lavender bath set.

I want it all in my bathroom. And in my life, thanks Shells. We can talk more. I'm swooning in the scent just now....
Love, love,
Stace


p.s. My face felt so good all day...makes me want to replicate it. Can you remind me of the notes of what we did? It was so great! I might want to add to my order.
 
Date of Posting: 19 November 2010
Posted By: S C
F, 40's, Seattle, WA
When I was in Bath, England I passed by a Neals Yard (NYR Organic) shop. I did a double take and bee lined for it. The beautiful blue glass bottles, warm wood and lovely aromas had me. I remember thinking when purchasing my few choice items to bring home, why can't we have these products in the US? Now we do! Thanks for becoming a Consultant so we can have this stuff, Shelly.
 
Date of Posting: 16 November 2010
Posted By: C M
F, 41, Seattle, Wa
We began offering the Organic Skin Makeover at the Tummy Temple last week and I had my first two sessions on Friday. It was so satisfying to pamper my clients with this rich, nurturing product while giving them a therapeutic treatment. My first client exclaimed "This is so wonderful, the smells. My skin feels so good. I feel so much better than when I came in. My sister is an esthitician and I am really picky about what I put on my skin" In our consultation we set her up with the NYR Organic products that she loved the most and were right for her skin. My next client who stated that her daughter sent her in for this and she usually doesn't take much time for her skin nor does she relax easily, wound up falling asleep in the table. After the session, she said her skin felt amazing and the session was deeply relaxing. In our consultation, though she is not much of a "product person" we were able to nail a few key items that she would easily be able to integrate into her daily ritual. I am loving this. Both Kristi Zimmer (co-owner) and I can testify to how NYR Organic has transformed our skin. Personally, my skin feels and looks better than it did 10 years ago. I look forward to doing more treatments!
 
Date of Posting: 15 November 2010
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F, 46, Seattle, Wa
Oh boy do I love my foamy seaweed and arnica bath gel and my orange facial oil! Great stuff.. and not full of yuck. Was great to see you Friday, Shelly, thanks for the gift, the lovely treatment and the consult. I look forward to getting the rest of the products!
 
Date of Posting: 14 November 2010
Posted By: E P
F, 40's, Seattle, Wa
Hi Shelly,I haven't used all my new products yet but I do love the ones I have used.You've got a great line to sell, it seems.
 
Date of Posting: 14 November 2010
Posted By: M A
F, 50's, Seattle, Wa
From The Sunday Times April 22,2007 Style Beauty Awards 2007 BEST ETHICAL BRAND Editor’s choice: Neal’s Yard Remedies. Renowned for products such as the nurturing Organic Wild Rose Beauty Balm, it was the first UK skincare company to receive Soil Association accreditation, in 2002. It doesn’t test on animals, uses fair-trade ingredients wherever possible and has recyclable glass or plastic packaging. By September, the brand is also set to be carbon neutral.


 
Date of Posting: 09 November 2010
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F, 46, Seattle, Wa
Neal's Yard Remedies has won many awards, such as the RSPCA's 2005 Alternative Award for its ethical treatment of animals, a 2008 Carbon Neutral Company award, and the 2009 awards from trade organisation CEW for Best British Brand and Best New Certified Organic Skin Product (for their White Tea Enriching Facial Mask) and the 2009 Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards for Best Organic/Natural Product.

 
Date of Posting: 09 November 2010
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F, 46, Seattle, Wa

NYR Organic Frankincense Hydrating Cream — This product is awesome! I have noticed brightened skin, evened out skin tone, fine lines reduced, and skin looks and feels healthier. I love that I don't have to use a lot of the product-a little goes a long way. Also, there is a shelf life number on the bottle, so I never have to wonder if it's still good. I love the way it smells. It is only scented with pure essential oils, so the fragrance is not overwhelming. You can only get it through a personal consultant, but they can answer any questions I might have about the products. I love NYR Organic's products.
 
Date of Posting: 09 November 2010
Posted By: L J
F, MT
Now that I realize how much better I feel instantly. I wish I had started doing this years ago!

I'm cruising now. I feel WAY better!
 
Date of Posting: 09 November 2010
Posted By: J J
female, 30s, Seattle, WA
I have been doing so much better after my first colonic! I went from having a bowel movement everyother day to 1-2 times a day. My menses have also regulated after a long trip within a few days of the treatment. Thank you, I feel so much better. I feel like my body is awakening again.
 
Date of Posting: 06 November 2010
Posted By: M
Seattle, WA
To Dr. Lisa Valent, "You don't see me as much now because I feel so well. You changed my Life!"
 
Date of Posting: 05 November 2010
Posted By: M S
Male, 50's, Snohomish, WA
I've been seeing Heidi for nutrition sessions monthly and feel that this has been really worthwhile and helpful for me. It's like a war has ended in my gut. It's a miracle!
 
Date of Posting: 27 October 2010
Posted By: J 0
M 40s, Seattle, WA
When I was living in the UK I came upon a skin care line called Neals Yard Remedies (NYR Organic).I frequented the store in Oxford. It is an amazingly yummy, organic line that smells divine and works beautifully.
 
Date of Posting: 26 October 2010
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F 46, Seattle, Wa
Top 10 Shelly Shelley Picks


#1 Frankincense Serum- If you only get one thing. This stuff makes your skin juicy and younger and I have a handful of devotees for this product and growing! (goes under moisturizer)

#2 Calendula Cleanser- It's like putting custard on your skin. You just want to keep it on as long as possible. Cleans, doesn't dry.

#3 Orange Flower Facial Oil- For night use. Wash your face and apply this before bed time. Your skin will drink it in and the aromatherapy of this luscious one will carry you off to a sweet slumber.

#4 Rose Body Cream- Deeply nurturing and thick. Use this for self and other massage or when you need a deep, rich treatment.

#5 Wild Rose Body Elixir- What can I say? This one drives the women wild and what drives the women wild...

#6 White Tea Facial Mask- Gentle, effective, nourishing and light with a lovely musk aroma.

#7 Frankincense Mandarin Body Polish and Orange geranium Shower Gel- (ok so i combined two) They change the dynamic of a "quick shower" into a revitalization of the Spirit!

#8 Orange Flower Facial Polish- Doesn't scrape your skin off. Again, gentle and hydrating while exfoliating. And the aroma...(there is also a rose if you prefer that sweet scent)

#9 Nourishing Mellissa Hand Polish -in combo with Geranium and Orange Hand Lotion- Know it is sort of cheating to keep putting two on one line but the Geranium Orange Hand Lotion was my first acquaintance with this line 3 years ago. It will always hold a place in my heart! The Hand Polish is the first thing to make these bodyworker hands of mine feel soft and gently massaged consistently.

#10 Lemon Coriander Deodorant- My lymph and pores are jumping with joy as I have at last found a "Natural Deodorant" that works for me and put down the Lady Speed Stick.
 
Date of Posting: 26 October 2010
Posted By: Shelly Shelley
F, 46, Seattle Wa
I love the Wild Rose Beauty Balm. It's very thick, but it is nice on feet and legs, which for me are always dry. The scent is heaven as well
 
Date of Posting: 26 October 2010
Posted By: S C
Female, 40's, Seattle, Wa
"Hi Love, last night I took a bath and used every one of my products. Oh my God, how amazing! There really is something transforming and magical about them...not like anything else I've ever used. Going to sleep enveloped in the layered beautiful scents...I think I slept better than ever. I'm addicted! "


 
Date of Posting: 26 October 2010
Posted By: S C
Female, 40's, Seattle Wa
Well Shells, it was just as I'd hoped with the products we decided on for me. I just had a beautiful NYR bath with the Seaweed and Arnica foaming bath.It smells like a spa all over the house. Love it. I added a hot whiskey to the experience and wow....am doing good. Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 24 October 2010
Posted By: N W
40, East Hampton, NY
"Hi Shelly, The NYR Organic products we ordered on Saturday arrived today. Thanks for all the help and advice. Days later and I am still glowing inside and out from our NYR Reiki/Massage session. To get the benefit of your skillful touch combined with the aromatherapeutic effect of the product is fantastic! The products you used not only allowed me to sink deeper into the session faster than I would normally but left my skin feeling lusciously divine! This was not just a pampering 'spa treatment' but a satisfying mixture of skilled therapeutic bodywork AND pampering spa treatment. My body, my skin(!) and my soul are all the happier for it. I am excited to integrate the products we decided on in our consultation into my home self care ritual and to see you for another treatment as soon as possible!"
 
