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TO ALL THOSE SEEKING PRACTITIONERS in a particular State or area, please read
this before contacting the NeuroSoma Office.
The demand for practitioners from all over the country is overwhelming and constant;
people in pain, who have tried everything else, tend to search the internet, discover the
NeuroSoma® website and instinctively know it would help them.
1. Therapists who need Continuing Education credits understandably want affordable seminars that are local to them.
a. We hope to make seminars more widely available in the future, but at this time students must come to Virginia to learn the modality, and
b. Must do so 4 times in order to graduate the course.
c. In short, at this time there are few who practice this work well.
2. NeuroSoma® is without parallel in efficacy, and the technique itself is an art form, not unlike playing a musical instrument, and therefore
a. Learning the technique is difficult, and requires a very high teacher-to-student ratio.
b. Classes are very limited in number
c. Expense of taking seminars on the road (venue rental, air fare, hotel & car rental, etc.) cannot be covered without raising the rate of the workshops.
d. We are working on solutions.
If you want to contact the NeuroSoma® Office for reasons other than finding a practitioner,
please fill in and submit the information below; you will receive either an answering email or telephone call. Please be aware we cannot diagnosis any condition.
Thank you for your interest in NeuroSoma®
Tamsin Stewart has been my therapist, teacher, and friend since I was in massage school in 2002, when I took an introductory NeuroSoma® workshop from her.
The philosophy intrigued me, and I started receiving regular treatments from her to improve a long-standing, sometimes quite painful back condition that could leave me out of commission for days at a time. In the beginning her treatments were challenging to receive, but my body responded positively. When I occasionally did go into spasm, a NeuroSoma® treatment relieved the pain and hypertonicity, and got me going again. Gradually my daily back pain disappeared, my posture greatly improved, and my range of motion in many directions/planes increased.
As I began my own massage practice in the fall of 2002 I also began taking NeuroSoma® classes with Tamsin. I was in her first graduating class, and have received on-going refresher sessions since graduation.
Before enrolling in massage school, I had already begun my training and practice as a craniosacral therapist, and then later added other modalities to my “bag of tricks”. It was not my intention to offer only NeuroSoma® to my clients, but I found myself focusing on it more and more, as it best delivers the sought-after results.
Tamsin is a dedicated, skilled, inspired, and extremely knowledgeable teacher and therapist, driven by her passion to share this very special bodywork with others. She gives her all to each and every student and client. I call Tamsin “the High Empress” of NeuroSoma® only half-jokingly. I am grateful that I took that first introductory workshop and had the good sense to begin the incredible journey of healing and learning with this extraordinary woman.
My name is Aaron Draper...and Tamsin Stewart is my hero. I practice in California as a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1980 and have been in full-time practice ever since. I have been around the block with regards to chiropractic and other manual techniques. Two years ago I began my training in NeuroSoma® Therapy from Tamsin. I can say without any hesitation that is has been the most impactful and important training in my 30 year career as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Even before I completed her 100+ hour course, I was getting more patient-generated referrals in my practice than ever before. I fact, I had as many as 26 new patients in a single month without any marketing or asking any patients for referrals. They came solely on the weight of the results I got with NeuroSoma®. My practice has not diminished in the recession these past 2 years.
NeuroSoma® is the only modality I use in my practice and that is because I get consistent, predictable positive results; it works like nothing else does. It is the most rational and physiologically sound approach for treating musculoskeletal problems, as well as other health issues, available today. All other techniques that I practiced prior to NeuroSoma® are essentially obsolete because they lack the understanding as to what is by far the most common cause of pain and disability that patients commonly experience…. and that is hard, hypertonic musculature. And even if they did have an understanding, they have no solution to remedy it. NeuroSoma® is the remedy. Nothing else comes close.
The chiropractic, physical therapy, and medical professions are completely oblivious to this phenomena and hence have been fumbling around with different gadgets, techniques, procedures, explanations, and surgeries, etc., all based on an incomplete understanding of muscle physiology. I can say this with some authority because I too was completely oblivious to it until I read Dr Griner’s book entitled, “What’s Really Wrong With You”, in 1998. This is the most important book I’ve read relating to my career. Read it. It’s all true. You may think that reading one book may not justify such an assertion, but now after practicing NeuroSoma with my current skill level for 2 years, I stand by that statement. And where the book was written for the general public, Tamsin’s NeuroSoma® course imparts a deep and thorough understanding of muscle tone and contraction physiology, along with the consequences of hypertonic (spastic) musculature.
