As a well-experienced and respected clinician and now innovator, Lawrence Woods has developed an exciting new therapy. Part of this work, called Neural Reset Therapy, was developed and expanded from previous manual therapeutic approaches based on Sherrington's Law of Reciprocal Inhibition. After being disappointed and frustrated over the occasional spectacular result and the many failures to effectively and reliably reset the tonus of a muscle to a more optimal state, he set out to uncover the secrets of how to do this each and every time.
Lawrence had a series of 6 insights of how to apply the law of reciprocal inhibition so that every therapist can now rapidly get optimal results with each client. Not only that, while working on that process, he came across a method based on Pfluger's Law of Symmetry to get the same results from the other side of the body. Even if part of the body is in a cast, has a burn, or some other trauma, relief from muscular pain can be had from working on the opposite limb or body part. This is a discovery not reported in any known literature in the field. He calls it Twin Reset.
Taking his first bodywork class in 1982, Lawrence has taken well over 130 trainings in many types of bodywork and massage. He has studied even more therapies through manuals, books, and videos. Sandy Fritz, author of many of the textbooks for the massage profession, was his primary teacher while in massage school. He was certified by Paul St. John at the highest level in Neuromuscular Therapy and also by Dr. Upledger in CranioSacral Therapy. Eric Dalton certified him as well in Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Lawrence took extensive training in Myofascial Release with John Barnes, Ben Benjamin's joint work through Chris Sovereign, and lymphatic drainage with Dr. Bruno Chikly. In short, he has studied with many other of the greats in the field and in many types of therapy.
Before all that, he was originally a chemistry major and worked in chemical research in the Chicago area. Later he worked as a research assistant at Columbia University Medical School in New York City. After going back to college and getting another degree, he worked with the severely mentally disabled as a public heath dental hygienist for a decade while training for his current profession.
Lawrence currently lives in Indianapolis and has a thriving practice. He practices what he advises his clients. Since 1970, he has eaten a natural diet (vegetarian for 34 years, vegan for 8), works out daily, and has practiced various forms of meditation for over 40 years.