There really are no words to adequately convey how much I appreciate you. I have to try because it is important to me that you understand what a profound impact you have had on my life! Prior to coming to Piedmont, I was depressed, stressed out, and my knees were inflamed, back stiff and frustration high! I had been trying for a long, long time to get my weight under control. I had, lost 20 Its over an eight month period and was having problems dealing with the feedback (both positive and negative). I was bored with my fitness program but afraid to push through to the next level for fear of an injury . . . a very familiar place. In the past, right here is where I .would (subconsciously) decide that it was just too hard and abandoned my efforts to lose weight and improve my fitness. Determined not to let that happen again, I decided that a good start would be to de stress. Massage therapy had worked for me in the past however, when I expressed my desire to become more fit and explained what the barriers were (inflamed knees, stiff back, sore muscles, etc.), I was advised to ice my knees after each workout and not to work out so much. My first session with you was in May 2005, in which I discovered all the wonderful benefits of. massage therapy . . . and more importantly, what a difference the right therapist can make. Nine sessions later, I have lost another 33 lbs for a total of 53, can't remember the last time I iced my knees and I have a brand new respect and appreciation for the massage profession! I had no idea that massage therapy could produce the results that I have enjoyed with you. Each session Is a wonderful experience. You make any problem area that presents itself, magically disappear. You always seem to know just what to do. Jim, you are my HERO Through weight. watchers, I have been able to make a lifestyle change with regard to my eating habits. Your healing hands have kept me in the gym, relaxed, energetic, and motivated. When I get out of bed each morning, particularly after a challenging workout the day before and nothing hurts, I feel like I have just won the lottery! Not only have I achieved a level of fitness that I thought I would never see again, I continue to reach and achieve. You are very professional, thorough, focused, and most effective. Thank you. I could not have gotten here without you, I still have a long way to go, but I am confident that I will reach my goals in the gym, on the scale and in other important areas, with your help. You truly make a difference!!!!