Soft tissue work is well known as an effective, complementary treatment in alternative and holistic wellness avenues. In a 2017 study performed by the AMTA, 43% of individuals surveyed stated their primary reason for seeking …
You’re in pain and frustrated. Pain takes over every aspect of your life. It’s mentally exhausting. It can be an emotional wrecking ball. Physically, pain can drain you of every ounce of energy you once possessed.
At least once a day I get some crazy looks. Part of it is that I’m so ME in session. So, yes, I may have a Darth Vader shirt on, because I forgot to change before work. Or perhaps I’m running around in my crazy socks or barefoot, seasonally dependent.
At times, more often than not, the Mad Hatter mimic may start mumbling while I sort through the thought process. And, yes, I’m going to reference Pop Culture and drip sarcasm while punning badly. But don’t worry; it’s not voodoo… it’s neuroscience!
I didn’t know whether to laugh my ass off, be offended to the tips of my toes, or run to the shower to exfoliate the stigma off of me.
I watched as my client started to gnaw on her lip, fiddle with her hands, shrug her shoulders, roll her eyes around a little bit, and distinctly avoid eye contact as we breached the forbidden topic.
The shift has been looming on the horizon and we’re living the revolution. The Alternative, Holistic, and Complementary Practitioners have lurked around the outskirts of modern medicine. We’ve been called Quacks, Witches, Flakes, and Hippies just to name a few. Our methods and education have been sneered at by those with superior standing in the healthcare community.
Every restricted movement feels like running through water. The heaviness of soaked shoes and socks is slowing down progress with increasing difficulty. As the crushing weight of stress and disappointment causes my lungs to burn and my sides to ache I think to myself, ‘I wish this was as easy as it was before.’ With sweat dripping into my eyes I have a revelation: why am I looking back when I’m not going that way?
I love being asked, ‘Who do you work with?’. I work with everyBODY. If you move, have pain, don’t have pain, a leg, an arm, shoulder, TMJ, if you are a human being of any age, size, or shape, I work with YOU. Pain and muscle imbalances are nondiscriminatory and so is my approach.
I became a NeuroTourist in 2012. The mind-body connection is fascinating and its application is limitless. While other Massage Therapists were learning a smoother flow or how to achieve a deeper tissue release for their massage therapy practices, I was learning that in order to make sustainable changes you have to understand how the Nervous System works. This year I began the journey that is P-DTR®.