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by Lou Gross, School Certified Master Postural Integrator
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From a Structural Integration Bodyworker in the US
  who has studied from many other videos

I 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 time?

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 bought it.

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 get.

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 Europe
  who works on Athletes.

Lou 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.

For 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 routine.

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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