I would like to share an email I got from a student about learning to work smarter not harder and gaining trust in the effectiveness of MFR therapy.
Te Awhina Pouwhare here, I attended your Fundamentals course in April in Christchurch.
I have been treating an orthopedic surgeon for the last 5 years on a fortnightly basis with deep tissue, NMT and trigger point work. He was intrigued to experience the MFR as I told him I attended your course.
We discussed what I learnt from your course and how I feel I have been working hard not smart for the last 10 years of my massage career. How I feel I have been forcing changes to a person body rather than working through the layers allowing the body space to ‘let go.’
We talked about how its interesting that so many of us (including myself) feel that if there is no pain then we may not achieve the expected results and that deep work is necessary to create change in the problem tissues. I told him how the course followed the principal of working superficial and then deep, working with the wisdom of the body to allow the body to release instead of trying to force it.
He was not convinced that this way of working could be successful. As a surgeon he cuts through tight fascia often and understands the impact that surgery has in restricting the fascia further and reducing space in the body.
But he was totally amazed by the experience of the MFR technique and commented if he hadn’t experienced it he would never have believed that it is so effective. He has now requested that this is what he would like to recieve from now on 🙂
I sent him the Utube clip “The Fuzz Speech” by Dr Gill Hedley which is an interesting 5 minute video about fascia. He was
very appreciative of the information. Next I am going to send him a link to the DVD you show in class, Strolling Under the Skin.
Thank you for your great teachings that are helping me to evolve and flourish in becoming the best massage therapist I can be for
the people who come to see me.
I look so forward to the next course I am able to attend with you.
Te Awhina Pouwhare