Effective Muscular Pain Relief
5 Arroyo Privado, Santa Fe, NM 87507
People are Saying
can heal what ails you. What a skill! What a heart! - Goldie Hawn,
is exceptional in her understanding of her subject. She communicates
with excellence. She makes a success of everything she tries and
with Myotherapy she also includes her heart.
- Bonnie Prudden, Tucson,
Az., Founder of Myotherapy, teacher, author, mentor
Kahn's extraordinary myotherapeutic expertise and passionate intellect
helped me move from severe pain into no-pain in our first session.
After 35 years in a dancing/athletic profession I honestly attest
to Ms. Kahn's remarkable gift as a healing professional. You can
trust her to release and teach you to move in a body freed from
chronic discomfort. Rose Kahn is the real thing!
- Constance McClain, Montecito, CA, M.S., M.F.S. Mindbody Health
have known Rose Kahn for 25 years. Her work is extraordinary. If
you're in pain, don't delay. This is the most powerful and therapeutic
bodywork on the planet! I highly recommend her.
- Dr. Jacob Liberman, Maui
Author: Light: Medicine of the Future, Take Off Your Glasses
and See, Wisdom From An Empty Mind
her downtown oasis, amidst great art and orchids, Rose's touch shifts
my overworked body out of pain BEFORE it becomes habit. Additionally,
she has introduced me to some cutting edge liquid food supplements
that are superb! This lady is in the "know"! Santa Barbara wins
from her relocation from Aspen!!!
- Suzanne Riordan, Santa Barbara, Massage
Therapist, dancer, writer, event planner, activist and social architect
Kahn is an exceptional healer, who has helped me greatly in understanding
my body and how to take care of it. She unites experience, intuition
and passion to her therapy to create a one of a kind lasting experience.
- Marco Iannaccone, West Los Angeles, LAc, Yogi, owner of Spa Siddha
I'm grateful I fractured my back snowboarding or I wouldn't have
met Rose. In 3 sessions.......off painkillers and out of pain. After
a badly fractured and pinned wrist, my misshapen hand came alive
and reformed in an hour! I send my clients there and they get MORE
out of Pilates. Quit wasting your time and money elsewhere and call
- Amy LaCerte Pilates, Montecito, CA
a firm believer in trigger point therapy, and as an experienced
receiver....I heartily recommend Rose's particular special brand
approach for chronic pain relief! And her place is great, too.
- John Harris, Santa Barbara, Author of Fix Pain, teacher
am an avid tennis player and I tend to give my right shoulder a
beating with my serve. I had an ongoing neck and shoulder pain that
was not getting any better. When I had an initial session with Rose,
she spent a significant time on that shoulder. Within a day or two,
the shoulder was at least 80% better and remained that way for over
6 months. When I finally had time for a follow up visit, my shoulder
was again a bit sore from tennis and computer work. Within a day,
my shoulder and neck again felt much better. I recommend Rose's
work to my patients who need localized muscle work in areas where
there is ongoing pain. She is passionate about her work and very
knowledgeable. I highly recommend getting a session!
- Valerie Girard, Doctor of Chiropractic, Santa
up in Boston, I knew the name Bonnie Prudden. Funny how it took
meeting Rose in Santa Barbara to understand what this method was
all about. I've used great bodywork over the years to manage my
low back pain. I was both surprised and elated that after one long
session (2+ hours), the pain subsided and my structure shifted.
Now I go for massage because its relaxing, my pain is not the issue.
It's my business to know what is cutting edge, a head above the
rest. Not crying over the fact that this technique eluded me for
so long. Now I know who to call and where to go when I'm in trouble.
- George Larsen, Montecito, President, Frequency Nutraceuticals
had the pleasure to meet Rose in the course of building her page
for this Directory. In the short session we had, Rose showed a rare
balance of caring, intuition and strength as she greatly eased a
chronic pain I had in my back for many years. If you have pain,
anywhere in your body, there is no excuse for not calling Rose.
