Saturday, January 24, 2009

Doctor Cranial

An amazing thing happened this past week. I received a call from my Doctor asking me if I could come into his office and give one of his patients a CranialSacral session. OF COURSE I WILL! I replied. How often is it that a Doctor (MD) calls you asking for Cranial? This patient had been experiencing headaches off and on for several months now. He had been tested for several things, given drugs, all the fun doctor stuff - and nothing. No answers, no relief from this horrible pain. So my good ole' Doctor (he's a doctor of Osteopathy), tells his patient. "Let's try some CranialSacral." The doctor explained that he had learned some Cranial in his schooling, but just couldn't ever come to feel that Cranial Rhythm. (Dont' get discouraged, if you haven't felt it yet, you will in good time.) So, I worked with this client. Probably about 2 minutes into admisitering CV4, he fell asleep, then the fun began. I saw MANY signs of releasing such as twitching, borborgymus, REM, and heat. Almost all of his bones softened very well, I just had to be more patient with some than others. Needless to say the client felt great afterwards, and has been feeling great ever since. Some headaches still come, but not to the full extent that they were. I LOVE CRANIAL! COMMENT ABOUT YOUR CRANIAL SUCCESSES HERE!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TMJ and Migraines

I have been working with Steve for about a month and a half now. He has suffered from Migraines since about 12 years old, he is now 17. It has been a long uphill battle for too long. He has tried many things, including massage in the past and still suffers severely, day to day. I want to help Steve as much as I can so that he can have a "normal" life as a teenager. In the last session with Steve, we found some severe tension in his masseter muscle. I explained to him that often times tension from this muscle can lead to headaches, and even worse, migraines. After doing some injury massage through the masseter, and a lot of cranial work, he got off the table feeling pretty relaxed and feeling better. I gave him a masseter stretch that he can do on his own. Hopefully through just a few more sessions, I can find out the root of the problem, and see if we can't get this problem to fix itself. He is very excited about the potential of not having migraines. I hope that I can help him get to this point. WHAT EXPERIENCES HAVE YOU HAD WITH MIGRAINES? COMMENT HERE.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Dark Arts Aren't So Dark Afterall...

Trigger Point and Injury massage techniques truly do work, promoting wellness and reduces the suffering of every day people. I worked with a women once who had just left her husband who was physically abusive. She came to me looking for some way to rehabilitate her muscles after years of abuse. In the first appointment she stated how bad her headaches were getting and how uncomfortable it was for her to sleep at night. After some assessment, I figured that Trapezius was a main concern. I began with the Trapezius protocol and WOW did she have some serious Trigger Points. She even commented during the session, "How do you know these places that are so sensitive?". Of course, in a hurts so good kind of way. Long story short, after 5-6 sessions she felt SO MUCH better and even felt better about herself as a person. This is why I do what I do, when you can even change one life for the positive, it's all worth it. CLICK THE COMMENTS TO HEAR OTHER THERAPISTS SUCCESSES! OR MAKE A COMMENT OF YOUR OWN! HAVE FUN!