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STAR Tech® and Active Stretching have taken
numerous people out of pain.
Below are comments and stories by
who were treated with
and Assisted Active Stretching,
or who learned Active Stretching or STAR Tech® self-healing in a class or workshop
I think about you often and am finally sitting down to express my deep
appreciation for all that you taught me about active isolated stretching.
I still use the manual [Full Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY -
The Illustrated Companion (to the CD) Handbook by Barry
Bailey], although I don't play the cassette anymore. :-), and during this
time of COVID isolation and moving over an hour from Maynard to Brookfield, it
has been especially useful.
I have had trouble with a trigger finger off and on for many years, but your
hand stretching exercises have always made the symptoms disappear, usually for
weeks or months. Recently in December, my osteoarthritis got suddenly much
worse, not only in that trigger finger but in both of my thumbs. I began doing
the hand stretching exercises but also isolating each thumb and the trigger
finger giving them special stretching attention. I also upped my glucosamine,
added tumeric/curcumin and Boswellia daily, started using a Solomon Seal
tincture on the affected joints, and soak my hands in warm water a few times a
The combination has been miraculous! I still have pain in the thumbs at night
pretty typical, and occasionally the trigger finger shows up, but I can now bend
my thumbs again and mostly function without pain or at a very low level.
I also have used the Da Vinci stretch to help heal an injured shoulder and get
those muscles functioning well again (with help from some PT exercises as well).
Just wanted to thank you again!
How are you doing?
Massage client and stretching student
"It's been like a new lease on life. I was expecting to be in
"You gave me my life back! Thank you."
Health Professional who had lost his practice because of the pain that
interfered with his work with patients. Using STAR
Tech® and evaluating his pain patterns, we were able to
discover the cause of the worst of his referred pain and bring it under
professional treatments and
self-pain relief education allows this client to manage his pain, and he
can work again.
"Anyone can have a stroke, at any time and for a
multitude of reasons, and although I knew that fact, I was still
surprised when I had a stroke at the age of 49 years. Recovering from a
stroke is hard work, first there is the hospital, and then rehab and
then outpatient therapy—all of that work taking many months.
Unfortunately, even months into recovery I still did
not find myself comfortable in my own body. Many weeks of wearing a
heart monitor in the hospital had stiffened my back. I was still
suffering from spasms in my diaphragm that made taking a deep breath
nearly impossible. The most frustrating problem, however, was the lack
of connection between my brain and body—although I had technically
regained most of my coordination, my body was so stiff and unyielding
that it still could not respond to the directives of my brain.
At the recommendation of my chiropractor, I started
seeing Barry Bailey for Therapeutic Massage. The immediate results were
stunning. My body relaxed, and the spasms lessened enough that my work
with the physical therapists became productive. My goal to strengthen
my weakened muscles with weight training became possible because my
visits to Barry helped to keep my body relaxed and pain free enough to
do this type of work. The most important result of my visits with
Barry, however, was the improvement I experienced in my ability to
coordinate the actions of body. Each visit brought me closer to a
person with a normal brain to body connection.
Two years later I am still seeing Barry at regular
intervals. Although my story is one of success, with the requisite
happy ending that includes a full range of motion and speech, I still
experience certain weaknesses in my left side that makes low-level
injury somewhat frequent. Barry continues to work with me to relax and
stretch my body where needed, using his talents and knowledge in
therapeutic massage and Star
For anyone who has experienced a stroke, or similar
incapacitation, I cannot say enough about the value of Therapeutic
Massage in a course of treatment. I also feel that the quality of care
I receive at Barry Bailey’s Therapeutic Massage, in Maynard MA to be the
best quality available, and I highly recommend their services."
Lisbeth C. Cahill
“I gladly gave Barry a testimonial for his new website several years ago when
with kindness, patience, care and great expertise he helped me get free of
shoulder pain that had made my life miserable for several years.
Now I am writing to express my gratitude for the amazing affect his massages
have on my headaches and occasional migraines. Basically I could count on having
a headache once a week, with some of them turning into migraines. But a few
months ago I mentioned them in passing to Barry and he began working on my back
and shoulders, finding points of tightness and tension that I wouldn't have
associated with head pain.
And it worked. No more headaches. The real test came recently when a very
stressful situation at work, normally a sure trigger for a migraine, came and
went without giving me a bit of trouble. I strongly recommend Barry to anyone
looking for relief from head pain.”
Massage Client since 2003
“After four months of standard
medical treatment and physical therapy for tendonitis of my left shoulder, my
range of motion was continuing to decrease while my pain level increased. I
experienced a low level of pain almost continuously and my range of motion,
without increased pain, was about 25% of normal. A friend with torn rotator
cuffs in both shoulders recommended massage therapy and Soft Tissue Release.
While I was skeptical, I was also desperate and made an
appointment the next day with Barry Bailey. Barry quickly discovered that my
shoulder blade was not freely moving due to scar tissue adhesions and proceeded
to release them.
It was an absolutely stunning experience for me to have
inches added to my range of motion in seconds when some adhesions were released.
After only one treatment my range of motion was increased to about 50% of normal
and the persistent pain I had lived with for months was gone. The stretches that
Barry prescribed and additional treatments provided me with a full range of
motion, pain-free, in five weeks.
