Testimonials

A partial list of Marjorie Brook’s clients include: 
NY Chiropractic College, Equinox Fitness Clubs, American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the NY Knicks City Dancers.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our mentors, colleagues, students and clients have to say about Marjorie Brook Seminars and Marjorie Brook…

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“As an LPN I found the information fascinating. Thank you for expanding my knowledge base and giving me more to work with on my clients. You are a great instructor and this is a great seminar! Thank you.” DJA

“Not only important information, but presented in an entertaining way. Can’t wait to implement what I learned.” LP

“Excellent Class! Excellent Teacher! So eye opening about adhesions/scar tissue. Can’t wait to take the Stretching class! JP

Franci and the staff at A Healing Trail,

I have been in varying degrees of constant pain for the past 10 years. For the past 5 years massage, stretching and some chiropractic work has helped to make my life manageable. After yesterdays training session, I am sore in different places but my back is much looser/free to move in ways it hasn’t for a very long time. I was told I would probably feel strong emotions after, my reactions were elation followed closely by fear that the relief I was feeling wouldn’t last. I am in no way pain free but, I see hope in my future where there was none. I was contemplating SI Joint fusion and for now that has been taken off the table. Please let me know when you will be offering services connected to scar tissue reduction, I will not hesitate to come in.

Thank you for all of your services I have received but thank you most of all for the hope of feeling better.

Sincerely and truly,
Stacie T.

From Franci Tartaglino: Feedback from my client who was a demo body for Marjorie Brook at our seminar this weekend:

Hi Franci,

I didn’t know what to expect when I volunteered. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the effects I got from the work she did on my scar. I didn’t realize all the tightness I was having was coming from my scar! When she said to get up slowly off the table in my mind I was laughing saying I’ll be fine. I couldn’t believe how I was when I got up. I thought I was either going to pass out or vomit at first.

I woke up from dreams last night at 2am not to mention dehydration and a little achy. I thought that was the craziest thing when she said it but the funny thing is what my dreams where about. My dreams had nothing to do with the scar she worked on but all my other scars! I have a scar on my left leg I have not thought about since it happened. I think I was seven when I got it. I had climbed on my mothers washer to reach some stuff to brush my moms hair and when I jumped off to the floor my leg caught the side of a broken basket and two sticks stuck into my muscle. I could not even walk. I was in so much pain but the weird part about that whole thing is the guilt I felt. One I was told not to climb up there, two my Dad blamed my mother for keeping the broken basket. I was the one that did wrong but my mom was the one with all the guilt. I woke up crying living through all my scars. I really didn’t realize how many I have because they are so small. What I was really reliving was the experience not the pain.

I can’t believe how well I could stretch this morning with out all the pain. I still feel achy but I feel great as well it is hard to explain:) I can actually touch my chin to my chest and not fell pain! I can’t believe I had such a hang up on people touching my scar or my spine. Thanks for believing in me that I could do this it was an eye opening experience. I really thought I was going to chicken out!

Thanks Again, Diane

Few people are able to make a difference in correcting problems as Marjorie Brook. Her warm personality, caring attitude and unusual ability place her high among the best Active Isolated practitioners in the world.

Having been a teacher for over 35 years I have had some very talented teachers that made learning enjoyable. Being associated with Marjorie, I’ve observed an unusual teacher, that students across the nation rate as exceptional.

Marjorie is a well-educated, talented teacher. She is highly motivated and consistently brings out the best in the students she teaches. She is always well prepared and displays great patience with individuals having difficulty learning concepts or skills.

Possessing a bright smile she is often quoted as “someone who really cares”. Her boundless energy enables her to pursue her teaching passion to a level most never approach. She is a well-prepared educator and isn’t easily upset if everything that happens isn’t as perfect as expected. Her material is well prepared, containing good humor with numerous examples that help one concentrate and learn in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is my opinion that Marjorie E. Brook is a “cutting edge” teacher that all may learn from her greatest potential yet to be fulfilled.”

Aaron Mattes, MS, RKT, LMT
Pioneer Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method

“I have been right at the cutting edge of health and fitness and reporting on emerging trends that became mainstream for decades. From Johnny G and Spinning to Billy blanks and Tae Bo. With the trends in fitness now moving to REJUVENATION I am happy to procalim Marjorie Brook and Activate Isolated Stretching as one of the key “Next New Things” that will explode over the next few years.”

Greta Blackburn
Editor Ms. Fitness Magazine
Founder/Director of Greta Blackburn’s FITCAMPS

“Marjorie Brook is an excellent therapist/instructor/author. She is well trained and very experienced. As an instructor she is an energetic, clear communicator who can work with groups of any size. Marjorie can explain her techniques in the most technical and accurate language to other professionals or simply explain concepts and techniques to lay-people and beginning students. She uses state of the art audio/video equipment effectively. Marjorie is an honest person, a true professional who is trustworthy, dependable, and fun to be around. I highly recommend Marjorie and Brook Seminars to anyone seeking high quality educatioal presentations.”

