21/05/2013Your playfulness, freedom, the sounds you make, your acceptance, wisdom, sense of humor, your singing, your explanation and demonstration so clear and inspiring and easy to understand.Even the way you handled resistance. That I could be myself – it was a safe environment. You knew when to come to help. The love and easiness you bring with you.It was built in a brilliant graduate way. For me it was perfect just the way it was.
Avi is in a league of his own! In my view he represent the essence and core of what body work healing is all about His in depth knowledge experience, continuous education and never seething interest and curiosity combine with his psychological insights and passion for healing is an unbeatable combination so rare that I can safely state that throughout my rather long life (I am now 72) I have only come across someone similar in the same profession maybe twice. And by the way I think I was very lucky in this regard.
I have been a professional athlete since my teens (Israeli champ of discuss throwing), and ever since I am an intensive "consumer" of body works, therapy and physical therapy. I tried almost every known method and "system" and feel authorized to state that the personal special method Avi developed combing techniques of Rolfing Trager and Paula as well as Avi`s very own "specials" together with I dare say supernatural intuition and sensitivity- all combined offer a unique healer rare to find and greatly appreciated.
I think that his fees (though not cheap) are modest compared to the value he offers and that I have always received. Avi will tell you if he thinks he can`t help you and if he say he can you can trust it implicitly.
I only wish I lived closer to Avi and not on the other side of the globe so I could enjoy the benefits of his expertise and friendship more often.
10/10/2014When I first came to Avi a year and a half ago I was in very poor shape. My posture had collapsed to the left, apparently due to a worsening in my scoliosis. Walking was difficult, sitting was difficult -- getting through the day was difficult. I was reduced to short periods of gentle movement interrupted by long periods of rest. A top orthopedist had pronounced that recovery was impossible -- that the only solution would be long spinal fusion of some 17 vertebrae.Needless to say now I was not only in pain, but was also bewildered. I knew my case was more chronic than urgent, and decided to take some time to work with alternative therapies. Perhaps I could feel more comfortable.... and the work would at best help me avoid the surgery or at least prepare for it.Avi began with me with twice weekly Rolfing sessions. He was professional, but he was also kind and supportive. He worked through the Rolfing protocol and continued with massages using Rolfing and introducing Trager techniques. No one can correct my spinal deformity, but at least Avi helped me reduce a lot of the painful tension I was carrying in my back. Together with the therapeutic yoga I had begun, I began to slowly get my life back.Some weeks later, Avi invited me to a week-long workshop to learn Trager Approach. Not only was the week a lot of fun, but in a way I cannot fully explain, working on other people’s healthy bodies seemed to transfer to me a sense of my own well-being and alignment. I continue to use the Trager massage to help friends and family, with excellent results.I have come a long way. Surgery is now completely off the table. I get through most days, can cook again, can carry on my normal activities almost without adjustment. In the summer I started walking longer distances, as much as an hour at a time, and swimming. I completely attribute to Avi the beginning of that change, both physically and emotionally.So thank you Avi. For those days if you wonder whether you are really helping people, reread this and know you saved my life.Linda
Pamela could feel the benefit of a first session, was in ease and complete trust during the treatment, she could easily trust my professionalism.