Page updated 11-27-2017

Testimonials about individual health handcrafted by individuals on the journey of self-healing.  Below, in their own words, are past clients & students who walk this creative path of self healing. For privacy purposes, identifying info has been removed however, these people have given permission to quote them.

In their own words . . .

Holistic Counseling

Over the past 2 years I consider myself fortunate to have worked with Lucrezia to encourage a focused shift in my life.  Each visit has held different needs.  I felt fully listened to . . . I was encouraged to be present and a part of the process in any way.  After a session I would feel more calm, clear, grounded, and excited to incorporate tools given to further help a shift occur.  What I have learned and experienced has been life changing and healing for myself and then to others.  My life would not be the same without these shared moments.  The journey continues and this work will surely be a part.  I highly recommend Lucrezia . . . for anyone hoping to move toward a fuller life and being.
Be well, ~Testimonial from a Massage Therapist~

After 10 energy psychotherapy sessions with Lucrezia I have a much clearer vision for my life. She helped me improve upon goals of feeling more grounded, increasing my self-esteem and self-worth, and learning how to see life through my own lens. Lucrezia showed me how to physically release my tension . . . and how to ground myself and discover my higher purpose . . .  Lucrezia is a wonderfully skilled therapist . . .  [and] has opened my eyes to a world of infinite possibilities . . . ! ~Testimonial from a Therapist~

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Healing Touch bioenergy therapy & physical pain

Upon meeting Lucrezia I had been suffering from chronic migraines for a period of 6 years. The migraines were unique, in that they came on at the same time every day, generally in the morning from 9 am until just after 12 pm. During high school they could be so debilitating that I would have to go back home in the morning and then return in the afternoon to finish classes, during the weekends they would wake me up- luckily. In college I adjusted my schedule so that my classes would not interfere.  I tried cranial-sacral therapy and various lifestyle changes: getting more sleep, moving to different altitudes and I experimented with cutting sugar and caffeine out of my diet.  None of them were helpful but I found if I do have caffeine or sugar I do get headaches.  They are a trigger but not the cause so I've still continued to cut them out.  But they weren't they underlying issue.

Sometimes I had Advil but not the weekend I met Lucrezia.  When I saw her it was actually during a break for a Healing Touch class that I was participating in.

I was suffering from a migraine at the time and asked her if she could do some work on me- anything, to relieve some of the symptoms which I was experiencing.

Since my session with Lucrezia two years ago, I have not had a single migraine. I do, from time to time still get headaches but they are nothing like before.  They typically are a result of too little sleep or caffeine.

I was happy with the instant relief that I experienced as soon as Lucrezia began working on me. My pain subsided and congestion was lifted. Also, I felt an overwhelming sense of calm and peace.  Also additional were decreased anxiety, lessened stress and reduced pain.

I recommend Lucrezia's work . . . Yes, being free of my migraines has changed my life. I am so grateful to be pain-free and enjoy my mornings again! ~Testimonial from a Nurse~

I came to Lucrezia for help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had little experience with bio-energy therapy but something in me was drawn to the idea of Healing Touch.  I've had a difficult time getting the support I needed from doctors, so it was so wonderful to be greeted by Lucrezia's instant warmth and understanding.  After my sessions I have felt a self-awareness and a deep-seated peace unlike anything I've ever experienced. I have also begun to feel energy, slowing but steadily, beginning to flow through my body again. Lucrezia has helped me negotiate the difficult territory of illness and begin to heal and find peace within my body. I am so thankful I found her. ~Testimonial from a Curator~

A Healing Touch hand hold

When each cell of your body is filled with overflowing divine grace, you know you’re either in deep meditation, or being loved by the Healing Touch energy work of Lucrezia Mangione.  Together, practitioner and client build a field of grace through which all beings may benefit.  When I come out of a session with Lucrezia, I feel refreshed, revitalized, and at ease with the world around me.  She’s even taught me some of the HT methods to use on myself and on family and friends… just recently, a friend of mine healed her foot surgery in three weeks: that’s half of the six week period predicted by her doctor.  In Lucrezia’s practice, I see a sound method of healing and invoking full health practiced by a fully qualified professional.

