TESTIMONIALS & HEALING STORIES
- “How Gina’s massage therapy has helped me to face each day with assurance, confidence & positivity.”
During December 1985 I suffered major injuries from a near fatal car accident, the most significant being Frontal Lobe Brain Damage. As a result, my friends sold my home so my medical expenses could be covered, and I was moved back into my Family Home where I was under the care of my elderly Mum for approx. the following 15 years. I could no longer work, and also prior to the accident I was playing Top Grade Tennis and was in a State Squash Team.
Pure determination got me going again as we moved into the 2000’s, but I knew I needed assistance. Along with a Doctor recommended Psychologist,(whom I visit twice a year), I found Gina.
From that time on, Gina has come to my home one day every week and her work on my body has been miraculous. At this point in time, at the age of 69,I am back playing squash, doing hours of heavy gardening and once every week I take a 90 minute bush walk in a local National Park. Probably one of the most welcome outcomes of Gina’s Therapy comes as a result of her work on my head.
Prior to meeting Gina, at approx 2pm EVERY DAY I would feel severe tightening and pain around the large scar on my forehead, and also whenever I looked up suddenly, I suffered severe vertigo. Eg If I looked up and focused on a high shelf at a supermarket, I would often black out and drop to the ground. Thanks to Gina, I presently suffer from none of the above whatsoever!
Robbie Anne Smallhorn, North Shore, Sydney.
- “Not only is the massage incredibly relaxing but it completely relieves my headaches and muscle pain.”
I have been a client of Gina’s for about 10 years now. I experience headaches due to muscle tension in my back and neck, and have found massage, in particular the Bowen technique, to be highly effective. Not only is the massage incredibly relaxing but it completely relieves my headaches and muscle pain. As well as massage I use nutrients and exercises recommend by Gina to help keep my body healthy. Gina’s warm personality and genuine desire to assist her clients is part of the reason I have continued to see her to maintain my health over all these years. Gina’s extensive knowledge and training across nutrition, natural medicine, massage and healing all combine to offer a complete approach to health care. I would recommend Gina to anyone wanting to improve their overall health and well-being.
Josephine C. Wahroonga
- “Gina Burn-Jerabek is a totally first class massage therapist, with extensive knowledge, skill and experience.“
I am blessed with good health, vitality and life force and want to maintain this state for life, so I was looking for a one stop shop – a massage therapist who also had experience with naturopathy and other healing ways and who I could seek help with tweaking my body from time to time. I found this in Gina Burn-Jerabek. She is a totally first class massage therapist, with extensive knowledge, skill and experience. She is also a Bowen practitioner and integrates this alternative type of bodywork into her work with me. During my massage, I am able to check out other concerns and I find her advice and perspective professional, extensive and informative. I look forward to every session with Gina and wholeheartedly recommend her as a practitioner.
Lyndall Parris, Cammeray
- “My experience with Jaan was nothing short of amazing! I have, and, would recommend breathwork to anyone.”
I have been a patient of Gina’s since she opened her clinic almost 20 years ago (that’s a guess). She has helped me maintain, and, be aware of a much healthier lifestyle with her homeopathic remedies and healing treatments. I now practise yoga as well.
My experience with Jaan was nothing short of amazing! I have, and, would recommend breath-work to anyone.
Anne P Sydney
- “I thank Gina from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for me and I recommend Gina without hesitation to anyone seeking a solution to their health issues.”
When I first sought Gina’s help I was in bad health. I was suffering from severe Proctitis and Colitis as well as being overweight and the stresses of my illnesses were making me unhappy. I had been treated by conventional medicine for two years and my conditions had only got worse with brief remissions due to steroids. My gastroenterologist advised me strongly not to seek what she called “topical therapy”. I think the use of that phrase alone made me decide to quit doctors and seek natural health advice! Gina started with a tough detox and cleanse for six weeks (it seemed like the end of the world at the time!) and then followed by re-population of flora with probiotics. I have had a couple of minor relapses in times of high stress and each time I go back to the program – detox and pro-biotic. I am now a lot healthier – I enjoy my healthy diet and yoga to keep my body and mind balanced. Probiotics are also incredibly important for my health. I thank Gina from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for me and I recommend Gina without hesitation to anyone seeking a solution to their health issues.
