“I saw Mary for my feet but got so much more than help for my feet! She helped me strengthen and align my feet which has made a positive impact on my entire body. Mary also taught me so much about my feet and my leg and fascia. Her hands-on therapy is amazing and I felt the release of long-term tension in my feet and all the way up my legs and hip and back. Mary is a gifted therapist and I would be still struggling with pain, tension and misalignment if I had not found her. I am so grateful for her knowledge, hands-on therapy and the changes I’ve made in mh feet and body because of her. — Diane M. pilates instructor
“By working with Mary, I am now able to do my daily walks in comfort, and for the first time since I was a kid, I can do extensive walking/hiking without pain and blisters! Mary educated me on the mechanics of the foot, outlined exercises and provided tools to help me regain flexibility and stability and assisted me in selecting appropriate shoes. I’d tried many things over the years (orthotics, surgery, a variety of shoes, inserts, etc.) with little relief. Thanks to Mary, I am finally free from pain — I ENJOY walking again!” — Susan L. —retired/traveler
“I’ve been working with Mary for 7 years and have found the sessions with her plus all her teaching, exercises (ATM’s), coaching, and information about the Feldenkrais Method very helpful in alleviating aches and pains and helping me re-pattern my body in ways for greater ease in my body. It has been invaluable in getting me to my 70’s better than ever!! I do believe the Feldenkrais exercises and sessions are extending my life and enabling me to have more mobility, strength and flexibility, less pain and constraint in my elder years that will continue to serve me through my 70’s and into my 80’s and beyond. Mary is a gem, a wealth of information about proper footwear, posture and suggestions for how to re-pattern the body in ways that keep me moving and grooving. Her advice about shoes and sox have been invaluable in resolving some long-time foot and leg issues. Her guidance about using ATM’s for certain issues in my neck, shoulders and legs continue to keep me walking, hauling firewood and moving about with ease and joy. THANK YOU MARY!!” –Therese C.
“After a big household move, I experienced pain in both feet. Quickly the pain escalated to the point that I was unable to take neighborhood walks. I was very uncomfortable during the day and sleeping badly. Mary provided targeted intervention to my feet, provided exercises I could do between sessions and recommended footwear changes. It turned out I was wearing my shoes too short. Longer shoes with a broader toe box made a difference. Mary’s hand’s on work with my feet helped me heal completely. We worked together almost 5 years ago and the pain and discomfort never returned. I take long walks nearly every day and use my feet to support my interests. Her work is revolutionary and impactful. I am forever grateful! “ — Janis A.
“Before beginning to work with Mary, my feet were stiff with a bunion and hammer toes. Through our work together I am finding more comfort and more flexibility throughout the feet and lower legs and better balance.” —Ray H. pilates instructor
“Mary’s expertise and ideas, and especially some of the exercises she showed me, have been very beneficial for myself in working through personal body challenges, and have also helped me improve how I help others by expanding my awareness of how the feet connect to the rest of the body system.” –Peggy P. –practitioner
“I did quite a lot of hiking this summer, many days hikes. Then a 5 day/ 4 night backpacking trip. Boots have been great. No blisters for the first time! Yeah! I have one pair for here, and another pair over at our cabin the Wallowa’s. So your help/evaluation has made a huge difference. Thanks again.” –Tony R. retired/hiker
After breaking my hip, I had problems with balance, numbness in my feet, and movement. Mary came to my house for Feldenkrais sessions which really helped. She sent me free resources to use during the COVID lockdown and has continued to be here for me. I’m now walking 2 to 3 miles a day and do her exercises regularly. She’s very knowledgeable, interesting and fun to work with, too. I’m happy to recommend her services –Sue S. retired/walker
“Before I took Mary’s class I was starting to have trouble with my feet. Shoes that were always comfortable were bothering me. Mostly the outer edge of my little toe. I learned that our feet don’t actually fit in most shoes. Mary also taught us exercises to strengthen the muscles in our feet. Most people need orthotics from weakened muscles. Since I switched to only wearing barefoot and square toe shoes, I no longer have a fatigue or pain in my feet. We may put orthotic companies out of business!” —Martha S. massage practitioner
My Update! My feet are GREAT! Thanks to YOU!! Through lots of trial and error, I finally found the right hiking boots and inserts for MY feet. This summer I got out quite a bit backpacking and hiking as well as working with the WTA and NO FOOT PAIN-ZERO!!!! You really helped me to understand that my feet need the room and the space in shoes to spread out, and not be pinched (especially, I have found, mid-foot…interesting). I pretty much got rid of ALL of my shoes that did not fit that (more space and no pinching) criteria. I wear my yoga toes to bed and am now able to wear them for about 3-4 hours before I take them off. I keep the tissues in my feet supple by using the balls you suggested fairly regularly (could always do more). If I have to wear socks, I mostly wear toe socks and found some smart wool toe socks for hiking….awesome!!! My feet feel HEALTHY and STRONG. I am so so so grateful to you Mary, for your guidance, encouragement, knowledge, expertise and understanding. I bow to you in deep deep gratitude. I can hike for miles and miles with a 35 pound pack and NO foot pain. Amen to that!!! –Gail B. massage practitioner
My feet have been doing very well, I only experience any discomfort when I go for hikes now and it’s not until the next day. The tips and tricks you’ve shown me have been very beneficial and I haven’t even been doing it 100%! I am so encouraged by all of your amazing hard work and knowledge. — P. Cole
Mary’s touch is frickin amazing. I was hesitant to let her work on my feet. A week earlier, I had fallen down some stairs and landed with the top of my foot on the dog gate. Shoes hurt to wear. It hurt to walk without shoes. After she finished I felt much better. She was so careful & gentle with my foot, I was amazed. I wish we lived closer to be able to see her more often. –Katie P.