My Story for healing started many years ago. I was 20 years old when I had an
accident and suffered a compression fracture in my spine. During that time I was strong and resilient and my body seemed to heal just fine. After a relative short healing process through suggested therapies I continued on with my life with no apparent side effects. About 15 years later the discomfort from that back fracture showed up. I would get nagging soreness in the area but nothing real alarming. Most times I was managing the pain with a massage or a chiropractic adjustment.
However, the pain started coming more frequently and sharper than ever. I was
willing to try anything anyone suggested; like changing my diet, doing specific exercises to strengthen the back and my core. There seemed to be limited success in all these attempts. Trying to improve my health and reduce the pain without painkillers (which mostly made my stomach hurt) was not an easy task. Unfortunately, everything I tried had limited positive results. Also during this time I fractured my collar bone. Even though surgery was not needed my bones didn’t heal perfectly. I developed an overlap in the same area which creates a shorter bone and causes a distortion in the shoulder area. At that time, my shoulder which was out of alignment put more pressure not only on my shoulder but my arm and neck as well. The pain and tension progressively got worse over 25 years after the accident. I started suffering daily with pain, had trouble sleeping and was uncomfortable all day long. Every time I would move there was a sharp pain in my back. It almost felt like I had broken my back again. The pain was a level 8 pain that lasted through the day. At night I propped myself up
in different angles to support my back in hopes of finding some comfort.
Sleepless nights started to take control of my emotional health.
A really sad day in my life came when I had to give up the job that I cherished, loved and was very passionate about. For over 30 years I had been riding and training horses. More determined than ever I set out to find something to help me with this debilitating pain. I knew that I wanted to learn more about the body which inspired me to get a massage license.
During that time I learned about CranioSacral Therapy and then about Polarity Therapy. When these modalities were first described to me I didn’t believe that it
could help me but I was willing to give anything a try at this point. I am unbelievably grateful that I did. After my first session I felt relief from the sharp pain. I was reluctant to have hope that the relief I felt would last but to my surprise it did. The next morning I woke up and the pain was still less, maybe a 6, and I realized that I had slept well for the first time in many years. Wow! That stabbing pain that had awakened me every night for the past 10 years was tolerable and allowed me to sleep. I continued with these dynamic Therapy sessions and each time my pain diminished more and more.What was more fascinating was that the pain stayed away. How exciting is this. I could hardly believe it. I had to learn this modality and hopefully help others with their pain management.
Now as a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and CranioSacral Therapy practitioner I love seeing the results of people walking out of my office with less pain and stress in their bodies. If you are suffering from chronic pain or any pain at all and haven’t tried everything else I urge you to try a few Polarity Therapy or CranioSacral Therapy sessions. I am still amazed at how effective this modality was for my chronic pain and want to share it and pay it forward. My hope is that if you are suffering out there to please at least give it a try and see what it can do for you.
And yes, it seemed too good to be true, there was no painful manipulation, no difficult maneuvers to perform, just releasing of tension and allowing the body to be guided to a healthier place
APTA -American Polarity Therapy Association,
Board Certified Polarity Practitioner # 2150061with 750 hours
Life Energy Institute 2012-2017
CMTC California Massage Therapy Council, CMT #43964
South Bay Massage College 2012 with 500 hours
Certified Medical Massage Practitioner
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