I have experienced a BIG
learning curve since my Sciatic pain
played up several months ago thanks to your Meditative Exercise - SLM
Yoga CD plus read your books and found them filled with very easy to
follow common sense information for the lay-person.
Somehow I knew the information was out there in this technological
world but I was really looking for something natural and simple -
bringing things back to basics - which you succinctly do.
Armed with the new
information on your exercise regime and a
change of a better choice of foods - your meditative exercise program
now has been given a greater chance to do its magic.
With my new awareness of these various facts I can now play tennis
again as my body feels healthier and lighter.
I knew I had to make some changes to my
lifestyle choices but couldn't quite find the right components or
products that would synergise the healing process with my personal body
type. I started to read a book by Dr. Peter D'Adamo "The eat right
diet" (I would have preferred to name the book - "Your Blood Type Food
A lot of studies have been done by his father Dr. James D'Adamo on the
Anthropology of Blood types.
I realised that my
cupboard was half full of foods that had
been bought just because I had been conditioned to do so. You guess it
- some were thrown out - and the rest to the chooks.
My next change will be to
try the detox regime you recommend
in Dr. Sandra Cabot's book "The Liver Cleansing Diet" to give my body
an even better head start and get it back to its normal healthy perfect
I am very happy to tell
my friends about your program and hope
they also try it not just when they have pain but as a preventative
After years of upper
back and neck pain I am
finally getting some relief with your self treatment program. I've been
to chiropractors for years getting immediate relief but always had to
go back and never actually fixing the problem. Your SLM yoga hits the
exact spots where my weaknesses are, you can actually feel it being so
good for your back and strengthening it where it is weak. The rubber
ball massages are great too, can't believe I can actually give myself a
deep tissue massage, as soon as I get a pain from the gym or sport I
get the rubber balls onto it and it goes away, normally my vertebrae
would be affected. I get great benefit from the exercises that also hit
the exact areas that need strengthening. After getting an SLM massage
my back and neck were unbelievably pain free, I had never had a massage
like it, you can actually feel the whole of the muscle letting go.
Thanks Steve so rapt to be able to see light at the end of the tunnel
and finally be pain free.
Thank you for your follow
up after my purchase of your
wonderful system. I think your program has helped me greatly and I
would be happy to endorse it.
I am 53 this year. About
20 years ago I use involved in an
automobile accident that left me with fractures in my pelvis, a broken
shoulder, 8 broken ribs and a punctured lung. I also sustained many
internal injuries. Considering the extent of the damage, I have almost
no physical complaints today except nagging aches in my lower back and
right shoulder. Also, my right leg became 1/2" shorter then before. I
count myself truly lucky.
However, as a typical 53
year old American woman, I have spent
years at a job that required a long commute to and from the office as
well as hours each day sitting at a desk. Lots of sitting, stress, and
old trauma add up to pain that simply wouldn't respond to typical
treatments. I have had physical therapy, x-rays, massage. Nothing could
find the real problem or help for very long.
However, after 5 sessions
with your video, I can feel my lower
back gaining strength and balance that I haven't felt in years. For the
first time in a long time, I sleep through the night without pain. I am
still sore in the morning but that is lessening now. I think very soon
I will feel like really exercising again.
I have told my massage
therapist about your program and he
wants to see your tape thinking it might be able to help other clients
Thank you for producing
this "help yourself" system. In my
case, it's been really wonderful.
Heitzinger in Chicago
I am extremely pleased
that I am now capable of a good days
Almost two years ago I
pinched my sciatic nerve and could
barely move an inch because of the intense pain. With much difficulty I
managed to drive to the doctor who informed me there was not much I
could do but allow it to heal and he gave me a local anesthetic to
remove the pain. That was fine for about eight hours and the pain
returned. I began alternate day visits to the chiropractor and many
good dollars later, in my frustration I researched to find out the cure
and I located your site.
Since then the road to my
recovery has been only positive. I
am amazed at how well I have improved my physical being and learned to
manage the back pain that I have suffered in total for approximately
ten years. My wife and I do the wall sits together and then follow with
the stretching SLM yoga style. Each morning I have been driving to our
block of land and working a full days manual labour. My latest project
is treefelling some very large grey gum trees which requires constant
back fatigue and lots of backbending work.
When the day is complete
it becomes a relief to get home and
complete the SLM yoga program and feel the relief of any pain.
I still have a constant awareness of my spine. In all activities I am
thankful that I now have a confidence that soon I will have a complete
and total recovery. Till then we will continue to benefit from this
This product has my full
recommendation to it.
For the first time in
over two years, I've not taken any
painkillers for 3 weeks straight. The tingling and numbness in my feet
has gone as has the pain down my legs. I can now walk at my normal
speed for several hundred metres. I have started swimming again, doing
the exercises as suggested in the book. The ball exercises for my back
are the best thing that I have ever learnt. None of the specialists
like physios, osteopaths, doctors, chiropractors ever suggested
anything like it. The exercises you have given in your book are the
best I've ever used - this is evidenced by better walking and better
I started the exercise
program as soon as I finished reading
the 'Do It Yourself Guide'. Your guide confirmed everything I believed
was happening with my back and reinforced to me how it should be
treated. Your book is the sort of information I have been looking for,
for a long while. A book that takes a holistic approach to not only
your back but your body and its health in general. Your book just makes
so much sense. I have also recommended to people I have met to visit
your web site.