Date of Posting: 23 October 2010
Posted By: N W
F, 40, East Hampton, NY
Let me start by saying that my sessions at the Tummy Temple were some of the highlights of my trip to the US on this vacation. I still can't believe I managed to find this place as it is so nicely tucked away in this beautiful residential neighborhood. This was my first time doing colonics and no one I know really knows much of anything about them. I am so glad I did do them. I decided that I would see how my first session went and then either not return or book more sessions. I managed to visit 3 times during my week in Seattle and I am leaving happier, healthier and with warm connections to the people that work there. The Tummy Temple is definitely a worthy destination if you are coming to the United States, especially if you are going to be in Seattle, Washington!
 
Date of Posting: 04 October 2010
Posted By: B S
Male, 50s, Germany
Heidi, your patience, encouraging words and positive energy were just what I needed! Thank you for such a great experience!
 
Date of Posting: 01 October 2010
Posted By: K Hereford
F, 30s, Seattle
I just got out of a colonic session. My therapist was amazing and incredibly professional. I have seen many doctors and the one at the Tummy Temple was even more professional than the doctors I have seen. I loved her!
 
Date of Posting: 24 September 2010
Posted By: J
Seattle, WA
Heidi I'm sure you hear this alot but you changed my life! The program is working. I have no more reflux and no longer have to wish for my teenager skin. Thanks so much.
 
Date of Posting: 22 September 2010
Posted By: C K
female 40s, Seattle, WA
Heidi so much has changed in 2 weeks. I feel so much better since meeting you!
 
Date of Posting: 22 September 2010
Posted By: R S
F 40s, Seattle, WA
I feel better than I have felt in years. I can't believe what has happened to me! My life is changing every day for the better and I feel great. I trust my health in your hands, literally. Thank you so so so so much!
 
Date of Posting: 21 September 2010
Posted By: K P
woman, early 40s, Bellevue, WA
The theapist I saw was amazing, she made the environment very calm and relaxed I had never had colon hydrotherapy before and I felt like I had been there before. she was very fun to talk with and I left feeling very good about the practice and myself!

thanks much!

~joey
 
Date of Posting: 20 September 2010
Posted By: joey
mercer island wa
WOW, my therapist was more than fabulous. Knowledgable, calm, concerned, interested, and made my first colon hydrotherapy far more pleasant that I could've expected. This kind of service is invaluable, thanks so much!
 
Date of Posting: 16 September 2010
Posted By: K
Lynnwood, WA
Heard at Temple: "I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Lisa! It is so exciting to be connected with us!"
 
Date of Posting: 03 August 2010
Posted By: L R
Female, 45, Washington
Thank you, Tummy Temple! I had just found out I only had 24 hours to use the last of the money I had put aside on my flexible spending account and thought...."where do I want to spend my money?" Of course, it was with you at the Tummy Temple! I called and you were able to squeeze me in for much needed lymphatic drainage and massage. The sessions were amazing! I feel so great and so happy that you were here for me. Much love and gratitude.. Katya
 
Date of Posting: 23 July 2010
Posted By: K K
female, 32, Seattle, WA
I had a Lymphatic Drainage last week followed by a colonic & after both sessions the residual swelling that I was dealing with from an allergic reaction earlier in the week went away & my skin looks & feels Fabulous! I am going to do the same thing again this week because my body still seems to be detoxing, but I look & feel GREAT! Whoo Hoo!
 
Date of Posting: 07 July 2010
Posted By: Jojie
Seattle, WA
I suffered for over two years from acid reflux, bloating and back pain brought on by impact in a car accident. After two sessions of visceral massage with Shelly I have not had any acid reflux symptome, my belly is much softer and digestion is better overall. My back is steadily improving as well.
 
Date of Posting: 05 July 2010
Posted By: M R
Male, 40's, Seattle, Wa
"It was so good. Thank you! You made it fun!"
 
Date of Posting: 15 June 2010
Posted By: A
Seattle, WA
"The person I saw was really comfortable w/what she was doing. Firm but gentle touch at the same time. Seemed to have a sixth sense about where to put her hands & applied the right amount of pressure to get things moving! Very intuitive about it. Had a great session w/her!"
 
Date of Posting: 15 June 2010
Posted By: J
Seattle, WA
I feel really taken care of. Thank you, Jojie, for your wonderful Healing work!
 
Date of Posting: 14 June 2010
Posted By: L L
Female, Mid 40's, Bellevue, WA
Thank you so much! This has been an amazing, healing experience! I have been praising the Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 14 June 2010
Posted By: K
Seattle, WA
Thank you, Heidi, so much for your help last Friday. Really do appreciate it. The products have really been great. I have not gotten blocked like I had been and feel I have a bit more energy. I'm not sure if its one thing or the combination, but they are great. Thank you so much for everything.
 
Date of Posting: 31 May 2010
Posted By: C W
female, Seattle, WA
"Feel better then when I first came in! Felt like things were shut down before."
 
Date of Posting: 31 May 2010
Posted By: H D
F, Lynnwood, WA
(After session one in Soma series)"This is amazing! I can feel my ribs move with my breath. I don't think I've ever felt that."
 
Date of Posting: 29 May 2010
Posted By: L E
Female, 40's, Seattle, Wa
(Re: Soma with Shelly)Already after session one I feel more comfortable in my body and more confident in my yoga practice.
 
Date of Posting: 29 May 2010
Posted By: C K
male, 50's, Seattle, Wa
I also go to Heidi regularly and she is BY FAR an amazing woman with a masters in nutrition. She made me feel so confortable while going through the process.
 
Date of Posting: 24 May 2010
Posted By: M K
I have been to a lot of places for body work and these guys are without a doubt one of the best! I felt truly cared for and will definitely be back for a lot more. Support the Tummy Temple, we need them to stick around for a long time to come!
 
Date of Posting: 24 May 2010
Posted By: H W
Jojie is wonderful!
 
Date of Posting: 10 May 2010
Posted By: J M
Kirkland, WA
I am so glad my friends told me to go there!: I have had 4 separate friends tell me to go to the Tummy Temple. I was resistant because I didn't want to deal with my problems. However, when I finally went I couldn't believe how nice the experience was, how professional and kind the people were and how much I learned! What a great group of people. I am so much happier and less stressed about what I need to do as I move forward.
 
Date of Posting: 03 May 2010
Posted By: T K
"I feel 20lbs lighter and 20 years younger after doing the Soma series with Shelly."
 
Date of Posting: 30 April 2010
Posted By: D J
M, 40's, Seattle, Wa
As a licensed massage practitioner that has worked in over 6 world renown spas I have never seen anything like this. The Tummy Temple has committed itself to providing the most incredible tummy care you can get and THEY HAVE DONE IT! If I were living in Seattle I would beg to work there. The people are genuine, knowledgeable, skilled and they truly work to support my health in a collaborative environment. This is rare. Even in the spa industry I have found that practitioners guard their clientèle from other practitioners to keep their income solid. My colon hydrotherapist actually told me that I should go get a massage to help bring my uterus back into alignment to help me get pregnant! I love these guys. I have gotten colonics in Thailand, England, Japan and Mexico. The Tummy Temple has everyone I have seen beat, hands down (no disrespect to the therapists I have worked with in the past). GO GO GO GO and you will be happy that your tummy found its temple during this lifetime. And, by the way, colon hydrotherapy feels GREAT. I am sending all of my clients there and my family. A happy colon is key ingredient to a happy life! Regina Sherlikezi, LMP 25 years in practice
 
Date of Posting: 29 April 2010
Posted By: R S
this is a nurturing wonderful environment for treatments that are not the most fun or the most glamorous out there. they really make the whole experience of getting a colonic not such a big deal. I dreaded it beforehand but quickly felt comfortable. super nice staff, great products (Diju!!) and great availability and flexibility with schedules. Massages I've received here are hands down the best out there.
 
Date of Posting: 29 April 2010
Posted By: S q
The Tummy Temple is by far the most professional and comfortable place in Seattle to go for a colonic. They are careful to explain everything and will take the extra time with you if needed. No rush. I had an enjoyable experience and will be back soon. Thanks Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 29 April 2010
Posted By: S C
I really can't say enough about my experience at the Tummy Temple. Both practitioners were fantastic!! The support and positive communication I received is priceless. I plan on returning to Seattle at the end of August and will make an
appointment to see both while I'm there. It's unfortunate that I live so far away but it's great to know that I have a resource for better health and well being!
 
