Testimonials & Student Profiles
Jason Prince, Postural Alignment Specialist, Board-Certified Structural Integrator, Licensed Massage Therapist
Postural therapy has tremendously improved the lives of my massage clients. Bodywork quickly brings the body back to a 'zero' or balanced space, and postural therapy ensures it stays there. Performing posture therapy improves my clients' sleep as well as how they feel throughout the day. They experience pain relief in addition to improved posture, body awareness, proprioception, muscle reactivation, digestion, and overall quality of life.
With posture therapy, we have the ability to take clients through the entire healing process from injury and dysfunction to returning to their sport or activity. Because of this, our niche market has changed from the traditional relaxation massage to injury recovery and performance. We now work with some of the best athletes in their respective fields in the world. Our clients spread the word more effectively because of how involved they are in their care. They are accountable throughout the posture therapy process, which makes them feel important because we are giving them a better understanding of what their body is capable of doing. It has also helped increase the reach to the entire family. Some even have 'family posture therapy time' set aside every day.
We are able to build trust, confidence, and credibility because our clients know we understand the underlying problem to their symptom, and we provide multiple disciplines to increase successful recovery. It also adds value that their bodies can heal themselves. There are times when the client's body is so hypersensitive that any kind of manipulation would be too much. With posture therapy, however, we have tools to still help them, even when they do not want to be touched.
M. L. Abair, certified massage therapist
M. L. knows firsthand what Egoscue exercises can do for people with chronic pain. She watched some of her clients deteriorate over time even though they saw her and exercised regularly. "Something wasn’t working, but I didn’t know how to help them," she says.
Then a client sent M. L. a book she thought might be helpful: Pain Free by Pete Egoscue. "It was the best, most helpful volume I had ever read," she says. The techniques made perfect sense to her, so M. L. decided to try them out on someone living in excruciating pain after getting out of cast that had been badly put on—herself. "I had lost sensation in my foot and felt extremely uncomfortable," she says. "I started doing some of the exercises, and the pain begin to diminish. By the fourth day, it was totally gone." As for client, she recovered so well she returned to playing golf in a matter of months.
Abair called the San Diego Egoscue clinic to learn more about The Method and Pete Egoscue. Though they were not training new instructors at that time, they allowed her to observe their work. "I was very impressed when I saw all the positive changes in their clients," she says, "so I began to incorporate The Method into my practice."