I started visiting Buddha Therapies around April 2014 with a sinus condition I had had for around 10 years. I received Kore Therapy, acupuncture and cupping which really helped. In January 2015 I told Tracy we were going to try for a baby just to make her aware in case there was any treatments I couldn't have, Tracy suggested some fertility acupuncture to help and within 4 weeks of starting my treatments I was pregnant!!! At 28 weeks we discovered that the baby was breech, again I asked Tracy for advise and she suggested Moxabustion, which I had around 34 weeks. After treatments and tracy giving me some moxa candles to use at home, by the 36th week the baby was head down and I could expect a normal delivery. I can't thank them enough and I always leave Buddha invigorated no matter what treatment I have had. Thank you so much x Miss Cooney
Me and my husband had been trying to get pregnant for 16 months, we both had a few problems and were about to undergo IVF treatment so I looked at alternative therapies such as acupuncture, as I have heard this can help with fertility. I'd been recommended to Tracy and when we explained everything she was amazing at sorting out our treatments. We had had 3 sessions of different therapies they do such as kore therapy, acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and Korean hand therapy and on Christmas eve we found out we were pregnant. We are absolutely over the moon and I think it was all down to our treatments with Tracy and Sarah that it happened naturally for us. Tracy you’re a miracle worker and I cant thank you enough xxx Mrs C.
I was experiencing the worst pain ever. I was diagnosed with tennis elbow, the doctor prescribed strong painkillers and physio but these along with other things I was told to try gave me any relief. I went for my monthly treatments and told Sarah about the pain and she suggested trying acupuncture. After the first session the relief I got was unbelievable and I have gone on to have a further five sessions and now the pain is gone. I go for regular treatments at Buddha Therapies which are all wonderful, l they have resulted in my sciatica and arthritis pain reducing and my general well-being improving – so much so I’ve joined a gym which I never thought I would do. I would highly recommend as the girls are great and know exactly what they are doing and do it so well. Keep doing what you are doing girls xxx Mrs Harley.
I have suffered with acne since I was 12 and I am now 40, I have suffered red acne scaring all over my face, so much so that I would not even go to the shops without wearing a lot of make-up. I have taken every type of anti-biotic and cream the doctors prescribed to me, but this treatment has been the best I have had.Since having 8 sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture which I now just top up with 1 session every few months, the scaring has gone down so much that I can now go the shops with no make-up and have dramatically reduced the amount of make-up I wear to work. Please do give this information as I would love anyone else who has suffered with skin like I have to know that there is a treatment which can help. I would like to reassure people that the needles do not hurt, as I do not think there has been a time were Tracy has not relaxed me during the treatment that I haven't fell asleep, only to wake myself up snoring… Mrs Taylor.
I initially had Body Acupuncture for aches and pains in my joints; pleased with those results I had Cosmetic Acupuncture. After the first treatment my fine lines were less noticeable and my skin glowing, I had a course of five by which time my face looked fresher, plumped up and had a healthy glow. I now have a top up every six weeks, involving so much more than just acupuncture with complementary treatments such as cupping and ending in a relaxing facial drainage using pressure points and essential oils. Tracy and her staff are so warm and welcoming. Mrs Belger
Tracy from Buddha Therapies was referred to me by a friend to help me try to conceive. I am 40 years of age and had been trying for over a year. I have a very busy career and family life and was finding it difficult to relax. After the first consultation, Tracy noticed a few imbalances within my body which she wanted to address first before she started to treat me, she explained "When the mind and body is well, you will have a good flow of energy so it will be easier to treat you to help you conceive", it felt a bit like I was getting "a car service"!!!. I received 4 treatments of KORE Therapy, Acupuncture and Cupping which she timed with my menstrual cycle and I can say I am now 11 weeks pregnant. I feel this wouldn't have happened so quick without these treatments, Thank you Tracy, Mrs Lawson.
Tracy and the team at Buddha therapies are amazing! I have chronic fatigue brought on by a really bad endometriosis episode, and without the services offered by Tracy I'd have zero life and be in more pain that I could handle. I'd urge anyone to try natural therapies over traditional medication any day. There is no "cure" for CFS, and the medication offered by the hospital make me into a zombie. Acupuncture, cupping, KORE and all the other wonderful things Tracy and her magic fingers do are a life saver and giver!! I can't thank you enough for what you have given me over the last few months.....a life with my children and family. Mrs Crowley.
