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“I would recommend the treatment to anyone with a back problem; a gentle, successful – no crunching and clicking – relief.”

T B, Stratford upon Avon

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Dorn Method Feedback

I'm always grateful for feedback, either regarding your Dorn Method therapy you have received, or perhaps as a student on one of my Dorn Workshops and your experiences using Dorn thereafter.

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  • Abhi Mathews
  • Reading21/09/2017
  • Great course

    Luckily managed to get onto the 2 day Introductory course to the Dorn Method. I am an IT consultant with no experience in complementary therapy. My main reason for doing the course was the self help philosophy of the Dorn method and also to be able to help family and friends.

    Having attended the course, I would like to thank Brigitte and Tom for a well delivered course. The course was well paced with lots of emphasis on the practical aspects of Dorn method. Overall there were 8 people attending the session and most had experience working as a complementary therapist. However, everyone attending the course learnt something valuable from the course. 

    Whether it is for personal reasons or to improve your professional skillset, would recommend this course to others. Wishing all a healthy living.

  • Sandy Leaf
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    Leeds21/06/2017
  • Buzzing

    As a Physiotherapist and Sport Therapist,  I am presented on a daily basis with spinal misalignments and varied joint conditions. The Dorn Method had a huge impact on me through its efficiency. It is a simple technique, which has a tremendous effect on correcting spinal and different joint problems. The Dorn method uses correction in a gentle, safe, effective and non-invasive way. In my case, with my frozen shoulder the results were immediate after only one treatment my range of movement was increased by 80%

    I highly recommend this form of treatment and enormously encourage Therapist to train on The Dorn Method course. These new skills that I have been taught by Brigitte are an immense asset to utilize in my practice and to achieve more effective results for my patients. I have already enhanced my treatment plan using these new skills much to my patients delight.

    I would like to offer my gratitude and appreciation to Brigitte for sharing this brilliant concept. Brigitte is an excellent teacher and delivered the course in a relaxed and easy manner, and demonstrated a wide range of knowledge. I would like to thank the guys on the course for being fantastic, always offering support and advice and making it a fun day.

    I can't wait for the advanced day!

    Thank you so much Brigitte and Tom.

  • Gerry Ritchie
  • Evesham20/06/2017
  • Great Course

    Just completed the 2 day Introductory course to the Dorn Method.  It was excellent.  I was a bit skeptical before going on the course about how much I could learn that would be genuinely useful but was amazed that such fairly simple techniques could have such a dramatic effect.  There were five of us on the course and the other four all had experience of working as body therapists.  Two of the attendees in particular had many years experience of working in massage and physiotherapy and both of them were equally as surprised at the effectiveness of the technique for treating joint problems.  In some cases the effect was instant!  

    I was also very impressed by the self-help philosophy of the Dorn Method and the idea that not only does the therapist treat and help people with back and joint problems but they send them away with practical advice and an exercise programme to be able to treat themselves and prevent recurrence of the same problems. 

    So even if you don't want to set yourself up in business as a Dorn therapist if, like me, you have a large family then the techniques learned are great for keeping your friends and family healthy and mobile.

  • Diana Drayton
  • New Milton28/05/2017
  • Excellent course

    I attended the Dorn training course in London. The course was excellent and Brigitte was very knowledgeable and professional. The manual we were given was clear and easy to understand. I would thoroughly recommend this course. I am now doing the case studies (I have a lot of volunteers) and already getting really positive results. Looking forward to the advanced day later this year. Thank you Brigitte and Tom 😀
  • Nikki Adams
  • Evesham19/02/2017
  • I can't recommend enough

    When my back "went" my father recommended this treatment to me.

    I called Brigitte who was selfless enough to treat me at short notice after not feeling too great herself that day. This was two weeks ago when I could barely shuffle along, couldn't stand up right or lie down. After the initial treatment (which wasn't painful despite how I felt) I instantly started to move better. And after a further three treatments I am moving about like a different person.

    In the past I have visited a chiropractor and undergone physiotherapy, but nothing has been as incredible as this treatment. 

    And I have booked a further treatment in a month's time to continue the amazing work along with the self help exercises I was given. 

    I would recommend this treatment to anyone, especially if you have tried other methods with a limited success. Brigitte and her team have a wonderful manner, the are welcoming, sympathetic and positive.

  • A Wilcox
  • Stratford upon Avon16/02/2017
  • Best nights sleep in ages

    Thank you so much for my treatment yesterday. I feel so much better and had the best nights sleep in ages. Cannot believe how just one treatment has made such a huge difference. Am really looking forward to my next one.

  • Carole Grove
  • 05/02/2017
  • Treatment that works

    After having quite a few Physio sessions on my back without seeing any major changes, I decided to see Brigitte. After just three sessions, my lower back pain has gone! Anyone who is struggling with back pain , I would highly recommend this treatment method, it's gentle but very effective and most importantly it works. The massage after is amazing too. Thank you Brigitte for dramatically improving my quality of life. Carole


  • Roni Flatley
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    Alderminster27/01/2017
  • Fabulous thorough realignment

    Just had a fabulous thorough realignment of my entire spine, I feel invigorated and inspired, with specific information on the emotional content to do self work. Loving this.

