Testimonials & Healing Stories

Clients share their experience and healings

“My experience with Ashina felt like a miracle.  I had a fractured ankle for which there is not a lot of help except to wear a boot. It was painful and difficult to walk. Ashina gave me a treatment, during which I could feel movement in my ankle as though it was weaving itself back together. My ankle felt back to normal with one visit!  Thank you!!”

Kareema F. Petaluma, CA


“Just being in Ashina’s presence is soothing. Ashina treated me for sciatica. The two days prior I had such intense nerve pain in one leg that it took me over an hour of careful movement before I could walk upright and go to work. The morning after my treatment at Great Heart Healing – and ever since – I awoke pain free. What a blessing!”

Peggy W. Cotati, CA


“I came to Ashina with digestion issues and general energetic feelings of “stuckness” that had been persisting for a few months. I was trying all sorts of supplements, vitamins, drinks, high fiber foods, etc. with no avail. I experienced a profound and very visceral shift in both my physical and energetic body after one session with Ashina and am feeling considerably better. She is a powerful healer and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for support on any level – energetic, emotional, physical, spiritual,
etc. Thank you, Ashina!”

Julieann C. San Francisco


“I am a pragmatist, with a 50 year background in health care administration. So when I was referred to Ashina, I identified my boundaries: no touching, no taking off my clothes, with a dash of disbelief thrown in. Now? I am a total believer in her healing powers and have had the most amazing recovery from at least 3 major medical crises. I’ll start with the most dramatic (and recent) when I learned that a bladder tumor of a year ago had resurfaced. Surgery was my only option and I wasn’t thrilled at the prospect. My urologist identified the dimensions of the tumor, adding that it was smaller than the last one. I postponed the surgery for about a month to give me time to prepare and to arrange for after care. Part of my preparation included sessions with Ashina, who told me we should concentrate on eliminating the tumor. That, I told her, was beyond my belief system, but then said, why not? Do your best. Last Thursday, I went into the operating room, expecting to be there for some hours and return home miserable. I woke up a little over 2 hours later in recovery and the surgeon told me I would go home in less than an hour, and that “SHE COULDN’T FIND THE TUMOR!”. I thought I was dreaming this, went home, cooked dinner for my friend who came to care for me and went to bed pain free. Next morning, when I had my telephone appt with my surgeon, I asked her if it was true that she couldn’t find the tumor that had been identified on cystoscopy. She confirmed that she couldn’t find it and finally just stopped looking. I took a deep breath and told her about my experiences with Ashina, thinking she would probably hang up. “I really believe that is what happened” she said. Hooray! Double Hooray! I described how she had removed all pain when I fractured a rib, and removed the pain from my incredibly painful wrists after having taken anticancer drugs with serious side effects. So, people out there, if you read this, believe me when I tell you I am immensely grateful and impressed with Ashina’s marvelous healing powers. It is my privilege to be her client.”

Arlene S. Novato, CA


“Ashina is a powerful and gentle healer! During my session with her, I felt my energy body enveloped in a strong, potent and nurturing energy and I could feel the healing process happening. She is very attentive, compassionate and loving, and her depth of care comes through very clearly throughout the session.  

Among other things, Ashina described the state of my chakras, which was fascinating to hear and resonated with my own sense of their overall health.

We did a remote session, yet the healing energy and effects were just as potent. I highly recommend Ashina – I will definitely continue to work with her to help me balance my energetic system, as well as improve my emotional and physical health!  Thank you so much, Ashina!”

Shirley L. Oakland, CA


“Ashina is an amazing healer and person. I had a terrible headache and stomach pain and within a few minutes of her magical healing abilities my pain had significantly reduced. It was miraculous. Ashina is compassionate and very loving, I would HIGHLY recommend her.”

Carine C. Los Angeles, CA


“Ashina has helped me in so many ways. In terms of physical health she has given me great relief from ongoing back and digestive issues that I have dealt with for years. Just as importantly, Ashina’s energy work supports my spiritual practice and my sessions with her always bring me to a place of peace and clarity.
I recommend her most highly and without reservation.”