Date of Posting: 12 April 2010
Posted By: M T
Well, I've never done this before. I am writing a review for a company that I have not been to. The reason for this is that my Dad went and he came back glowing! He was super nervous about letting anyone touch his belly, let alone clean out his colon. When he came back I felt vindicated for making him go. He thanked me over and over. He said it was relaxing, the people were awesome and he set up a whole series of appointments to keep himself on track. My thanks to the Tummy Temple for helping to turn my Dad around. I was starting to feel like he was on the road to an early death because he was just getting worse and worse with no hope in sight that he was really going to do anything about it. Something special is going on at the Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 12 April 2010
Posted By: K G
My massages were very relaxing, healing and not to mention, life changing.
 
Date of Posting: 09 April 2010
Posted By: M P
My Tummy Temple practitioner was a fountain of information for me. She and I discussed my particular issue (fibroid) at length. She was very helpful. She took the time to ask questions and really listen to me. It was my first colonic. She made me feel comfortable and was extremely encouraging throughout the entire process. And it was successful!
 
Date of Posting: 09 April 2010
Posted By: M D
It may sound weird to say that anyone would "love a colonic" but I learned
a lot about my body, my diet and how one affects the other.
 
Date of Posting: 09 April 2010
Posted By: M D
"You made it real comfortable for my first time."
 
Date of Posting: 06 April 2010
Posted By: J
Seattle, WA
"Heidi was greeeeeaaaaat! She made me feel very comfortable even when
we encountered a few speed bumps during my session. Thanks again."
 
Date of Posting: 06 April 2010
Posted By: J D
F, Seattle, WA
Heidi (nutritionist) helped me SO much! I was having some chronic intestinal issues and all of her suggestions have helped so much. I will use her suggestions when travelling to Guatemala as well. I feel more confident about the travel as a result of seeing her. All of the therapists I've seen at the TT are wonderful. I had someone ask me to refer a therapist and I said "It depends on what you're looking for, but they are all great. Heidi for nutrition, myself and my daughter see Shelly for bodywork. Massages and Heidi have really helped my son."
 
Date of Posting: 31 March 2010
Posted By: M A
female, 50's, Seattle, Wa
Shelly, thank you for creating such a warm, nurturing and profoundly safe place during my soma bodywork treatments.You are so gifted, intuitive and attuned.I feel fortunate to know you.
 
Date of Posting: 31 March 2010
Posted By: J W
female, 50's, Seattle, Wa
I'm a female boxer in my late twenties. After years of boxing, my body had begun to wear down and I wasn't recoving like I used to. My abdomen in particular had become a weak point. Years of body hits had left my belly beat up and I had to do something. I went to a place very similar to this. They took great care of my tummy, diagnosed the problems, massaged and healed my belly, and strengthened my tummy. I found it a little odd when I was asked/told that it would be helpful if they worked in and around my belly button. Honestly, my belly was so beat up st the time I was willing to try anything and it was so worth it. Working with my navel went a long way towards my healing and I would suggest being open to it. I've been able to relay many of the procedures to my trainer, who rubs my abs down and works on my belly button after every fight and even tough practices. I'd suggest giving a place like this a try for anyone with tummy troubles.
 
Date of Posting: 30 March 2010
Posted By: Jane H
I didn’t expect to be totally disabled in my mid-twenties. But one fall evening, my back seized up and I was initiated into the world of severe constant pain. A lumbar disc had been degenerating for years, and the tipping point had arrived. Suddenly I couldn’t walk, lift a glass of water, or even breathe without overwhelming pain. I had it all – burning, stabbing, throbbing, pinching, cramping, numbness. Working at my office job was out of the question.

Physical therapy and water exercise helped me to begin moving again, and I could walk, very slowly, with a cane. But the pain continued, and as my world grew smaller, my focus turned inward. Unable to do much else, I had loads of time for some serious self-examination. It was clear my body was screaming for my attention, but I didn’t know how to begin listening to it, or even what that meant. I needed guidance. With great synchronicity, a friend introduced me to Shelly and I started receiving SOMA Bodywork.

I could tell from the first session it was different from any other modality I had experienced. Shelly’s queries went beyond my physical structure and into my experience of my body and how it had developed over the course of my life. She took care to begin working with me gently, so I could become accustomed to her touch and to SOMA.

Shelly’s work guided me more deeply into my physical and energetic body than I knew possible. I became familiar with long lines of fascia running through me, in layers and dimensions I had not imagined. I discovered endless ways I was working too hard, holding tension instead of truly supporting myself on an aligned skeleton. I learned, time and again, that my life experiences and physical patterns informed each other in amazing and unexpected ways. And we laughed a lot, and loudly. My sensations were intense, but we always had fun.

Shelly customized most of my sessions based on what my body needed each day, and on what I was ready to learn. When I was finally recovering from my last back surgery, we decided to run through the entire series from start to finish. What joy! To experience the complete body so differently, now as a conscious participant in the process.
 
Date of Posting: 24 March 2010
Posted By: M G
Shelly is one of the best teachers I have ever had, in a course of study I was reluctant to pursue until life forced me into it. Through her wisdom, patience and skill, it became a delightful and life-changing education. Thanks to Shelly’s SOMA Bodywork, I know much more of my self and engage ever more fully with the world.
 
Date of Posting: 24 March 2010
Posted By: M G
SOMA SERIES WITH SHELLY:
After Session 1- I had less pain in hips after session one more so than when I receive deep tissue massage.
After Session 2- I feel like it's working
After Session 5- I"ve gone from feeling rickety when moving and walking to feeling more natural, easier
After Session 6- I've been doing a lot of bending to wash dogs and sitting in car. Feeling like
old symptoms have been returning
After Session 9- I just returned from a dog show in Eugene, noticed that while things like grooming, washing the dog, sleeping in hard beds and sitting in the car were all hard on my back I have much more resiliency. Used to be that it would spiral down to debilitating; I'm now noticing that my body self corrects. Really pleased with the results of the work, body is working better, more smoothly and decreased pain
After Session 11- I have moments when I forget I had two hip replacements
A Month After Completion- I continue to have those times that I feel normal. As long as I don't push it past the limits
 
Date of Posting: 24 March 2010
Posted By: T S
Fifties
I love the new weight loss program at the Tummy Temple! It's a lifestyle change, not a diet. Great job.
 
Date of Posting: 24 March 2010
Posted By: H N
female, 35, Seattle, WA
I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but when I walked in I met with my therapist and they put me at ease right away. I had a really great experience and I noticed the difference after the session, I feel lighter, more energetic and generally have a better sense of well being. Thanks again!
 
Date of Posting: 20 March 2010
Posted By: Lincoln
Seattle, WA
"(Kristi) You get her in on you and some majic will happen! She's gifted!"
 
Date of Posting: 18 March 2010
Posted By: A Z
Male, 30s, WA
My thanks for the massage and the guidance. You helped me so much. I did all you said all weekend. Even though my system was under duress it gave me so much peace. I cannot thank enough. I told all my doctors about it, I told everyone.
 
Date of Posting: 17 March 2010
Posted By: B W
female, late 40s, Seattle, WA
Your Diju, herbal stool softener, is AMAZING! Thank you SO MUCH! It has been life changing for me and there is nothing else out there like it. The only downside was when I ran out of it on vacation (thus the reason I bought 3 packs today). For the first time in my life I am having 2 bowel movements a day and it used to be a challenge to have even 1 every other day. I can't recommend your place of service or your DiJu product highly enough. Thanky you, Amy.
 
Date of Posting: 16 March 2010
Posted By: Amy P
female, 37, Ballard, WA
I have recently started the SOMA series with Shelly as a result of some neck trama spreading throughout my body approximately two years ago. Even after just one session I'm amazed at how much easier it is for me to breathe and stand up straighter! Shelly is wonderful at what she does and I'd recommend anyone to start the SOMA series. I can't wait until my next session!!
 
Date of Posting: 15 March 2010
Posted By: Alyssa McKinney
Female
My thanks to Kristi for a great session. I can't believe how much better I feel each time I come in. I'm excited for my next session!
 
