I have a new client who has been coming almost weekly to alleviate some back pain that he has been experiencing. He said, “My back doesn’t hurt anymore. Maybe I shouldn’t come in as often.” I said, “Well, you don’t want to wait until you hurt to come in!”. So much of what I and my massage colleagues do is help PREVENT pain from being a PROBLEM. Pain is an indication that your body is unhappy and needs you to stop what you are doing and heal. Of course, there can be pain when you exercise or do some new activity that you haven’t done in awhile because you are.
How good are you at balancing the things you value in life? Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus has some great advice on how to prioritize the big rocks so you can live the life you want to more fully! What tips to do you have for making more time for the things you love? http://www.drjennsden.com/blog/balacing/2016/3/8
Most people hate being laid up or in pain and will typically tackle an ache or injury very aggressively to hopefully heal quickly. While some injuries respond well to that strategy, I had a recent experience that showed me less effort can sometimes be more beneficial when it comes to relieving pain in the body. And what I mean by less does not mean doing nothing, but to approach the body in a more gentle, softer way. In 2014, I took an amazing class called Wilderness Basics offered through the Sierra Club. I went on 3 overnight hiking/camping adventures around the San Diego area. It was an incredible experience and.