In the past few years, I’ve encountered several personal injuries, the worst of which being a car accident.  After a fall or traumatic injury, I find Lucrezia’s work to be stabilizing: an excellent form for immediately rebuilding one’s physical and energetic frame within its inherent wholeness.  Injuries usually heal in half the time predicted by allopathic medical professionals. ~Testimonial from a Professional~

Healing Touch bioenergy therapy & anxiety

Lucrezia, I just wanted to let you know that the protection tips you gave on Thursday night resonated wonderfully for me. It seems in all the reading, coaching, introspective work I've done, these were the most simple and practical tips for my needs. I am quite sure that my anxiety in the past has been simply a matter of me not understanding how to selectively tune-in my energy. I'm really beginning to understand how to be selective about the vibes I want to tune into, and subsequently, watching their profound power unfold and unfurl leaves me speechless, awestruck, and grateful. I am noticing many little shifts in all parts of my life as I realize there is absolutely nothing wrong with me. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and knowledge...Enjoy your weekend... ~Testimonial from a Writer & Presenter~

I have worked with Lucrezia three times. Each time after working with Lucrezia I leave her office with a shot of turbo healing. I have been practicing and exploring personal growth modalities for twenty years and I can say confidently that Lucrezia is one of my spiritual conduits to healing. This is special because as a 45 year old woman I can count on one hand the people who have provided a profound healing element in my life.

Lucrezia has a gift to share with those who are ready to take their consciousness to the next level. For me, she has directed me in the direction I have needed to go the most to achieve more freedom in my life with significantly reduced suffering.   Thank you Lucrezia!  Warmly,  ~Testimonial from a Life Coach~

Healing Touch bioenergy therapy & Lyme disease

After my first treatment, I left her office feeling absolutely marvelous. For me that was great. I am a Lyme disease survivor and my nervous system was damaged by this disease. I had chills all the time, severe panic attacks and depression. I spent most of time in the house and sick...I have continued my treatments with Lu and now I am happy to say I have come along way...I now go out driving in the car, I go visiting, I go shopping, out to eat, all with no *fear*. But the biggest thing is I *FEEL GREAT!* I am living again. ~Testimonial from a Household Manager~

A few words from Healing Touch students 

Students of Healing Touch love to share their stories. I love to hear them.  Stories about the application of Healing Touch outside of the class room are affirming and anchor the knowledge learned from class in a practical and validating way. I am privileged. I hear a lot of stories on how Healing Touch impact patients, family members and friends.  While I'm not able to write about them all, here are a few that I'm able to share. These are the stories that I have been given permission to share by the author. All identifying information has been removed.

Son's story of receiving Healing Touch from his Mom.

Many of you have heard me talk about how my 3 year old comes to me asking for pain drain when he has a boo-boo and how he taught my husband how to do it to him in my absence. Well here is the latest – the other day he hurt himself and I asked if he wanted me to help make it feel better and he said that he would do it himself.  Right before my eyes he drained his pain and then filled his boo-boo up.  And if you can stand it, it even gets better… the next day my legs were achy and I asked ...[him] to do pain drain on me.  I wish I had my phone nearby to capture this because it was sooo cute.  He was so proud that he could help his mommy. ~Testimonial from a Mother & Nurse~

A child's coloring of what he likes about his mom.

I just finished a couple of short sessions on my mom and dad. After I competed my mom's session, she told me how she still uses the techniques you had taught her that one time she came to one of our meetings after her surgery. She says it's been the best thing for her.  Just wanted to thank you!  ~Testimonial from a Nurse Practitioner~

Healing Touch testimonials re: class structure, organization & safety

Thank you so much for teaching in our Healing Therapies course last week. The student reviews of your class were excellent! 

