From a Structural
Integration Bodyworker in the US
who has studied from many other videos
would absolutely buy the entire series and/or any advanced work tapes you
would make because where my work was very good before, it is better now
and could only become better yet with more input of this quality. I've got
just about everybody's videos but in two days I've gotten more mileage out
of your one technique tape and two adductor stretches than I could have
imagined. The others are more professionally produced and edited, but
yours is more like a real life session with all of those little moments
that make up a therapists work life.
Any one can say spread the fascia along this line, but you show and say
to spread the fascia here and here and here and here, this way and that
way and again over here and around and again, and this is how you do it
with a little of this now and a little of that then - the way it really
has to be in a session. And why, and what is impacted, and what you feel.
The general idea is common, the detail is precious and rare. And I think
the nibbling technique is more effective, especially at the beginning of
loosening, than the long stroke techniques.
Bottom line is I am more than happy, found many more than one gem to
use, and my work is now irrevocably changed and more effective as
yesterday's sessions proved to me and to my clients. Please make more
videos - soon - and let me know when they're available. I believe that
if you were to have some professional editing done that you would have a
very solid market through Massage Magazine and others and/or through the
massage supply companies. I am trained and experienced and have 3
cabinets of videos to draw from as well as a large number of
continuing ed workshops under my belt and maybe that's why I got so much
from your video or maybe yours is just more full of real and useful
technique than the others, but either way I think more therapists
should have the benefit of these DVD's.
And How in heaven's name are you able to work and narrate at the same
In general, what I've seen is a demo on what
to do and how to do it, but almost never the full doing of it, certainly
never the doing from start to finish, top to bottom, or section to section
(as you do). They may say to repeat a maneuver going more deeply as
you go, but I've never seen that done or gotten such a feel for the
nuances of doing that. And I'm convinced that it's the nuances that make
the difference. I also like that you show that it does take more than
an hour to get an area properly lengthened
Had your video shown me nothing other
than the nibbling technique you use (by this I refer to your loose fist
fascial pulling) for 5 minutes on the adductor and another two minutes on
the calf, it would have been just another video to put on the shelf.
The nibbling is great but I don't think just a few minutes would have
convinced me to adopt it. I watched it for two hours, feeling and
sensing it, watching it work and seeing the impact before I completely
A DVD that takes a realistic amount of time to get from point A tightness
to point B length is something that I've never seen before. You show the
alignment before and after, along with the imbalances that still exist and
what areas account for that - it's realistic, in real time, humble in
that you're not saying that you performed a miracle in an hour and we
should too, but good work done carefully and thoughtfully and
completely within realistic parameters.
I thought it was obvious
- the focus in both the Bodywork and in the stretching is lengthening of
targeted tissues for the purpose of alignment and is ideally the way to
achieve alignment. Not everyone will do both, but I humbly submit that
they ought to. And I think that Bodyworkers should have the stretching
information to enhance their work and give clients self-help potentials
and let's face it, bodywork goes better with stretchers. And lasts longer
and doesn't hurt as much. I couldn't live without stretching and I don't
know how other people do it.
I've read the books and
printed sections for particular clients who are interested in their
bodies' function to read and to explain to the reluctant why I do what I
do and that they should allow me. Your books for the lay person are
actually much more informative regarding the why's of each step of the
recipe than the class I took.
If you have any more technique videos send them along right away - I don't
care how rough they are, I just want my clients straight and comfortable
ASAP. I would even be pretty happy with videos of sessions without
narration if that's what it takes. Psoas and chest would be priorities
for me personally as I don't feel that I impact my clients quite enough in
those areas with the efficiency I'd like if it were my body on the table.
Or a full series, or advanced deeper work, or or or or - whatever I can
From a Psychiatrist in Asia
who is also a
Massage Therapist & Meditator
Your backbook is easy reading,
informative, and enjoyable. Haven't finished it though-- am in the
middle of it. So far, I feel great doing the stretches. I've done the
bodywork on around 30 folks and many want repeat sessions- can't wait
for your upcoming instructional materials!
Compared to other videos of hands-on
instruction, I believe that your approach is more
body/mind/emotions-oriented and that would jive quite well with my
practice of wholistic healing. I appreciate the way you integrate PI/SI,
Reichian bodywork, and Netherton Therapy as it seems to add a new flavor
to plain deep tissue massage. Haven't you ever thought of giving your
work a new name, or naming your work after you? After all, I think that
the work you do has evolved and acquired a distinct character.
From a Kinesiologist - Massage Therapist in
who works on Athletes.
when I use your hands on technique the fascia is more free, ditto for
muscle. I use a bit of lubricant for a better result. I alternate
this approach with stretching and other passive/active work.
Then when I work with the athlete I use some techniques in High Intensity
training days, other in Low Intensity training days. In a general session
I work with passive/active fascia release.
Your technique is better instead of the old long and hard longitudinal
rubbing, that cause more pain, muscle damage and long muscle recovery.
When I've seen it, I said to me: Ouch. Yours is really simple and
effective...great Lou! and I've tried on my body, too.
the last therapy (Video 4, how to do more hands-on, backs, legs, torso,
head, neck, arms) I've used only your technique & not the kinesiology I
usually do, to see if you Bodywork technique also did the muscle balance,
and the test after the Bodywork WAS good!!!
I was in Belgium for a swimming race, and then to Milan for a 2 long weeks
of work. I've done only a lower body release for most of them and some
trigger point work.
And I've worked a lot with injured athletes and with your stretching
From a Personal Trainer
who is also a
Professional Volley Ball Player
whom I did a lot of Bodywork on as well
I've been working with a few clients
and I tried some of the hamstring and lower leg
stretches we went over. They seemed to think it was very helpful.
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