“After having a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive procedures, I was experiencing intense tightness and extreme discomfort around my chest area. It felt as if I was wearing a straight jacket 24 hours a day. I felt helpless and devastated.
I researched my symptoms and read about MFR. I found Izabela and started working with her. She is not only an amazing therapist, she has been extremely invested in me as her patient. MFR has changed my quality of life for the better. My symptoms have improved dramatically over the past several months. I no longer have the painful tightness or the discomfort. I feel like the straight jacket has been removed and the sensation I feel is more like I am wearing a support bra. I can even sleep on my stomach! Not only have my physical symptoms improved, but the scars and the shape of the breasts have been smoothed out dramatically. I can't say enough about how grateful I am for Izabela, her skills and dedication!”
“I have been experiencing pain in my right side for almost 5 years, and actually had my gallbladder removed because I was told that was causing the issue. I stumbled on Izabela’s website and thought I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. After the first few visits I was still a bit skeptical, but I continued to go every week.
After about 6-7 visits, I began to see a noticeable difference and I started to go every other week. I am glad to say that my side now feels considerably better and I have been just about pain free for several months now.”
“I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis 7 months before I started Myofascial Release with Izabela. My both heels/feet hurt constantly any time I was standing or walking. After my first MFR session I felt tremendous improvement. My pain is now totally gone and I can work in the garden for 12 hours and walk as much as I want to without that pain.
Thank you! Myofascial Release really works.”
Ursula Sieffert, 67 year old
“I am 66 years old woman and I first came to see Izabela regarding a hip injury. I was in extreme pain when I walked. I was suffering for at least 6 months with this injury. I went to see her twice a week for about 2 months and I now totally pain free.
I am currently seeing Izabela for stress incontinence. I had exploratory surgery in 1979 and a complete hysterectomy in 1983. My stress incontinence has become worse over the years due to these two surgeries. I went to my doctor in November of 2011 and he said I needed surgery right away. It got so bad that my bladder hurt all the time. I have been going for therapy for about 6 sessions and my bladder pain is completely gone. The leakage from my stress incontinence is getting better with each session. Today, January 28, 2012 I ran for 30 minutes without any leakage at all. Myofascial release prevented me from having bladder surgery.
If you have any questions you can e-mail me anytime at: lfinnegan (at) sbcglobal (dot) net”
“Before recieving MFR from Izabela, I had chronic lower back pain, fatigue, and brain fog. I felt like I was a zombie. As soon as the first session, I felt myself go into my emotional body that was holding my hips and back in a way that gave me pain. Through embracing these emotions and experiences attached to them, I felt my body change and my relational style improve. I felt like I had come back to life and was more in the world. I also gained more energy and had less pain. This was just in one session!
As my therapy progressed, I was able to tap into my holding patterns as they related to past memories. As a result, I had a multiple benefits, on a physical, emotional, and energetic level. My body has less fatigue, is more aligned and I feel alive and engaged in the world.
It has been nearly a year since I have recieved MFR, but the effects have remained, and deepened. I have become more aware of my body and how it relates to my emotions and energy. MFR is a wonderful gift to the world of healing. Izabela is very gifted and a natural healer. She is very compassionate, nurturing, empathic, intuitive, and safe. I feel, I would not have been able to have such a deep experience, if she had not created such a safe space.”
Priya, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
“Receiving Myofascial Release during my pregnancy was invaluable to me. I had chronic pain and muscle tightness from 6 months until the end of my pregnancy. With the help of MFR sessions 2-3 x a week my pain went down enormously and helped me sleep better at night. Whenever I left from the treatments I felt completely relaxed, pain free and rejuvenated.
Izabela is a joy to work with; she is skilled, attentive and generous. Thank you.”
Monica Haggerty, 35 years old, Psychotherapist
“I knew this was going to be different from a typical physical therapy experience, as soon as I read the questions Izabela asks as a part of her initial assessment. What activities are important to you? How is what your body is presently experiencing (in my case: pain, limitation in movement, weakness) affecting what you want to be able to do, what you value in your life? [It was] very refreshing.
After talking with her on the phone, I felt her confidence and hope. Despite my negative beliefs about my ability to sustain progress, I borrowed her hope and went for it. I learned again, that we “feel” pain in many ways. It can be felt as sadness, anger, fear, etc. I say again because, although I’ve believed that we can hold emotions in our physical body, I didn’t really know how to release them in a healthful way. I’m so happy that I found someone who is not only an expert with muscles and body mechanics but also the emotional connections within those physical parts. I believe Izabela’s intention is to not only release tight muscles/fascia, but if need be, allow the body to do what it needs to do as far as the emotional aspects of one’s challenges. Izabela has also helped me by creating an individual home program that is helping empower me to continue on my journey towards improved health and well being. Again, the difference being exercises as well as suggestions for reading literature that is fitting and that will support me every step of the way. Thank you Izabela for your knowledge and most of all kind heart.”
