Change + Growth

Two weeks ago, Matt got let go from his job. Not enough hours for him, they said. It was a shock, as we didn’t see it coming in the slightest. But, I believe everything happens for a reason, and Matt always has a great attitude on life. Of course, we had to work through all of the emotions. Dang-that was so tiring. I have never realized how draining emotions can be. But, as we did, we now see this as an opportunity. And, as I look back over the past couple of weeks, it’s really interesting. Even though it hit hard, it’s what is meant for us, and new opportunities are opening up everywhere.

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You've Hit a Plateau- What Should You Do Now?

You might be surprised to hear this. but massage is not the end all be all. What?! Shocking right? Well it isn’t. It is true that it can help with lots of pain and tension, and it can release pain you’ve been experiencing for years. But, we may get to a point that we have released lots of the pain, but not all of it. The tension still comes back after two weeks, or maybe a month. It always comes back. So then what? I have a few suggestions that may help you get further relief. I recommend these often to clients, and wanted to share what are on the top of the list.

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Massage & Sleep

As we know, sleep is essential for anyone’s well being. Without sleep, patience wears thin quickly, a fog settles in, and decision making and simple chores can feel impossible. I can personally attest to this, as this past winter, Ethan (my now 10mo old) was a terrible sleeper. I had never felt that kind of fatigue, and I think that is what caused Baby Blues, I could hardly think straight some mornings. No sleep is rough, but what happens when you can’t fall asleep? Or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep? Or you toss and turn all night? That is also harmful, and will contribute to fatigue and overall not performing at your best.

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Hip, Gluts and the Pain they Cause

Have you ever experienced hip, butt (aka the gluts), or sciatic pain? If you have, you will probably be the first to say that it is not pleasant, and many times can be super debilitating. In the past few months, I have had many clients fighting with this, and two in particular whose daily life was completely restricted due to the pain, and they were desperate to fix it.

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Maintenance Care

Remember this teaser from the last blog? “What is Point C? Point C is when you can go a month without pain. When you tell me that you have never been this pain free. When you are able to do activities you haven’t been able to do in years. Point C is why I do what I do. And when you get there, I am almost as elated as you are. It’s an amazing place to be. So keep going.“

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From A-B

So you’ve had pain for months, a year, maybe many years. That sucks, right? Well, maybe you saw my blog post a couple weeks ago about trying Trigger Point Therapy, when you’ve tried everything else. I’m here today to talk about taking this a bit further. I want you to understand that if you have been having pain that you consider chronic, that means it’s been there for a long time. This also means that because it’s been there for awhile does not mean that your pain will go away after one session with me. Although that would be amazing, it’s just not realistic.

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When You've Tried Everything

Do you live in chronic pain? How long has it been? Some people say they’ve been living that way for months, some say a couple years, some say MANY years. And those that say years generally say that they have accepted the fact that this is the way they’ll feel forever. Forever! That’s a long time. And they say this because they have tried everything. Everything from pills, doctors, maybe surgery, physical therapy, massage. So they give up hope.

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