I HAVE a 12-year-old son who has been suffering from chronic migraines since he was four years old and, no matter what we tried, nothing seemed to work. We did every test possible, tried every medication, even acupuncture, and the migraines continued. They were so bad that he was missing school at least twice a week and he got so thin due to not being able to keep anything down during the migraines, which would last between five hours up to two days at a time.

We began to feel that this would be something he would have to live with for the rest of his life, until two months ago when a friend told me about a Bowen Technique (a technique which allows the body to reset and heal itself) therapist at Barringtons. My friend had been to see this therapist, who had helped her with terrible aches that she had been having in her joints.

At this point, I was willing to try anything, so we took my son and, within two sessions, the improvement was astounding and, by the fourth session, his migraines have practically disappeared. He is a different child all together, we can now go to the beach or spend a day by the pool and he can play sports, without worrying about the migraines. Since then, both my sister and I have also been to Patrick Matthews for other problems that he has also managed to get under control.

I would like to thank Patrick for everything he has done for my son and I would like to recommend anyone who suffers from migraines to visit him. He does therapy at Barringtons in Vale do Lobo on Fridays and the rest of the week I believe he is in Lagos.

Olivia Pretorius