My exuberance for NeuroSoma®is not an exaggeration. When I say that Tamsin is my hero, this is not meant to be some corny cliché. She has single handedly organized and put into a useable form the work of Dr Thomas Griner, who is the innovator and developer of the NeuroSoma®procedure. Her efforts in doing this have been nothing less than heroic. Had it not been for her devotion in putting together and teaching her NeuroSoma® course, I would not have the joy and confidence in practice that I have today. Because of the fulfilling “miracles” that NeuroSoma® produces, I plan to practice NeuroSoma® for at least another 20 years.
NeuroSoma® is not just another technique permutation based upon the usual paradigms. It is completely outside the paradigms from which the professions mentioned above are operating. Once you experience the hand of an experienced NeuroSoma® practitioner, you’ll know that this is something quite different and you will never settle for anything else.
NeuroSoma® training is well worth any time and expense you will invest to gain this fabulous healing skill. It is awesome stuff. If you would like to talk to someone in person who has had the training… you can call me any time. My office number is 559 277-4300. I’ll probably be busy treating patients if you call… but I will call you back. Call me …I’ll be happy to talk to you.
Aaron Draper, D.C., Fresno, CA
I tried massage and was helped somewhat, but I needed more. Through NeuroSoma® technique Ms. Stewart was able to help my body to significant breakthroughs of long-standing (over 20 years) muscle spasms. This enabled better movement and health for me. The entire left side of my body has been more relaxed and responsive than I can recall.
Barbara Rosholdt, Louisa, VA
I first went to Tamsin for treatment of a persistent neck issue and headaches, after having been to doctors and other therapists but not having found any effective treatment, or even diagnosis, of my problem. The first Neurosoma treatment with Tamsin was very intense, but afterward, I knew something had happened! Because I was coming from quite a distance, she even showed my husband how to do the massage technique, so he could work on me a little in between treatments. Over a number of treatments, my symptoms improved dramatically. With moving, having children and the demands of jobs and life, it has been many years since I had the treatments, but my neck "clenching" problem never returned. I believe Tamsin is a true healer because she has both the technical knowledge and skill of how the body works as well as the compassion and respect for her clients that is truly rare to find. She also has a wonderful intuition that I cannot explain! My family and I all feel that she's become part of our extended family. Since my treatments, I have seen many massage therapists for help with the discomforts of pregnancy or just relaxation. I have met many wonderful practitioners who I can wholeheartedly recommend, but I must say that Tamsin's skill, knowledge and the results she is able to produce are a several orders of magnitude above those of any other practitioner I have seen.
J. B., Cary, North Carolina
When as a massage student in 1996, as students we were encouraged to experience different types of bodywork; and as a then-competitive tri-athlete with an over-trained body, I was always seeking the type of bodywork that would fix my ailments. I was fortunate to be introduced to Tamsin Stewart at one of my classes which showcased different types of bodywork. She practiced a modality developed by Thomas Griner called NeuroSoma®. I scheduled an appointment with Tamsin and after receiving my first bodywork session from her, it was obvious that her cutting-edge technique (which she teaches!) worked best for me to keep me moving and competing. While this type of work was no less painful for me (due to the condition of my muscles) than a deep tissue massage, it was not the same feeling following a session of deep tissue massage, which usually left me cringing and feeling "mashed"; instead, NeuroSoma® left my muscles feeling more expanded and more alive and, gave me the hope that things were on the mend. While I was a more regular client when she practiced in Ashburn, VA, I will still make the trek to C-ville when I am able. Tamsin is AWESOME! Not only will she successfully treat the athlete struggling with injuries, but has a knack with her abundant knowledge of the muscles and 40 years of experience to treat many difficult cases of chronic pain sufferers, some of whom travel from different states to get treated by this caring practitioner. People in Charlottesville are SO fortunate to have such a talented bodyworker so close by!
