The Deep Tissue Massage DVD Set and Manuals have helped thousands of massage therapists of all skill level to improve their craft and skill set to better serve clients and expand their businesses. We are so grateful to our clients for these reviews of our massage manual. Testimonials from real, working professionals in the massage business.
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Tom Myers Anatomy Trains author, Massage Magazine
I have to say I'm highly impressed with what I have seen. Once again - thanks for producing a much-needed addition to resources available to SI students and practitioners. It was about time that someone got round to lifting the veil of mysticism that has prevailed over structural bodywork.
Don Thompson United Kingdom
I'm only about half way into the video series and my mind is reeling. The content is so good and will definitely have me replaying time and again to get the material ingrained. This is easily the best money I've spent thus far on furthering my growth as a therapist and it has already been paying off with clients. Already, I've been finding my work to be invigorating once again and I can't wait to get my hands on people. Thank you for part in this.
I just got your book in the mail today and I want to thank you very much for this great gift. I have been hearing about this book for quite a while and it was a long overdue addition to my library. You have done a great job with this book and it is certain to become popular and valued reference. I will be delighted to recommend it to others! Best wishes and keep up the great work.
I love this sequel to the original series which had already drastically changed my skill level by giving tons of techniques and totally changed the way I work with tissue. Working in a spa, I was having trouble trying to fit all the information into a full body massage, but seeing the flow, pacing, and especially a way to plan sessions has again moved me to a new level and I'm already getting more re-bookings and referrals. Paid for itself in no time."
These videos are better than the classes it took for me to obtain my licenses to practice massage therapy. These videos are very good for anyone seriously wanting to be a great therapist. It does not matter if you are not wanting to do deep tissue you will still be rewarded with knowledge and techniques to enhance your therapy sessions. Just having the ability to study and review the videos over and over is great. I need to see techniques performed, as well as hands on, in order to successfully understand the best practice in my session for each client. This has been the best investment for my business.
After 8 years of practicing sporadically and keeping massage on the back burner, I've recently started my own practice, and I want to tell you how instrumental your DVD set has been in helping me treat my clients. I've taken Deep Tissue I & II with you at SFSOM and benefitted tremendously at the time, but I have to tell you, having your DVDs as a reference has given me the confidence to really set out to be of benefit to my clients. I naturally work deeply and slowly, and I initially had concerns about deep-tissue approaches 'clinicalizing' my precious, meditative sessions. The truth is that now I can work in a more focused manner with even more presence and intimacy. When clients call me with a particular complaint, I simply look up the applicable techniques and watch them, and off I go! I've employed the sidelying position much more frequently (love that!), and I feel free from hesitation to work deeply in a safe manner. I want to thank you for doing what you do and being the sincere person you are. Your gifts are far-reaching.
I've taken Deep Tissue I & II with you at SFSOM and benefitted tremendously at the time, but I have to tell you, having your DVDs as a reference has given me the confidence to really set out to be of benefit to my clients. I naturally work deeply and slowly, and I initially had concerns about deep-tissue approaches "clinicalizing" my precious, meditative sessions. The truth is that now I can work in a more focused manner with even more presence and intimacy
Finally had time to peruse the DVDs. Excellent. Explanations were clear with more than a hint of experience. I was very pleased with the result, and you should be proud of the product, Art. One of the main reasons I bought the DVDs for, is to look at treatment from a different perspective. Even though I was aware of some things, the DVD reminded me about them, and also stimulated other possibilities. It keeps me fresh and interested as well. I will be referring back to them many times in the future.
Peter G. Osteopath, London
I spoke with you last week awaiting the arrival of my DVDs which arrived shortly after I got off the phone with you. I have been glued to this book and these videos all weekend. I've taken two weeks off from my practice to refresh and regain my zeal for this type of work. I have spent sooo much money on advanced classes and workshops that only offered a snack of information and here you are giving away a feast at a fraction on the cost. I am so thankful for the knowledge you've been willing to share and I will be doing the same by giving back to my clients what I'm learning. Thank You Again. P.S. You have a student for life.
DVDs get better and better the more I watch them!
Penny M. England
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your DVDs. I recommended them to a quite a few folks here in Canada - I hope that a few of them have ordered up a set. The quality of information and the clarity of progressions in treatment were second to none.
Patrick A. Canada
Just wanted to say I have found your book and the accompanying videos to be absolutely excellent. I haven't finished all the videos yet, but they have given me so many new ideas. It really is fantastic. I would be interested in taking any classes that you offer.
Having had a quick flick through both the book and disc #1 of the DVDs, my first impression is that this is a fantastically useful body of work which I'll enjoy using as a basic reference text both for me and some of my more advanced students. Congratulations to you for putting it together (and incidentally to my teacher, Tom Myers, for recommending it to me)!
Philip Newstead United Kingdom
A while ago I ordered your deep tissue series on the internet before they even came out. I watched them all and read the book and I found them absolutely wonderful and a MUST for all bodyworkers.
