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TESTIMONIALS:  More than Stress Management
STRESS REMOVAL
Sleep Improvement

and Creating More Capable Professional Abilities



by Lou Gross, School Certified Master Postural Integrator
26 years successful experience
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        I'd look forward to the total relaxation after each session.  I slept incredibly.  It would free my mind of all stressWhen Lou worked on my head, right away deep relaxation would flow through my entire body; I remembered that part from session to session.

        The overall effects of the sessions carried into my work and home life.  I always used to push myself, even if I was already straining.  Now, if I need time out during the day, I can let go and take it.  I can now focus on what is most important and things don't "work me up" so much.


Mr CL, V.P. Finance and part owner,
Computer Systems Firm, age 37
Immediate & repeated Stress Release, sleep improvement,
Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences

         Most of the time I've felt tense.  In just the first session I felt like I relaxed years.  I feel I can let those years go now, and I can move forward.  I feel like I can think smoothly.  And I don't ever recall feeling this good in the past 10 years.


Ms BJ
, Attorney, age 32
Immediate, significant long term Stress Release

         The bodywork increases my health and vitality, and makes me feel calmerIt clears up conditions:  When I'm starting to get ill, it puts me back on center with my health.

        Along with this, it also, very importantly, integrates and moves my physical energy.  When I feel I'm "stuck" in my career or personal life, I notice I'm also "stuck" in my body; I have physical tension and tightness and a lack of flowing energy, that I can't mentally "let go."  The bodywork helps me feel better and move forward by breaking up this stuck energy and tight≠ness.

        It also helps me psychologically.  It helps me through emotions like anger and sadness, and allows me to integrate emotional changes into my body.


Ms SL, Businesswoman and
Public Sector Employee, age 43
Immediate Stress Release, Health Improvement
Psychological assist

         The biggest thing I've noticed since getting the bodywork is how the physical is tied in with the mental.

        I'm standing straighter and because I am, I feel more alive and have more positive energy flow.  When I stand I now feel more able to deal with negative issues that come up around me.  They don't bother me as much and I can deal with them in a more balanced way.

        Physically, as the tightness of my muscles has released, I feel freer, and I don't have as much tightness in the shoulders as I used to.


Mr WT, Marketing & Administration,
Aerial Photography Firm, age 28
Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences

         I get stressed on the job, in my personal business and driving the car on the freeway.  And when I get stressed my shoulders lift up, I tighten in my upper back, my right leg hurts, I feel tightness between my eyes, and sounds become highly amplified.  I can't stand loud noise as it is, and stress makes it worse.  Then it's another drain on my energy to tune out the noise.

        I feel much better after a treatment.  All the symptoms go away, and more than that, I feel more capable of dealing with the problems, so that they'll produce less stress.

        Most directly, since my body isn't trying to deal with the pain, it has more reserves to deal with other things.  But I also feel more in tune with myself, more integratedIt gives me greater calmness and more of a feeling of confidence of being able to deal with the situation at hand.
 
        Right after a session, which is usually in the evening after a day at work, I feel much looser, and somewhat tired but not wiped out.  And I sleep better.

        Besides these "rejuvenation" affects, Lou's sessions improve my job performance in two other ways.

        First, I have a somewhat different view of time.  Time criticality of a lot of things doesn't seem as critical.  I feel less rushed, even if there are demands from other people, and I can evaluate their reports more objectively.  You become more open to a long term and well considered view and you get away from crisis management.

        Obviously, if you're stressed and therefore not feeling well, and then you have a crisis, it makes a crisis out of everything around you, and vice versa.  In a crisis in my business, there's a whole bunch of people running around who are themselves in crisis, similar to little kids.  But from the treatment, I can take a more detached view and don't feel rushed into "must handle it all now."  The pressures are not so "close" to me.

        And secondly, I don't know why it happens, but it does, that from my improved mental and physical condition, I wind up being able to focus on the actual problem at hand, rather than the interaction problems started by inputs from the other people.  People have different views about how things are, and I can get caught up in discussing or arguing their views and my views.  Before getting Lou's treatments, I'd get so caught up in the immediate interactions that I couldn't step back.  Now, rather than focusing on their real or imagined ideas about the problem, I can put that aside, step back and focus.  I can remove the other people's biases and abstract the real problem better.


Mr IB,
Senior Scientist, Venus Probe,
Hughes Aircraft, age late 40's.
Immediate & repeated Stress Release, sleep improvement,
Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences
Professional Performance Enhancement

        I've had a lot of good results from the cumulative sessions of bodywork and bodymind therapies.

        I'm able to drop the worries of the job a lot easier.  Simply because of that, I'm sleeping a lot better and I even need less sleep.  I also don't have as many physical aches and pains, and when I feel stiff, I use Lou's special stretching exercises to clear it out right away.

        I can now recognize that other people have problems, too, and I'm not bothered by their emotions as much.  And because I've been able to see the dynamics of my own problems, what happens in stressful and difficult situations isn't so vague to me.  So I can also have more compassion with other people.

          I don't feel trapped in stressful job situations the way I used to feel. Goals that I used to have, but that seemed impossible because I didn't think myself capable of them, now seem possible.  Life is not this evil taskmaster forcing me to do something, or not do something.  Emotionally, I feel like, "Why not?!  I can do it if I want!"


Mr BI, Architect, age 40
Immediate & repeated Stress Release, sleep improvement,
Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences

Professional Performance Enhancement

        It helps me with my studies.  It used to be hard for me to sit still for long periods of time; I'd feel physically uncomfortable.  After bodywork, I can sit longer in an individual place, I'm not fidgety and I feel "planted."