I am 49 and have been suffering back pain since I was 13, I was thrown from a horse and given an epidural in my back at 16 and have parts of my lower discs removed. I have received many treatments from physiotherapy to chiropractor which helped the pain for a little while so I tried Buddha Therapies and it is the best treatment I have ever had which also included acupuncture, KORE, cupping, joint mobilisation and digestive release. Tracy touched on all of my symptoms from knee pain, to digestive and explained this was all linked to lack if blood flow to and from the spine. It has made a huge difference to my Wellbeing, and I have no pain in my shoulders, digestive is 80% better and the pain in my back is nearly gone and much more flexible, so my fitness has improved dramatically. I am also able to relax with the ambience and aroma of essential oils, I defy anyone to stay awake and I fall asleep nearly every time (especially with the neck release), Big thank you to all the team @ Buddha Therapies for their caring and friendly approach. Mrs Ohare.
After being told natural conception would be nigh on impossible I decided to try out alternative methods to help us along the way. While waiting for my IVF appointment I found Buddha Therapies, who after my consultation recommended a course of treatments to try to release the blockages that were preventing conception. The treatments amongst others consisted of ...acupuncture, cupping, massage and all I can describe as pelvic manipulation, all personalised to my needs. Fast forward to today and I'm 20 weeks pregnant with no IVF intervention required and I truly believe this was all down to Tracey and her healing hands. Words cannot express our gratitude for her help but we thank you. Mrs Abercrombie.
For the past 5 years I have suffered from back and neck pain. I have received a various range of treatments from both Private Sector Organisations and the NHS to try and relieve my pain. The treatments I received failed to pin point the problem and instead only offered a short term fix. It has taken 5 years now of continues appointments through... the NHS and numerous consultations only to still be in the same position where I was when I first started getting the pain. By this point I had started to give. However, I come across Buddha Therapies online. So I booked myself in! Well it was like finding a pot of gold. Years of pain and discomfort relieved within a matter of weeks and all delivered at a professional standard with plenty of knowledge about the treatments offered. I am now receiving treatment on a weekly basis and this has impact on my everyday life tremendously (from improving my ability in work, to feeling great and being able to relax). It took Tracy less than an hour to find and a few weeks to treat it. Why is the NHS not offering this treatment out? It would probably cost them less and it actually fixes the problem, not just soothe it for a while. Thanks again. Mr Reddie.
At the age of 18 I became really ill with ME. I suffered for 10 years with extreme pain and fatigue which left me housebound and needing full-time care. After trying many treatments and therapies, I progressed from needing a wheelchair to walking a few steps, to walking with a frame. I then went to Buddha Therapies for weekly appointments. I had a variety of therapies including Kore therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping, Reiki and Massage, the best part is Buddha Therapies work holistically. It wasn't always about treating the symptoms of the illness, but about healing the person as a whole, bringing the body and mind back into balance and improving its function. They were brilliant and tailored my treatments to exactly what I needed that week and there is a lovely welcoming atmosphere there.I am now able to walk without my frame and care for myself; I am studying part time and am planning my wedding next year. Buddha Therapies really helped me in my recovery and I highly recommend them. Miss Burke.
I work in the building industries, so lots of heavy lifting. I developed tennis elbow in my left arm, after going to the doctors and then the hospital I had pain killers, physio felt like I was getting no better the pain was terrible. After going back to the doctors I was given a pain relief injection which again gave me no relief, this went on for over a year so as a last option I came to Buddha Therapies and asked about acupuncture, I met with Tracy who was great and talked me through the treatment. I had about 5 treatments and the pain went away completely, I couldn't believe it. I can’t say enough good things about Buddha Therapies, all the staff is brilliant, you feel really at ease, it worked for me and I tried everything else. I've been back a few times now for back and neck pain relief. Mr Welsh.