~ Testimonial from University of Vermont, Burlington, VT ~

Free Phone Consult

It's important to work with a counselor who's a good fit for you. I offer a free 10-minute call to explore the best steps forward.  Schedule a call.

Emergency Numbers

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call:

  • 911
  • 240-777-4000: Crisis Hotline, Montgomery County, MD
  • 800-422-0009: Maryland state-wide Crisis Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

The following anonymous testimonials were received from class participants. These students are helpers & caregivers like professional health providers & parents. These quotes are taken directly from end-of-class evaluations.

  • Lucrezia creates an inviting environment that promotes comfort to ask questions; Excellent instructor and class!
  • Awesome class, instruction and hands on help
  • Lucrezia is amazing I really enjoyed the Healing Touch classes . . . Lucrezia’s voice is awesome . . .. I love her positive words!
  • Great experience, really engaged the class. Will definitely recommend to others. Take away: learn to take care of myself more.
  • The whole class was well structured and it will add richness to my practice at bedside.
  • Exceptional course: Lucrezia is excellent-very thorough, patient and informative. Great instructor! Exemplify kindness & compassion!! Thank you! Very organized.
  • The class was amazing. Lucrezia Mangione has the perfect voice. She makes you feel so comfortable and so relaxed.
  • Outstanding class-engaging instructor
  • GREAT CLASS. Very caring, accepting instructor, fantastic guidance. So supportive. I learned so much.
  • I had a wonderful time. Exceeded my expectations.
  • Very well done class. I learned a lot from this class. Wish there was more time in Level 2. Appreciated supportive, non-judging stance of instructor. Excellent as always so easy to understand; makes it all feel very doable and she is so approachable . .  . Very generous teacher.
  • It was a great class; wonderful, loving. Fantastic 2 days. My confidence level went way up. Thank you and Namaste.. Really enjoyed it! Lucrezia is amazing. Lovely person, the perfect trainer.
  • Thank you Lucrezia. You have a lovely teaching/sharing style. I greatly appreciate your compassion and expertise.
  • Feedback: you have a wonderfully accepting, compassionate, and competent teaching presence. Keep doing what you are doing how you are doing it. Thank you.
  • Amazing class, reopened my awareness. The instructor was very compassionate and reduced fears/concerns. Thank you!
  • Aha moment- thank you for making it a safe environment for us to work in and helping build wonderful community of healing touch practitioners

Lucrezia Mangione & mind-body class 2017

What licensed nurses & counselors say about it

  • Insight: I feel like I have been doing healing touch with my patients without knowing. Take away: I can take care of myself better in order to take care of my patients.
  • Every RN should experience these techniques as an requirement!
  • This should be part of the standard curriculum for all nursing students. A truly amazing experience!
  • What a wonderful way to re-invent my self and patient care! Thank you so much.
  • Came in a skeptic, but believe it will help complete myself and my work with patients
  • Aha moment: I can help my patients with Healing Touch
  • I will recommend program to my colleagues
  • I will use on my patients for I see the beneficial aspect
  • Great experience. Can't wait to apply it to our patients
  • Take away: Healing presence and intent is easily incorporated in to all interactions.
  • Take away: One of the best tools I have in my tool box for people who are in pain. Aha: So many people to share this gift with - patients, family, coworkers.
  • Feedback: you have a wonderfully accepting, compassionate, and competent teaching presence. Keep doing what you are doing how you are doing it. Thank you.
  • Takeaway-excellent ways to address trauma introduce peace to calm.