Patty S. San Rafael, CA


“Ashina is a gifted energy healer. I always feel better after seeing her. Her energy is gentle, caring and supportive.”

N.A. San Francisco


“I’ve been receiving Quantum Touch sessions with Ashina since about January 2017. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this form of healing/energy work, but after a few sessions with Ashina I felt much less neck and back pain. I have also experienced a reduction in the number of headaches I get. Beyond the physical benefits I’ve received, I also feel more peaceful and less stressed about life/work/family, etc.  Ashina can work on a person’s chakras, too (something I have found helpful). Overall, I find Ashina to be intuitive, compassionate, and she cares about her clients. I love my sessions with Ashina – the Quantum-Touch process is very relaxing and I always fall asleep when she works on me. Her office is calm, peaceful, and I should mention it’s really clean and inviting. Receiving Quantum-Touch is very relaxing and I believe my body, mind, and spirit are becoming more balanced through this work. I highly recommend Ashina.”

Deborah L. El Cerrito, CA


“Ashina is an extremely kind and present healer. I experienced some incredible shifts in 4 sessions, overall feeling so much better. She has strong intuition and was available to communicate outside of session when I needed it. The sessions were extremely relaxing and I walked out feeling so different. Such a gift to have found her.”

Marielle R. Oakland, CA


“Ashina was really a help to me. I have had some neck and jaw stress and from the minute she put her hands on me I felt immediate release and relaxation. I bought a package and was glad I did. 
I wish I could go to Ashina every week forever!”

Stephanie B. San Rafael, CA 


“Sessions from Ashina always leave me lighter and more joyous. I have been a regular client of hers for over three years. It never ceases to impress me how wonderful the experience is both during and afterwards. Her ability to be present, silent and hold space with love is such a gift. I am very particular about who gives me sessions. Consistently I find her energy clean and grounded. My gratitude is huge for all the ways I have healed and grown since I began receiving from her. Thank you, Ashina!”

K.J.L. Kauai, HI


“Ashina brought me true healing from the inside out. I saw her a few days after I was in a car accident. I was feeling acute pain and soreness in my back, neck and shoulders. She placed her hands over each area that was in pain. Her energy is soft and sweet with a healing touch that is both warm and therapeutic.
I highly recommend Ashina for healing work.”

Marlowe B. Ukiah, CA

“I have been receiving treatments from Ashina since January 2019. I am a senior in very good health with the exception of chronic thumb and hand pain and slight neck pain as well. I am also somewhat of a skeptic when it comes to believing “energy” healing would actually work, but it does.

Ashina has a gentle, but very powerful “touch,” whether the session is hands-on or via telephone, it always works. My pain always receives relief and I believe that without her treatment, I might be in constant pain. As well as pain relief, I always leave my sessions with Ashina totally soothed and with a feeling of peacefulness from head to toe.
I highly recommend Ashina. You will be delighted and surprised at the changes and healing you will experience in your body.”

Athena M. San Rafael, CA


“Ashina has wonderful healing energy. It is a very safe and calm environment and she has a lot of experience with healing energy and major kindness and calmness.”

Georgia O. Novato, CA


“Ashina is a gifted healer.  My sessions with her are so relaxing and reviving, and she is able to tune in to exactly where help in the body is needed.

I highly recommend this work for anyone who is feeling off balance, or stressed, or has any kind of nervous system issue going on.  This work can be all you need to get back on track!”

Kelly N. San Francisco, CA


“Gifted, aware, intuitive, loving heart connection and pain relief is what I felt from 2 sessions. I highly recommend anyone with health issues to give her a try.”

William D. Petaluma, CA


“My energy healing sessions with Ashina have all been the most amazing experiences! I’ve been studying various metaphysical disciplines for over 30 years and Ashina’s energy healing sessions are so focused & powerful! I can actually feel stuck, negative energy shifting, dissipating, moving off and floating away. She’s just amazing!”

D.M. Portland, OR


“I’ve had the delight of several Energy Medicine sessions with Ashina, and what a blessing – relaxing, releasing, calming, and SO soothing!  I love the nurturing feeling of the energy during the session, and it seems to open up a space for ongoing healing afterwards. I also often get insights and awareness into deeper levels of what is going on within me, both physically and emotionally.

