Marc Tey believes that stress is at the root of all illnesses, both mental and physical.
But using a variety of therapies, Tey has found ways of alleviating or even eliminating stress in his own life and that of his clients.
“The easiest way to describe what I do is that I am a healer,” said Tey. “Once you learn to release the negative energy, we can look after the physical illness.”
Cherryville resident Frances Bayer, 88, has had 12 treatments with Tey, after getting a recommendation from her daughter.
“My daughter read the ad in The Morning Star and she went to him and she had such good results from just two sessions,” said Bayer. “I have arthritis, high blood pressure, a bad back, worn out hip and knee joints and I don’t want to have surgery — my doctor said I’m not a good candidate as I have osteoporosis, so when my daughter told me she felt so good, I started going.
“Marc has helped me a lot: I have scoliosis and that affects my heart and lungs, but I’ve been feeling so much better since I went to see him.”
Bayer now sees Tey once a month for what she calls a tune-up. And it keeps her fit to continue making the perogies that her customers have come to love.
“For 20 years, I did home baking for the Vernon Farmers’ Market and since I don’t do the markets anymore, the perogies keep me busy.”
Bayer said she has tried a variety of treatments, but finds Tey’s the most effective, as he works through every pressure point on the body.
“I find it very comfortable, and I find his personality so soothing; what impressed me is he never takes his hands off your body for two hours, and he’s working steady,” she said.
Kamloops resident Richard Dunn said making the trip to Vernon to see Tey for treatment is one he is happy to make, initially three times per week and now monthly.
“I met Marc through a friend who was taking treatment and we decided I should have a two-hour session. Later I had some health issues, and between Marc and a naturopathic doctor, I was really helped,” said Dunn. “Marc helped me with understanding that my mind controls my body and the power of the mind is incredible once you get in touch with your mind. He addressed the hernia and something I’d never had before and he made it go away in two days.”
Dunn’s treatments have also led to him becoming more selective about what he eats.
“I’m convinced that a lot of the foods that we eat are conducive to an early death, and there are so many good foods out there, although you need a little chocolate once in awhile — and bacon and eggs once in awhile,” he said.
And Tey said while a healthy diet is essential, optimal health goes beyond what we eat.
“We can eat healthy, but if our mind is always negative, we will lose a lot of energy in our physical body, and our immune system will be compromised,” he said.
Tey offers psycho immuno therapy, a method of analyzing psychic phenomena and treating emotional disorders that involves treatment sessions where a person is encouraged to talk freely about personal experiences.
“Through guided meditation and affirmation, the person will be helped to re-program and to increase their immune system,” said Tey. “The stress for most people is worse today than it ever has been.”
Tey also uses therapeutic touch healing, a method of treatment using energy healing that is expressed through his being and his hands.
Each session begins with Tey taking a client’s history. With a gentle, kind and understanding approach, Tey is able to make a client feel comfortable immediately.
In an initial consultation, he spends two hours with a client, understanding what it is they need, and what therapy would offer them the most benefit.
“We work directly on the energy level,” said Tey, adding that he has helped clients with everything from grief to severe arthritis. “With grief, we tell people that it’s the body that dies, not the soul, and we have them send unconditional love to the person who died, just unconditional love.”
He said his methods of therapy help people free themselves from what holds them back, adding that holding on to anger and other negative emotion interferes with the healthy flow of energy.
Tey has studied under five masters and said all of the positive visualization you can master won’t help if you are filled with anger, guilt, dissatisfaction or fear.
“You attract what you put out there. Everything that happens to us is for a reason.”