What massage therapists & Reiki masters say about it

  • Hello Lucrezia, Everytime I sit down to write up a session for the homework, the more the connection between myself and my clients becomes visible.  If there are any other classes that you teach in this area, I would love to know about them.  Thank-you for helping to open my eyes, my mind and my heart! ~Testimonial from a Massage Therapist~
  • Hello Lucrezia, Your class really helped me to open up, and gave me the self confidence to not only explore what I saw, heard or felt inside of myself but gave it legitimacy also.  It has taken my massage sessions to a whole new level of interaction between myself and my client.  The grounding and centering exercises have become part of my routine that I do before each session.  These exercises help to generate a calmness inside of myself that grows to surround myself, my client and the whole session.   I am definitely a better massage therapist for having taken your class.  Thank-you!  ~Testimonial from a Massage Therapist~
  • Lucrezia, one of my teachers, will be teaching Fundamentals of Energy in October.  This is a great course and would complement your Reiki practice nicely.  Check it out!  ~Testimonial from a Reiki Master~
Photo of Lucrezia M. demo'ing a Pain Drain (also called a Siphon) from a 2015 class.

A-Ha! & Takeaways testimonials from Healing Touch course levels 1, 2, & 3

Free Phone Consult

It's important to work with a counselor who's a good fit for you. I offer a free 10-minute call to explore the best steps forward.  Schedule a call.

Emergency Numbers

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call:

  • 911
  • 240-777-4000: Crisis Hotline, Montgomery County, MD
  • 800-422-0009: Maryland state-wide Crisis Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline website
  • Aha moment:  when I discovered there are energy fields around us and could feel them ☺
  • Take-away:  you don’t have to feel anything to know the technique is working
  • Aha moment:  my insight was that healing touch is not a bunch of baloney-it is real and at world. I need to take care of me before I can take care of someone else
  • Take away: Mind clearing & relaxation techniques
  • Aha moment: Help with virus problem, powerful. Takeaway: New experience and technique
  • Aha moment: field assessment. Take away: focus energy.
  • I especially liked clearing the mind, it was my aha moment.
  • Aha moment: Scudder method & Chakra connection! What a revelation. Take away: small, modified practices can be integrated into every day nursing practice.
  • Aha moment: self-care is critical
  • Aha moment: this will be beneficial for managing my life so then I can manage others more gracefully
  • My “aha moment” was how I was able to find my sacred space
  • Aha moment was connecting with another participant that was so loving and powerful.
  • Take away: I can easily apply or use this bedside daily with intent
  • Take away: self-grounding, scudder technique
  • My take away is to find time to disconnect and taking care of myself helps take care of my patient.
  • My Aha moment was learning that I could incorporate this with ease.
  • Thank you. Ah ha moment: Life, even when messy, is beautiful. Take away: Adjust techniques as situation warrants.
  • Take away: Personal growing/healing to reduce stress and promote arthritic healing
  • Aha moment: Those moments where I was receiver and could feel HT work
  • Take away: Most enjoyed knowing that my gifts of love and nurturing can be strengthened and used both by my family, colleagues, and patients in healing touch therapy
  • My take away is to always be mindful
  • Aha moment: Heart to heart meditation. Use: I plan to use as much of it as a I can on patients
  • Aha moment was when I could feel energy change in the field, comparing pre and post assessment. I will use Scudder technique with my kids who both have ADHD
  • Aha moment was that it was more difficult to receive than to give
  • Aha moment: Relief of chronic pain on day 2. Take away: Will take better care of me to take better care of my patients
  • Take away: to incorporate self-care techniques daily. Was a wonderful class – I was able to have a very deep emotional release.
  • Aha Moment: “I have the power inside me”
  • Aha Moment:  I understand more than I realized
  • This class didn’t happen by chance . . . My inner child is in need of care and I must heal her so my growth as a person is not blocked
  • Insight: how meaningfully this info/experience/practice can be incorporated into my life
  • Take away: self care, balance
  • Insight:  You have to be prepared to do the work. And do it again
  • So far, so good, very moving; educational

Constructive testimonials: There's always room for improvement

  • Improve: more table time
  • What can be done to make it better? Keep training more
  • Improvements: Demonstrate on all volunteers
  • Make better: lower music volume

Handcrafted Health says thank you to everyone who offered testimonials.

Thank you to all the people who shared their sincere, thoughtful testimonials.  I appreciate your kind words.  In wellness, Lucrezia Mangione

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