Date of Posting: 10 March 2010
Posted By: K T
Female, 33, Seattle, WA
"I realised at the time (1 1/2 years ago) that the SOMA gave me a great sense of well being but only now am I realising what a huge difference it made, both physically and mentally."
 
Date of Posting: 08 March 2010
Posted By: Fiona London
Female, 30's, Reading, UK
I experienced my first colonic recently at age 50. I had been very skeptical until I read that it was used for astronauts and that got me intrigued. It was an amazing experience.I felt incredibly hydrated afterward;I noticed a big difference in my skin. I will definitely make colonics part of my health regimen.
 
Date of Posting: 07 March 2010
Posted By: A Shelley
Male, age 50, Seattle, Wa
I have been receiving colonics for six years and during that time I have received colon hydrotherapy from several providers. The Tummy Temple professionals surpass all the other hydro therapists who have given me colonics. There are many reasons for this.
Some of the reasons why the staff - in this very demanding profession - are so excellent include the following:

1. Their knowledge of the intestinal tract;
2. Their caring nature;
3. Their knowledge of helpful supplements;
4. Their concern for me as a person;
5. Their knowledge of beneficial foods;
6. Their positive attitudes;
7. Their knowledge of other helpful modalities;
8. Their respect for my privacy;
9. Their knowledge of the importance of proper motility; and
10. Their open-mindedness, intelligence and insight.

In addition, I can't say enough about the owners, Tim and Kristi. They are very positive. personal, knowledgeable and friendly people who have created a charming, attractive and welcoming retreat for a very necessary service. They exemplify professionalism at its very best.
 
Date of Posting: 04 March 2010
Posted By: Paul Blodgett
I'm a 73 yr old semi-retired carpenter who have had periodic colonics over the last 40 yrs. I would get one when I felt overly tired, depressed, caught a cold etc. usually caused by excessive drinking and "pigging out" on heavy protein meats.
Colonics have always brought me back!
However, Jocylyne LMP is the best therapist I've ever had. She deep tissue massages the belly and underlying colon to kick or massage out the "blinkers". This gives me a relieved feeling of well being. Now I just have to stop the reoccurring cycle of "pigging out" and drinking. I guarantee that you'll feel the difference after a Jocylyne colonic/massage.
 
Date of Posting: 04 March 2010
Posted By: Ed D
Again, you have proven to be the most important person on my GI/health team! Seems fruitless to take in mega iron, then wash it through with Miralax. What you have laid out seems like the best plan/advice I’ve gotten thus far!
 
Date of Posting: 01 March 2010
Posted By: D S
"I've been sending people to the Tummy Temple for years now. I'm so grateful that Kristi
and Tim created the business. There are no others like it. I'm doing everything I can
to get my two daughters to start using their services. I can honestly say that the Tummy
Temple saved my life!"
 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2010
Posted By: B L
Female, Late 30s
"I'm so glad I went to the Tummy Temple. I had a great colonic and I feel good. I feel a
lot lighter."
 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2010
Posted By: B C
"My therapist, Jojie, made this more comfortable than I thought it could be. It was
really enjoyable. Thank you."
 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2010
Posted By: A Z
"wow, the last colonic I received was incredible. It was very very good work! My thanks
to Jojie for the colonic."
 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2010
Posted By: T T
I was fortunate enough to meet Shelly because I was desperate for a back massage and she was the only therapist available at a time I could make. After the treatment I was relieved and intrigued enough to ask more about the type of treatment she offered and ended up having the full 11 sessions of SOMA massage.
Every session was a different experience and I was quite sorry when I reached the last one. I felt shifts on an emotional and physical level and I can still (over a year later) feel the beneficial effects. Shelly’s handiwork catapulted me to a new level of body awareness. I stopped smoking early on in the therapy. It was spur of the moment, and I think it may have a lot to do with the fact that my chest had allowed to open, and I remembered what it felt like to breathe deeply again. I didn’t want anything spoiling that experience. If I had the cash spare, I’d cross the ocean and do it all over again.
 
Date of Posting: 21 February 2010
Posted By: Shirley W
Female, 38, Oxford, UK
(Kristi) You've changed my life and that isn't even enough!

 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Kristine Hansen
Female / Client
In July, 2008, my health was unraveling. Lucky for me I decided to try and clean my colon to see if it may have been contributing to my problems. As it turned out it was THE problem. That is where I ran into Jojie [Natividad]. My lucky day. Other businesses should be so lucky as to have such a calm and compassionate person and provider. My body covered with eczema, exhausted from being unable to get a good nights rest, and generally cranky I was ministered to by a kind and caring woman who made me feel almost normal. She explained where the problem was, made me understand it could be dealt with, and encouraged me to continue with the colonics. She was right...and it has worked beautifully. Except for my brain (on which the jury is still out) I am as normal as I've ever been. I can't recommend highly enough the wonderful crew at the Tummy Temple. Jojie is a perfect example of where I think compassionate naturopathy begins. Thanks Jojie. Keep singing.
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Vogt Wilkison
Snoqualmie, WA
"Thank you. I wish I could use your service but I'm moving to Maryland this month! You might be happy to learn that I conceived within a few weeks of our only visit, and Jack turns 1 this Christmas Eve. He is a very healthy 25 lb cutie and I recommend your services all the time as I feel your work was instrumental in helping me conceive and hold Jack until 9 days past due! Best of luck and many blessings to you."
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Rane Facebook Testimonial
I am embarrassed to write this, but I went to 3 other places in town for colonics that were like $5-$10 less expensive and I wish I hadn't wasted my time. The Tummy Temple knows how to do it right and I am proud to tell people I am getting cleaned out from the back end now! I hear they are doing a lot more to support women's specific needs now...which has me even more excited. I would rather spend my $230 a month at the Tummy Temple then on my insurance....go figure?
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Sassy Kitty
Seattle, WA
Yahoo Reviews
Since using the Vitamin D, I don't have to take as much Vitamin C and I noticed the difference within three days!
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: male walk in
Seattle, WA
Tim has SOOO much information & is so kind on the phone. His
Management & Office Support are invaluable & it is no wonder that the
Temple runs like a well oiled machine. It is Amazing the information that
he has & is willing to share. He takes the time to talk with you on the
phone & doesn't rush you through the process or makes you feel intimidated
for asking a "dumb question" because he'll tell you, there's no dumb
questions! I like that he met me where I was at & showed me great kindness
& consideration. Thank you, Tim!
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
Kristi is a spitfire of Energy mixed w/Loving Good old fashioned
Southern comfort & kindness. She has a way of just Educating & Empowering
you about your body without being intimidating or daunting. She's up front
about what she thinks can help you & asks point blank if you're ready to
go there. It's a process (the path to Wholeness) & she has a way of
leading you through the process w/kindness, grace, & humor...one step at a
time. She is also great about leading & "tag teaming" with her
Practitioners who may be a better fit for scheduling. Kristi & her team
are just Awesome!
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
I Love Heidi! She is a swirling dirvish of Energy & information
about...so many things! She was also kind & comforting to me when I went
in for my Nutrition appointment. I must admit to feeling a bit afraid & on
the edge about what she may say (or take away!) from my diet, but she was
SO kind & had so many helpful suggestions of things that I could do to
help me get my health back on track. I went in a bit intimidated & I left
with the tools to be able to take the steps to reclaim my health. Thanks
Heidi! You Rock!
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
My therapist, has this wonderful, warm, Mother Earth kind of Energy that
just draws you in & allows you do the Healing work that you may have put
off...for awhile. :) There isn't any judgement, just this warm space of
Healing Love & Light. She is also knowledgeable & understanding & just
Joyous in the work that she does & she does it very very well.
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
I LOVE Shelly! She has helped me in the past when I was training
for a long distance endurance race. She has also helped me in the recent
past when I was having a lot of emotional holding in my body. Her Presence
was so helpful to get the Enery & tears to flow. She is able to hold
Sacred space to allow for the emotional releasing to occur. I am Grateful
& Blessed to have Shelly as part of my Wholeness Team.
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
Having had Shelly work on me was an amazing experience.Every time I left there I felt 10 feet tall and looked forward to the next session.
If she was based in London again , I would visit her at every opportunity and recommend her to everyone I know..Thanks Shelly.
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Dermot Dennehy
male 45, London
My treatment was as amazing as the last one and it feels as if my digestive, reproductive and nervous systems are singing in harmony.
 