Ralph R. Stephens, LMT, National Lecturer
Author of Therapeutic Chair Massage

“Marjorie Brook’s course on treating scar tissue adds another valuable skill to the osteopathic tool-kit! The techniques are direct and make no apologies but they are very effective in removing long-standing obstacles to health and allowing better tissue health and mobility. Marjorie is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher and with her you are guaranteed a lively, entertaining and enabling course”.

Dr. Enda Butler, Osteopath, London, England
British School of Osteopathy

 “Having worked with AIS (active isolated stretching) I was intrigued to see what Marjorie could bring to the party! Marjorie certainly has a fresh and innovative perspective on this technique. Really enjoyed the learning experience”

Joyce Gavin B.Sc ACSM Cert, Author
BODYFIRM Founder, Managing Director, Master Trainer for the PROGRESSIVE Pilates Academy, & European Master Trainer for FreeMotion (USA) I Tonic
Ireland’s first lady of Pilates being credited with bringing this wonderful technique to Ireland in the 90’s.
www.pilatesireland.org

“I have never had the privilege of taking one of Marjorie’s workshops, so I can’t speak firsthand about her teaching. What I can say is that her workshop attendees are consistently excited and empowered by what they learn from her. I will add that Marjorie holds a special value to me by being a woman teacher of bodywork technique. In a field where practitioners are 85% women, continuing education providers in technique are overwhelmingly male. Marjorie and a very few others are important exceptions to that rule. Rock On, Marjorie!” 

Ruth Werner, Seminar Presenter, CE Provider, Werner Workshops

“Marjorie Brook’s workshops are true to the Mattes Method. She makes the complex simple, and she provides the patience and one-on-one necessary to master the technique. But her true gift to us all is her specificity as a therapist and her dedication as a healer!”

Dr. Josephine M. Centore, Chiropractor, North Bellmore, New York

“I was fortunate enough to have Marjorie work on me and with me during a seminar and during other sessions amounting to several hours of experience with her. Marjorie truly has one of a kind ability and knowledge and has taken her field of AIS to a far higher level than anything I have ever been exposed to before or since. Marjorie’s particular strength is in “reading” her clients and communicating with them in a way that is always crystal clear even when the topic is complex and difficult.  I consider Marjorie a very rare talent indeed.”

Dave Woynarowski MD author The Immortality Edge”  ceo
www.drdavesbest.com

“I met Marjorie Brook at an Aaron Mattes seminar where she was assisting Mr. Mattes teaching Active Isolated Stretching. I found her knowledge of how the human body moves and how to manipulate it expertly to be superb. Marjorie’s explanations to seminar participants were concise, razor accurate and crystal clear. Her instructions were gentle, caring, yet conveyed with authority an exactness and professionalism that were unparalleled by any other instructor present. I heartily give Marjorie Brook my highest possible recommendation as the ultimate professional bodywork instructor.”

Ben Fury Therapist, Los Angelos, California

 “Marjorie Brook is one of those people who becomes essential to your well-being. She transcends the term “practitioner,” and becomes teacher and guide as well. Marjorie is at the forefront of making AIS what it should be, accessible, understandable, and effective for every human being from infant to athlete, special needs to spectacular performer.”

Eric Chessen, Founder
www.autismfitness.com

“Marjorie is an inspiration. She is dedicated to serving her clients and students with both integrity and excellence. The only thing that exceeds her knowledge is her desire and ability to communicate to help her students learn.”

Sarah Young, M.S., Massage Therapist, Detroit, Michigan

“Much like other therapies, AIS has some therapists who need more practice, some who are very good at what they do, and some who are way over the top. I can honestly say that Marjorie Brook is the best of the best, both in her role as a therapist and as an instructor. Marjorie has the ability to teach at whatever level is required to ensure her students fully understand the AIS techniques and leave the seminar with the confidence they need to incorporate their new skills into their own businesses. Marjorie brings a great deal of knowledge to her seminars as well as the ability to explain things clearly and encourage her students to be the best therapists they can be. Marjorie is definitely my choice for an AIS therapist and an AIS teacher. ”

Jen Frosst, AIS Therapist, London, Ontario, Canada
www.fitnessforlife.ca

“I found Marjorie to be one of the sharpest and quickest Bodywork teachers I’ve met. She seems intuitively to be right on, critiquing techniques being learned, and can answer the questions of why and what fors. I greatly admire her knowledge and skill and hope to have more opportunities to learn from her!”

Tamera Snelling Massage Therapist, Beaverton, Oregon

“Marjorie Brook is an inspirational and knowledgeable therapist. I thoroughly enjoyed her excellent courses in Active Isolated Stretching and Scar tissue release.
I have been using the scar tissue release technique on my clients and it has been very effective in reduction of pain and discomfort. Plus increasing my client’s freedom of movement immediately after treatment.
I have studied and used various stretching methods on myself and my clients over the years. Active Isolated stretching has provided me with the tools to plan a more detailed stretching program for my clients and myself. I can recommend that it is very effective method in post exercise and rehabilitation.”

