I've originally posted this review on Facebook but later noticed that it was removed. Later on even my 2-star rating disappeared. It appears that Chris Lucks and Lisa Lucks cannot tolerate criticism and do not want potential customers to have a balanced perspective. I am re-instating my review here in order to hopefully help some people avoid having an experience similar to mine.
Initially I've really enjoyed NSA care at Well and Wild and got a lot out of it - reduced tension, improved posture and positive changes in my internal state. After a year or so I felt like I stopped getting much out of it and started feeling a bad vibe from the practitioners.
At that point I expressed physical health concerns, but instead of encouraging me to consult a doctor first, Chris and Lisa encouraged me to come for their treatments more often. At the same time they told me that all of my other health practices and lifestyle choices are not working for me, period. They presented this conclusion without showing any interest in what I did in the past, or what I changed recently. Chris said that they don't need to know because with their expertise they can apparently see it in my spine and in my defensive reactions towards them.
Naturally, I objected to this undermining attitude and questioned its validity. Chris completely dismissed my feedback and said that I am just being defensive in order to avoid feeling things.
So, I could either agree with him or anything else I said is defensiveness and therefore invalid. Somehow this didn't gel with personal empowerment nor with openness in relationships, supposed benefits of their care. In the end it was a very unpleasant experience and I wanted nothing more to do with these people.
To anyone considering them I will suggest that you will likely get good benefits at early stages. However, Chris and Lisa take their treatments into the territory of psychological therapy and they are not trained therapists. As a result there is a lot of countertransference going on and I have seen them project their personal stories onto myself and another patient. Not good if you are psychologically vulnerable.
Also worth noting that Chris and Lisa act as if NSA is the ultimate solution to all physical, psychological and spiritual difficulties. What they portray to be an ideal of inner liberation resembles a condition of perpetually cheerful new age hedonism, where anything less than positive is to be NSA-ed away. Those who don't want to do more NSA are judged as being unwilling to face their issues (as if no other effective modalities exist), while those who do not wish to attain the prescribed state of being are judged as stuck, unwilling and too serious. This doesn't make for a supportive environment unless you want to be a cheerful new ager and have $5000 per year to spend on NSA.
From what I've experienced of Chris and Lisa, they are on earlier stages of their spiritual path and certainly have their issues to work through. That's not different from me and most people. But they act as if they have found the only righteous path and attained the only version of true wisdom. It is a narrow and immature perspective, limiting and sometimes even damaging for a healing practitioner to adopt.
So be prepared to "take the best and leave the rest" and follow your gut feeling on when to stop.
1 Argyle Tce Milford Auckland 0620