- Al Marcelline, Director of the Santa Barbara Wellness Directory
is a non-invasive, drug free, hands on muscular therapy that erases
with a seasoned myotherapist, and faithfully reeducating your muscle
memory, one should expect to feel some change and relief within
upon how long one has suffered, age and general health, as well
as one's unique ability to follow simple instruction, it will become
evident if you require maintenance or can implement the powerful
self-treatment techniques you will learn.
person is unique and I am here to serve you, not to sell you Blue
Prudden pioneered this method in 1976. While working
with President Kennedy's physician, Dr. Janet Travell (famous for
trigger point injections), Bonnie replaced the hypodermic of procaine
and saline with her elbow! She also saw the wisdom of adding easily
taught specific corrective exercises. Her athletic and professional
association with Dr. Hans Krause (orthopedics and exercise physiology)
launched her into the public domain with "The Report That Shocked
The President"! Eisenhower formed the Presidents Council on Physical
Fitness as a result.
oil is used and natural fiber, loose clothing is suggested. Using
the elbow, trigger points (highly irritable or hard spots in the
muscles) are located and dissolved with an amount of pressure that
is tolerated by the patient. Held for 7 seconds to a minute, slight
modifications of the angles and technique usually produce an end
to the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Deep circulation is amplified and
the muscle fibers return to their original resting length. Specific
corrective exercises are then employed by the patient 4-8 times
a day for several minutes. These exercises retrain your muscular
memory as you experience a pain-free body with greater balance and
range of motion. Learning your limits and distinguishing the difference
between therapeutic pain and injurious pain is significant. Guided
by a highly skilled and intuitive therapist will assist you on your
journey, at your own rate and ability to open up and pass through
your current blockages and the holding or armoring patterns your
body has adopted. Remember that this is not a natural state, rather
a place one finds themselves residing while trying to ignore or
cope with pain and limitation over time.
points are laid down throughout your lifetime. Sports, injuries,
repetitive motions, accidents, surgeries and illnesses all leave
a fingerprint in your musculature. They can remain dormant for a
very long time, waiting for the climate of stress, illness, accident
or hormone changes to make them all light up and speak to you in
the form of pain. This accounts for all the chronic pain that people
seem to just wake up with one day! Often you can identify how and
where you got hurt, yet more often it appears to have come out of
95% of all muscle related pain is permanently fixed with this method,
it is prudent to know what the problem is from the start. For this
reason, patients often come from referrals from their MD's, DC,
DO, or DDS. This rules out other pathologies for which a more standard
routine of care would benefit first. If one needed a total joint
would offer only temporary relief.
problems that myotherapy can address: back or neck pain, rotator
cuff syndrom, tendinitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, arthritis, sciatica,
carpal tunnel, whiplash, TMJ, plantar fascitis, groin, hip and knee
pain, migraines, cramps and abdominal problems. Repetitive strain
injuries (RSI), experienced by artists, musicians, athletes, computer
techs, golfers, surfers, tennis players, field sport players, runners,
skiers, laborers, wait staff, and weekend warriors can all be addressed
term sufferers with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue or
myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, MS and diabetes will find
myotherapy very useful in achieving a higher quality of daily living
and movement. This is where the self-management techniques are both
empowering to learn and cost effective in the management of your
stands apart from other modalities as an authentic permanent fix.
It works beautifully alongside those alternative methods in allowing
the body to "hold" other work more efficiently (specifically manipulations)
and also to get more range out of your Yoga
or Pilates practice and gym routines.
order to get the most out of your sessions, sometimes the John Barnes,
MPT style of "unwinding" or myofascial release (MFR), and often
a gentle and deep barefoot deep tissue compression is incorporated.
principles can be applied in many forms. Chair work for those that
can't stand and "Bed Ballet" for those recovering from strokes,
coma, and other traumatic injuries. The creative employment of these
principles is as endless as the alive and overflowing spirit you
are filled with when you resume your daily life without nagging
a command of why I feel these are the most dynamic methods available
problems Myotherapy can address:
Back or neck pain
Rotator cuff syndrome
Groin, hip and knee pain
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), as experienced by artists, musicians,
athletes, computer techs, golfers, surfers, tennis players, field
sport players, runners, skiers, laborers, wait staff, and weekend
warriors can all be addressed with success.