        In general, my mental and psychological experience after bodywork is that I feel more self confident, in my abilities and in my interpersonal contacts and conversationsThat makes me more relaxed and I don't tense up emotionally about performing and achieving.


Mr KS, age 25, Graduate Student,
and Zen Meditation practitioner

Stress Release
Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences

Professional Performance Enhancement

        I don't tense up now in what used to be stressful situations, particularly those regarding expectations, such as my sons' doing well in school.  Now I just take it as it comes.


Mr JG, RN, INTENSIVE CARE NURSE, age 37

Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences

        Does it help me with stress?  Definitely!  It takes it out of my body. What more could you ask for?


Ms JS
, RN,  age 47, INTENSIVE CARE NURSE
and Zen Meditation practitioner

Immediate & repeated Stress Release

        It had been a few years since I had a treatment from Lou and during that time, Iíd been under a lot of stress.  Even just the 1-hour of Bodywork we did recently removed so much tension that I slept better than I had in many months.


Ms DL, SPECIALIZED KINESIOLOGIST

Immediate Stress Release, sleep improvement

        My head, which Lou worked on a lot, feels more relaxed, and thereís more warmth and circulation in it.  I have more energy yet Iím more relaxed at the same time.  I feel better all over, and the treatment felt really fine.


Dr Mc PhD, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Certified ROLFER

and Zen Meditation practitioner
Immediate Stress Release

        In my work, I travel a lot by plane and automobile, and sometimes on trains and buses.  Travel can be exhausting: packing up, carrying bags, sit≠ting for long periods of time, early morning departures, late nights and strange beds.  In the past 12 years as a sports consultant, I have traveled well over a million miles.  And it is very hard on the body: the tight shoulders, the sore back, tightness in the gluteals (buttocks muscles) and legs.  For the stiffness and tightness that comes with my job, I've had various treatments and massages all over the world.

        When one of my clients, three time Olympic runner Christina Cahill, recommended I see you for treatment because of the lower back pain I was having, I thought, "Well, let me give it a try."  She said you were a miracle worker, having helped her with a hamstring injury.

        Wow!  The single treatment that I had was truly an enlightening experience.  I could not believe the mobility and flexibility that I had after one session with you.  I felt like a new person with the body of a teenager; in fact, I felt two inches taller.  I could bend and move my neck and back with a freedom I hadn't felt in years.  My entire body felt refreshed.

        Because your treatment encompasses the complete body structure, everything becomes loose and relaxed.  Very often we forget that one muscle can control the feelings and mobility of areas of the body far away from the muscles' main area.  Often, when one has a massage to work out kinks in a special area, other areas are ignored.  That was not the case with your structural bodywork.  Everything works better after one of your treatments.  I just wish my visit to L.A. would have allowed me to have additional treatments.

        As a person who has worked with athletes for over a dozen years, I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of them.  Our bodies need to be looked after, and athletes, especially. need to keep their bodies finely tuned to get the best performances from them.  But we all should take the time to look after our bodies, not just the full time athletes. 

        Thank you, Lou, I am very grateful for your help.


Patricia Owens, INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CONSULTANT, Athletic Liason, age 49

Immediate, significant long term Stress Release

        When I'm under stress, everything tightens up, including my legs, groin area and lower back, all the way up to my neck.
          When I was working and under a considerable amount of stress, I was able to make it through that on an extended basis because I was seeing Lou regularly, once every two to three weeks
.  Lou was able to loosen my connective tissue and muscles and help me relax mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Because his work accesses the deep muscular structures and actually re-lengthens them, the effects of the treatments lasted much longer than the couple of days I'd have gotten from a standard massage.

        One of the benefits of the treatment is that it releases mental tension as well as physical tension.  As the physical tightness was removed during the session, the mental stress that I'd accumulated and couldn't "let go of" was also removed, and I felt good mentally again.  As each layer of physical tightness was released, I could let go of some mental tightness.  And as each layer of mental tension released, it allowed me to release more physical ten≠sion.  The treatment restores a balance and I feel a lot better. 

        While I had to return to work the day after the sessions, and get through the unpleasant negative experience mentally, my body didn't react so negatively when that happened, as it did before.  And I was able to function better.

        My posture has also improved.  I'm standing straighter and with less strain.

        The series of bodywork sessions has also been an educational experience.  I'm more conscious of my structure and more knowledgeable of how the various parts are interconnected and interact with each other.  When one part gets tight and out of alignment, I understand what effect it has on other parts and have a pretty good idea what needs to be done to correct the situation.  I'm also aware of how my reactions to stress or to certain foods create physical tightness and physical-emotional imbalance in certain parts of my body.  So I'm much more aware of how all the parts of me relate one to the other.


Mr RM, Retired H.U.D. Manager, age 60

Immediate & repeated, significant Stress Release

Long term automatic stress management and stress immunity from previously stressful experiences
Professional Performance Enhancement

         When I saw Lou demonstrating his Bodywork I felt a very nice energy coming from his hands.  I then asked for a demonstration sample, and I liked it so much I had two 1-hour sessions.  Lou released long term accumulated tightness from my head and neck, arms and shoulders, chest abdomen and back, and also in my pelvis and legs.
         From this I feel very, very relaxed, and Iím profoundly satisfied and profoundly grateful.


Dr BK PhD
, PSYCHOTHERAPIST
and Zen Meditation practitioner

Immediate, significant Stress Release

          Having a session with Lou is the most rewarding experience, both on the physical and spiritual levels.  If you ever want a bodywork-massage this is the man.  He's the best!


Ms FJ, Businesswoman, age 32

Immediate Stress Release

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