Date of Posting: 17 February 2010
Posted By: Sarah Moscrop
Oxford
I was completely AMAZED and surprised at how great I felt after getting a colonic! My Tummy Temple practitioner was incredibly professional. I learned so much from her in just one session. I did not consciously realize that I had pressure or bloating in my abdomen until after the colonic. Afterwards, I felt so GOOD, a sense of relief like someone "depressurized" my lower stomach. It felt like my stomach was flat and something was missing... that would be apparently the pressure/bloating or irritation. I went in (with great debate wondering if I was just wasting my money) to just "detox". I ended up with a productive colonic w/stomach massage and an indepth education about the colon, elimination, detoxification, helpful advice, and a plan to get well and feel great everyday. Thank you!
(please note: I had a colonic about 5 years ago in Tacoma and it was a COMPLETELY different experience...I mean "night and day" difference.)
 
Date of Posting: 16 February 2010
Posted By: Sherry A.
45, Vashon Island, WA
I am finally regular.....need I say more? Thank you, Kristi.
 
Date of Posting: 12 February 2010
Posted By: Bob T
male, early 30s, Seattle, WA
Thank god for the Tummy Temple. I have learned so much and completely rely on the Tummy Temple to take care of me, my husband and all our kids. The education I get every time I call helps me feel like a more competent mother and wife. Please accept my sincerest gratitude and appreciation. - Karen
 
Date of Posting: 12 February 2010
Posted By: Karen J
Mom, 38, Seattle, WA
I love DiJu!! Thank you so much for making it. It's so NON stimulating and super effective. It's just fantastic. It makes for a perfect travel size and I won't travel without it. AND, thank you for creating the Tummy Temple. There is no other place like it and I can't express my gratitude enough for all you have done to help me.
 
Date of Posting: 12 February 2010
Posted By: E V
Male, 42, Bellevue, WA
I have been through the sessions with Shelly twice. She is a skilled, intuitive (those magic finger know just where to go) healer. What was as equally profound as the incredible stuctural alignment I recieved, were the emotional issues that came up and out! Yes, those issues ARE in your tissues. I am looking forward to seeing her again! Thank you Shelly!
 
Date of Posting: 11 February 2010
Posted By: Suzy English
Seattle, Wa.
Kristi Zimmer is one of the most powerful therapist I have come across in 20 plus years of receiving bodywork and 13 plus years of practicing it. Her laser vision, fierce compassion, committment to vitality and expert hands-on skills combine for a healing experience like no other. She will go with you to the source of your issue, stay with you while you unwind it and make the journey out with you to a new, more joyful way of being. Extraordinary!
 
Date of Posting: 10 February 2010
Posted By: Shelly Donovan LMP
45, Seattle
I just realized that my flexible spending account money had to be used or I would lose it. SO....I thought, where would I die to go if I could go anywhere I wanted for the best experience possible?

There was only one answer...spend it all at the Tummy Temple!!!
 
Date of Posting: 09 February 2010
Posted By: Amy A
female, early 30s, Seattle, WA
The Tummy Temple saved my life! You are angels. I didn't know what I was going to do. For so many years I was afraid to leave the house. And now I am traveling all over.

I am now regular and have been for two years.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 
Date of Posting: 09 February 2010
Posted By: Heidi F
late fifties, Seattle, WA
I have done colonics on and off for years. They were helpful for my chronic digestion issues but I always had a hard time releasing. Then, I booked with a therapist at the Tummy Temple. She was amazing. She really took her time to make sure I felt safe and comfortable. She did some lovely energy work on me that further allowed me to relax into the process and have a total release. Ahhhh...what a difference!
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2010
Posted By: S S
Female, 45, Seattle, Wa
An amazing staff...Makes this THE only place to go for colonhydrotherapy. Their staff is knowledgeable, kind, smart, savvy and caring. Their nutritionist is an amazing woman. So caring and loving. I thought I would get a scolding for loving cookies, but she told me just to eat them with walnuts and not be mad at myself while eating them and that they would be "good" food! If you are wanting the best colonic in town, here is the place to go!
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2010
Posted By: Melinda L
The Tummy Temple ~~ They know their stuff!
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2010
Posted By: ARBuilder1776 from Youtube.com
I have experienced massage with Dr Lisa and it
is excellent. It satisfied the craving I had been having for some
skillful, deep, slow Structural Integration (SI) work. Although she
informed me that she's not been trained in SI, she was clearly able to
read the needs of my body and speak to them quite fluently!
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2010
Posted By: Shelly Donovan
Shelly is a wonder with her hands! I did the Soma bodyworks course with her and it totally changed how my body felt, looked and was (although there were times where it was extremely painful). Not only that but she has a lovely nature and the sessions were always full of laughter, wisdom and friendship. I only wish Shelly would move back to England so I could still treat myself to having a treatment with her each month!!
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2010
Posted By: Rachel London
F, 30, Reading, UK
Shelly is a wise and wonderful healer! Lucky for me I had an appointment with her two days after I crashed my bike last summer and suffered a concussion. Her gentle work and magic hands were a catalyst to the healing process. I was able to join friends for a bike trip two weeks later. Shelly's work is always just what my body needs. So much gratitude to you, Shells!
 
Date of Posting: 30 January 2010
Posted By: Meg A.
Seattle, WA
Regardless of my state of being when I walk into Shelly's office, I always leave feeling physically and emotionally lighter while remaining centered within myself. I feel I've had a huge boost to my serotonin levels. I grin from ear to ear.
 
Date of Posting: 29 January 2010
Posted By: D D
female, Seattle
My husband was experiencing indigestion for several weeks running. I took him in. After just one session the indigestion was gone! Apparently his stomach was stuck in a pattern of tension. The gentle adjustment of the digestive organs allowed the tension to release and thus his body to self correct. He made my husband a believer, not an easy task. Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2010
Posted By: S S
45, Seattle, Wa
In order to do the type of things Shelly does, you have to be learned, experienced, empathetic and creative. Shelly is all these things and more. With her hands, heart and mind she can heal. Thank you Shelly for helping me to get back on my feet and prove to the medical surgeons that they were right in listening to me when I refused to allow them to amputate my leg.
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2010
Posted By: Dow G
Seattle, WA
Shelly is wonderful she did a great amount of work on me at a time in my life when I was going through a difficult time, she did not know that at that time she offered me a precious and wonderful gift that helped me to heal and to become aware of the importance of living my life free from stress through loving my body inside and out. The gift of touch is powerful and effective I thank God for her being a vessel allowing her gift to touch lives in ways she may not even know. Live laugh love thanks Shelly!!! Smiles Venia
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2010
Posted By: Venia Bowman
female 52, seattle,wa
Shelly is wonderful she did a great amount of work on me at a time in my life when I was going through a difficult time, she did not know that at that time she offered me a precious and wonderful gift that helped me to heal and to become aware of the importance of living my life free from stress through loving my body inside and out. The gift of touch is powerful and effective I thank God for her being a vessel allowing her gift to touch lives in ways she may not even know. Live laugh love thanks Shelly!!! Smiles Venia
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2010
Posted By: Venia Bowman
female 52, seattle,wa
Shelly is amazing and making the choice to go through the Soma course was one of the best thing I have ever done. Changing the way your body works and in turn changing the way you think, feel and go about your daiy lives. Afterwards I often wonder how so many people never get the chance to 'health check' and remediate their bodies. After all we all service our cars with Soma you can your body too...... Excellent.
 
