Post Surgery and Shoulder pain brought her in... Professional dancer, Catlin completed her 5-session therapy program with the knowledge to dance pain free into her future.
About a year ago, I went for a serious stress-related issue and had amazing results. As background, I experienced post-traumatic stress after a friend died, and was having awful headaches due to clenching and grinding my teeth at night. My doctor and dentist both recommended I try massage therapy since the pain was unbearable. I called to explain the situation and talked to the owner, Irene Diamond. She recommended the myofascial therapy technique. I booked a series of 3 appointments with Sarah, who is Level 2 or 3 (higher level = more experienced). She focused on my head, jaw, and neck. After the first session, the tension was relieved. The second session, I could tell the headaches were better. The third, the pain was gone. Seriously, I know this may sound hokey, but to go from downing 20 Advil a day to having the pain just gone, it felt like a miracle.
Susan came for Relief from migraines and knee pain... And Got It with ONLY 4 Targeted AMT sessions.
To Whom It May Concern:
If you’re considering working with Irene Diamond in any of the fitness fields, I’d like to let you know you’ve just discovered a real gem (no pun intended!). I studied aerobics and other aspects of physical training with Irene for three years, and her expertise and congenial attitude guided me from my state of being purely sedentary to one of being committed to a regular routine of physical fitness. I’m proud to say that participating in some form of workout is now part of my daily regimen, and I owe it all to Irene.
What is particularly gratifying about having studied with Irene is that I know that the foundation of my training is grounded in proper technique, and an awareness of physiology, and muscular and skeletal movement. She’s taught me the proper mechanics to minimize injury and maximize physical benefits.
Beyond these important fundamental aspects, Irene is a pleasure to be with. Her positive attitude and ability to educate in a manner that’s easy to absorb and retain make her a superb teacher. She knows her subject thoroughly, and seems to have a real commitment to passing the joy of movement and fitness along to others.
It goes without saying that I recommend Irene very highly. My work with her helped me turn a corner in my life, and I know that you’d have to search long and hard to find another of her caliber.
Dear Diamond Wellness Center,
I can’t thank you enough! I’m walking now and feel great!
I’ve been lucky all these years to have never had any problems with my back. Up until the one day when I was out in the garden, and all of a sudden felt my back go into spasm. I could barely move, and felt as though I had seriously injured a disc or something in my low back.
Two of my buddies who also have back pain suggested I see their chiropractor. But another friend of mine who has been going to you for years when ever he gets into “back trouble” told me to see you.
He was right! After only 5 sessions of the Active Myofascial Therapy with you and Mike, I felt (feel) 100% better. All my pain is gone, and as you suggested I am walking on a regular basis now and doing the series of therapeutic exercises you taught me, which really help.
Your work certainly beats getting cracked by a chiropractor, and the information on back care you gave me will help me for the life of my back!
I give you high kudos, and sing your praises to everyone I know who has back pain.
Hopefully, I will never see you again! (Professionally, that is!)
Marty Kornfeld, Ross, CA
Featuring 2009 World record holder, Mick Dawson from England, a day after he broke the record, rowing a small 2-man boat from Japan to San Francisco. (It took Mick over 6 months of straight rowing. "Do ya think his back was a little sore?") Listen to what Mick said Before & After his 1 session of AMT.
Luis received complete relief from a pinched nerve (after only 9 sessions)
Linda (traveled from England) Found Fibromyalgia Pain Relief.
Constance avoided hip-replacement surgery. She now is pain-free and can lead an active life.
Gigi avoided hip-replacement surgery. She filmed this after only 2 sessions of Active Myofascial Therapy & is happily on her way to being pain-free and soon will 'ditch' the cane she now uses.
Nurse Allison experienced fast pain relief from excruciating back pain, after trying a variety of other therapies... She could stand up and walk straight in less than 1 week of Active Myofascial Therapy.
I just had to tell you about the great results I have been getting using your AMT- The Diamond Method.
I had a new client come in for a consultation about his headaches and other problems. He has been in for two treatments since the consultation and is making great progress already. He had several 'hot spots' in his neck/shoulder area and using the Diamond Method the results were amazing to him, as he felt the pain melt away.
The Actions, (especially the turtle and the arm circles) has helped him also. I can't wait to see him on his next visit in a few days.
Another client, (a regular) found relief in some areas that seemed to be chronic.
I have been able to incorporate (Active Myofascial Therapy) into my work quite nicely.
Thank you so much for a great seminar.
“Before AMT, I was in such pain that I couldn’t sit, walk or drive with any degree of comfort. I have to admit that at first I was skeptical if Active Myofascial Therapy would give me the relief I needed, on both a short and long term basis. What I received with Active Myofascial Therapy was much more than I expected!
Through this work I have recovered from the debilitating pain I had in my lower back.
People would benefit immensely if hospitals, physical therapy centers, insurance companies and the medical profession as a whole took greater interest in the benefit of clinical Active Myofascial Therapy. In fact, if health plans provided clinical manual therapy as a service, I believe we would see a dramatic decrease in employee absenteeism.”
“I’m doing great! I have been dancing even more than I used to before the injury. Most importantly, I feel limitless!