I am much more in tune
with the muscles and certainly notice
the difference under stress.
Thank you very much
Steve, I almost lost hope for a while and
contemplated surgery, which of course all the physio's and
chiropractors I had seen were saying.
Thanks again and
keep up the excellent work, regards
Clinton Downing, Tasmania.
Just completed the SLM
Yoga session. Wow what a good workout.
I can certainly feel area's were I am weak and need some strengthening.
So will definitely try and do it on a regular basis now.
your self help yoga is
the best muscle toner I have used,,,,,
good work cheers
I have been prone to mid
back pain for more than 10 years
& in that time with the help of a good chiropractor I have been
pain free for long periods.
In recent times it has
been taking more sessions with my
chiropractor & more intensive treatments to attain the same
This time when my back
pain returned I had purchased your self
treatment book & with it & your clear answers in the
was able to treat the pain myself for the first time in 10 years
without the need for any other outside help & for less than the
cost of one visit to my chiropractor.
James Comerford, Ireland.
Just wanted to let you
know how effective I have found this
program in a short period of time.
S, Texas USA.
Thanks Steve, I've been
using the self-help program for 3 days
now to correct rhomboid pain which has been ongoing for 3 months now.
This is the second episode, the first one last 8 months in 2005/06!!!.
I have had something like 30 chiropractic adjustments over the last few
months, the effects of which barely lasted a few days. Also, I have
been doing stretching programs for this entire period with little
success. I have had really good results in just the 3 days since
starting your program. I have found that doing the rubber ball work has
really helped, just like your book says. Also my triceps in my left arm
are still quite sore (again as the book outlined they would be).
Northern Territory, Australia.
I had a perforated disc
incident just over 20 years ago from
which it took about a year to recover. I never had back problems again
until now with this reoccurrence of sciatica down the right side, from
the lower back to the ankle. My doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory,
which helped somewhat but not for long. After about 4 months of this I
sent for your book, then your SLM program.
I had major relief within
two weeks of starting the exercises
and also found the ball treatment very effective. It is now about six
weeks and have virtually complete recovery except for the occasional
niggle at the buttock.
In my opinion this type
of treatment should be the first thing
anyone with a back problem should try. I was prepared to put up with
the pain forever before considering having surgical intervention, as I
have seen the sad results of surgery on two friends, one of which as
been virtually bedridden for the past 5 years.
Thank you for your
Pat Jarvis. Mt Isa, Australia.
I work at a desk on a
computer for about 9 hours a day and am
fairly sedentary. As a result of this I have been suffering pain in the
upper back which radiates to the front of my left shoulder I have put
up with this for 18months. On holidays in November, I pulled something?
in my lower back and my movement was severely restricted. Since then I
have been having fortnightly visits to my chiropractor, mobility
returned, but has been still somewhat restricted.
I received your self help
program about a month ago. I have
been following the yoga program about 3 times per week. Last week I
forgot and missed my Chiro appointment, my back felt pretty good hence
the appointment wasn't in my mind. I visited her (Chiro) yesterday. I
sat on her bed as usual and she gently prodded my lower back, spine
area, normally this is very painful but this time nothing. She then
felt the area in my middle back that is always inflamed and swollen and
asked me what I have been doing. She said my lower back and pelvis is
back in alignment and she didn't need to do anything and my inflamed
and swollen bits of my spine had improved significantly. She praised me
for taking control of my own pain and told me to keep doing what I have
been doing. Thanks Steve, although I was at first skeptical and reneged
purchasing the program and SLM Yoga DVD, I am now very happy indeed.
I want to say to you,
that I am most impressed with your SLM
system. In place of a SLM therapist here in Toronto, which I would
happily visit once a month for tuneups, I've had good success with a
shiatsu therapist, along with faithful adherence to SLM bodywork. Your
two books and the DVD are exactly where it's at for my back and
sciatica problems. They present the needed solutions, not understood in
my experience with two medical doctor and three chiropractor
visitations over a period of years. Your theories and knowledge of how
muscles work, and how to cater to their needs for long-term relief of
my pain has, to say the least, been most gratifying. Had you been
available with your SLM system forty years ago ( I'm 74 now ), I'm
confident that my pain-free years would have been increased by 40.
thanks Steve for the results of your successful efforts in the
art of bodyworkings.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sorry for taking so long
to get back to you....been a busy few
Yes, its been 4 weeks (at
the time of this email) since I
started your program. I've been really impressed! After 4 weeks of
following your advice, I'm at the stage where I am back to around 95%
recovered. Some minor pain occasionally but I still working on getting
rid of that!
I previously had the same
disc buldge injury some 9 months ago
& did lots of intense physio to fix the problem. This took 4
before I was at the stage where I am now.
I would highly recommend
your book & advice to anyone with
any sort of back problem.
I have found that your
program makes perfect sense and have
done a little with results felt immediately. My knees and hips no
longer give so much pain when I walk. A little stiffness near the end
of my hour of walking instead of constant pain. I still have a shoulder
problem that has been giving me problems for over a year and many
visits to chiropractors has done nothing to help.Now that I have sold
my business I intend to spend some time getting myself back in shape
using your program. I have lost 8kgs by walking and improving my diet
and I have been able to avoid blood pressure medication by getting my
blood pressure down. I will send a picture etc when I come back from my
Easter break to Mildura. I am going to try to see one of your
therapists as well.