I had knee surgery 7 years ago and my doctor told me I would always experience a certain degree of discomfort and swelling from time to time. Four months ago I started seeing Francesca and I have been pain-free for over a month now, even though this is usually the worst time of year for me.
Francesca's treatments are always focused and professional. She is a caring individual who manages to root out the underlying issues of my problems and treat them effectively. I can honestly say my quality of life, both physically and emotionally, has improved since becoming her client.Brian S.
Through my experience of shiatsu therapy, I have learned to listen to my body. My practicioner, Francesca Del Bianco, has taught me techniques to alleviate my chronic pain while teaching me how it relates to my emotional and psychological well-being. This holistic approach and preventative strategies have allowed me to stop using medication. I have enjoyed increased mobility immediately following each treatment as well as more restful sleep.Colette Mzarek
Seven years ago I was involved in a couple of car accidents. As a result, I suffered from neck, shoulder and back pain. I visited a chiropractor, physiotherapist and an acupuncturist. I became depressed and tired and I was experiencing digestive problems, and could no longer exercise. Since seeing Francesca and receiving Shiatsu I have learned to listen to my body and mind. My overall health has improved, the pain is not as severe; I have more energy. I digest and sleep better. S.Beddoes
Francesca immediately assessed my tightness and associated it to the right places in my body without me telling her of all my aches. I trust her treatments and I can discuss anything that bothers me, especially psychologically, since she says everything is connected. I know it's her great skills that give me relief but since it is transferred through her hands I call them Healing Hands (just short of Mother Theresa).
It is really too bad that our health care system doesn't recognize Shiatsu as valid medical treatments but since I have such great success having these treatments, I rather pay for them out of my own pocket and feel great afterwards. For me a treatment session is absolute relaxation.Ody Meyer
I have enjoyed hiring Francesca for group chair shiatsu experience. I was finishing a work contract and wanted to give my fellow co workers a memorable good bye gift. Francesca came in and worked all day, adjusted too every size and personality of client, infusing our office environment with her peaceful calm. The group response was positive and memorable, I scored. We will do this many more times too come!Michael Corrado
Francesca is brilliant in her work; she is not only knowledgeable, but insightful and caring! She's excellent and I'd highly recommend her!!Jean Chose
When I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009 I thought that life, as I knew it was over. Then I began seeing Francesca for treatments and in a just a few weeks my flexibility was improved, I had more energy and my overall pain was diminished. As the treatments continued I also began to feel more relaxed and optimistic. I am enjoying life again!Brenda H.
Shiatsu by Francesca, is amazing! She is very intuitive and open to whatever this client throws at her in the healing process. She allows me to feel safe in releasing physical and emotional stresses. I always feel better -- even when I thought I didn't really need (read: deserve!) a treatment.
Safe, relaxing and subtle, shiatsu is a very deep, profound healing therapy in my humble opinion.Nomi Lyonns
Paradise Found Yoga
I've had the benefit of Francesca's Shiatsu Therapy for over 4 years and in all honesty I think this wonderful woman is a true healer.
Not only have I benefited from her knowledge and expertise but I have also brought her talent and chair massage services to the offices of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Every Friday during our peak season just prior to the Festival launch, our staff sign up for 15 minute incremental sessions and everyone raves about the stress relief she provides. We also hire her to come to the Festival's main venue once screenings get underway so she can work her magic on the stressed out staff and tired film guests.
I would strongly encourage staff managers and festival organizers to enlist Francesca's services for your staff and guests as well, it is great for morale and boosts production as well. Healthy people are happy people.Robert Albanese
Vancouver International Film Festival
I was recovering from a severe back injury and was only able to work three days a week on-call. When I started going to regular appointments with Francesca my recovery accelerated so quickly that I was able to return to permanent, full-time work. Francesca has a rare combination of excellent technical skill and education, with a profoundly intuitive approach. She makes a safe and comfortable space for healing.Anika Stafford
It has been great having Francesca come into our office to do shiatsu massage. When you work in a busy and stressful office, it makes it hard to take the time to go out and get a massage, and with Francesca coming to you and giving you the option of flexible lengths of time make it the ultimate in convenience. Sitting at a desk all day isn't the best for your back, shoulders, etc., and having a relaxing shiatsu massage helps to relieve some of the tension. After Francesca comes into our office, the whole staff is more relaxed, and it creates a healthier office environment. We have had her come in throughout the year, and everyone really enjoys the little treat as well as the change in atmosphere we experience after our massage. We love having Francesca come in, and we plan on having our periodic visits from her for years to come!Allison with Amarillo Gold
Francesca's bodywork is sensitive, intuitive, and respectful. She has been very helpful in identifying and relieving energy and emotional blockages, which manifest in physical disturbances.
I find her approach to be more helpful that the other massage and bodywork I have experienced over the last eleven years. I highly recommend Francesca.Priscilla
As a colleague and a client of Francesca's for over five years, I have felt growth and maturity in her healing touch. Francesca's commitment to self awareness and continued study in the Healing Arts has led her to profoundly support and connect with her clients. I have appreciated Francesca's heart felt questions and ability to listen to my body and my voice while receiving treatments. Recently, I have found her use of CranioSacral therapy effective in addressing old injuries (car accident) and in confronting deeply rooted fears. The benefit of Francesca's touch and commitment to my healing process has left me feeling more physically and emotionally resilient in life.Melissa Theissen
I feel my overall health has improved since I have been seeing Francesca. With improved diet, exercise and shiatsu every third week I have found I wake up feeling energetic and alive. I can work longer hours and still have energy to enjoy life. I feel shiatsu therapy would help a great number of people that rely on medications or other expensive therapies.Lance Bratt
CranioSacral treatments with Francesca have helped alleviate the chronic neck and back pain that had been troubling me for years.
Working with Francesca has helped me to cope with my anxiety. Through regular Shiatsu and CranioSacral treatments, I have been able to let go of stress and I feel more relaxed, energized, positive and grounded. Francesca really takes the time to understand my issues and provides custom treatment, as well as practical advice.S.M.