I thank Active Myofascial Therapy for (teaching) me stretching and range of motion exercises. I continue to do them every day. AMT services are amazing and I'm glad I was able to (receive it) right after my injury. It pushed me hard, and it is paying off now!”
“Fifteen years ago I was in a car accident, and suffered the first four years with chronic nerve pain in my neck and back. I declined a recommended neck surgery, and tried everything from physical therapy, acupuncture, shiatsu, spine clinic, TENS unit and medication. Neurologists and spine doctors prescribed medication, an epidural and rest (no working out). They told me I would not dance again and I would not be able to hold my own children if I were to have any in the future. They said I would always have this pain. I was crushed with the negative feedback and physically drained by the heavy medication. I suffered for years, waking up each night in pain. My left leg would go numb when I would walk or drive.
I am a very active person and found over the years that this treatment plan was not working for me. I started looking for another option.
That's when I found Diamond Pain Relief & Wellness Center and the Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT). AMT tremendously helped me reduce my daily headaches, my neck pain and tightness, my lower back pain, and tingling I felt in both of my arms. AMT helped me create awareness of my body, my posture and daily activities in order for me to maintain my pain levels- which meant getting my active life back.
Irene Diamond (Director of the Center) is very passionate and makes you feel empowered to heal your own pain. Her kindness and deep understanding of the body and chronic pain, gave me a breath of fresh air and was a driving force for me to change how I experienced my pain. She helped me understand how my pain was working within my body. She teaches you daily stretching techniques (called 'Actions') that I still utilize to this day. The Active Myofascial Therapy relieved a significant amount of my pain in only a couple of sessions. Within months I was training for a marathon. I have ran the Nike Women's Marathon and NYC Marathon, and have shared many dance performances at social justice events. I highly recommend AMT for anyone who lives with pain. It's time to feel good again!
Irene, thank you! I am eternally grateful!"
“To Prospective Clients:
I just wanted to put a word in for Irene Diamond’s Active Myofacial Therapy.
I tore the rhomboid muscle in my back last year lifting weights, and was in intense pain for 4 months. I didn’t get the injury diagnosed until month 2, but I found AMT through an article in one of the local magazines published in the Bay Area.
While I’d been to Rolfers and myofacial practitioners before, this work is different. You get unbelievable deep relief by employing movement during the work by the patient. The depth and relief received is much greater than I’d experienced from any therapy before.
My twice-weekly AMT sessions was the only relief from constant pain until the injury healed. Check it out—it’s unlike other deep work you’ve had, and it’s powerful stuff.”
“This is not a flakey spa massage. AMT is the real deal. If you play hard, work hard and know enough to treat your body to regular fine-tuning, this is for you. Active Myofascial Therapy is wonderful. I bought a series of 5 [gift sessions] and have given 2 or 3 out as thank you gift to dear friends and business partners. They love me forever for that gift and went back a second time”
“There is a certain person out there that I feel so much gratitude towards. She really cares that you understand as many aspects as possible in not only her technique but also in business. She is full of ideas and finds ways on how to be even better than you were yesterday. Irene Diamond, I am still yet a beginner, it's only been since October that I took your seminar in Active Myofascial Therapy. Your method has forever changed my practice. I incorporate it in my massages daily. And I am slowly growing with "ah ha" moments every time! And that's just from ONE of your classes.”
I wanted to thank you again for your time and wisdom during the AMT seminar. Besides all the great content and technique, I so appreciate your positive, funny spirit and sense of joyfulness as you taught. I’ve been to quite a number of regional and national seminars in the past and there was often this sense of the keynote speakers laboring through yet another city like a semi-bored rock star on tour. Your commitment, humility and enjoyment of your work really came through, and I found that as compelling as the rest.”
“I was suffering from a slipped disc in my neck and it was causing numbness down my arm to my thumb. I was taking so much medication and received very little relief from a physical therapist. Through the unique therapeutic technique, Active Myofascial Therapy, I began to feel much better and was shortly off all of my medication.”
“I used AMT on a chiropractor who has poor range of motion in her shoulder. She had been everywhere and was told it would take 6-8 month of therapy. She got relief from pain and gained back almost 50% of range from one session.”
As a nurse, Joi knows her body and therapy. She received instant relief for her neck and back pain she sustained in a car accident.
“I developed a painful stress related injury (from extensive computer use) and went to a new therapist based on the recommendation from a friend who knows about physical therapy. (This was after seeing a chiropractor and lots of Advil.) I was asked a series of probing questions and slowly arrived at a way to best treat my shoulder. My therapist carefully demonstrated a series of exercises I was to do and then received Active Myofascial Therapy. Over the course of three visits, my shoulder began to respond to the treatment and I can say that 2 months later I am still pain free… thank you!”
“I gave chair massage tonight at a health club and worked on one of the employees who had pain in her left shoulder down into her rhomboids. I used the AMT you taught us this weekend and when she got up she could not believe the pain was gone. She kept asking me what I did because nothing else had worked. I, of course, told her about AMT and gave her a couple of Actions to do. She’s a personal trainer so I knew she would do exercises. Again, thank you for sharing your knowledge!”