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.
Suffering a frozen shoulder, I was recommended to Daris. The thorough questionnaire made me feel safe. My first appointment was such a positive experience. Having the fascia stretching greatly improved my pain after the first visit. Daris is so invested in helping you, from preparation of stretches to do at home, to explanations of what she is doing and how it will help. I have had various treatments of all kinds and finally I have improvements. It is not a week since starting my treatment and range of motion has greatly improved. Pain is tolerable. Daris loves what she does, very professional and caring. I am so happy I found her.
After my first session with Daris, I felt a big shift in my body,specifically my knee where I have had surgery and ongoing pain/stiffness for years, things started to release and feel more mobile from there. Every session helps more and you leave feeling limber and loose. Recommended others to see her and they've had good results as well. Highly recommend Daris, very knowledgeable.
Thank you so much for putting such time and effort into helping each of us. This class is so much better than a generic one, which does not look after the needs of the individual client. Since you put so much into it, it makes me want to put a lot into it too. Thank you,
I would absolutely recommend the Healthy Back Program. Probably the best program I've taken for my back. Body awareness and mindfulness about stabilizing muscles and activating deeper muscles making sure . Daris was really knowledgeable, was able to provide alternatives, really positive and supportive.
Through a regular stretching program Daris has given me, I have relieved some Numbness and Tingling down my arm from an ongoing bicep/rotator cuff injury.It is amazing to think, I thought it would never change.