Julie Donnelly's Julstro System

What if you could treat your aches and pains at home and for free?

Everything below is written by me, Paul Pavao, and is accurate and truthful, like everything else on this site.

Julie Donnelly of the Julstro Method

Julie Donnelly is a certified muscle therapist in practice for over 20 years. You'll find her own description of her training and method to the right.

Pain-Free Living

Pain-Free Living explains and teaches the Julstro system, a proven, effective, at-home treatment method for even major pain like lower back pain, upper back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Most joint pain is caused by muscles, not bones, and thus can be relieved with a simple massage method ... if you know where to massage!

Testimony #1

A friend of mine regularly drives three hours to supervise multiple construction jobs in a town in Mississippi. The problem was that after he arrived, left his vehicle, and began to walk around the job, his lower back would seize up and hurt him so bad that he couldn't walk.

Because I am familiar with the Julstro method, and thus with the one most common cause of modern back problems, I knew exactly what was wrong.

I gave him one simple stretch to do, two times per day at one minute per stretch, and his back pain disappeared. He called it a miracle.

In Pain-Free Living you will discover ...

  • How muscles cause joint pain?
  • Why treatment should rarely focus on the spot that is in pain (explained below as well)
  • How to find where treatment should focus
  • How to treat the actual source of pain
  • Clearly illustrated techniques for finding and releasing muscle spasms
  • Charts to locate the most likely source of YOUR specific pain
  • General principles so that you can isolate the source of pain even when its not covered in the book
  • A link for direct communication with Julie Donnelly should your injury prove unusual or difficult

Why Treatment Rarely Focuses on the Spot That Hurts

When you pull your hair, what hurts?

Your scalp, right? Yet no amount of massage or icy hot ointment is going to relieve the pain until you quit pulling your hair!

The treatment is at the other end of your hair from the scalp. Just so, most joint pain is cause by tendons pulling on the joint. The treatment is at the other end of the tendon, in the muscle.

Benefits of the Julstro Method

Not only is at-home treatment free, but it is often more effective than professional treatment because it can be done every day, multiple times per day. This is essential for treatment of muscles, by far the most common cause of joint pain.

Because you can treat yourself multiple times per day, while the chiropractor or other professional gets you, at best, several times a week, the Julstro system is not as effective but more effective than professional treatment.


My experience includes a decade of treating the aches and pains common to an over-40 jogger and father of 6 children. It also includes being a reference point for muscle injuries for a Christian community of 250 people. I've had lots of opportunities to put the Julstro Method to the test.

Just a few of the many stories I could tell are below. Julie has many more testimonies on her site, which you can read if you follow the links to her books.

If you're going to go straight there without reading the stories below, here's what to look for.

Julie Donnelly's Pain-Free Living

If you're looking for general advice, get the Pain-Free Living book. It costs $44.95, less than the cost of one visit to a chiropractor, and certainly less than the ongoing treatment you will otherwise be facing.

Julie Donnelly's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome relief

If you're needing to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, that book is only $9.95, an unbelievable price for a book that often saves not just expensive treatment and surgery, but even permanent disability.

All the following are written by me, true stories from my own experience of successful use of the Julstro method.

Testimony #2, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Several years ago my wife came down with a case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Her fingers were numb and tingling in both hands.

My wife is a pianist and a secretary in our Christian community. This was a big problem.

She went to a chiropractor, and then she borrowed special gloves that had been prescribed by a professional to a friend of ours. Nothing worked.

I learned at Julie Donnelly's site that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by an impinged medial nerve, which runs all the way from the neck to your fingers.

Typically the problem is that on the way into your hand, the medial nerve goes through a tunnel in the carpal bones of your wrist. The tendons of your forearm muscles also run through that tunnel. Therefore, if your forearm muscles become irritated, stiff, and develop spasms, then the tendons will suffer, swell, and squeeze that medial nerve. Thus, carpal tunnel syndrome, your fingers get numb, tingle, and are possibly terribly painful.