Date of Posting: 28 January 2010
Posted By: Stuart H
Male 30, England, UK
Shelly reads my energy and shape like a book and interprets my needs as they shift during each session. She makes me feel very safe with the emerging story line of my body as well as helping me feel good in it (both my story and my body!!) Thank you Shells!
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2010
Posted By: T L
F, Seattle
I was introduced to Shelly by my boyfriend back in September. I had recently been diagnosed with some minor health issues, a few of them gut-related, as well as a condition called "Frozen Shoulder". Shelly intuitively knew just what I needed and although I have only had 1 SOMA treatment and one "belly treatment" with her, I felt a difference right away. A certain "lightness" and flexibility, as well as a sense of peace and calm. Not to mention that some of the work she did on my ovary and uterus area "freed up some blocked energy" caused by scar tissue. Whether I will be able to continue to see Shelly on a regular basis or not (I do not currently live in Seattle), she has introduced me to something that I am confident in. Shelly has an amazing healing touch, and her warmth, attentiveness and positive energy are infectious. Thank you, Shelly Shelley!
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2010
Posted By: Heather M
F, 41, Solana Beach, CA
I feel our [Shelly Donovan, LMP and my] work together because, like a long conversation, it made my spirit softer, my love deeper, my understanding more tolerant, my despair lighter and my drive more lucid. Perhaps it was something metallic like a sort of sword lodged between my heart and my groin that was pulled out and my freedom returned to me.
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2010
Posted By: Alicia Cayuela Julià
female 47, barcelona
Case Study Testimonial submitted with client permission about Soma Bodywork with Shelly.
Initial session: Client came for chronic hip and pelvis tension and pain after two hip replacements. She had been having regular sessions of deep tissue massage and feeling some relief but not lasting relief, she thought she'd give Soma with Shelly a try.
"I have a hard time relaxing. Get frustrated with my body when it won't function properly. Very active and want to stay that way. Trying to have a different relationship (kinder) with the body but it's hard. Feels tight and held throughout pelvic region."
After session 1 client reported
"I had less pain in hips after session one more so than when I receive deep tissue massage."
After session 2
"I feel like it's working"
After session 5
"I"ve gone from feeling rickety when moving and walking to feeling more natural, easier."
After Session 6
I've been doing a lot of bending to wash dogs and sitting in car. Feeling like
old symptoms have been returning."
After session 9
"I just returned from a dog show in Eugene, noticed that while things like grooming, washing the dog, sleeping in hard beds and sitting in the car were all hard on my back I have much more resiliency. Used to be that it would spiral down to debilitating; I'm now noticing that my body self corrects. Really pleased with the results of the work, body is working better, more smoothly and decreased pain."
After session 11
"I have moments when I forget I had two hip replacements".
One month after completion
"I continue to have those times that I feel normal. As long as I don't push it past the limits."
TS 54
 
Date of Posting: 27 January 2010
Posted By: T S
54, Seattle, Wa
The Tummy Temple is so beautiful. It is a reflection of the people that work there and the work they do!
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2010
Posted By: M I
Oregon
I think the best thing I can say is that I am much healthier for going to the Tummy Temple. Besides how I feel inside, I am finally comfortable talking about my bowel movements, gas and digestion problems. Before the Tummy Temple it was very difficult for me to talk about my health challenges, even with my Mom. Once I started feeling comfortable telling people about my challenges I was able to receive help and get better. Many thanks to everyone at the Tummy Temple for helping me feel good about myself and helping me feel great!
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2010
Posted By: Christina W
spokane, wa
I am so happy I found the Tummy Temple! I've completely changed my diet in amazing ways and am hydrating like never before. Everyone working at the Tummy Temple is nice, super helpful, knowledgeable and I finally feel like I'm in great hands. I travel a lot and, thanks to more guidance, am all set up for a happy tummy wherever and whenever I am. I can only wonder how wonderful the world we be if everyone went to the Tummy Temple!
 
Date of Posting: 22 January 2010
Posted By: Joanne W
Bellevue, WA
I just had my first hydrotherapy session and much thanks are due to Dr. Lisa Valent. Her gentle bedside manner, wealth of knowledge about the body and true passion for what she does made an uncomfortable experience not only tolerable, but genuinely rewarding. I feel better already (just had the session yesterday), and I'll likely be back for more. Thanks Lisa!
 
Date of Posting: 21 January 2010
Posted By: K S
Male, 37, Snohomish WA
"Hey Shelly, tomorrow it's a year since I completed SOMA, can you
believe it? My precious little pod is still beautiful and working
wonderfully and as you know I'm doing a great job of taking care of it
so I guess the SOMA magic lives on. And I had the best therapist in
the world -- did I ever tell you that?"

 
Date of Posting: 19 January 2010
Posted By: S M
Female, Oxford, UK
I didn’t expect to be totally disabled in my mid-twenties. But one fall evening, my back seized up and I was initiated into the world of severe constant pain. A lumbar disc had been degenerating for years, and the tipping point had arrived. Suddenly I couldn’t walk, lift a glass of water, or even breathe without overwhelming pain. I had it all – burning, stabbing, throbbing, pinching, cramping, numbness. Working at my office job was out of the question.

Physical therapy and water exercise helped me to begin moving again, and I could walk, very slowly, with a cane. But the pain continued, and as my world grew smaller, my focus turned inward. Unable to do much else, I had loads of time for some serious self-examination. It was clear my body was screaming for my attention, but I didn’t know how to begin listening to it, or even what that meant. I needed guidance. With great synchronicity, a friend introduced me to Shelly and I started receiving SOMA Bodywork.


I could tell from the first session it was different from any other modality I had experienced. Shelly’s queries went beyond my physical structure and into my experience of my body and how it had developed over the course of my life. She took care to begin working with me gently, so I could become accustomed to her touch and to SOMA.

Shelly’s work guided me more deeply into my physical and energetic body than I knew possible. I became familiar with long lines of fascia running through me, in layers and dimensions I had not imagined. I discovered countless ways I was working too hard, holding tension instead of truly supporting myself on an aligned skeleton. I learned, time and again, that my life experiences and physical patterns informed each other in amazing and unexpected ways. And we laughed a lot, and loudly. My sensations were intense, but we always had fun.

Shelly customized most of my sessions based on what my body needed each day, and on what I was ready to learn. When I was finally recovering from my last back surgery, we decided to run through the entire series from start to finish. What joy! To experience the complete body so differently, now as a conscious participant in the process.

Shelly is one of the best teachers I have ever had, in a course of study I was reluctant to pursue until life forced me into it. Through her wisdom, patience and skill, it became a delightful and life-changing education. Thanks to Shelly’s SOMA Bodywork, I know much more of my self and engage ever more fully with the world.


~ MG

 
Date of Posting: 05 January 2010
Posted By: M G
Seattle, Wa
 
Date of Posting: 19 December 2009
Posted By: Yelp Testimonials
Seattle, WA
Shelly,I just had to call and tell you my stride is so free, I feel like I'm 8 ft tall. My wife always remarks how my short my stride was due to lack of flexibility. Not any more! Thank you.
 
Date of Posting: 18 December 2009
Posted By: D J
Male 45, Seattle
Thanks for creating such an amazing healing space! I love the Tummy Temple. How you figured out the space to put people at such incredible ease is mind blowing. Wow!
 
Date of Posting: 14 December 2009
Posted By: D K
Seattle, WA
The practitioner for my first colonic was great. I was super nervous! Everything was explained clearly, I had a great colonic and when I came in for my second colonic I was totally at ease. My thanksfor doing such a great job. - Jim
 
Date of Posting: 14 December 2009
Posted By: J
Seattle, WA
Thank you so much, Tim, for all the time you took on the phone with me. I felt truly cared for and well guided. And, Dr. Lisa, you were fabulous! I loved my colonic and am already feeling better. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
 
Date of Posting: 01 December 2009
Posted By: C S
female, earlier 30s, Seattle, WA
Just wanted to share with you this amazing moment I had. As you all know I am now in New Zealand. It is more than a little paranoid about biosecurity and there are so many different things one must "declare"
when entering the country, including homeopathic/herbal products. To my parents shame and horror ("how could you do this to us, Sarah?") I was taken for a "chat" regarding my homeopathic first aid kit and TT [Tummy Temple] products. It went along the lines of asking what each remedy was made of and what it was used for. No big deal. Anyway, when the guy got to the diju [ https://tummytemple.com/diju ]and I said that it was an intestinal regulator and stool softener he got really excited and asked if it worked, commenting that he had no idea such products existed and looked delighted when I said that it had sorted my belly out within a couple of days. He was also very impressed with the happy bum balm ("herbal hemorrhoid cream") [ http://store.tummytemple.com/store/p/1019-Happy-Bum-Bum-Balm.aspx]?
Super!") and decided not to confiscate anything after all (phew!) and I directed him to your website. All in all it was a positive interaction and I got the feeling that he had belly issues of his own and was delighted to realize that there were things out there that could help.
Loads of love to all of you,
Sarah xx
 
Date of Posting: 06 November 2009
Posted By: Sarah Moscrop
... made such the difference in my body. The pain was greatly decreased & I know another series would make me feel even better..."
 
