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What Clients Are Saying

"First, the improvement in ankle mobility in the right foot has persisted since I saw you last week. There is a noticeable difference between the joint, particularly the ankle itself, in the right foot compared to the left. I didn't know what normal (or improved) could feel like. The ankle feels lubricated and smooth when walking, standing or swimming! As for swimming, I had no cramping in the foot when I swam a couple of days ago. I was surprised at how much internal soreness there was in my leg - it felt bruised and sore when I would touch the muscle up until yesterday. Now it feels back to normal but the muscle feels more supple. That soreness did not stop me from being active though. So it was sore to the touch but the muscle was not sore when I exercised. We hiked on Sat and cross country skied on Sunday both times for about 2 hours. This week we have been swimming, walking, and biking with no problem. I did kettlebell training yesterday with AD [Andrea DuCane] and made a lot of progress.

So overall the impact of your work thus far has been dramatic. Not one single foot cramp since I saw you and my hip didn't fire up as it sometimes did when I would workout."

--Mary (first visit), Mpls


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"As a fitness professional and Master Kettlebell instructor, I know the importance of getting regular bodywork. I have been going to Jc Drobac for massage/bodywork for the last 3 (or so) years. She has been very helpful in working out overtraining issues that can arise from pushing my body so hard. As an athlete and professional, I find it absolutely essential getting regular bodywork done. I also value the quality of care Jc provides.

She is insightful, and works with me to find a solution for the aches and pains I regularly have.

I feel so strongly about the value of her work that I have referred many of my clients to her."

--Andrea Du Cane, Master RKC, St. Paul


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"Jc was wonderful. I heard all positive reports from everyone Jc worked on. Comments were increased range-of-motion, decreased tightness/aches/pains, improved blood flow, and 'it felt great'." Many of the athletes had never had massage before... very positive experience for them. ...excellent attention for what the individual needed. ...very professional...interest in specific athletes and their needs was key... effective treatments and great management of short time spent with multiple athletes. ...appreciated your feedback on issues, and found and that you did not try to treat injuries but worked around them. I would completely recommend Jc to other professional organizations."

--Missy Strauch, head athletic trainer, Augsburg College, Mpls


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"Jc listened and asked questions about my gym members'/boxers' needs. I heard all positive comments about [her] regarding the bodywork they received. [She] also helped improve the flexibility in my feet and range of motion, too."

--Lisa Bauch, Upper Cut Boxing Gym, USA certified coach, board of directors, Upper Midwest Golden Gloves


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"Jc does great work. She is experienced, knowledgeable, professional and caring. Massage from Jc Drobac has eliminated my upper and lower back tension that I used to have on a regular basis--a lasting improvement... massage is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and I recommend it to my patients to better hold their chiropractic adjustments."

--Rodd Bruntjen, D.C., Mighty Oak Chiropractic, St. Paul


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"I felt 100% after treatment. I didn't feel any tightness in my forearms the next day or next week following Jc's treatment. Jc is very well educated and talented in what she does... She did a very effective job treating each of us [referring to Leslie's partner, also a personal trainer], and was very professional, personable and truly a pleasure to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend Jc to any of our colleagues or clients."

--Leslie Paulsen, owner, Fitness on the Run, certified personal trainer, 

running & wellness coach;

certified Kettlebells instructor, Mpls


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"Jc really listens and works with you. 

Her knowledge base is obvious and her application is deep.

I have had great pain relief thanks to her work. Thank you!"

--Michael Rendle, owner of NE Kettlebells, certified Kettle Bells instructor, Mpls


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"JC Drobac is a great asset to my 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon training. I've been seeing her about my calf and quadricep issues for several months now, and each visit has been complete with an assessment of where I'm at with my training, what my goals are for completing my next race, and how I am going to get there in order to succeed. She has the medical knowledge and experience necessary to deliver sound advice from a beginner to an expert runner.

I'd recommend her work for runners and other athletes alike."

--Dan Vogel, assistant coach, Augsburg track & field team, Mpls

[CONGRATULATIONS TO DAN, FOR FINISHING 19 OUT OF 1880 RUNNERS IN OCTOBER 2009'S TORONTO MARATHON--WITH A 6.40 MILE PACE, NO LESS! 

GREAT JOB, DAN!]


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"I am an active, healthy, 60-year-old male. I play tennis 2-3 times per week, year round; and I play golf 3 times per week (walking and carrying my club) during golf season. About 3-4 years ago, I began seeing massage therapist Jc Drobac, who introduced me to deep tissue massage. I have been receiving DT massage since that time and I attribute my reduction of muscle pain, particularly after exercise, to this method. It has also increased my flexibility. I would highly recommend deep tissue massage as well as Jc. She is competent, caring and professional as well as does a great job."

--Craig, attorney, Mpls


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"When I started seeing Jc Drobac, I was suffering from significant pain from a chronic back condition. Jc has had a significant impact on improving my ability to work through the muscle and joint issues and return to a normal, pain-free life. I regularly run, golf and "tussle" with my 3 young kids. I can participate fully in my personal and family activities in a way I couldn't before I began working with Jc. She is very responsive to patient feedback and is a joy to work with."

--Phil, college instructor, Mpls


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"Jc takes the time to understand what I need from each session and what worked from the last session. Massage provides relaxation, stress relief and a solution to the headaches and wrist pain. I no longer have frequent wrist pain and my headaches are more manageable."

--Jenny, banking/mortgage industry, Falcon Heights


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"I have to tell you that after just ONE session with Jc, the constant migraine/headache pain I had been living with--NONSTOP DAY AND NIGHT FOR THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS--was at about 10%. After the second session, the next week it was gone and has been gone now for over two months. I owe my being functional and not bedridden anymore to Jc's work. My husband is so happy that I actually go out and do things with him now, instead of going to work and coming home so exhausted from my headaches I go straight to bed. So am I!!!!!