I have suffered with mouth ulcers since I was 9 years old and other conditions including Lupus and the symptoms that come with it including fatigue, headaches, acne, joint ache and digestive issues.After the first treatment Tracy explained the importance of diet and the effects on the skin and also that the digestive system is our "second brain". How we think influences the effects on the how the digestive system works so positive to start, also, if you were to eat hot, rich flavoured foods, that are very acidic and full of artificial colours/ preservatives etc. then this will impair the function of the transformation and transportation of fluids in the body, "what we eat, we become" !!!, and the kidneys have to help the yin energy rise to nourish the lungs, dispersing the water to the heart, enabling the heart to pump the blood around, nourishing the body, this is encouraged by the Spleen and Stomach meridians so the yang energy can descend. It is the first time in many years I have not had a mouth ulcer, also no joint problems and my acne has disappeared and feel great. Mr Anderton.
I suffered with Pleurisy, had COPD, Asthma and am a heavy chain smoker and caffeine drinker with a huge amount of stress in my life. I visited my GP nearly 3 weeks ago and after hearing bad news that my Carbon Monoxide levels were 13, (which should be around 2) I had to make dramatic changes to my lifestyle. After receiving 6 treatments of Facial / Auricular and Clinical Acupuncture/ Kore Therapy / Cupping / Gua Sha / Tui Nah and Aromatherapy, Now, I have totally give up smoking, cut my caffeine levels, drinking more water, have an improved sleeping pattern, can deal with my stress better and most importantly my Carbon Monoxide levels are now 3, only 8 weeks later, Thank you, Mrs McCullkirkin.
After our first failing at IVF, and 3 years on, I was getting stressed and worried we would never have children, my acne was worse than ever and stress levels were very high. I was recommended to Buddha Therapies by a friend to help with conception, and my skin. Tracy treated me for 4 months, tailor making treatments to suit my conditions and after informing her of my issues, she created a package to help treat it all.My first IVF attempt I had no treatments, got 7 eggs and only a couple fertilized, after treatments our second IVF was very different. We got 17 eggs and 7 of them fertilized, I am now 6 months pregnant and I don’t think this could have happened without the intervention of my treatments. I had to have IVF as I cannot conceive naturally and my skin went so much better, Thank you so much Buddha Therapies, Mrs Scott.
I booked 8 sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture for my daughter’s wedding to improve my skin as I suffered with Rosacea. During the consultation I was asked many questions regarding my health as Tracy mentioned she can treat it all during the course of treatments. I informed her that my Blood Pressure was high and I had suffered with this for many years.Just before the 7th treatment I had an appointment at my GP, my Blood Pressure was the best it had been for a long time, I couldn’t believe it. I firmly believe that was down to the treatments I was receiving and my skin problems had also gone down too. Mrs McCormick.
I have been visiting Buddha Therapies for a while now always found them to be extremely professional and friendly. They make you feel so welcome and relaxed. However recently I went in with my smallest child, who was due to go in hospital for a procedure. The therapist (Sandra) was simply wonderful, she spoke to my child, seen how worried and stressed she was and proceeded to give her a wonderful, relaxing treatment. It made a HUGE difference to a very worried and scared little girl. A few days later (the day before her operation) I myself went in, again I seen Sandra. She could immediately see how stressed I was, in fact I ended up a crying mess. I had a mixture of healing therapies and I came out feeling like another person. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Buddha for the amazing service they provide, they give care and healing at a time when people need it most. Xxx Mrs Browne.