Tracey Dugdale, Reston, VA
NeuroSoma® changed the whole direction of our lives. My wife, Rosemary had incredibly painful plantar Fasciitis, so bad her doctors told her to get a walker. She was in pain and housebound for a year. After I completed the NeuroSoma® workshops I treated Rosemary's plantar fasciitis for six sessions and she was completely and permanently healed. She is now fully active without pain for over 6 months without further treatment.
Charlie Harrington, Danvers, MA
I write this to say how grateful I am to Tamsin Stewart for creating a school and teaching NeuroSoma®. I am a graduate of 2007 and have a practice in Los Angeles, Ca. NeuroSoma® is the most amazing bodywork in existence. I have a flourishing practice that has never been advertised but has grown by word of mouth of satisfied clients and the support of Tamsin Stewart once I had graduated. I highly recommend both the school and Tamsin as a teacher of NeuroSoma®. This is not a modality that you can just read about and then perform. It takes a great deal of knowledge, then guided practice to learn how to give a "true" NeuroSoma® treatment.
Renee Davenport, Los Angeles, CA
I was interested in changing directions in my life. I wanted a more stable, rewarding career in the health industry. My brother-in-law took Tamsin’s NeuroSoma® course and was very pleased with the results. He highly recommended her classes to me and I decided to contact Tamsin. I’m very glad that I did. I have had a smooth transition into a new field. I did this as a result of her knowledge of the subject and her ability to translate that information to me. The NeuroSoma® technique is very effective in helping to relieve both chronic pain and to aid in quicker healing from injuries. My fellow students included Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Physical Therapists. I urge anyone either currently in the field or new to the field to take her course. You will not be disappointed.
Sharon Drewett, South Elgin, IL
I experienced a bad knee injury (torn ACL)17 years ago. Treatment was delayed as I changed healthcare providers. While the repair operation was entirely successful, the delay had caused my thigh muscles (Quads?) to atrophy to the size of a “pencil”. I had trouble walking and climbing stairs. After 11 years of many sessions of all kinds of so-called physical therapy, I had only recovered 40% of the strength in my leg and it still looked like a “pencil”. It still collapsed on me. I went to see Tamsin. She explained that the muscles were so tightly clenched, that they couldn’t respond to therapy. After 5 sessions with Tamsin and her NeuroSoma therapy, my leg muscles relaxed, started to have feeling again and responding to exercise. It was “amazing”. After all of those years with a weak leg – all of a sudden, my thigh was coming back. Today I have full strength and complete movement of my leg. My thigh looks and works like a real leg and I am participating in my sports again. I am eternally grateful. Without Tamsin Stewart and her NeuroSoma therapy, I would still be a cripple today. Instead, I am an athlete again.
Lessley Silberberg, Ashburn, VA
Tamsin is a great teacher, practitioner and person. She clearly conveys the "ins and outs" of a modality where proper technique is of the utmost importance. You can expect constructive monitoring and critiquing regarding technique, to ensure that you "get it." Class sizes are kept well within reason and the tools you learn can be used immediately in you own practice. As with nearly anything, proficiency comes with repeated efforts.
Brady Powers, Columbus Ohio
Over the past 3 years Tamsin has treated various conditions I’ve been suffering with. I am a very busy piano technician tuning about 1100 pianos each year as well as doing rebuilding projects. When she first saw me my upper arms had such painful spasms that it was difficult to raise them and reach for something without a lot of pain. Also the spasms at the base and underside of my arms caused my arms and hands to fall asleep. When sleeping at night the circulation problem in the arms would wake me up. The spasms radiated in all directions across the back, shoulders, and neck causing much discomfort, stiffness, headaches, and limited mobility in turning my head. I seriously thought that my career couldn’t continue. Since that time, after a series of visits, my arms have greatly improved and even though I regularly continue to cause injury with the intensity of my work, my arms have never returned to the original condition Tamsin found them in. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to have many NeuroSoma treatments as I live 7 hours away, but my condition continues to improve with each treatment. Which makes the effectiveness of NeuroSoma more impressive.
Carl Eisenstadt, Columbia, SC
Studying NeuroSoma with Tamsin has changed my practice. My patients and I are very happy with the results. Oh, did I mention I have been practicing bodywork for twenty five years? NeuroSoma just WORKS.