  • Liz Flint
  • South Leicestershire23/01/2017
  • Increased Flexibility and Better Quality of Sleep

    After my first Dorn Method session I was immediately able to reach down and place both hands flat on the floor when previously I could only just touch my toes. My back and pelvis were so much looser and surprisingly (because I didn't expect Dorn to have this effect) since October 2016 I have been sleeping much better all round. Dorn is such a gentle therapy and the exercises definitely help to maintain the improvement achieved. My husband is a golfer and had one Dorn session, the next day he scored 3 Par 3's and 3 Birdies - his swing was especially improved due to the increased range of movement!


  • David Nath
  • Stratford upon Avon02/11/2016
  • Lifelong valuable skill

    I took part in the Dorn Method workshop and really enjoyed it and learned a lifelong valuable skill. I went into the weekend with absolutely zero therapy or anatomy related experience, but that didn't hold me back one bit. As I followed carefully well explained instructions I learned and practised the application of the Dorn Method with great results and feedback from the other students as well as myself. The teaching style from Brigitte was great, all very well explained with lots of practice in between to apply immediately what is taught. And the group and location made for a very welcoming weekend. As a cyclist, going back on my bike the next day after the workshop, I felt completely free again from any stiffness/tightness in my joints that I had before (in particular neck stiffness from hours at the computer). I would definitely recommend this workshop to anybody, with or without massage/therapy experience. Because the Dorn Method really is a skill that should be in every household. It is more than just about helping a bad back, but about addressing the entire body and maintaining it through self help exercises.               

  • Steven Pearce
  • North Surrey/London19/09/2016
  • Dorn weekend

    I have just returned from a two day course held at the Dorn centre in Stratford upon Avon.

    I hadn't really heard much about Dorn until I attended the British Fascia Symposium in Worcester in June of this year, but after speaking to other therapists, and hearing how beneficial the treatments had been for their clients, I decided I had to find out more about it. I was not disappointed.

    The course was intensive but every step was thoroughly and clearly explained, and then demonstrated at a pace that enabled all of the students to understand the treatment and the benefits of that treatment. The icing on the cake was a totally relaxing Breuss massage at the end of the course which left all of the students floating on air and feeling totally chilled, despite two days of extensive and intensive tuition. 

    I would thoroughly recommend the course, and cannot wait to put it into practice.

    Steven Pearce

  • Mary
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    Oxfrordshire16/09/2016
  • What a relief

    Having been suffering with piriformis syndrome for 18 months, and trying various therapies and exercises without much success, considerable expense, and with some exercise programmes taking an hour a day, a friend suggested I try Dorn therapy with Brigitte. After four gentle sessions, over a couple of months, and with simple exercises which take maximum of 10 minutes, I am now off the pain medication.  Not totally pain free as yet,  but hopefully will be before too long. Many thanks, Brigitte!
  • Helen Sutton
  • Stratford upon Avon10/05/2016
  • Chronic Back Pain

    My thanks to Brigitte for the freedom she had given me after 49yrs of constant back pain and surgery to correct a problem and then be told by specialist there's nothing more I can do so deal with it. Brigitte was recommended to me but having had surgery I didn't think she would help. How wrong was I, she listened to everything I told her, made copious notes and then make her magic fingers do their work. After the first treatment I had a full 5hrs sleep instead of one or none, my pain had decreased to the point of less painkillers. I was in a dark and desolate place with the constant pain and time was taking its toll, now I have come through that place to where I feel free, happy and in a better place. I will continue with top ups. Thank you Brigitte for listening and for all your wonderful work. 💐 HS               

  • Angela Sinclair
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    Shetland Islands08/05/2016
  • Thank you for bringing Dorn here

    I had my first Dorn client yesterday - she was coming for massage. She walked in 'twisted' - her hips and shoulders facing in opposite directions, she had pain in her pelvis mainly, but also the top of her spine, and she said that when she was walking the dogs she felt like one leg was longer than the other. I suggested Dorn. After just the hip/knee/leg she was walking much straighter, and the difference after the whole treatment was amazing. She messaged me afterwards to thank me because the pain had gone completely. I'm so impressed with this treatment - thank you for bringing it here!

  • Michael Pascoe
  • Glastonbury08/05/2016
  • From an Existing Dorn Therapist


    I can wholeheartedly recommend the Advanced Dorn Workshop to  all Dorn practitioners including those who did not do their initial training with Brigitte.
     
    I was trained a few years ago elsewhere and I can honestly say that Brigitte's teaching of the classic Dorn Method is the best I have so far found.
     
    As an existing practitioner attending the advanced workshop it will not only iron out any bad habits that you have acquired but also provide with a more classic technique than is taught elsewhere.
     
    But  a word of warning - you will want to buy one of the fantastic wooden vibrating massagers as soon as you see them!"