On our massages: “The best massage on Earth… Michael finds a way to massage your soul…” – Paola O., Los Angeles, CA

On migraines: “After a single treatment, my daily migraines have completely disappeared. I have not had another migraine in years!”

On insomnia: “…for 10 years, I’ve tried with every technique… Michael’s therapy was without doubt the most effective…” – Adam B., London, UK

On spiritual awakenings: “…transforming and healing experience…” – L.T. Detroit, MI

On weight loss: “…I quickly lost 15 pounds and 2.5 inches from my waistline…” – Tony B., Tecumseh, ON


Results for migraines and headaches

It was inspiring to observe the many healings that Michael performed. So many people would walk into the spa, some with horrible health conditions like daily migraines, and after just one rather lengthy session, the condition was apparently gone… folks would often come back months later just to thank us for freeing them of the horrible pain. Michael taught me how to get rid of someone’s headache in mere minutes. The lengthy sessions were for preventing future attacks. I would recommend that anyone suffering from headaches or migraines, as well as anyone interested in learning how to eliminate these conditions, should visit Vida Lotus as soon as possible. – Diana Vasquez, Panama City, Panama.

Last night I had my first migraine since I saw you, more than a month ago. I’m really impressed with the results of our short, ten-minute session. I’ve been constantly around my triggers… I would have expected at least 20 migraines by now, and all I’ve had is one! – Christine, MacGregor, Ontario

The best massage anywhere, bar none. You have to feel it to believe it! …a system that tops any other. They keep going until your entire body and mind are relaxed. The staff is on a mission to heal people of all their health problems such as chronic headaches and depression… – J.P., Toronto, Canada

Results for insomnia

I visited Vida Lotus in Panama and had one massage treatment for my insomnia. It was a very unique system, different from any massage that I have ever experienced. After the treatment, I felt very relaxed in my body and mind. I slept deeply and peacefully the first night after the massage. Then the second, the third, and so on. I was very pleasantly surprised how well it worked. A few months later, I experienced some occasional insomnia again… I will definitely come back to Vida Lotus to experience the wonderful healing again. – Natalia Staravoitava, Nurse Clinician, Montreal, Canada

For the last 10 years I’ve had insomnia. I’ve tried with every technique and teaching I’ve encountered that offered a solution. Michael’s therapy was without doubt the most effective thing I’ve tried. I’d urge anyone with similar health issues to take this very seriously. – Adam Bones, Panama City

Results for Anxiety and Stress

The two hour healing massages I have gotten with Michael have brought me out of intense stress and anxiety as well as eased pain in my body. They are a necessity for me. – Patricia Szymanski, Panama

“A great relief from work, got back to the office with a clear mind” – R.B., Farallon, Panama

Results for Weight Loss

Staying at Vida Lotus improved my life dramatically! During my first two weeks at Vida Lotus, I followed the raw vegan diet, and quickly lost 15 pounds and 2.5 inches from my waistline. The pants that were tight on me when I arrived to Vida Lotus were falling off me one week later. It has been two months since I visited Vida Lotus, and the new, healthy habits that I learned there have stayed with me. I have not gained back any of the weight. My energy level is as high as it ever was (and by the way, I am 77 years old). I now eat a more sensible diet, and I am going to keep it this way. I can wholeheartedly recommend Vida Lotus to anyone wishing to find wellness, whether that means weight loss, increased vitality, pain relief or any other goal you may be working towards. – Professor Anthony S. Brechkow, Tecumseh, Ontario

Following my visit in which I tried the salads that were prepared with so much love and dedication, I began to add more raw foods in my diet, and I noted a clear benefit to my weight, thanks to the suggestions that I received at Vida Lotus. Definitely I recommend visiting this place. – Yudaly Peña, Panama

Relief from lower back pain and muscle cramps

My left calf has been cramped since coming in from Canada a week before, and I was suffering from lower back pain. Michael has developed his own style of healing… incredible twisting, stretching massage… did what two previous trips to the chiropractor in Canada was not able to do – put my lower back in line and relieve what has been two months of lower back pain. That alone was worth the trip… It took fifteen minutes to unlock the cramp in just one of my legs… Positive endorphins flooded my mind… this can only be described as the most decadent, relaxing and therapeutic massage I have ever had… I would pay double… a week later, and I still feel like a new man… – Rob Brown, Santa Clara, Panama

Relief from Shoulder Pain

Relief from rheumatoid arthritis

My (10-year-old) daughter suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for several years. The condition was totally debilitating, and she was never able to play or participate in any of the physical activities that normal kids do. My wife and I had taken her to many doctors in Nicaragua prior to my move to Panama. The doctors tried their best to find a solution, but nothing worked. They prescribed powerful pain medication to treat the symptoms, while admitting that this would do nothing to solve the problem. They hoped that the problem would simply cure itself around the time that my daughter reached adult age… Michael explained to me the benefits of a raw vegan diet, including an overall reduction in inflammation. He did not promise a cure, but suggested that the raw vegan diet would be worth a try, especially since all other options had failed.

