Sometimes You Have To Admit to yourself that you are, in Fact, Injured

I’ve been practicing massage for 21 years, living for 42 … and I gotta say: people in fuckin denial about their injuries.

Now, I’m not saying that it’s everyone who does this. There are those of us who are self-care knowledgeable enough to admit to the broken arm or admit to having the constant pain, which then, in turn, definitely needs to be addressed, like now.

But most of us are going to sit in that denial for a while when we’re freshly/acutely Injured, and we’re gonna go ahead and keep going on with our lives like nothing even happened.

Until the injury gets worse.

And worse.

And then secondary injuries start happening cuz we won’t stop.

And then BOOM

You’re incapacitated and laying in bed – forced to deal with the fact that you fuckin pushed it and now you have to pay for your dumbass mistakes.

Harsh language, I know.

But if there’s one place, in which a massage healer is justified in getting bitchy… It’s in the case of admitting you have an injury.

Try telling an addicted runner they have bone spurs…. And to stop running.

Try getting thru to the executive who just had a motorcycle accident about how he must rest and *not move* when he’s got 3 conferences booked in 3 weeks.

It’s been my experience that sometimes there’s no getting thru.

Sometimes you just won’t stop until the injury gets too grave for you to keep going on with your life without accommodating for the injury or illness you’re rockin’.

Stop.

Stop trying to work through your pain and acknowledge your pain’s message; how loud is it yelling at you?

Do you need a break?

Do you need a massage?

Do you need a doctor?

Do you need deeper check on a persistent problem?

Guess what? I’m the professional asshole who’s gonna say “yeah. Yeah dude. Get your ass in bed, in treatment or book that appointment with the neurologist or dermatologist to get “it” checked out.”

Am I perfect in this department? Of course I am I never make mistakes.

JK. Yes I very much do.

So learn from my mistakes. Learn from your own! And when you have pain (including emotional pain) stop* and listen to it.

Wait. And heed your pain’s message.

Tinnitus and craniosacral

Recently I’ve heard some folks complaining about an increase in tinnitus after getting their covid vaccination.

There’s also a higher likelihood of tinnitus when one is stressed.

Whatever reason it could be that is causing tinnitus, Craniosacral can help.

Depending on what’s causing the ringing in the ears, craniosacral can sometimes cure it, in many cases reduce it and if craniosacral doesn’t seem to touch it, there’s at least a real reduction in stress.

It’s also important to remember to give craniosacral a chance to work! It’s hard to get an injury cured in just one visit of a healing practitioner.

With craniosacral, the pressure isn’t deep and the bodywork isn’t movement-based like classic swedish massage. There can be an expectation of needing to feel something – like soreness from deep tissue bodywork – after the session to feel like it “did something.”

But with Craniosacral, there’s often no feelings or sensations of manipulation afterwards. In fact, the more skilled and effective the cranio is that you received… the less you feel after the session.

You just feel better.

Rested. Calmer. More resourced. And your pain is likely reduced and your whole body much more mobile. It can be subtle.

Add up the deep pervasive effects of craniosacral work you receive over time, and you’ll find you actually have greater capacity to deal with any stress, recover from any hard workout or injury quicker and you’ll feel better in your body for a longer and longer amount of time.

Craniosacral is truly amazing. One must give it a chance to do it’s work in the body.

My new massage space in Maple Leaf

A client yesterday was saying this covid thing seems to have entered an attrition phase. It might not kill you but it might just grind and grind and grind you down till there’s nothing but a sad little stress-ball that’s left of you.

Sad.

What a happy post this is already… 😂

Let’s turn this around: MY NEW OFFICE!

It’s so beautiful! My new neighbors are all healers and they all have the best vibe.

The building is full of air filters and has a mask requirement. Everyone keeps to the code. Must follow the code 😊🙏

I have an air filter blasting in my little corner office on the 3rd floor. And as always; my housekeeping and sanitizing protocols are top notch.

Is it safe? 😟

It’s definitely as safe as we can make it.

So if you’re on the fence about getting some work from me, this information might help. I take your health and safety seriously and so does everyone in my building.

Don’t let the covid world grind you down. If this is a war of attrition, then make sure that you* win it with excellent self-care. Get the bodywork you need to de-stress and unwind your tight body parts.

I’m here to help 💜