At whatever age, it’s important to keep one’s body in proper alignment and to address causes of aches and pains before they become chronic. With age, it becomes even more imperative. As a woman in my 70s, with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and several replaced joints, I am nonetheless living and functioning independently, without pain and with good, youthful posture. One key reason for this is the body work I do at Body Reform. After frequenting Body Reform for several years, (thus avoiding surgery on several occasions) I want to share what I’ve experienced:
- The Bowstring Method is an extraordinary form of bodywork unlike anything I have known. Developed by Shannon Harris, MPT, OCS, it’s a deep, structural manual therapy system that doesn’t cause the kind of pain you have to grit your teeth to endure or the risks that chiropractic manipulation can pose, especially for older people. If I have pain somewhere, Shannon works on me to eliminate the causes before they become chronic. As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the great bodywork systems in the world and needs to spread so that many more people can benefit.
- Mary Harris, MA, CMT directs a special form of Movement Therapy that is a creative combination of Pilates, Yoga, TRX, etc. She has a unique ability to use exercise to enhance functionality in every day life– standing, walking, sitting, balancing –so that you are stronger, less accident- prone and more youthful looking. Much of what we do, how we move, in everyday life can actually be harmful to our bodies though we’re not often aware of this until we’re older and find ourselves unable to do what we “used to do.” If you want to learn how to move in a way that displays easy confidence and get stronger in all the right places, Mary’s Movement Therapy is a key component.
- Body Reform’s philosophy is brilliant, emphasizing Prehab over Rehab and combining Bowstring Method’s Manual Therapy System together with Mary’s Movement Therapy in a way that is truly transformative. Physical Therapy has never felt so good and has never been so beneficial.
Jane Fonda , Actress, author