I am only on the third disc of your video 'Deep Tissue Techniques' but already I'm so impressed I wanted to let you know. My training is primarily in Structural Integration, NMT and myofascial work. I have 30 years of training and experience in the field. Your video is the best I've seen and I'm comparing it with a huge library of videos, audio tapes and books at my office. Thank you for the time and effort it took to complete this video and book. It's a wonderful gift to other bodyworkers.
Carol E. Minnesota
Today I watched your disc for the first time and I am truly amazed with the quality of your work! Thank you and all the best to you.
Mr. Riggs: I just have to tell you that I am amazed by your tapes. I wish I was studying under you instead of where I am! I don't know how I found you, but I'm just thankful I did! These tapes are ones I will always be able to look back on and refresh myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I recently purchased your 7 DVD series. To say the least, I am blown away by both the quality and quantity of information presented.
Just to let you know, six weeks after the workshop in Ireland, that this workshop has really changed the way I go about my work. It's been absolutely fantastic. This is how I want to practice massage. I've been uncurling bent shoulders, rolling some people onto their sides, fishing for first ribs, and hitting the scalenes. It was a privilege to study with you. You've really had a lasting effect.
Thank you so much. I am so amazed at his tapes. I mean, he's better than my instructor at the college! And he uses all the same books. It was the best money I have ever spent!
S. L. California
Here in Italy the technique of deep massage is not well-known, perhaps also in all Europe. For this reason I am very happy to have purchased your product. I work a lot with patient post trauma (orthopedics) and I am able to particularly appreciate the utility of the deep massage.
A. M. Italy
I can't imagine any serious massage practitioner that would not benefit greatly from this series. It is absolutely full of not only specific techniques to expand my skills, but also demonstrates the subtleties of touch and theory that actually qualitatively change the way that I work. I've been a therapist for over ten years, and my regular clients immediately noticed the improvement in my work-not just some new strokes but a whole new way of working. For 11 hours of serious instruction that I will review many times, I think this is some of the best money I've ever invested on bodywork education.
Judy S. New York
Do not hesitate to purchase this video/DVD set! It is well worth the money and I find myself referring back to it again and again. The instruction is easy to follow and professionally produced with good camera angles and good sound quality. Best of all, the material presented is thorough and extremely useful. After viewing (and re-viewing) the set, I felt as though I had spent days attending in-person training sessions with the added benefit of being able to go back and review at any time. Art has an excellent teaching style and it is obvious that he has a passion for his work which comes through in the videos. I had to think twice about making the investment, but I'm sure glad I did!
Nanci S. Minnesota
I am a licensed massage therapist and I purchased Art Riggs's Deep Tissue Massage Manual about a year ago and loved it, but really needed to see what was being explained in the book. I had very high hopes for the DVDs and was not disappointed - rather the opposite. They exceed my expectations. Mr. Riggs is an enjoyable instructor to watch, as well as extremely skilled and knowledgeable. It is apparent his goal is to help massage therapists become well-informed and successful practitioners. Cultivating touch, anatomy review, biomechanics, and working with injuries - together with hours of excellent demonstrations of applied techniques, you can't go wrong with this set. These videos move at a very comfortable pace, each building upon the next. The DVD format is ideal for easy reference. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and highly recommend this set to recent graduates of massage therapy programs as well as long-time practicing massage therapists.
Hope Z. Wisconsin
I am a certified massage practitioner for Swedish/Esalen Massage. But I have always been interested in deep tissue massage. I first purchased Art Riggs' Deep Tissue Massage manual, and was thoroughly enthralled with it's excellence. So I eagerly awaited his release of the videos. For certain, the book pales in comparison to the videos. For half the amount of money I would have spent on an advanced deep tissue class, I now have his videos that I can watch innumerable times. Seeing Art doing the bodywork 'live' is like having a never-ending massage course that I can attend over and over, in the convenience of my own studio. Art Riggs's instruction and demonstration is of the highest quality. He is extremely enjoyable to watch and listen to. The close-up camera shots make it very easy to see even subtle moves. I highly recommend these videos for those like myself who are new to the massage business, all the way up to those who have been in the business for decades like Art. I have received totally enthusiastic responses from my clients for the moves I have been putting into practice. Although I do not own a DVD player, these videos are also available in that format, which makes it very easy to follow the manual that is included to find exactly the part of the body you wish to view.
I wish I had had this resource 12 years ago when I was in physical therapy school. These products have dramatically improved the quality of my work and saved my body from injury.
Patrick Hannum Physical Therapist & Rolfer
Deep Tissue Myofascial Release Massage has enabled our school to plan a 100-hour curriculum around its clear progression, from the basic skills to clearly defined strategies.
Julie Morrison Director of Massage Western Career College, Pleasant Hill, CA
These strategies and theories are extremely helpful to me in my massage practice. I work more efficiently and my clients noticed the more effective results immediately. If you want to integrate deep tissue work and myofascial release techniques into your practice, this is the one book you need.
Andreas W. Los Angeles, CA
This book is packed with information and is so much more than just some fancy strokes. It has changed and enlightened the way I look at working with tissue and has made my work more effective and fun.
Kerry Loeb Oakland, CA