Some of my clients have taken time out of their busy lives to write a testimonial. I am very grateful to them for doing this.
Each of following testimonial listed on this page were sent to me directly via email. They all are in the client's own words, with zero editing.
There are three different sources of testimonials to choose from:
Testimonials clients have sent me directly, are found lower on this page.
"When I first met Mark, I was immediately impressed by his warmth and empathy. Our sessions began when I was experiencing intense pain in my elbow that even kept me awake at night. After several treatments the pain disappeared and I regained complete mobility in my arm. This is when I knew I was in the hands of a gifted healer! Body work is essential as we age—the tolls of stress, trauma and repeated actions lessen our flexibility. Mark’s approach allows you to feel like a participant in your cure rather than something that is being done to you. I imagine how he “sees” with his hands as he manipulates and re-aligns various muscles while I try to keep relaxed and breathing into the pain. Yes, you can expect a few bruises but the rewards of greater movement and flexibility are worth it."
"Thank you Mark for giving me my life back. I work as a desk bound engineer but have spent most of my free time over the last 30 plus years in the outdoors. In my early 50s I began to feel pain in my lower back. It just started and got slowly worse until I was in constant agony and could not kayak, ski, hike, or climb (or for that matter even stand in a line for more than 5 minutes). Doctors sent me to physical therapy and gave me drugs. This helped a little but my back still hurt constantly. The chiropractor was useless (I think he believed he could cure me by lightening my wallet). After a severe pain bout in which I could not get off the floor an intern in the doctor’s office recommended Mark. I went and now, 9 months later, I have been pain free for over 3 months and have been back enjoying this glorious summer. Mark gave a clear explanation of what the treatment entailed and why it would work. I was a little skeptical at first but after the first month I felt considerably better. The improvement continued week by week until one day I felt nothing, no pain at all for the first time in years. I could not recommend Mark more highly. He is a consummate professional, genuinely nice guy, and most importantly, the treatment works."
"Mark is able to give me pain relief from Trigger Points in my shoulders, legs, hips, and other body parts. He is very skilled and knows just where to massage when I point out where the pain is. He has also taught me how to release the pain at home between appointments. Mark is very likable and I highly recommend him for massage treatment and Trigger Point relief. It is a joy to be pain free when I leave his office, and to know that he will be there to help me again. Thanks for the gentle treatment and pain relief Mark. You make me very happy."
"After breaking my collarbone in a bicycling accident, I was fortunate to discover Treatment Massage. On the journey back to wellness, I found Mark's knowledge and expertise to be the perfect complement to ongoing physical therapy sessions. Mark's treatments targeted and loosened sticky tissues in my shoulder and promoted faster healing, while PT helped me stretch and strengthen the affected area. My goal was full range of motion and returning to bicycling, skiing, hiking, sailing, and dancing. Now I can. Thanks, Mark."
"Over the past 2.5 years, I have seen 6 massage practitioners, 3 chiropractors and an acupuncturist in search of relief from low back pain. My recovery had plateaued and I was beginning to think that no one was going to be able to help me. After the first session with Mark, I had my hope restored that I might not have to live with pain for the rest of my life. At that time, I was 5 months pregnant with my second child and very concerned about avoiding the acute back and hip pain I experienced after my first baby. I am now 2 months postpartum and feeling better than I have in years. I've been a regular client for 6 months now and look forward to the relief I feel after each visit. I only wish I had found Mark years ago! Thank you, Mark!"
"I had an accident injuring my neck almost 7 years ago. I have had neck pain and constant headaches ever since. I started seeing Mark and within a few visits my headaches were gone and my neck was much better. He also gave me recommendations on how to maintain the improvements. It’s more than just a massage and more relaxing than a treatment. Thank you, Mark!"
"I want to thank you for your help in treating my injuries. I came to you with a pulled right calf muscle and a stiff neck with limited range of motion. After one session with you, I was walking well again, and within three sessions, my rage of motion in my neck was back to 100%. Needless to say, the pain subsided in all the spots that accompanied these injuries and in other tight places in my body."
"As an athlete I keep throwing something new at Mark every time I need to see him. Every competition deadline I've set he's gotten me there. I have no doubt that I would not be competing in my best shape in the Ultimate Frisbee National Championships if I had not seen him during the season. I've been a competitive athlete for 25 years and really appreciated Mark's knowledge of the physiology of exercise, injury prevention, and injury rehab. It's so refreshing to have a solution available beyond the "Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation" and Ibuprofen."
"I just wanted to thank you again for the work you did recently on my back. The improvement after each session was simply amazing. Prior to coming to see you, I had no idea how effective the type of massage treatment work that you do could be."
"After six years of back pain which drastically curtailed my activity level, and many health care practitioners who were unable to help me, Mark's deep tissue work turned things around for me rapidly, to the point where I can now do virtually anything I want in terms of physical activities. Mark is supportive, relaxed, matter-of-fact, and extremely knowledgeable, especially regarding recommendations for proper aftercare. I highly recommend Mark's form of treatment massage."
"I went to Mark because of trouble with my neck and shoulders -- the same thing I've had trouble with many times before. Mark's therapeutic massage worked better and faster than physical therapy ever did, and he sent me home with stretching exercises that also are better than what I'd been given before. Now I'm having Mark work on an old back problem that I had thought could not get better, and I couldn't be happier. He is thorough without making work for himself, and as professional as he is kind. He's going to be a regular part of my self care!"
"I went to Mark in pain and with what felt like a 'collapsible cup neck'. Within a few visits my pain was relieved and I felt like a giraffe!"
"Between a chronic illness and an automobile accident, I was once quite a mess. Mark takes an aggressive yet sensitive approach with me that has produced significant and lasting results. Since starting treatment a few months ago, I've had much less pain and much more energy. Long-established debilitating pains in my spine and sacrum have vanished. I've gained the freedom to start exercising at the gym and taking long walks, secure in the knowledge that I'll remain pain-free."
"I consider my work with Mark to be an essential part of my journey towards becoming a physically stronger and more capable person."
"In December 2005 I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. Unfortunately, just one week later I had a bad fall and dislocated the same shoulder. I was going for physical therapy three times a week but not making much progress. My physical therapist suggested seeing Mark Pearlscott for massage therapy. Less than two weeks after starting the 'feel better later' massages with Mark I was free of pain and my shoulder was almost back to normal. In the process, he was also able to eliminate the completely unrelated pain I was experiencing in my right hip and knee. I can't say Mark's were the most relaxing massage I've ever had, but I will say that I'm completely pain free now - and you can't beat that. I actually felt so good after Mark finished his massage that I miss not going now but do love feeling so great!"
"I have had chronic upper back pain following a bicycle accident ten years ago. Since then, I have tried many treatment modalities with minimal success. After two months of weekly massage treatments with Mark and a stretching program that he designed for me, I am completely pain free for the first time in years."
"This guy is awesome. I was having pain in my hip, and he took care of it in one session. The pain is gone and hasn't come back."
"Mark puts you at ease and enables one to ask questions which he answers to the best of his ability. He explains what he is doing and he showed me some stretching exercises in conjunction with the massage that were very helpful. His massage technique enabled me to function better than ever."
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