Ashina is wonderfully welcoming and supportive, and genuinely caring about my well-being. Her warm and sincere demeanor always makes me feel able to trust and fully relax and let go… very healing. I highly recommend her!”

Cat W. Bay Area 


“Ashina is a brilliant healer. I have been going to her so long I can hardly remember a time when I did not go to her. She helped me get through the end of a particularly horrific and overwhelming time in my life and guided me with her natural ease and amazing insight. After each high vibration session I come away feeling renewed, lighter, and as though I have gotten down to yet another level of healing. 

“I have tried countless healers of nearly every modality and Ashina shines above the rest. Her name is appropriate as she infuses every session with so much healing light. She also gives me very practical advise to continue my healing. The session itself is so relaxing and pleasurable that I never want it to end and come out in a relaxed altered state of consciousness that calms down into a grounded state of increased awareness and flowing energy. She is helping me to remove layers of obstacles to my own happiness and growth.

“Ashina has been more than supportive and insightful and very much available in times of great stress. She has such a kind heart. I am able to deal with stress better now and experience more freedom in my life. Her insights into my healing path and life have been profound. Even my two remote healings from her were extremely helpful. My energetic body gives her lots of information on my life and what can be done to keep me moving in the right direction. She is bringing me to another level of awareness and expansion and I am forever grateful.”

M.H. Oakland, CA


“Due to a chronic debilitating illness, I have explored the world of energy healing for 20 years and Ashina’s work is the first to truly give me hope.  The downward spiral that my organs and systems were experiencing, to the point of saying my last goodbyes, has begun to reverse, allowing me to do things that were impossible a year ago.”

D.M. Kauai, HI


“I worked with Ashina for a couple of months and we were able to shift a chronic problem in my body.  It has proved to be a HUGE relief for me.  Her business is aptly named!  Her energy is warm and loving, her work is expansive yet focused.  I highly recommend the packages she offers.  You and your body will benefit greatly!”

Sher Kelly San Rafael, CA


“I myself am an energy healer, and yes we healers need healing too. It informs our practice as all humans are ever changing ever growing beings!I have been chipping away at some deep core issues for many years, and I think I finally found Ashina because I was ready.

“My intuition sought her out and found her on a bulletin board, then a Farmer’s Market, and she did not disappoint. I have had four sessions with her and I feel so different already. I can feel that over time the improvements are taking a permanent hold, keeping me strong and clear.

“Loved ones have commented that I am much kinder and easier to be around. I feel at peace and I’m having an easier time. Now that I have had four consecutive sessions, it’s easy for me to see how much time, energy and money I save when I feel healthy, so it’s a no brainer to continue investing until I can achieve some kind of permanent inner balance. After that I plan to lean on Ashina for seasonal maintenance, or during extra challenging times.

“I have had several types of healing guides over the years, and Ashina is easily my #1. I would entrust my clients and friends with her gentle, accepting hands without hesitation. I kind of want to gift a session to everyone I love!”

Danielle Rosa, San Rafael, CA


“Ashina is beautiful and professional. She’s had years of experience with Quantum-Touch and I have been privileged to have had several sessions with her. Layers of stress were released from my bodymind and I was able to experience a groundedness that was very new for me. 

“She is kind and focused and her self-confidence made me feel very secure. She listens as you explain your situation. She’s helped me to draw from my own inner strength. And whether she speaks or is silent I feel an amazing presence. Her expertise is obvious but I feel that I am healing myself.

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in her approach to treat yourself to some sessions with her. My condition is complex but she has been able to help me with pain and balance issues. 

“If you choose to experience Ashina’s work, my hope is that you will enjoy a whole body experience that will remain with you forever and that you find yourself to be as pleased as I have been. Wishing you well!”

Nisa Petaluma, CA


“Ashina is a wonderfully kind and gentle person with a most amazing gift of healing. Her love, softness and openness supports a deep trust. There is an ease in whatever is freed. Later over the next couple days, there are other subtle releasings in the body which are gentle and fascinating.”

Susan R. Novato, CA


Great Heart Healing
2346 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965