- “Through reflexology with Gina my anxiety levels improved and her assistance with gut problems and advice on diet and supplements has been very beneficial”.
I was recovering from the shock loss of my brother who committed suicide and adjusting to changes in family situation. Through reflexology with Gina my anxiety levels improved and her assistance with gut problems and advice on diet and supplements has been very beneficial. After suffering neck problems for a long time I asked Gina to do Bowen Therapy and my neck is so much better. I now combine Bowen Therapy and Reflexology every 6weeks and my body responds very well to these treatments. It has been an absolute pleasure receiving treatment from Gina. 4) I would recommend her to anyone who asked me about her care.
Sue R. Roseville Sydney
“We would recommend Breathwork with Jaan for anyone battling with anxiety, depression, emotional- or relationship issues or trauma, and Gina’s naturopathy and homeopathy for anyone who wants to find natural help (either as a support or alternative to pharmaceuticals) for physical conditions. As a combination they complement each other and work a like a dream. Besides ourselves we have seen numerous of our course mates heal incurable conditions, transform their relationships, find their life purpose and change their lives through Jaan and Gina’s work.”
I had lived with amenorhea (absence of a natural menstrual cycle) and HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) my whole adult life. I’d always been told by medical doctors that I would always have to stay on HRT and would probably never be able to conceive naturally -maybe, if I was lucky, with the help of some hard core fertility treatment which would again involve pumping my body full of hormones that, let’s just say, aren’t mine! I always hoped for a natural alternative and had been treated with homeopathics, Chinese medicine and acupuncture for many many years with good results in other things such as asthma and my hormone related adult acne.But it wasn’t until I found Breathwork and began to explore and heal the deeper emotional reasons why I had shut down my feminine energy in the first place that I actually ended up reversing the ‘medical condition’ with the support of Gina’s homeopathic and naturopathic remedies. I say ‘medical condition’ but I know now that the deeper reasons are always emotional, no matter how much evidence we have to back up an actual physical / pathological condition or diagnosis. The two are always linked. I have no doubt in my mind that it was the emotional healing that first had to happen in order for me to attract the right practitioner to help me -or for the remedies to actually work.The reason my husband and I came to Breathwork to vein with was the immense emotional pain our relationship was bringing up in both of us. This was a huge blessing in disguise in many ways, as if it hadn’t been for the desperation we felt we may not have discovered Breathwork -I had already done a multitude of courses and was convinced I already knew it all! 😉
The numerous benefits fem Breathwork have been unbelievable: Through working on healing our own personal traumas our relationship (as well as those with ourselves and others) has transformed completely from a battle full of fear and pain to deep love and intimacy I could never have imagined. I also feel completely different; free of so many of my stories that had kept me stuck and triggers that before would have provoked a reaction in me either, internally or externally. I simply feel happy pretty much all of the time, and safe to be myself, to be a Woman, and to live my dream, literally. With Gina’s help I came off my HRT and at the age of 33 had my first ever natural menstrual cycle, which continued until 18 month later I became pregnant. My husband and I could not be happier!
Liisa Halme, Sydney
- During the breath work I could “see”, feel and remember that when I was in my mum’s womb she didn’t want to have me. It was very painful to feel it again. But this discovery has helped me to understand that there is nothing wrong with me. It never was.