"Tracy from Buddha Therapies was referred to me by a friend to help me try to conceive. I am 40 years of age and had been trying for over a year. I have a very busy career and family life and was finding it difficult to relax. After the first consultation, Tracy noticed a few imbalances within my body which she wanted to address first before she started to treat me ...for fertility issues, she explained "When the mind and body is well, you will have a good flow of energy so it will be easier to treat you to help you conceive", it felt a bit like I was getting "a car service"!!!. I received 4 treatments of KORE Therapy, Acupuncture and Cupping which she timed with my menstrual cycle and I can say I am now 11 weeks pregnant. I feel this wouldn't have happened so quick with out these treatments, Thank you Tracy, LL xxx
One of my clients was recommended by a friend to receive treatments for headaches, during the consultation she advised me that she had been trying for a baby for a while, having such a busy career and in her mid 30,s, this had been put on hold, I advised her that I could also treat her to help with any fertility issues she has, so I timed her treatments with her menstrual cycle, this consisted of 4 treatments by using Acupuncture, KORE Therapy, Cupping, Aromatherapy etc.......................She has just advised me that she is 7 weeks pregnant !!!, Another example that alternative therapies can assist in the natural function of the body, Tracy McMahon xxx
Tracy and the team at Buddha therapies are amazing! I have chronic fatigue brought on by a really bad endometriosis episode, and with out the services offered by Tracy I'd have zero life and be in more pain that I could handle. I'd urge anyone to try natural therapies over traditional medication any day. There is no "cure" for CFS, and the medication offered by the hospital make me into a zombie. Acupuncture, cupping, KORE and all the other wonderful things Tracy and her magic fingers do are a life saver and giver!! I can't thank you enough Tracy, for what you have given me over the last few months.....a life with my children and family. X
"I am 49 and have been suffering back pain since I was 13, I was thrown from a horse and given an epidural in my back at 16 and have parts of my lower discs removed. I have received many treatments from physiotherapy to chiropractor which helped the pain for a little while so I tried KORE and it is the best treatment I have ever had which also included acupuncture, cupping, joint mobilisation and digestive release. Tracy touched on all of my symptoms from knee pain, to digestive and explained this was all linked to lack if blood flow to and from the spine. It has made a huge difference to my Wellbeing, and I have no pain in my shoulders, digestive is 80% better and the pain in my back is nearly gone and much more flexible, so my fitness has improved dramatically. I am also able to relax with the ambience and aroma of essential oils, I defy anyone to stay awake and I fall asleep nearly every time (especially with the neck release), Big thank you to all the team @ Buddha Therapies for their caring and friendly approach x Mrs P O
After being told natural conception would be nigh on impossible I decided to try out alternative methods to help us along the way. While waiting for my IVF appointment I found Buddha Therapies, who after my consultation recommended a course of treatments to try to release the blockages that were preventing conception. The treatments amongst others consisted of ...acupuncture, cupping, massage and all I can describe as pelvic manipulation, all personalised to my needs. Fast forward to today and I'm 20 weeks pregnant with no IVF intervention required and I truly believe this was all down to Tracey and her healing hands. Words cannot express our gratitude for her help but we thank you x Rose.
I just want to say how much Tracy has helped not only my skin, but also my confidence. I have suffered with acne since I was 12 and I am now 39, and through the years I have suffered red acne scaring all over my face, so much so that I would not even go to the shops without wearing a lot of make-up. I have taken every type of anti-biotic and cream the doctors ...prescribed to me, but this treatment has been the best I have had. Since having 8 sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture which I now just top up with 1 session every few months, the scaring has gone down so much that I can now go the shops with no make-up and have dramatically reduced the amount of make-up I wear to work. Please, please do give this information as I would love anyone else who has suffered with skin like I have to know that there is a treatment which can help. I would like to reassure people that the needles do not hurt, as I do not think there has been a time were Tracy has not relaxed me during the treatment that I haven't fell asleep, only to wake myself up snoring... Many thanks Tracy you're a star, Karen.
My husband and I had been trying for a baby for a few years, we got referred for IVF and was successful on our first attempt, sadly, this ended with a silent miscarriage. Our 2nd IVF was also unsuccessful. Both times I had incorporated acupuncture into our treatment at a local clinic. My friend recommended Buddha Therapies. Tracy put me at ease from day 1 and incorporates not only acupuncture but other therapies into her fertility protocol, my husband also attended as we wanted to maximise our chances. I am now 26 weeks pregnant and expecting our first baby in April 2016. I cannot recommend the girls at Buddha Therapies enough, we thank Tracy and her team for making our journey more relaxed and cannot wait to introduce them to our little addition in April. Mrs A.
A while back I came to see Tracy for help with fertility after trying to conceive for 4 years. I was starting to loose hope when a friend pointed me in the direction of Buddha Therapies. Tracy instantly made me feel comfortable in her presence and continually reassured me that I will get my desired outcome of a long awaited pregnancy. I went once a week for acupuncture and other various treatments. Tracy told me from the first session I would get pregnant, she seemed so confident in this idea, which she instilled in me every session we had, that I eventually started to believe it myself. I am now 3 months pregnant and genuinely believe her assistance, treatments, general positivity and confidence got me where I am today-a very excited mum to be !. Thank you Tracy and everyone at Buddha Therapies x Mrs S.M.
