December 7th, 2011
I have worked with Matt for over seven years. For me, the work is far beyond just feeling good, but rather has a kind of overhauling effect on me altogether. After we have a session, the best in me springs forth, I have a sense of well-being and feel that all is well in the world. It is like coming home to myself!
-Ray F., Gallipolis, OH
December 7th, 2011
I was involved in a head-on auto collision at a high rate of speed a little over two years ago. I am grateful to be alive, but I have spent countless hours in physical therapy, have seen numerous physicians including neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain psychologists, pain management, and even a psychiatrist to deal with nightmares and post traumatic stress from the accident. After numerous steroid injections, trigger point injections, and rhizotomies in my cervical and lumbar spine, my pain management doctor recommended having myofascial release therapy with Matt in conjunction with the rhizotomy to help with the healing process. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how it was different from other massage therapy and physical therapy I had received but was willing to try anything, since my pain level was still very high nearly two years after the accident and my quality of life was not good. After the very first session, I noticed a period of being somewhat “pain free”. It lasted less than an hour, but it gave me hope. Each session allowed for greater lengths of time without severe pain and I started feeling more like my old self again. At one point, I experienced what is referred to as an “unwinding” which was very strange but Matt’s reassurance and calm instructions and touch, allowed my body to release some deep layers of fascia and muscle tension that had been gripping my nerve endings since the accident. After this occurance I experienced a dramatic turn, not only in my physical healing but emotional and spiritual healing as well. Now I am free from all medications and with the techniques taught by Matt and some ongoing maintenance, I am able to regain a vast majority of what I lost. Now when I visit Matt, I simply relax and allow the healing to happen. My only regret is that I wish I had found Matt and Healing Sea sooner. What a blessing. I have recommended him to others, and they, too, have found healing in his techniques.
-Mark U., Lexington, KY
September 17th, 2010
In 1987 I had a thoracic spine fusion due to severe scoliosis. Since then I have struggled with daily pain and the possibility of having my lumbar spine fused. Finding Matt was a gift of life! With regular sessions we have reduced the amount of pain significantly. I am able to lead a normal life in less pain than ever before. As a side effect of his work, I feel much more peace, tranquility, and wholeness in my day to day life. I am now completely confident that I will not have to have a lumbar spine fusion and that I will continue to live my life with minimal pain. Thank you Matt!
– Becky S., Lexington, KY
September 1st, 2010
It works! I have probably seen over ten different pain specialists, none of whom have given me permanent relief. The gradual release of restrictions throughout my body has really helped my healing. I had neck and lower back pain along with hip dysfunction and sciatica. I have 95% improvement with the muscle spasms and pinched nerve pain. Following regular treatment and specific stretching exercises I have gained a lot more flexibility and strength back. I’ve found it to be a non-forceful, drug and pain free, effective treatment.
– Philippa R., Versailles, KY
August 27th, 2010
I had been in a car accident and had two compression fractures in the thoracic, which caused extreme pain in my back and radiated around to the front of my rib cage on both sides. Before coming to Healing Sea and having Matt Schuler perform Myofascial Release treatments I was in so much pain that I was only there in body. The happy, smiling person my family and friends knew did not exist. After Matt has performed his treatment I am more like that person. It is like lifting a veil off your face, how much clearer you can see when not in pain.
– Janet H., Versailles, KY
August 13th, 2010
I came to Healing Sea for fibromyalgia, low back, hip and leg pain, and shoulder stiffness and pain. I was surprised how quickly Myofascial Release starts working and that it has lasted longer than other treatments I have tried. It is a way to release pain (mentally and physically) without drugs- I always leave a session very relaxed mentally and physically and with considerably less pain.
– Linda E., Nicholasville, KY
August 1st, 2010
I was experiencing pain in my lower back, knee and neck and shoulders. I was surprised how much relief I feel with little pain involved. The release sessions do not follow the theme “no pain no gain”- quite the opposite! The positive effects last much longer than normal massage.
– Joanna B., Lexington, KY