Date of Posting: 05 November 2009
Posted By: M L
female, 65, Washington
I **LOVE** Shelly! I am training for my first ever half marathon, which at the time of writing this testimonial is 26 days away *Wow!* The day after my first session I was AMAZED with how much better my body felt! I didn't realize how much pain I had been just living with! I've since seen her for one or two hour sessions & it has made such a difference to my body & my mental state. It is hard to bring your A-game when you are in pain. I will definitely be seeing her the day after my half marathon. She is Fantastic!
 
Date of Posting: 04 November 2009
Posted By: Jojie Natividad
37, Seattle, WA
I love you guys! Thank you so much for being there. At one point I lost focus and stopped coming for about 10 months and then all of the sudden I realized why I was feeling so crummy. So, I called booked a colonic and WOW!....I'm back on track and so grateful I remembered the Tummy Temple! You're the best.
 
Date of Posting: 03 November 2009
Posted By: C C
female, mid 40s, Seattle, WA
I've easily spent over $20,000 over the past 7 years on body therapy without the support of insurance and I can honestly say that the therapists at the Tummy Temple are worth every penny. They are extremely talented and special people.
 
Date of Posting: 03 November 2009
Posted By: F C
Male, early 40s, Seattle, WA
"It's wonderful to come to a place where there's such Love & Healing for the belly!"
 
Date of Posting: 02 October 2009
Posted By: S S
Seattle, WA
This place is good. I went in for a session on Tuesday. [They have online scheduling! I'm in love]. Yes, it's quite uncomfortable during the beginning and throughout most of the process, but you feel AMAZING afterward.

My therapist was great. She was friendly, knowledgeable, kept me informed about what was happening and seemed to perform the procedure with ease. I felt confident that she knew what she was doing and I was in good hands. Considering the circumstances, she made me feel really comfortable.

Immediately following the service, I felt light, energetic, and CLEAN. The days that followed have been great as well. I will be back! :)
 
Date of Posting: 26 June 2009
Posted By: Jennifer L
F, 21, Seattle, WA
Hi Jojie,

Wow, your reply is so wonderful and calming to me. I accept your
acceptance of my apology. Thank you for your concern, as I can tell
it is genuine. My colonoscopy was productive, even though my doctor did
mention that my inner-conditions were not optimal. Yet, despite the fact
that I didn't even have our apointment that morning
(which really seems to me like it will be the most important, most
productive one), it still worked!!!!!

I realized soon after I saw you that morning that, regardless of that
particular moment-in-time of what felt like a crisis, I am ultimately
truly overjoyed to have found the Tummy Temple...The therapist I had was a really great
introduction to tummy care for me (especially because of my emotional
release, for which she helped me to feel considerably at ease). When she
told me that perhaps this could open a whole new world for me, I am now
concluding she may be right! I believe I've found my new method to
prepare for these colonoscopies that I will continue to do every year, or
every other year, for the rest of my life (among other preventative
procedures). Since I was six years old, I have increasingly dreaded
colonoscopies more and more. Finding this new method brings me a feeling
of peace I have never felt, to help me accept and overcome my sincere
trauma surrounding these procedures. What a wonderful thing this is, for
me to know I will no longer have to dread colonoscopies as I continue
living in this body of mine!

Take care, Jojie, and I will certainly look forward to contacting the
temple whenever I feel I need it.

 
Date of Posting: 22 June 2009
Posted By: H L
female, 20's, Seattle
I am pleased to report that my time with my therapist has made a huge impact in my dietary lifestyle and I look forward to scheduling my next appointment with her. ... I thank the administrative staff and my therapist again for my more-than-delightful experience!
 
Date of Posting: 16 June 2009
Posted By: S G
Female
I'm so happy and grateful for finding your center! Mmm, let's see...I have increased sense of smell, better sexual endurance and appetite,better balance,better sleep,better bowl movements, uh,I could go on and on looking forward to tommorrow!
 
Date of Posting: 01 June 2009
Posted By: B B
Male, 58, Bothell
I felt more heat coming out of my massage therapist's hands than any other therapist I've ever seen! I got more out of a 1 hour massage than 2 hours of Percoset (pain killer)! It was enlightening to learn about my body, and I did.
 
Date of Posting: 29 May 2009
Posted By: D C
Male, mid-40s, Seattle, WA
Less than 48 hours of a combination of using DiJu, Happy Bum Balm and
Inner Fire Oil and there is a huge difference already! The Balm
especially is wonderful and after years of rectal bleeding and
soreness you don't know how great it is to feel comfortable down
there. And it's such a beautiful smelling product too...it's as if
one's bottom only deserves the best!
 
Date of Posting: 27 May 2009
Posted By: S M
Female, early 30's, UK
[Re: first session with Kristi]:After the session I felt sensitive and open; it was an emotional experience. I felt like a connection between my heart and my gut had opened. I will schedule a massage with Kristi in the next few weeks.
 
Date of Posting: 20 May 2009
Posted By: A R
female, Seattle
[Re: a first session]: My first session with
Jojie
went splendidly. I
was impressed with how much better I felt immediately after leaving The
Temple, although I was surprised that I had no post-session releases until
the following day. Still, I felt like a new person. I was especially happy
to transform my stomach from a rock-hard, stressed organ to a soft,
better-hydrated one. For about 24 hours I did experience a range of emotions
that popped up seemingly out of nowhere. I was glad that the Tummy Temple
info packet (and
Jojie
) addressed that aspect of the detox process. At first
I thought I was just being crabby and irritable for no reason.
 
Date of Posting: 19 May 2009
Posted By: E B
female, 30's
I feel excellent! That was a good, good, deal. That was fantastic! You did a great job. I live on the East Coast and the person I was seeing for retired two years ago. I haven’t found anybody since then and it was so great to find you guys. I will be sure to visit again when I am out here on my next business trip.
 
Date of Posting: 14 May 2009
Posted By: K
Rhode Island
[Re: Kristi, just following a session.] - I am willing to show up late for work to see Kristi (for a session)!
 
Date of Posting: 14 May 2009
Posted By: R K
Male, late-30s, Seattle, WA
[Re: Jojie, said just after a session.] - I feel awesome, always do. Thanks, Jojie.
 
Date of Posting: 14 May 2009
Posted By: L B
female, late-30s, Seattle, WA
[Re: said immediately following a session.] - That was a huge success! (To husband standing next to her...) Life just got better! :O)
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: K Z
female, early-30s, Seattle, WA
[Re: Shelly, immediately after a 2 hour SOMA session] - I am feeling more movement...my legs are singing!
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: T S
female, mid-40s, Seattle, WA
My therapist took the first few sessions to tune into my body and get to know it, listening first. Then, when she is working on a specific area of my body she takes the whole body into consideration which provides for a well integrated, powerful experience.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: K M
female
One of the most surprising effects of SOMA is how much it has freed up my energy. As a result I have 'softened' a lot-come more from the heart as energy flows into new areas. I am less judgmental, more flexible. In turn, I have made changes in my professional and personal life to better suit me, and have become a far happier and better rounded person.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: M G
PhD, age 52, President/CEO Millenium Resources
I like SOMA because it relaxes my back and it makes me sleepy. It makes my ten tiny toes feel better so I can run faster.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: J L
age 7
I was diagnosed with a degenerating sacroiliac joint which caused chronic pain in my right hip. The pain limited the amount of activity I could comfortably do. The doctor recommended ibuprofen and bike riding; that didn't do it for me. My daughter told me about SOMA and I decided to give it a try. Now, two years later, I am not taking any pain medication, I walk an hour a day, I am able to baby sit my one-year old grandson, and work part-time in a genetics lab.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: M E
age 63, Mother, Grandmother, Scientist
[re: SOMA]:My body used to feel like a burden that I carried; now it is a vibrant gift and one of my greatest teachers. Not only has my relationship with my body changed, but I attribute the work to opening me up to an even greater transformation in my life and entire being.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: H L
age 38 Writer, Coach and Consultant
I play tennis on a competitive level. I use the SOMA series as part of my training to promote greater athletic endurance and performance. It has also helped lessen the chance of injury and reduced recovery time when I have been injured
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: R L
age 43, Graphic Designer
SOMA 'fixed' my flat feet, clogged sinuses, shin splints, headaches, reproductive and digestive problems and my back pain. I hadn't realized how all of these symptoms were due to vulnerabilities in the system as a whole and that they all were related to and in response to each other.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: S M
age 31, Mother/Graduate Student
[re: SOMA]The work has brought me back into my relationship with my body. My body is no longer my whipping post; it is my temple and my ally. Now, when I catch my reflection in a mirror, I feel surprised and delighted, I think 'That is me, that is my body, I love that body!'
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: N K
age 31, Co-Director Entresoul Design Group
I suffered chronic neck, back and knee pain and I found relief through SOMA. So, when my two boys and my husband were in a car accident, I felt that SOMA could help their recovery. They were suffering from soft tissue injuries that the doctors could not diagnose or treat. Sure enough they found relief and continue to receive the benefits of their SOMA treatments to this day.
 