Ken Tucker, Bethesda, MD
My entire body hurt when I started NeuroSoma treatments with Tamsin Stewart. My skin felt prickly, and like it was being rubbed raw from head to toe all the time. I ached all over, couldn’t sit or lay down. I wore my clothes inside-out because the seams hurt; most of the time at home I wore nothing and kept on satin sheets on my bed. It hurt to take a bath or shower and it hurt to dry off.
In addition to this incredibly painful, sensitive skin all over my body, I suffered from arthritis, lower back pain (I was told I had a herniated disk), sciatic nerve pain, terrible sinus problems, and lack of sleep. I was a real mess - a bad case for Tamsin.
One of the hardest things was that I couldn’t sleep unless I was exhausted, and then only for 2 to 3 hours. Most of the night I paced the floor and cried. I was using all kinds of skin lotions and creams. I even had cortisone shots in my knees and lower back, and allowed doctors to cauterize the spinal nerves in my lumbar area.
I had been through many doctors, and eventually they all said they had done all they could for me and could not help; basically, they told me to go away. I don’t think most of them even believed me, but thought I was just an old hypochondriac woman who liked to complain. I almost never left home, didn’t drive (it was a torture to do so), missed watching my grandson’s games. The sun made my skin hurt more. I used pain machines at the UVA Pain Clinic, and took a lot of prescription pain meds - most of which I was allergic to. My skin was unbearably itchy, as I said before.
It was at the Pain Clinic when I first saw Tamsin, but I couldn’t sit through her lecture and got up to leave. I was upset, confused, no one believed me, even thought I was crazy. She stopped the lecture and started addressing just me, asking me about my symptoms, and then said she thought she could help me. She said she thought I was inundated with lactic acid and suffering from histamine poisoning. I wasn’t sure about it; no one else had said that, and all I wanted was to stop hurting, go to sleep and wake up when the pain was gone She said it was important to have hope. She tried to show me a little bit of what she would do but I left, crying. I did take her card however.
That evening while pacing the floor I thought a lot about it and decided to call and make an appointment. The first 2 to 3 treatments we didn’t get very far; her slightest touch and the BioPulser machine just plain hurt, but the best thing she did for me was Believe Me! And she asked if I believed in a Higher Power. I decided to keep at it, and little by little it got bearable.
In the beginning when I was at my worst, I’d cry and push her hands and BioPulser away and want to jump off the table. And after a treatment I would sometimes hurt more rather than less! Yes, I went home feeling worse than when I’d come in, and yes, I continued even when it hurt more! I could always call Tamsin and talk, and she would explain again that my pain was coming out to the surface like a boil, and not being buried. During each treatment, she would explain what she was doing and why. But then it slowly started to get better. The pain did change, and my skin seemed to be a little less sensitive. I really began to understand that for NeuroSoma to work, I had to make a real commitment and to trust.
During the treatments Tamsin would identify the worst muscles and the next day, though sore, they would feel a bit better. I was still having trouble sleeping, and would cool my body with baths, a fan, cool packs, rubbing alcohol. Heat made the skin worse. I went through a period of time when instead of not being able to sleep, all I wanted to do was sleep - deep healing, probably. And as my skin improved, so did my pain. It took a long time for the low back pain to go away because after the spinal nerves were burned and numbed out the pain, NeuroSoma woke up the pain and then the muscles had to get better. My hands, which were numb, are finally starting to regain feeling, and now we’re working on my legs.
You would think that in a couple of months or so, one would be better; but now I know it depends on how bad a person is and how fast their body heals. All the things I had done to my body before - heavy work, falls, heavy lifting, having surgery and shots - all contributed to my problem. And most of what we do to stop the pain is just a bandage to cover it. We have to get down to the real cause - to soften the muscles and ease the nerves. It took me many months to show real improvement, but now I have a life again. I sleep, drive, dress, wear makeup and earrings, mow the lawn, and go out.
Today I actually look forward to my treatments. OH YES, even though in the beginning when Tamsin said I would, I said ‘No Way!” NeuroSoma is a great medical modality and can bring help to many people. I can’t say enough how thankful I am to have found it. IT DOES WORK.
Jean Budd, Charlottesville, VA
“Our Goal is not to strengthen muscles, but to allow them to relax.” Thomas Griner
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