San Miguel Wellness Retreat
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Testimonials

PUSH is fantastic.  I am learning how I'm creating my own imbalances and also what it is to live without them.  Massage and Rolfing are great but this is a teaching tool as well as body therapy.  Thank you!   ---------Laurie Collins, Moab, UT

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I honestly was amazed of the difference I felt after your treatment.  i had no more pain radiating from my knee injury for a solid 10 days until I got off the ground wrong and it ached for two.  Thank you SO much for sharing your wisdom and gift as a true healer! I'm a believer in PUSH Therapy.   -------Sara Jane Taylor      Moab, UT

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We recently returned from Moab after some great mountain biking and hiking.   we decided to treat ourselves to a massage before we left and I had no idea what I was in for.  I have been suffering from chronic back and shoulder pain, and have been to several massage therapists in the past.  Drew was the first male massage therapist I have ever been to, and he made me very comfortable by continually asking about my comfort level on intensity and appropriateness.  He gave me the deepest tissue massage I have ever received, and my shoulders and back are feeling better than they have in years.  He is extremely professional, well trained and personable.  San Miguel wellness is one more reason that will keep me coming back for years to come.   Thank you Drew!         -------Paul B.      Bozeman, MT

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There are many massage places in Moab, however Drew is outstanding.  My back was in bad shape from a strain and he worked wonders on it.  He is educated,professional, and highly knowledgeable as to pressure points and body systems in general.  A fine experience and I highly recommend him. Far more than a simple massage, a true physical therapeutic experience.                             ---------The S.  Georgetown, TX

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While rigorously hiking in Moab, at the age of 74,I had the pleasure of receiving bodywork from Drew Roots.  His approach, Push Therapy, was new to me as Deep Tissues massage had always been my massage of choice.  I was amazed on several points as to how effective the technique was.  It unlocked areas that had been given different diagnosis by my general physician.  One was burcytis, the inflammation of critical fluid sacks in the hips.  For years I blamed it on a house with all tile floors. Another area was low back pain, thought to be the result of weakening core muscles.  A third is the ubiquitous neck pain from computer use.  I left the session free of pain in all 3 areas.  Not only that, it is a month later and I am still pain free.  By now, pain would have returned with Deep Tissue message and I cannot help but think this is a long term correction.  For those squeamish about body work, Push Therapy is done while clothed.  Drew, doing body work for 30 years, is certified in a wide range of body work techniques, if Push Therapy isn't what you need but rather a gentle approach... He is definitely worth seeing even if you haven't overdone it, like I had........ -------Meg V.  Ellison Bay, WI

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I was on a spring break rock climbing trip to Indian Creek when, after two days, my neck started to cramp painfully from an old neck injury.  I found Drew via online search and was delighted by the results of his work!  After a session of "push therapy" I experience no more neck cramping for the rest of the climbing trip--very unusual for this old injury.  In fact, it's been a month now with no neck cramping.  Thanks, Drew!      BTW, this is not massage, it's a treatment.  If you're on an active vacation, be prepared to take the next day off.  Push Therapy involves putting pressure at precise points.  Have you ever been frustrated by massage because it just didn't get that tight spot? (I have.) Drew worked not only on my neck, but also on my back, and he found the tight spots precisely and worked them just the right amount.  Very nice!  I was pretty sore the next day but the soreness passed quickly, and I've been delighted by the results.  ------Susan R.     Cambridge, MA

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Drew is perhaps the best bodyworker I have ever encountered.  I'm from NY, but in the last 22 years I've visited Moab about a dozen times.  Whenever I'm there, I try to set up an appointment with Drew....he really is exceptional.  Here's some of the reasons why: 1. When he is working on you , he never loses focus on what he's doing.  It's remarkable.  It's almost like he is meditating and you and your body are the sole focus of that meditation.  He is super concerned with getting the pressure just right...he'll discuss that with you...and is continually asking for your feedback.  2. He is a very calming presence.  Some bodyworkers I've met have a certain arrogance to them.  Drew is just the opposite.  3.  He has years of experience, has studied a variety of approaches,yet he maintains the enthusiasm and belief in his field of a newly minted therapist.   On my most recent trip to Moab (Nov. 2013) I had the good fortune to find that Drew has studied yet another form of bodywork, something called Push Therapy.  I had been suffering from a form of sciatica for a few months prior.  I had seen 4 different massage therapists and 3 different physical therapists (I'm not exaggerating) with little or no help.  Within 10 minutes on Drew's table and this new Push Therapy, I knew he was on the right track...I made more progress from that one session than I had in all the previous work from the others.   A bit about me:  I'm a male in my late 60s, and I've been getting bodywork (as much as my disposable income allows) since 1985.  I've probably experienced at least 50 different therapists and perhaps a dozen or so different modalities.  I'm in no way related to Drew (other than as a client.)  When I was last in Moab and saw that he was not on Yelp, I encouraged him to list himself, which he has now.  Although I've used Yelp myself for a few years, I finally signed up myself just so I could write this review for Drew.  Since I am in that sense "new" to Yelp and since I did not link my new Yelp account with my Facebook account, Yelp's software may not honor my review with "recommended" status.  But please know that I am real everything I've written here is real.  And if you have any doubts, feel free to call me:  914-210-2862.  Rob   ---------Robert S.       Briarcliff Manor, NY