I could not be more satisfied with Barry’s work. Not only is
his high skill level evident, I found him very personable and the atmosphere
relaxed and unhurried. I have recommended Barry’s services to several friends
and relatives including my wife who he has treated for Plantar Fasciitis.”
"I began seeing Barry in February 2003 for a badly frozen
right shoulder, as well as for painful spasms deep in my left shoulder. Barry
began using Star Tech as well as regular massage on both shoulders. At that time
I was under the care of an orthopedic surgeon, who was giving me a combination
of cortisone and Botox shots in my right shoulder...treatment that I was told
needed to be undertaken once a month for four months. My doctor was aware that I
was having these weekly massages, and was fully supportive.
After just two months of seeing Barry once weekly, my right
shoulder was 95% back to normal, and I was able to forgo the remaining shots. I
now have full use of that shoulder. The problem with the left shoulder has
proved a little harder to diagnose. However, the Star Tech massages and
stretches Barry gave me have provided me with an enormous amount of relief from
Barry's deep commitment to helping me understand my symptoms,
relieve my pain, and heal---both through Star Tech and regular massage---has
been invaluable. He has always ensured that I feel in charge of my treatment and
has provided me with endless hours of emotional support as I have learned to
cope with chronic pain for the first time in my life. I am positive that the
massages, as well as the stretches he recommended, have allowed me to be able to
continue to work, and be far freer from pain that I would have been had I not
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
“I can’t even pour a glass of milk for
my (four year old) son, the pain (in my hands and arms) is so great.”
“The doctor says surgery is the only
thing left (for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).” “Is there anything you can do?”
After one thirty minute STAR Tech® treatment, the client
reported, “The pain is 80 percent gone!"
“I can’t believe it. My back pain is completely gone (after 20
years). I always thought it was caused by my running, and I can’t give that up.”
Sports Massage Client
Note: EL ran the Boston Marathon three
weeks after experiencing his relief from back pain through a STAR Tech®
treatment. His back pain did not return during his training or from running the Marathon.
“I feel lighter.” “My leg feels like
blood is rushing through it.”
I have benefited from the unique care of Barry Bailey since l999 , when I was
merely looking for a good Massage Therapist.
What impressed me the most when I first met him and
still does each time I go for a treatment, is the TIME he spends to fully
understand what might be bothering me. Before any treatment, Barry asks many
questions and thoroughly assesses the situation. Often he’ll research something
before my appointment to further help with (his evaluation) and treatment.
STAR Tech® has helped with several problems
I have had over the years. I am a very active 50+ year old woman who
often “Over does it” and unintentionally stresses and strains my body. Shoulder
and neck pain is common. Basic massage along with STAR Tech® and
stretching will relieve the pain and help me resume normal activity."
Hip and Back Pain
A new client came to me through
the referral of a regular cycling client. The new client was suffering from pain
that went from his right lower hip to his neck. In the past, he had received
treatments from numerous different Massage Therapists and a Rolfer. When
questioned about his first STAR Tech® treatment,
as he arrived for his second treatment,
this 53 year old avid cyclist quickly responded
“It was awesome. It felt like I got more benefit from seeing you one time, than
6-8 times with the other therapists I’ve seen”. He added, “the effects (also)
lasted longer than (they did) other times.” “My body felt relaxed, calm and at
October 4, 2007
I saw Barry with complaints of tightness and pain in my right ankle following a
bad sprain. At the time of the injury, the doctor’s advice was (for me) to keep
my foot raised, ice the ankle and (that) normal use would resume in time.
However, after 6 months my ankle remained stiff and sore with some limited
When I saw Barry, he examined my ankle range of motion
etc. and performed STAR Tech® to help the ankle to recover to its
original well condition.
He also taught me stretching exercises and suggested
techniques I could use at home to help loosen the area.
Barry’s care brought relief and full recovery.
“I can feel the
releasing with each stretch!”
Public Stretching Workshop Participant
"The pain in my thumb was completely gone by the end of the workshop
"I credit your AIS Workshop (last August) for my successful weight loss. It allowed me to
be more active again."
Participant in Free Public Workshop
“My legs feel lighter.”
“I had arm pain for a few
years and had been given many different conflicting diagnoses from Doctors and
Chiropractors - from arthritis to stress, to age-deterioration, etc.
After my STAR Tech® treatments by Barry Bailey, the pain first lessened and now
is gone.” (August 2005)
Treatment August 2003
"I can feel it letting go a little with
"My body feels like JELLO. It's very
Sept.9, 2004 after STAR Tech Treatment
“I felt younger after I left (the
After STAR Tech treatment on left
“My hips feel much more loose.”
"Colors intensify after a session."
"Your e-mail made me reflect once again on how wonderful a
week-end .. I had. Your workshop(s) really helped me to release both
physical and and also emotional "tension" that I carry with me in my
every day life.
You really have an understanding of what "MAN-kind" needs in order to
fulfill the core of who they are! I thank you from the depths of my gut
for creating a safe place to express ones' self.
Luv to you always,
P.S. By all means you may use my face to post on your web-site for
future men to come to know themselves as you have helped me to do."
Participant in the "Trust and Safe Touch" and "Full Body Active
Stretching for EveryBODY" workshops led by Barry Bailey at the MMG 40,
Massachusetts Men's Gathering, May 2009.
Aaron Mattes Seminar Series -
Massachusetts Men's Gathering: http://www.massmensgathering.org/
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