To our entire family’s amazement, Gisel’s rheumatoid arthritis completely disappeared in less than a week on raw vegan foods! I am so delighted that my daughter can be a little girl again! She is happy with her new diet, and will definitely continue. – Roberto Manuel Cajina Serrano, Managua, Nicaragua

Relief from bronchiectasis

For years, I had suffered from a condition known as bronchiectasis, in which the symptoms of a cold would persist without end. I had taken my antibiotics with me on my trip. But as it turns out, I did not have to use them! I had also taken with me a bottle of aspirin and a multivitamin, but I did not feel the need for any pill whatsoever. – Professor Anthony S. Brechkow, Tecumseh, Ontario

Spiritual and energetic benefits…

…amazing treatment… It was more than a healing and a massage. In a subconscious level, I felt something in me changed and it helped me realize many, many things… Even two days after the massage I feel incredibly relaxed and somehow, different. – Jennifer, Panama City

The best massage on earth… more than a body massage, Michael seems to find a way to massage your soul. It was truly a wonderful 2.5 hours of complete relaxation… He has a way of calming even the most anxious of minds. – P Ortiz, San Francisco, California

This is the best kept secret we discovered in Panama. The spiritual and physical experience was amazing and never experienced elsewhere. – Cape Town Central, South Africa

It has been two months since I visited Vida Lotus, and the new, healthy habits that I learned there have stayed with me… My energy level is as high as it ever was (and by the way, I am 77 years old). – Professor Anthony S. Brechkow, Tecumseh, Ontario Read more letters about spiritual and energetic benefits.

Comments from other healers

I’m a chiropractor and beautician… Michael Ducharme invited me to Vida Lotus and I never stopped going. Vida Lotus provides good service, good care and comfortable facilities. The massages are the best I’ve had. I love them. They carry me to a world of relaxation and allow me to forget the mundane world for a few hours. – Yaquelin Cobo, Panama

Calm healthy and vitally alive… Enchanting experience. Michael is a great host as he cares deeply for your well-being.

Great Experience… the most relaxing moments of my life. The place is spacious, quiet, full of peace and harmony, essential elements to achieve total relaxation. The staff… treated me like a queen… the marvelous experiences that I have had keep me coming back. – Mayra Urriola, Panama City, Panama

I got a 2 hour massage that could be rated the best ever. It was such a relaxing and loving stay. I recommend Vida Lotus to Every tourist that enters Panama!!!! – G.B., Ottawa, Canada

Paradise on Earth! the place that transports you magically, with its ambiance and the warmth of all the staff. – Temperantia, Panama City

“A Delightful Experience”… The SPA service is wonderfully excellent… recharge yourself with positive energy and clean the body, mind and soul… The chocolate therapy is an unforgettable experience… it leaves your hair and skin so totally soft… – Sugel Contreras, Panama

It’s a very special place… I experienced many new sensations… really awesome!… before my visit, I did not eat any salad or onions or spices, but after spending 5 days at Vida Lotus, salads are now an essential part of my daily diet!! THANK YOU… – L.A., Panama City

Superb experience!… well worth the trip… I recommended it to everyone. – E.M., Tijuana, Mexico

Vida Lotus, simply the best I have ever experienced, so friendly, pure, spiritual, well, healing and teaching. The eternal fountain of abundance. Thank you !
Murli Daswani, musician, Panama City

4 Replies to “Testimonials”

  1. I know Michael for several years and watched him develop this dream business. Although not fully completed every attention detail has been taken care of. The place is a spiritual retreat and the food you will receive is as pure as it could be, no artificial additions. The healing massage is very well done and with experience staff. Just lay down and relax.

  2. Tuve la oportunidad de un masaje breve de 15 minutos con ritmo de ondulaciones musicales guiadas y sincronizadas en el cuerpo.
    Fue corto pero para mi gusto excelente. Michael todo un profesional en su arte. Gracias una vez mas Vida Loto

  3. I recently participated in a healing retreat in the month of January. The retreat was taking place at the Vida Lotus retreat and spa. I arrived the evening of the 7th. I was picked up by Michael with no issues… We arrived at Vida Lotus. On the 8th I got up and checked the place out… I really did not have too many expectations because this was the first time I had ever participated in something like this. On the 9th the 2 members throwing the retreat showed up. On the 10th Michael dropped me off at a hiking area which was nice… I will say the cook Sonia was OUTSTANDING… The meals were amazing…

  4. Micheal and as well as his assistant Sonia helped me become a vegan and clear my mind of bad thoughts. Also, they both assisted me to come off an antipsychotic drug, which I needed for a period after abusing cannabis. Now, I am drug free and not psychotic. I Will forever be grateful for them being available to support me throughout the process and I will continue to eat healthily. From now on I will use my time more wisely. Thanks again!

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