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I had drew work on my shoulder neck area.  I had really bad pain and couldn't get in to get injections but drew was able to work on the exact area that kills me daily and finally relief! which in my case is a huge success!  I've seen lots of massage therapist and chiropractors but drew really listens and works his magic!  Highly suggest him to anyone!  Especially ppl dealing with daily chronic pain like I was!        ---------Tara N.      San Jose,   CA

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Drew, just a note to tell you how much I appreciated your kind and 'healthful' help this last spring.  You are truly great at the techniques of making a person's body fall into balance.  I trust all is well and take much care ------Bill Thompson, Washington

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Thanks so much for helping me realize and experience things I'm not even aware of .  You are an amazing person.  I hope someday to see you again.  I feel that I could learn so much....K.H., USA

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Drew-- You always know just what my body needs.  I appreciate your thoroughness and working on a spot until it releases.  I always feel better after a session.  Debbie Hughes, Grand Junction, CO

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Great experience and service I'm ready to climb and bike again....                    C.A., Park City, UT

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I have been going to Drew for about 8 months.  When I first began to see him, I felt like an old lady(I'm 23).  I had been in a car wreck 5 years ago and physically I had only been getting worse.  I heard someone raving about Drew and so I decided to begin bodywork with him.  We began slowly but consistently and my body began to shift.  My posture became increasingly better and we eliminated most of my symptoms down to the actual injury.  Drew helped to physically heal my pains.  But most importantly he taught me body awareness!  Because sometimes my old symptoms return and I know how to heal them myself.  It is like my body is remembering how to return itself to balance...Thanks Drew   M.F., Grass Valley, CA

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Drew---I come to you feeling like the achey old woman that I am and after a treatment I leave feeling as though I have been rejuvenated.  As you work on the pressure points on my feet I feel my body, head and limbs respond.... Affectionately & Gratefully, G.R., Moab, UT

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Drew--I've had a good many massages---this was the best.  *Knowledgeable  *Professional  Thank You---I will be back next year   M. M., Park City, UT

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For over 3 years Drew has helped bring me back to reality every time.  Drew is by far the best therapist I've been to and recommended to all those I meet.  Thanx Drew for all of your help.  M.F., Moab, UT

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Receiving regular bodywork from Drew has helped transform back pain I've had for over thirty years.  after futile attempts to manage this pain through many different healing techniques I am now experiencing changes in my body and posture that support my life-style without hurting.  Drew brings a combination of technical skills and intuition coupled with a willingness to listen and work with me (not on me) that makes him an important member of my wellness team.      Gratefully,  Lisa Katz, Castle Valley, UT

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After my first Treatment of PUSH Therapy my hips felt loose like I do not remember them feeling!  I joked about taking up hula or belly dancing.  I have scoliosis and practice massage which often creates more pain & imbalance.  I believe PUSH Therapy will help me loosen up and feel more at ease in my body.  I take Pilates class once a week to help with balancing the distortion in my posture and feel PUSH Therapy will increase the results of Pilates as well as ease the distortion and pain.   Lisa Albert, LMT  Moab, UT

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Following directions as instructed, I feel remarkably pliable today.  Experienced not pain but "realization" within spine itself.  Interesting sensation.  Have worked on "banana" exercise in front of mirror.  Lower core feels engaged.  The session was powerful and releasing at the same time.  You are good at what you do and I am grateful to have met you.                    -----------Reb Fleming,  Moab, UT

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Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate all your wonderful care.  You are not only an amazing healer of body and mind, but also a wonderful and dedicated teacher.  I use your teachings every single day.  We are SO lucky to have you!     --------P.V., Moab, UT

 

 

 

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