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I had a lady from 2 hours away that would come once a month to receive this work in particular because she found the benefits of it far outweighed any regular massages she had ever had in the past and no one in her area knew this kind of work. She was recovering from cancer and because of the treatments, she somehow developed a drag in her one leg that would cause her to trip and even fall down several flights of stairs. I worked on her only two times with MRM and the drag completely went away and has not tripped or fell in over a year and she contributes this all to this wonderful new work she discovered, thanks to Howard!!!

Hope that will work! I love taking these classes! It starts a fire under me again and gets me excited to work on people and change their lives! Looking forward to MRM part 4!! I will probably ride along with crystal in january when she takes the test so I will most likely see you then! Thanks again for a fun and informative weekend!!!

Richelle Garman

Hi Howard:

I finally had an opportunity to practice some of the strokes that you taught us over the weekend at Massage Envy. My first client just wanted a relaxing massage and medium pressure. She said just do the same thing as before, I liked it. I actually gave her a medium/firm pressure. So, I said to her while massaging her trapezius (using the myofascial release method), "I'm going to try a few different strokes today that I learned over the weekend." On the upper body, I performed at least seven of the strokes. When she was face up, I noticed that she couldn't turn her head even though she didn't complain about it. While I was using the strokes she said that her upper body was much looser. When I was finished, she could rotate her head fully on one side, the other, almost 3/4 of the way. She was very impressed with the technique and asked for a 90 minute session the next month. What a difference a three day intensive session makes.

I practiced different strokes on several other clients. One was experiencing pain in her lats. I noticed that her ql was very tight. So I turned her on her side and did the strokes. I didn't spend much time like I usually would following a routine to massage her entire back. I worked on her erectors that were tight, particularly in the lumbar area. When I finished with her, she said the pain was gone yet it had been hurting all night. I was so happy that I could make the pain go away.

I need to practice the breathing technique, but if I do several techniques a day while they are fresh in my mind I think that I will master them. Thanks so much for a great course and I will keep you posted.

Angie Purnell

Hi Howard,

Thank you for all of the great Myofascial Release classes. I've used the techniques this week that I learned last weekend at the Myofascial Release Advanced III. One client said it was the best massage that she has ever had, and she has had many. Another client came to me with a unique and painful hip issue that I would have had a problem resolving without the techniques that we learned in MFR III. MFR has enabled me, a male practioner, to separate myself from many of the 5000 female LMT's in Massachusetts. In my 6 years of practice in SE MA, I have yet to meet a therapist or client who has experienced MFR. This technique is responsible for the two new MT positions that I now have, one being my own business, the other being employed in a very high end, luxurious setting with a very large clientele base, surrounded by wonderfully supportive associates. I canít thank you enough for bringing and sharing your knowledge to us.

I have had so much success in using the myofascial treatment, it's unbelievable! People are forming lines at my door! This work has made a huge impact on my life, as well as in the lives of all people I try to help in managing and relieving their pain!

Just thought I'd share the immense impact and positive outcome your work has achieved in such a short time in so many different ways! Wish there was a way of taking the lower extremity class!

All my best,

Amanda Potgieter

Hi Howard,

I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to give some feedback since I took the upper extremity class.


Jim Tebeau

Hi Amy,

Thanks so much for staying in touch. And thanks for the good word. Any "miracles" to share?


Yes, of course!

Most recent was a 65 plus year old woman, usually very active and frustrated by limited mobility. I worked quads, hams, adductors and periformis. When she got up off the table, she lifted her leg and exclaimed "I haven't been able to lift this leg for months!"

Oh, more recently. . . today my farrier came for me to perform my half of our barter. Her shoulders were immobile. I did the standard upper body protocol without the seated work and with extra scapula work as well as modifying what you've taught us to include the serratus group. She had to rush out, but was exclaiming that her shoulders were finally free and sent a text asking where I'd been all her life, declaring this work to be 'Amazing'.

And. . . that 14 year old dog I practiced on after our first class? He's still moving freely enough to avoid euthenasia and can even scratch his own ears now, much to his delight.

Amy Delventhal

Hello Howard,

Hope all is well! Thank you again for that amazing class last week! I just wanted to write you because I've been incorporating more and more of MFR Massage with open minded clients.

In the past week I've seen a client who has scoliosis with a curvature which deviates to the right. The ab work did wonders for her discomfort. I also worked her legs and of course hip flexors to alleviate pain. After the session she compared the work to Rolfing and noticed a huge improvement.

I also saw a woman who is a first mate on a yacht. She came in twice, one 60 minute session and the second a 2 hour session. The 2 hour session gave me time to do the majority of the techniques learned from both classes. She too was amazed at the abdominal and hip flexor work. It made her realize how tight her hips and legs were. Along with that her back and neck pain which she had me work on initially had practically vanished.

Another client who I haven't seen in 2 months finally came in and she had a very tight neck with limited range of movement. Halfway through the 90 minute session she was able to turn over without any trouble as well as breathe deeper than she has in 3 weeks. When I asked her to lift her head like she was performing a crunch she lifted it with no issue and completely surprised.

I believe that what we do is validated specifically after 1 leg is worked on. The clients notice a huge difference between the 2 legs. Yes, I get excited as well! Of course I don't show it!

I'm truly begining to enjoy the treatments more and more. Initially I say I will do a customized session with a few MFR "moves". One becomes 10 in no time.

Thats all for now. My wife is surprised that I've written so much. Have a fantastic weekend!



PS- does this make us Fasciast?

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Howard Rontal demonstrates MRM Massage