Cathie Santo, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist / Owner of Willow Plains Yoga & Massage
I have been a registered massage therapist for 24 years, and a yoga teacher for almost a decade. In that time, I have met many therapists in many areas. Daris Tendler is a stand out among all of them: she has amazing sensitivity of touch, the kind that is hard to find out side of practitioners with long experience. She also has a really heart felt drive and sense of purpose to help people, as well as a work ethic that is amazing. Her FST application is outstandingly effective without being in any way painful. While she was here we worked together to apply FST and massage therapy, and found that they are a terrific complement, in addition, FST can have similar effects to the practice of yoga. Anyone who works with Daris will be at the receiving end of intelligent, compassionate, and very therapeutic treatment.
I decided to do workouts with Daris again this year to try to strengthen my body, get rid of some extra weight and also get rid of pain that I was having on a daily basis. There was no rhyme or reason to this pain, it just seemed to hurt in a different place everyday. After the pre-session of bootcamp that a friend and I did with Daris, I knew that I needed to continue with it. I was already feeling stronger and better. I became addicted to going to each workout as each one was unique and fun. I became stronger and pain free as the spring and summer moved on. I was even able to run/jog and not have any pain. Other than being stiff after a workout, there was no pain like I had experienced before. I combined bootcamp with Daris' stretch therapy and was amazed at the change in my body. Basically pain free, definitely stronger, my clothes fit better and I even shed some weight.Daris is an amazing teacher and motivator. She makes sure you do things correctly so as not to injure yourself, but still manages to get you to the state of a "good burn" in your workout. I have learned many things from her and have found I am capable of doing many things I didn't think I could do before.
Fascial Stretch Therapy is an application which combines the effects of stretching and mobilizing in a passive and gentle environment. As a long time Medical Exercise Therapist, I have experienced many modalities developed to address injuries, conditions and symptoms. FST is an amazing tool, especially at the hands of an experienced practitioner such as Daris. Her background in sport and yoga, plus her strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology, ensure each session is both safe and effective. I would highly recommend this modality for individuals seeking another option on their journey to wellness. PLUS, it feels amazing!
A session of FST removes the stiffness in my muscles, allowing me to do the long walks I enjoy so much. In addition, FST improves my range of motion, which allows me more flexibility at yoga. It's all good!
I’m a big fan of the Fascial Stretch Therapy sessions you are providing. When I get back in my car after a session, I have to adjust the rear-view mirror because I’m clearly sitting taller than I was prior to the session. Seriously, I think you should have a tape measure attached to one of your door frames, to demonstrate how much taller your clients are after a session. Measure before and after the session, so people can actually see the difference! I could go on, speaking about how much better I feel following an FST session, but words just don’t do it justice!
I had my first Fascial Stretch Therapy session when I was experiencing low back pain. After having a few massage sessions that would help for a day or two, I knew I needed to try something else that would assist me more long-term. I think of Fascial Stretch Therapy as a lazy man’s yoga; Daris works to put my body into proper alignment. It’s better than yoga in that Daris is able to get a deeper stretch than I would be able to do for myself. After a couple of sessions, I could feel some major releases occurring on the table. One night, after a Fascial Sretch Therapy session with Daris, I had an amazing and restful night’s sleep with busy dreams on the theme of movement – a result of all the releases occurring in my body and how everything was now circulating and moving in a healthy way. Like putting fresh oil into a vehicle to ensure it keeps running well, Fascial Stretch Therapy will help your body run at its best.
It’s amazing what one session will make you feel like! My back hasn’t hurt at all since I saw you and I feel soo good!
I have been a client of Daris’ Facial Stretch Therapy for the better part of a year. I find this technique helps my body to relax. It’s effective in lessening my chronic pain and enables me to maintain my exercise and walking programs.