About 18 years ago, I started my dream career. It was a very stressful but well paid but I loved it, I was a workaholic. I started to regularly get flu symptoms. I was most definitely not suffering from (manful). When the flu bouts came I would feel severe aches in my hands, arms, legs and glands in my neck and groin these were unbearable and I had terrible nausea. The only description I could tell my wife was that it felt like severe flu. I had terrible brain fog and forgetfulness and was like a zombie. After years of having every test, MRI scans, X rays, Blood tests, stress counselling, exercise and complete rest nothing worked. I know it sounds dramatic but I prayed to die. After years of no diagnosis the consultants labelled me as suffering with ME/CFS Syndrome. I thought naively that all my problems would now be sorted as the doctors had found my problem, How wrong I was the medical profession are still in dispute whether ME/CFS, is real or psychosomatic and they are not much better at treating the effects, I felt like crying. Nothing they prescribed worked, exercise, medication and I was getting worse. In the end I paid privately for a CFS dvd counselling course, tried meditation and relaxation breathing exercises, yoga, Thai Chi. Anything physical made me worse, meditation made me feel better mentally, but only for an hour or so. I had to take early retirement and a pension at the age of 45. I come to the conclusion that I would not work again ever. My wife came home one day from Buddha Therapies. She told me that she had been speaking to Tracy and that they had spoken about my CFS. My wife explained that Tracy was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about her business and that she would love to try and help me. I was not at all keen to visit, as I had tried almost everything over the last 10 years. The thought of some mumbo jumbo (in my eyes) curing me was a joke. My wife took no notice and booked an appointment. I have had 6 appointments with Tracy over the last 10 weeks. She has explained to me how the body works, and the effects and importance of diet and digestion. She has advised me to have low gluten or gluten free diet, and placed me on Magnesium tablets and Zambroza antioxidant. She used stomach, back massage, acupuncture, Kore and other techniques, and here I am feeling GREAT. Tracy has given me my life back, the brain fog has lifted 70% and 95% of my aches and pains gone. The best thing is not being like a zombie, feeling nauseas, and not having to spend all day in bed wasting my life away. I have gone from not doing very much to buying a puppy and walking it up to an hour a day. I am also losing weight and want to get involved with the family. I have read reviews in the past and never felt the need to write one. Take it from me, Please don’t give up there are cures out there. I cannot recommend Tracy and her staff highly enough at Buddha therapies. Mr P.
After suffering from back/neck/shoulder pain, constant tiredness and general unhealthiness for a while I was recommended by a friend to pay a visit to Buddha Therapies for some help.I am glad I took the advice as after only 2 visits I have had no pain in my back and feel fantastic. I have been over weight and not really took very good care of myself for quite a while. I visited Buddha and was treated by Tracy, she was brilliant and very understanding over my situation, she was very easy to talk to and gave fantastic advice on how to change my lifestyle without the need for dieting. So far over 2 sessions I have had Kore Therapy, Cupping and Amnofu which has helped with my digestive system. I have lost weight since the first visit and I have more energy than I did before. I am eating a lot healthier and having a Pea Protein drink for breakfast ( a meal I would usually skip), unlike previous attempts I feel with Tracy's help I can continue with my goal to be and feel healthy again. I already have my next 2 appointments booked well in advance. I have recommended Buddha to numerous friends and family and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work Tracy and all the girls who work in the shop, and thanks for all the help so far...... Mr. s
I had been to Buddha Therapies before and read the testimonials of others that had come for treatments for fertility issues. We had been trying to conceive without success for 2 years with no success and the specialists were recommending we try IVF. This is something I didn't want to do if I could help it. Myself and my husband thought, instead of paying money to see the consultant why not use it towards treatment that could help us conceive and help us feel better about ourselves. I called in April 2016, Sarah immediately got a vibe we were coming for fertility. We arranged a series of appointments for both myself and my husband to come for fertility treatments. Sarah was always so positive when we came to see her, she kept my spirits up and motivated me that we could achieve our dreams. All the positivity and treatments have had the desired effect and we are expecting our baby in July 2017. Thank you to all the staff at Buddha Therapies in helping us achieve our dream xxx Miss Kristen