My quality of life has done a 180. I can't thank you enough. I only wished I'd known about you (and that massage could actually bring relief--it had not done that before) years ago."

--Arlene, high school teacher, St. Paul


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"I can no longer feel the knots in my back area. I originally came in due to not being able to raise my arm due to a [previously] dislocated shoulder. Now I can raise it with no problem.

I would recommend for anyone who has had an injury to a muscle to get a deep tissue massage by Jc."

--T.F., police officer, St. Paul


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"I have a very minor case of cerebral palsy, which compromises my balance, coordination and gait. This limits my physical activity and ability to participate in sports/activities to some degree. [Improvements from massage therapy treatments?] Absolutely! My gait and flexibility have improved significantly!

My weight distribution is more even, rather than favoring my right side. Jc is great! I am a naturally skeptical person about nearly everything, but I am a believer when it comes to the positive therapy Jc provides.

The improvements I have experienced are real and have made a significant advancement in my quality of life."

--David, government, St. Paul


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"[With one treatment] my forearm pain is gone!"

--Roxanne, Kettlebells member, certified Kettlebells instructor, Mpls


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"Before therapeutic massage treatments: "[My] movement was very limited; [I experienced] chronic hip/pelvic pain." After treatments: "[Daily] improved flexibility and movement; less pain; improved mood."

--Andy, landscape company owner, Eden Prairie


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"I gained flexibility in my foot in ONE treatment."

--Marcie, Kettlebells member, Mpls


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"Most intense massage I've experienced. Fabulous!"

--Don, Kettlebells member, Mpls


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"Jc isn't afraid to get into the core problem areas. Massage makes it possible for me to do my construction job and helps me learn how to relax. And due to my biweekly visits that I've been getting for the last 4 years with Jc,  I no longer live with chronic neck and lower back pain."

--Jennifer,woodworker/business owner, Falcon Heights


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"Three words: NO MORE HEADACHES!"

--Rod, printing industry, Fridley


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"I came to see Jc Drobac about a year ago because my left hamstring restriction was limiting my daily runs more and more. I'd dropped out of my last marathon--mid-race--due to the extreme limitation and pain. I assumed my marathon days were over, but still wanted to be able to run 5-7 miles, 4-6x/week, if possible. What Jc did for my glute/hamstring area in the very first session was amazing!! I felt it release on the massage table and it has never gone back to that tightness. I am back to being able to do my marathons again and Jc is helping me train for the upcoming Twin Cities Marathon now. She really knows how to get in there and work those deep tension areas. It's not always comfortable, but it's never more than "tolerable discomfort" when there are heavy issues--and it sure works! Thanks, Jc. You're the best!"

--M.T.,teacher, St. Paul


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"I am feeling GREAT!! Your skill is amazing!! After our session, I was a little tired that evening but quite refreshed Friday. You weren't kidding: my kidneys did go into overdrive. There were times it was like the Energizer bunny--I kept going and going . . . My endurance for the Friday 5 p.m. Kettlebells class shot way up! I could not believe that I should have used size 2 (kettle bell) instead of starting out at a size 1 pair of bells. I could snatch a 2 (after treatment) so much better than I have been able to do before. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Know that I am eager to see you at our next appointment. This may be what I have needed to help move me to the next level--carefully, but surely.

What a difference in how I felt at class on Friday!"

--M.L., registered nurse, Mpls


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"I've been active my whole adult life: bicycling, hiking, running and sea kayaking to name a few of my activities. I've also worked at a job for more than 30 years that requires me to be on my feet for the bulk of the day, and also requires a steady dose of repetitive lifting. Needless to say, my body has taken a beating. Despite my age (55) and my heavily used body, I still have physical goals that I wish to meet. I met one of those goals--running the Twin Cities Marathon in 2008--with the help of Jc Drobac. I'm convinced that if it weren't for the frequent massage sessions that I had with Jc, I would not have been successful. Her interview process and her attention to detail made sure that we were able to head off injuries that, in the past, would have interfered with my training. When I decide on my next physical goal, you can be sure that I will be making time for massage sessions with Jc."

--R.J.B., warehouse manager, Mpls


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"I don't have headaches anymore [since bodywork sessions began] and my head feels lighter and clearer all the way down my neck. And after you work on me, I can always hear a lot better! I haven't had to call an ambulance even once for pain since you started working on me [We figured Dorothy's prior average two ambulance visits per month routine was costing her over $8,000 a year out-of-pocket]. My sinuses are much clearer and I have no more eye pain [from sinus congestion/headaches] or neck pain anymore. You made the pain in my leg go away after one time! [Dorothy was told by her doctors that due to her past chemo treatments, she would likely have to endure the constant pain in her leg for the rest of her life, making her movements/walking difficult, and creating a heavy reliance on her cane]."

--Dorothy, (shut-in) 86 years old, Lauderdale


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"Jc has been able to cut through the tension in my shoulder area, which has bothered me for years. Now I barely ever feel it (only when super stressed--i.e., driving). Overall, I feel more balanced and relaxed due to having sessions with her. We highly recommend her to our clients in our business. Thank you, Jc!"

--J.L., chiropractic director, St. Paul


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"I cannot thank you enough for your concern and your thoughtfulness. You have been so generous and there really aren't any words to properly thank you for all that you're doing to help me. I thank God every day for finding you. All I can give you right now is my sincere gratitude--you are better than any doctor pill. Thank you so much!"

--J.B., unemployed, Forest Lake