Long term sufferers with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue
or myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, MS and diabetes will
find myotherapy very useful in achieving a higher quality of daily
living and movement.
Long and Winding Road to Myotherapy
About The Bloom
back I lived the first 20 years of my life as a tight bud. My name
wasn't even Rose. That change came with the "flower....not with
the roots". I graduated from The University of Oregon in 1974
where I bloomed as an artist. The beautiful Northwest was great
inspiration and good to foster nature in the soul.
to 20 years flew by living a colorful and large life as MAD ROSE,
ceramicist and jewelry designer near San Francisco. My work was
sold nationally and around the world! After lots of travel and "schlepping",
the sleeping dragon in my muscles woke up! Trigger points lit up
my arms and for 2 years I could not even lift a cup without extreme
traded every world class healer with not much relief and no lasting
results. Finally, a fellow artist who performed hand surgery for
the SF Symphony sent me to a myotherapist. It took 3 months of treatment
(1/8th the amount of time I suffered) and I was 100% back in the
1995 I moved to Aspen, Colorado where I promptly shattered my ankle!
The "worst" they'd ever seen. Looking at 100 pairs of high heels,
I heard the surgeon say I'd be lucky to walk without a limp for
the rest of my life. I defied his prognosis. The healing was very
slow. Lots of internal hardware and 9 months supine with my leg
above my heart and a magical new love! Hiking the Divide and reclaiming
my mobility, paramount.
pain changed my personality and quieted my spirit.......With lots
of time to think I realized this was a very dramatic way to get
the message - time to change my career at mid life. After 5 months
of traditional therapy, I took my crutches and went back to SF for
myotherapy. After 3 treatments, I had better results than 48 sessions
of PT. Luckily, I found a myotherapist near me and spent the next
9 months in treatment. One more surgery for hardware removal and
1 year later I moved to Tucson for a year.
20 years in Stockbridge, MA., Bonnie moved the school to Arizona.
It was accredited and offered a 1350 hour full time program. I was
in the last official class graduating in 1998. Taught by Bonnie
Prudden herself, 40 hours+ a week for 9 months felt like boot camp.
Two years post accident, I still needed sneakers for floor exercise
yet graduated barefoot, and strong. Empowered by the healing, principles,
knowledge, and magic that was given to me there, carrying Bonnie's
Legacy is a privilege and an honor. At 90 she is still working strong!
Aspen years gave me a full fledged accounting of how amazing this
life/line of work really can be. I had a beautiful clinic on 8 pristine
acres in Emma. Movie stars, professional athletes, and other body
workers peppered the array of everyday outdoor people with common
problems and rare ones. I treated hundreds of these interesting
cases and characters ........ the wildest and woolliest who also
became my friends.
current team mate is my yellow Labrador, Rumi. He calms children
and charms adults who value the presence of the animals. He is learning
that not everyone enjoys his presence, so he is content to sulk
in another room. Studying with a few other masters whose work dovetails
with the essence of myotherapy has tempered my skill and honed my
intuition. I have grown in order to also reflect that compassion
and wisdom to the people who find their way to me for help.
this relates to facilitating your healing is simple:
I can't lead you where I have not previously been. Therefore, I've
been to Hell and back. I don't force an agenda onto you. I simply
begin........and then I follow where your body signals leads me.
your body's language and infinite wisdom.......where it needs the
work to release the pain (often not originating from the pain site
I am a proficient interpreter of that speak.
lastly let me offer this:
Gift yourself the time to let the entire sessions be about you.........and
If you're curious about my other interests or me lets go to lunch
or take a hike.
Too much talk dilutes the potent work to be done for you!
on your path.
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