I came to see Tracy McMahon a couple of years ago after suffering a number of miscarriages. I was drained, stressed and feeling helpless. I wanted to do everything I possibly could to have a baby and be in the best possible strength, mind, body and spirit for making this happen so I decided to book myself in for some treatments. Tracy was lovely from the word go, full of positivity, great energy and understanding which is exactly what I needed. People scoffed when I mentioned some of the treatments but they were certainly helping me, my spirit grew stronger. After further investigation we decided to have IVF. Whilst I understand that western science was the major player I have never underestimated how much the eastern part helped make me strong and my mind get ready for what we went through, particularly the acupuncture which is recommended by the NHS, after long wait we have our little Buddha baby on our first attempt. Strong mummy makes a strong baby, Thank you Tracy xxx Miss Cunningham
I visited Tracy after trying to get pregnant for over 2 years and undergoing multiple tests which showed no fertility problems. On my first visit I felt hopeless. Tracy instantly made me feel that I was in the company of friends and the most important thing she gave me from that first visit was hope. Along with treatments including acupuncture and reflexology, Tracy also gave me the tools to listen to my body and recognise how to work with my cycle allowing me to take control......2 weeks before starting our first course of IVF I discovered we were pregnant and now we are looking forward to meeting our longed for baby girl in November 2016. I couldn't recommend the fabulous girls at Buddha to help you in your journey to becoming parents. Mrs. L
I would highly recommend anyone with any conditions/concerns that want to overcome them to have an open mind and try alternative therapies that help support your body and mind. I started getting fertility treatments from Tracy after being told I had a very low mount of eggs left at the age of 35. It came as a shock in September 2015 as I wasn't trying for a baby, I was in the middle of a masters degree, working full-time and buying a house. I was referred to a fertility consultant, they completed the tests and said there was very little chance of pregnancy without IVF. I was given 3 months of clomid and I enquired assisted help with fertility. Tracy was highly recommended by a friend and I was impressed right away with how she explained her philosophy on treating infertility with therapies. She put me at ease by giving me practical advise and an explanation of the treatment. She also addressed organic supplements to also help assist. I left my first treatment feeling encouraged, optimistic, more cared for and listened to. I started weekly treatments and returned to see the consultant in January 2016 not pregnant, he said 100% you will not get pregnant naturally, I asked for another 3 months more of clomid and more time, within 2 weeks I was pregnant !!! It was like a dream come true. I would strongly encourage anyone in a similar situation to seek Buddha Therapies for help support and guidance. xxx Miss B
I started coming to Buddha therapies on a recommendation. I had recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was increasingly becoming irritable with the day to day struggles pains and fatigue the condition brings. I was not convinced of the treatment I was offered by the NHS of anti depressants and pain medication that they told me wouldn't work but would mask my condition. So I opted for eastern medicine that had been tried and tested over hundreds of years before I give in to the western medicine. I was very open to any treatments Sarah thought would help and booked the appointments on the basis of choosing my treatment on the day to tackle any aches or pains rather than book in advance for a treatment that wouldn't make me feel better at that time. After a few treatments and feeling very positive in myself for a change and managing my fibromyalgia with little tips Sarah offered me, I fell pregnant after giving up trying. I didnt have any fertility treatment, and I didn't attend Buddha Therapies in the hope of getting pregnant, I am firm believer that the positivity and encouragement definitely helped. I feel I owe a lot not just to Sarah but to Buddha Therapies just for the escape of every day life to be able to take my mind off my worries, relax and smile xxx
Me and my wife have both been seeing Tracy for over a year now. My wife had severe shoulder pain and I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tracy's treatments cleared my wife's shoulder pain which she had suffered for 2 years. Me - well each time I saw Tracy she tailored my treatments to whatever was troubling me on the day. I had various different treatments over a couple of months and I can honestly say she not only restored health to my ...body but to my mind as well. So when my 15 year old son suffered chronic back pain which was in spasm we didn't even think to take him to the doctors as we knew they would only prescribe pain killers to mask the pain and a referral physio. We took him to Tracy. She assessed him diagnosed him and treated him. Her knowledge and expertise are amazing and her explanation of why the back went into spasm made complete sense. We cannot recommend Tracy and all the girls at Buddha highly enough. They treat everyone with such love and care and really make you feel welcome. John and family x