I also recommend (and use) an inversion table. This is a good one, and the one I use. You can get it on free trial from losethebackpain.com if you can endure their sales methods.

Otherwise, it's the same price at amazon.com, but no free trial.

Quality inversion therapy table

I asked my wife's back surgeon about inversion tables, and he said, "I have one. I use it every evening. What does that tell you?"
   A little later, he added, "What can I tell you? They just work!"

The medial nerve can be impinged anywhere along its route, however, so, as the Julstro system recommends, I checked all my wife's muscles from her neck and shoulders down to her forearm.

On her shoulders, I was able to press in spots that made her fingers tingle. So I massaged her shoulders daily for about three weeks, treating the spasms we found with the Julstro method.

Poof, no more carpal tunnel syndrome.

Julie's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and her treatment kit are now standard supply for all office workers at my business.

Testimony #3: Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain seems to be pretty common. The heart of the pain tends to be between the shoulder blade and spine. It tends to radiate up into the neck, making it very difficult to turn your head.

Upper back pain is not always the most debilitating pain, but it's often the sharpest, most intense, and least bearable.

That same friend I mentioned at the top of the page went on a trip to California with me. On the way, his upper back and neck were bothering him so much that I was carrying his suitcase for him.

When we got to our hotel in Sacramento, I gave him a tennis ball and explained to him how to use it on his back.

The pain was minimal the next day, and when we returned a week later, I wasn't carrying his suitcase.

I don't know how many times I've heard a friend complain about such pain. Each time, I hand them a tennis ball and tell them how to use it.  In the case of upper back pain, I've never seen it not work.

Testimony #4, Sciatica

Another common issue is sciatica. Those are shooting pains down the leg, often in the lower leg or foot. Other times, it's a dull ache in the back, upper thigh. Nonetheless, the pain is usually caused by a muscle under your buttock.

In most people, the sciatic nerve runs under that muscle, and sometimes it runs right through it.

The muscle is very difficult to reach and massage, thus primary treatment is a stretch.

Another friend of mine is a salesman, meaning he drives most of every day. Sciatica was making driving him crazy from pain and making him stiff and immobile.

I showed him the stretch, he got on the floor and performed it, and his eyes popped wide open.

"Oh, that's it!" he said.

It's a stretch he's never stopped doing, almost every day. No more sciatica.

Many people suffer from mild sciatica. There are actually 3 stretches you can do for it. Which one is most effective varies from person to person.

The Julstro Method will also teach you to reach that muscle and others near it with a tennis ball ... or other better-designed tools if you want to get them from her web site.

Other Various

For myself, I've used Julie's methods for all sorts of minor—and occasionally major—pains that I've watched others just learn to live with.

Hip pain is another common one, and one I personally have to treat regularly.

But I can treat it! I don't have to live with it!

I'm not interested in learning to live with pain unless I have to, but there's something more important ...

Muscle spasms pull things out of alignment, and they increase in pain over time. What's treatable with massage now can lead to actual joint damage.

The alternative is the use of a tennis ball, a dowel rod available from any hardware store, or, if you want, a couple better-designed tools from julstro.com. The cost can't even be compared to surgery. It's less even than a doctor's office visit, and it's a one-time payment.

I live in a Christian community, and word has gotten around that I know these things. Thus, I've put the Julstro method to use at least a hundred times over the last ten years, on myself and others, and found plenty of evidence that it's scientific and effective.

If you've read this page, it's because you need help. You're not going to get better help than the Julstro system. Do yourself—and your friends; you'll be popular—a favor and actually read the book. They are amazingly easy to read and filled with illustrations and charts.

Again, here's what to look for when you get to her site.

Julie Donnelly's Pain-Free Living

If you're looking for general advice, get the Pain-Free Living book. It costs $44.95, less than the cost of one visit to a chiropractor, and certainly less than the ongoing treatment you will otherwise be facing.

Julie Donnelly's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome relief

If you're needing to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, that book is only $9.95, an unbelievable price for a book that often saves not just expensive treatment and surgery, but even permanent disability.


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