I attended a day of yoga and breathwork. Yoga with Gina was really good and relaxing. She is a very caring person who looks after you so you don’t injure yourself. Also she makes the best green smoothies. The breathwork with Jaan has transformed my life. All my life, I felt unworthy and rejected. During the breath work I could “see”, feel and remember that when I was in my mum’s womb she didn’t want to have me. It was very painful to feel it again. But this discovery has helped me to understand that there is nothing wrong with me. It never was. That she had her reasons for rejecting a baby and that it has nothing to be with me.
Now, I’m more confident and I don’t retract from people thinking that they will reject me because I’m not worthy. Now I know that I have nothing to be ashamed. My relationships have changed because I feel different and I give people the opportunity to know me. I don’t hide anymore in my pain. Thanks to Gina and Jaan. Two lovely people.
Felicia R, Sydney.
“I would encourage anyone and everyone to take part in one of these yoga and meditation days.”
I recently attended the Mandalong Sanctuary Health Retreat for a Silent Sunday Yoga and Meditation day with Gina. It was a long blissful day of yoga, meditation, nourishing food and green smoothies, all in a breath-taking location.
Like many, I have such a busy life and more recently I had faced some stressful events so I was craving some calm, quiet time to myself. When Gina mentioned in her weekly yoga class that she held day-long yoga and meditation days, not just an hour, I jumped at the opportunity.
I would encourage anyone and everyone to take part in one of these yoga and meditation days. During the yoga Gina clearly explains the purpose/benefits of each movement and always offers alternatives for people who are less or more advanced. She is calm and patience and cares for each individual’s needs. Jaan was also brilliant and lead such relaxing mediations.
This day opened my eyes further into the benefits of yoga and meditation to reduce the stresses of everyday life. I have made a commitment to be kind to myself by practicing yoga and meditation regularly. I left feeling quiet, calm and relaxed. It was the boost I needed to get into the habit of finding that level of calm for a few minutes each day. Thank you Gina and Jaan for such a great experience and I am looking forward to doing it again very soon.
Kim Macqueen, North Narrabeen
“For anyone considering seeing Jaan or Gina, I cannot recommend them highly enough. My experience with them has been literally life changing and the more I learn about the human body, the more I see how the work they are both doing is years ahead of conventional medicine.”
I have had the privilege of being a patient of both Gina and Jaan.
I had seen Gina for many years to help with my general wellbeing and improve my energy levels. I went to Jaan’s 7-day breathwork retreat to tackle my anxiety and depression. Despite being on anti-depressant/anxiety medication for over 10 years and seeing numerous counsellors, psychologists and even a psychiatrist during that time, my anxiety was getting steadily getting worse and starting to have a really detrimental impact on my life.
After an amazing time on Jaan’s 7-day breathwork retreat, I signed up for the year-long program. After making significant progress as a result of the cathartic breathwork and group work, I decided to come off my anti-depressant/anxiety medication. It has been nearly 2 years since I stopped taking my medication and although at times it has been tough, I am still off them and so glad that I decided to do so. At the time I didn’t realise how much of an effect the medication was actually having on my body’s natural processes for producing my own “feel good” chemicals. So I sought Gina’s help to find natural ways to support myself whilst I actually worked through what was causing my anxiety.
After completing a 2nd year of Jaan’s cathartic breathwork course, I had made amazing progress in dealing with a huge chunk of my emotional “stuff” and really started to understand what was driving my anxiety. As a result of this new found clarity and confidence, I made the big decision to undertake a complete career change at the age of 35 and spend the next 5 years studying Chiropractics!! I am so excited about this new phase of my life, knowing that with Jaan’s help, I have discovered my purpose and passion and can’t wait to complete my studies and share what I have learnt both at university as well as through Jaan and Gina, to help other people with their health and wellbeing.
For anyone considering seeing Jaan or Gina, I cannot recommend them highly enough. My experience with them has been literally life changing and the more I learn about the human body, the more I see how the work they are both doing is years ahead of conventional medicine. So let me encourage you to make the investment in your future health and happiness by seeing either or both of them! Your body, family and friends will thank you!”