Lor Pop, 44 years old with headaches, chronic neck and back pain
“Izabela Adamus is a gifted therapist and healer. I’ve suffered from chronic mid-back pain for the past few years. I have consulted several different doctors and physical therapists and not one of them helped me the way Izabela has helped me. Izabela is an attentive listener. At the beginning of each session she would ask me how I was feeling and I knew she was really listening because she would always follow up with relevant questions. Izabela is very perceptive as well. She noticed things about my body that every other medical professional failed to notice. For example in our second session she saw that my left ribcage stuck out farther than my right ribcage. She then asked me to twist to the left and to the right and sure enough my ability to twist to the left was greatly limited compared to my right. Her ability to discern this imbalance was crucial in addressing and relieving my back pain. Izabela carefully and critically evaluated my body structure and functioning for any indication of the cause of my pain. It is only through Izabela’s methodical and thoughtful approach to the treatment of my back pain that I was able to have relief from it for the first time in several years. To me it was a miracle. It has been almost three months since I’ve seen Izabela and I’m still pain free! So if you’re looking for a miracle or even just a little relief or peace of mind, go see Izabela. You won’t regret it. Thank you so much Izabela!”
Jessica Stowell, 32 years old, Chronic back pain
“Izabela is a light bringing hope to very dark and seemingly dire circumstances. During the year it took for doctors to begin to figure out what was wrong with me -- why my body would neither heal nor function in the midst of extreme pain -- Izabela helped ease my suffering and anguish. When we met, her unique physical therapy modality helped me find a place of peace and presence that my pain had taken from me. In between meetings, she sent encouraging messages and taught me practices that allowed me to have moments of respite in chaos. She has a healing touch, a genuine care for others, and irrepressible insight. I feel blessed for having had the opportunity to work with Izabela Adamus.”
Rebekah Steers, 26 years old, Chronic pain
“Izabela is an amazing Physical Therapist, dedicated to making changes in current views of the healing arts. She is a gifted, compassionate practitioner and teacher, who combines strong physical therapy skills with intuitive capabilities that enable her to help people integrate their body/mind connection. True, authentic and lasting healing of chronic physical pain can only happen when the emotional and mental aspects of us are acknowledged and healed as well. Izabela will help you to feel this connection in your body, heal it, and make the shift so you can live pain free again. I feel that the benefits of Izabela's treatment approach have been invaluable.”
Dr. Sarah Moniques Williams, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“My experience with Myofascial Release has been extremely beneficial for me. It has made me realize and appreciate the emotional as well as physical aspects of my being and how they are inter-connected. Izabela Adamus has helped me tremendously in relieving me from chronic pain into the beginning of the experience of wholeness and well being. After many injuries and a struggle with progressive scoliosis I am now able to function in a healthier manner under Izabela's guidance and care. She has released me from day to day pain which had limited my life. Her calm influence has helped me to release my emotions of anxiety and fear. I look forward to continuing my treatments and exploring a deeper connection to wholeness. I am grateful for the connection with my therapist Izabela Adamus. Her expertise and spirit have guided me in this process.”
Alicia Taylor, Client with congenital progressive scoliosis
“My Myofascial Release sessions have helped me tremendously! I am able to do many things without terrible difficulties and I have had less headaches. Izabela is very understanding of my physical difficulty and headaches. She has wonderful medical knowledge and experience in dealing with my fibromyalgia.”
Rose J. Malmon, Client diagnosed with fibromyalgia
“Myofascial Release has helped me to regain true flexibility of my ankle/foot, and improved the proper mechanics needed for me to walk without a limp. I am able to walk with a normal appearance now. The tightness and stiffness I had experienced have dramatically lessened in severity. During my sessions I actually feel the affected area's knot dissolve and the muscular pain/pressure disappear. I would recommend this therapy to anyone who needs to have a traumatized area manipulated to improve flexibility and range of motion.”
John Bojak III, Client with skin graft after severe burn
“In 1984 I was in a car accident. I had a broken hip, broken pelvis, broken back and all the ribs on the right side broken. The hip was replaced and the back was fused. In May, 2007 I came to Izabela Adamus, with the left hip higher then the right hip, the right shoulder higher then the left shoulder, a hump on my back and a very bad aching back. Izabela has changed my whole life. I was resolved to look like a hunch back from Notre Dame. I have been with so many therapists in 23 years I cannot even count them. I have had cold and hot rubs, vibrator, and every kind of thing and cream rub into my lower back. I have purchased 10 different kinds of braces for my shoulder and my back, none of them worked. Not one therapist ever looked at the front of my body; they never looked at my shoulder or my hip or any part of me, except my lower back. Izabela has worked on the front of my legs, chest and shoulders, on parts that no therapist has ever touched, and my back is much better. I can stand taller now and have confidence in my looks. I would absolutely recommend this therapy to anyone. Izabela is a wonder with her hands.”
Eileen W. Boyce, Client with chronic back pain