Dear Steve --
Thank you again for such a fine course! And thank you for taking the feedback in the appreciative and positive spirit in which it was meant.
I wanted to let you know that I noticed many good effects from your treatment right away — this breathing in two lungs is of course really great! Yesterday – on our last warm day here – I painted my front and back porches and still had energy to spare, pretty unheard of for me – and as sore spots started complaining later in the day, I put my hand on whatever I could reach and found release points and woke up this morning not sore from the painting at all – now, that’s REALLY unheard of!
When I left Steve’s office the first thing I noticed was that my distance vision was distinctly better – I could see sharp outlines on the leaves on trees again! Very beautiful, thank you so much... And colors seemed richer though that’s harder to be sure of. I went shopping this evening and forgot my reading glasses – but I could read labels, by squinting to be sure but it would have been impossible before.
For the better part of a year now when I go to switch lanes on the highway I check at least 4 times, very frustrating, my rational brain knows that I saw what I needed to see the FIRST time! Now I’m switching lanes in a much more normal fashion – that uncertainty or lack of processing, and feeling of alarm are much abated. I stopped in at David Burns’ office to see Bob Mastrianni and he had me sit in on T.G's treatment — and she was saying the SAME things about highway driving and how it had changed!!!!
There are more subtle changes in other OCD [symptoms] — I’ve worked with that in other ways that have helped too, but there was a significant good change after my appt with you.
David remarked about my vision because he could see the change in my eyes, and the lack of strain and good new color in my face. Like many other middle-aged women I have some feeling about the changes in my skin, weight, and hair but they don’t bother me very much. What I’ve really felt though, is that for the past number of years when I look in the mirror it’s been sad to be looking at ‘old-woman’ eyes – that’s partly a too-much-sympathetic problem but also there’s been a lack of luster - and now there’s a good shift back – thank you, thank you.
I’m getting used to having nice color in my face, and to having shoulders that are closer to level with each other. My right shoulder has been down since I was 11 years old! (when I had an episode of torticollis – happened in the middle of a school day, nasty and took the better part of a week and a whole lot of hot packs to resolve very much – ever since the problem has been identified as a high left shoulder, not a dropped right one. Sorry there were things I forgot to tell you, including a couple of broken bones – so many body parts, so little time!) Think that might explain a few things??? I tried Fulford’s arms-out breathing exercise (which always felt so awful to do that I had long ago given up) -- and what a lovely experience to have it feel GOOD to do!!
November 10, 2019
Hi Dr. Davidson:
I thought you might appreciate our results based upon applying the knowledge obtained from the "Fulford DVD". My wife Joyce has not been able to get lasting lower back & leg pain relief for the past 4 years. We watched the first DVD from the Dr. Fulford series and learned that the first action to be taken is to get a release in the solar plexus area; he said if this is not done , permanant relief cannot be obtained from other treatments.
I cautiously did this first treatment to Joyce two days ago, got a release and immediately she was pain free and has remained so for these two days . This was particularly amazing to us because she has seen several DOs and many others over the past years without achieving permanent results. She still has some stiffness in her lower back so I plan to study the remaining DVDs and if I feel comfortable, apply the techniques.
I will provide you with additional updates, if you would like them.
November 18, 2019
It was my privilege to meet Dr. Davidson in the early eighties at medical meeting at Phoenix General Hospital. Steve has a way of making strangers into friends. For me and my family, this has proven to be a profound blessing. We have benefited greatly from his unique effective "neurofascial" release treatment.
One example: My son is a physician in Las Vegas. He developed a painful very disabling low back pain and an MRI indicated to a competent orthopedic surgeon that he would need extensive back surgery with fusion of several lumbar vertebrae. I insisted that he get on a plane and come to Phoenix to see our friend, Dr. Steve Davidson. My son arrived in a wheel chair. After one treatment, he was able to get up and move around, sit, stand and feel no pain. This was several years ago and he has done well to the amazement of the orthopedist that he occasionally encounters.
-Murray Schreiber, D.O.
November 18, 2019
Hello Steve -
It was good to see you again and thank you for all your good work 😉
I have two stories for you -
When I was out there in Arizona I got a phone call from a woman in CT, manager of a soon-to-open women's wellness spa near my home. She got my name from my massage school's website b/c I had listed 'oncology massage' as one of my specialties - we had a good talk on the phone and today I went to see her and the facility.
Good, good location - right across the street from the UConn Medical School/Center and on the edge of the gold-plated Farmington Valley. And - a lovely, lovely space. Nice woman - former dental hygienist whose profession took a toll on her shoulders and wrists, and she's a Reiki practitioner - looking for 'like-minded' practitioners who believe there's a larger purpose to work and doing business than making money.
So far she's got a nutritionist, life coach, esthetician, acupuncturist, and a couple of massage therapists.
We chatted about all the usual things for a couple of hours and next week I'll do an "audition" massage. She's good, wants to know what practitioners have to offer beyond what she knows about...
She was "squirming" her shoulder as we talked, so... I found a couple of strains and releases she said she wasn't saying "Wow!" only because she knows there are modalities she doesn't know anything about...
Bless her heart, staying cool and calm... Then she did something with her shoulder and I realized it was a little frozen I raised her arm and found a release way up in her armpit and she put her arm straight above her head! such a cute lady, her eyes popped right out of her head and she said "You're hired!"
I asked how long it had been since she could raise her arm like that, but she was so busy putting her arm up and down she never answered, what a sweetheart I'm guessing it had been a while...
So neat a great tribute to your NFR work even in the hands of a novice. Apparently she goes to some big-guy LMT who hurts her a lot but she feels better after... hmmm.... Welcome to a better way.
It's so good and such a treat to be able to help people this way like the guy sitting next to me on the flight to AZ who reached for the tray table and cringed. Turns out he had had rotator-cuff surgery some weeks before and blamed his trouble on not being able to keep up with his stretching regimen while traveling.
Ten minutes and a few releases later he wasn't blaming the stretching thing anymore, his shoulder felt OK. A couple of hours later, after the plane landed, he waved and shouted to me across the terminal, "It still feels fine!" NFR at 30,000 ft what a trip!
I don't think I've ever told you - my mother had a terrible frozen shoulder the last twelve years of her life and no one had anything to offer that really helped... So, so much pain... the farthest we ever took it was the Lahey Clinic and when they told us there was nothing to do we believed them.
So when I can do anything for someone's shoulder especially, I am very grateful.
Thank you, thank you so much —
Sheila C., M.S., L.M.T. April 3, 2022