Date of Posting: 13 May 2009
Posted By: E L
42, mother, community activist
Holy Moly!...I probably look 4 inches smaller in the waist.
 
Date of Posting: 12 May 2009
Posted By: J
Seattle, WA
My experience was absolutely fabulous. I felt great after the first
session, I had a sense of relief, just what I hope to experience. I received
much or than I had expected, I received an education. I have been sharing the experience
with co-workers. "I'll be back..." ;-o

I Thank the Tummy Temple Family!
 
Date of Posting: 12 May 2009
Posted By: L
Everett, Washington
My practitioner's energy was so calming in session and her awesome massage skills let me have a really great session! Thank you!
 
Date of Posting: 12 May 2009
Posted By: A
Seattle, Washington
(re:
Jojie , said right after a session) It's crazy, I have so much more energy! ...Yeah, and my color is way better than it was before. Wow!
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: A S
Seattle, Washington
(re: Shelly and a 2 hour SOMA session) I couldn't believe it. The day after (the session) I felt totally crummy. BUT, for the rest of the week I have been feeling like a 20 year old!
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: J B
Mid 40s, Seattle, Washington
(re:
Jojie and a session) That was the best $85 I have ever spent! You saved my life!
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: J W
Seattle, Washington
[Re: Shelly and a SOMA series.] - My SOMA journey was quite simply the most amazing life-changing experience I have ever had. It is now three months since I completed the series and my body is continuing to change, integrate and surprise me on a daily basis. I managed to achieve what I set out to at the beginning of the journey; my tai chi has come on in leaps and bounds with huge improvements in both movement and posture; I was able to make massive progress on the sexual abuse front by being able to accept, integrate and love those parts of me that were hurt so badly so that I now feel happy, whole and strong rather than damaged, broken and afraid, and my body was indeed able to *let go* of the memories it was holding onto; finally, I got all the fun I had hoped for and more besides, laughing more than at any other time in my life! And I ended up with plenty I didnt expect -- two trips to Spain, crying (and *releasing*) for hours on end, the introduction to wine and coffee, divine orgasms, a dear friend in Shelly, the list could go on forever. One of the loveliest and most lasting changes of all of this has been the new improved relationship with my belly and with food. I went from hating my belly to loving it, caring for it, nurturing it, feeding it; from fearing food to delighting in it; from relying on precooked and processed meals to cooking everything from scratch. Shelly helped me see that eating could be playful and a lot of fun and nothing to be scared of. More importantly she taught me that I deserved the nurturing that good cooked food can provide and that this was something I could do for myself. So holding onto the thought, *I am worth feeding*, I began to play and experiment in the kitchen and found it to be both grounding and delightful. I realized that even on the really difficult days when the crying won*t stop no matter how much I want it to, I can still feed myself and that in itself kind of makes me feel better. And my belly loves feeling full, nourished, loved. I baked bread for the first time today (using spelt as it*s easier to digest!) and was amazed at it being such a whole body experience. All the senses were involved throughout the entire process and I found myself kneading the dough using strength from and moving with my entire body...I also found myself talking to the dough as I was doing this! As it was baking the scent entered every room, and I was so happy and excited to discover that it had turned out perfectly I emailed Shelly right away! But I was a little tearful too, realizing that I had baked bread for me because I am worth feeding, worth nurturing, worth loving...those thoughts/feelings almost always make me want to cry as they are still very new, having come up for the first time during SOMA. I don*t think I would be feeling those things about me if I hadn*t met Shelly and gone through the SOMA series and I certainly know that I wouldn't have spent today baking bread! After the last session, Shelly said, *you*ve got your wings, go fly!* I just want to let whoever is reading this know that I'm flying in every sense of the word, and moreover, I have a yummy snack for the rest of the journey! And thank you, Shelly, thank you so much for helping me get my life, my body and my belly back :O)
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: Sarah Moscrop
I just had to say thank you for yesterday. That was freakin unbelievable. I am still feeling a little weird, but my insides are working great. I had the best run I have had in months today. Looking forward to the next session.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: C
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone at the Tummy Temple for treating me like family and taking such a geniune interest in my well-being. You have a loyal customer for life.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: D D
Seattle
I was a client of
Jojie*s
prior to the Tummy Temple and make the drive from Bothell just to see her! I have always had a positive experience! Jojie [Natividad] is very intuitive and respects the wishes of her clients. She takes great care in making sure you have a fulfilling experience and will take the time to answer any questions you may have. One of her other passions is music! She will sing to you upon request.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: T N
Jojie
[Natividad] is blessed with the rare gift of a sure and soothing touch. She has a remarkable ability to zero right in on any trouble spot and alleviate it with her gentle healing. I have been a client of Jojie*s for about 5 years, and working with her is a pleasure and a privilege.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: L F
Thank you,

I wish I could use your services (more) but I*m moving this month! You might be happy to learn that I conceived within a few weeks of our only visit. He is a very healthy 25 lb cutie and I recommend your services all the time as I feel your work was instrumental in helping me conceive and hold our son until 9 days past due!

 Best of luck and many blessings to you.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: Rane S
Thanks
Heidi [Nebel] - I couldn*t have asked for a better person to guide me through my first time. You were very thorough, receptive and easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable and relaxed considering. Thanks for making my first time so enjoyable.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: Mike S
Seattle
In July, 2008, my health was unraveling. Lucky for me I decided to try and clean my colon to see if it may have been contributing to my problems. As it turned out it was THE problem. That is where I ran into
Jojie [Natividad]. My lucky day. Other businesses should be so lucky as to have such a calm and compassionate person and provider. My body covered with eczema, exhausted from being unable to get a good nights rest, and generally cranky I was ministered to by a kind and caring woman who made me feel almost normal. She explained where the problem was, made me understand it could be dealt with, and encouraged me to continue with the colonics. She was right...and it has worked beautifully. Except for my brain (on which the jury is still out) I am as normal as I*ve ever been. I can*t recommend highly enough the wonderful crew at the Tummy Temple. Jojie is a perfect example of where I think compassionate naturopathy begins. Thanks Jojie. Keep singing. Enthusiastically submitted...
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: Vogt Wilkenson
Snoqualmie
Your [
Jojie Natividad] help in discovering my gluten intolerance has changed my life! Thank you! Thank you for your great service last summer...I've referred several friends to see you. Hope they make it in. Hope to see you myself again too!
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: A S
I always have such great memories of my experience with my massage therapist and the Tummy Temple. I credit my success to you being a part of my 'fertility team.' Having a baby at age 43 was definitely a group effort!
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: L S
Bellevue
Thanks, Tim. That Diju has really changed my life. Seriously. Thanks.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: Lindsey W
Kristi [Zimmer] is far and away the most gifted, knowledgeable and compassionate wellness practitioner I have encountered in my 30+ years on the path toward optimum health. She is the rarest of humans and Tummy Temple is the embodiment of her devotion to serve. I haven*t the words to express my deepest gratitude.
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: J N
The Tummy Temple is the first place I go for all my tummy needs. If I am having digestive issues, abdominal discomfort, body pains that are affecting my core energy, etc. The staff there is awesome, 100% committed and passionate about helping me feel my best all the time. Thank you, Tummy Templers
 
Date of Posting: 11 May 2009
Posted By: T A
Tummy Temple Client since 2002, Seattle, WA
I felt a bit nervous coming in, maybe even a lot, but I was quickly put at ease.
Jojie [Natividad], my therapist was so pleasant and reassuring. She took me step by step through the process letting me know exactly what was going to happen so there were no surprises. I even had a smile on my face the whole time! Leaving the office I felt on top of the world, my smile still there!
 
Date of Posting: 25 August 2008
Posted By: J Sharp
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