Your work and/or personal life is highly stressful, and you feel like your chronic pain has taken over. It may have been from an old sports injury, surgery, work injury, repetitive strain, etc. or it just came on with no cause that you can think of, and has not gotten better over time. Your chronic pain has made you anxious and depressed, you have trouble concentrating and you feel like you have to plan all your activities around what will and won’t exacerbate symptoms. You try to avoid sitting, standing, running, long car rides, cold damp places, airplanes, and/or high altitudes, etc. because any or all of these things tend to increase your pain. You may or may not be an active individual who enjoys high endurance activities. Exercise may even help relieve symptoms but too much activity or the wrong type will cause your pain to get worse.
Conventional medicine doesn’t work, and you’ve tried alternative medicine such as acupuncture, chiropractics, Naturopathy, neural therapy, prolotherapy, yoga, massage, bodywork (rolfing, structural integration, cranio-sacral therapy, physical therapy, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, thai massage, etc.) which work temporarily, or they only work if treatments are done weekly, monthly, indefinitely, etc. They are getting too expensive, or they just don’t work at all.
You feel like you are stuck in this pain-spasm cycle where symptoms may get really bad which in turn frustrates you even more, which in turn increases your symptoms and you just want the cycle to stop!
You may be this person, or know someone who fits this description, or be a healing professional with clients or patients just like this. For many years, I was this.
I had four surgeries on my back when I was a young kid to treat a condition known as spondylolisthesis. The surgeries left me with more orthopedic conditions than I started with, and to the surgeons, this was deemed a “success.” They sent me out the door with a few prescription narcotic painkillers, and told me I would need a surgery in about 10 years when the spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and disc degeneration became too severe. After months of complaining about still being in terrible pain and not being able to concentrate due to the prescriptions, I was dismissed by the doctors as having a “social issue,” not a “pain issue”. I was 14 years old.
Years of acupuncture and physical therapy literally saved my life and naturally reduced my pain to where I only had to take over-the-counter painkillers 2-3 times per month! From then on, I found my life’s passion —to heal others by integrating Eastern and Western concepts of health and healing.
I studied sports medicine in college and later became immersed in the world of traditional Thai massage. This beautiful massage modality stretches and compresses tension out of one’s body while dancing with the breath, and provides a deeply relaxing and spiritual experience.
This ultimately led me to study guided meditation, visualization, and breathwork for healing purposes, and all of a sudden, my pain VANISHED!
Pain is just the tip of the iceberg. Most treatments only focus on tension in the body, but the ORIGINS lie in the mind—mainly within the autonomic nervous system.
After over 20 years of studying and experiencing methods to treat terrible, debilitating, REAL chronic pain, I finally found relief that involves empowerment through education about the mind-body connection to chronic pain, and breathwork to activate our parasympathetic nervous systems, movement, and more!
Allow me to continue my passion to heal, and let’s banish your chronic pain together for good! Forget weekly treatments, drugs, limiting your lifestyle, and let’s do this in paradise!”