Lynne Mollison Remedial Massage Therapist, Edinburgh, Scottland

“Marjorie is AMAZING!! I’m usually nervous about new techniques but I was not at all during the class. Her energy and confidence is contagious and I now feel that I can practice AIS with no hesitations. Thank you Marjorie!”

A.J. Golden, Massage Therapist, Woodbridge, New Jersey

“I recently attended Marjorie’s AIS seminar and found it very useful. Marjorie is an excellent teacher with an amazing technique. I found the entire experience extremely valuable.”

Thomas Dickert, NY Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York

 “Marjorie Brook has an exceptional gift for movement awareness. She is not only a great therapist, she has the ability to teach others AIS in a fun and interactive way. Marjorie gave me the confidence and the tools to be a successful AIS practitioner”.

Sheehan McBride NSCA-CPT CSEP-CPT, Montreal, Canada

“Marjorie is an inspirational instructor in the field of AIS. Clear in her directions on how to perform the stretch as well as your touch. Her teaching methods are direct and bring out the best in you as a therapist & student.”

Connie Swartzendruber, Massage Therapist, Owner of Sports Therapy, Libby, Montana

“This course was outstanding!!! It was wonderful to experience the positive effects that I know my patients/clients will be experiencing and bring balance to them structurally! Marjorie was out of this world!!”

Colin Meyer, Massage Therapist, Moscow, Idaho

“I have been in regular contact with Marjorie Brook over the past 10 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist in NY and FL, Client, and friend. Working with Marjorie now, as she has been an AIS educator for our Massage Therapists and Personal Trainers at Equinox Fitness Clubs, has given me an even higher level of respect for her personally as well as professionally. Her method of teaching encourages quick and deep learning as she engages her students in a fun, interactive manner leading to maximum understanding and immediate application. Her passion and commitment to Active Isolated Stretching, massage therapy, body work, personal training, health, wellness, and the martial arts is apparent and addictive. Marjorie is an out-standing presenter and instructor. She has a true thirst for understanding the human body and a real dedication to health and wellness for herself and for others. Having had the honor of attending Aaron Mattes’ workshops in the past, I imagine he is very proud of Marjorie’s instruction, commitment, and dedication to his work. I recently took her class at our Woodbury,NY Equinox location and our personal trainers and massage therapists began using the techniques learned on their clients and on their selves the next day. Thank you, Marjorie!

Cynthia Portner, LMT, Area Spa Manager, Equinox
www.equinoxfitness.com

 “Your seminar had breathtaking breadth and depth; it was wonderful taking part. As a student with a couple of months to go before graduating, I am zeroing in on my direction and modalities of interest, and am noticing that those with immediate, measurable, observable results are what draw my attention. AIS is definitely one, and I leave feeling that I’ve learned from an expert! ”

Greg Wood, Massage Therapy Student, CCMT, Connecticut

“Thank you Marjorie for your Scar Tissue Course held in Falkirk. It was fun, well presented and very informative. You certainly know your subject and I would thoroughly recommend your courses to everyone. I look forward with eager anticipation to your 3 day Active Isolated Stretching Course early next year. Thanks again Marjorie!”

Martin Henck Advanced Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist, Scotland

“I attended a 2 days intensive seminar on Active Isolated Stretching with Marjorie Brook. The teaching was very clear, knowledgeable , inspired and inspiring. The material we came away with was very good and easy to use, so that now I can incorporate some of the stretches into my treatments.To any one out there who has any doubts in joining Marjorie’s workshops I would say to go for it as they will not be disappointed.”

Benedetta Gaetani Massage Therapist, Edinburgh, Scotland

 “Marjorie’s scar tissue release course was enjoyable to attend & very inspiring. Her approach & techniques have enhanced my practice by enabling me to recognise the effects of scar tissue & fascial tensions in certain patients. I have found the techniques to be easy to apply & extremely effective in treating these adhesions & have experienced excellent results. I highly recommend this course to all physical therapists!”

Terri Willmott, Osteopath, Driffield, England

“Marjorie has been to Falkirk Massage School twice to teach to qualified massage therapists in the United Kingdom, mainly Scotland. She has taught both Active Isolated Stretch and Scar Tissue Release. The feedback I have received from students has been very positive, with all students asking for her return and informing their colleagues about their new skills gained.

As Principal of the school, I can confirm that Marjorie is a delight to work with when doing administration of the courses she offers. She is professional, punctual and adaptable. I have also attended Marjorie’s courses and her delivery is excitable, informative and the new skills I have gained are without doubt some of the best skills I have been taught.”

Susan Mollison DARM SMTO
Principal Falkirk Massage School

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