Friday, August 24, 2007

WHY I GOT INTO MASSAGE


I got into massage therapy because of a accident that I had been in. I had been going to a chiropractor for my accident 3-4 times a week and gradually got down to going in a couple times a month. Well after a year and a half of going to the chiropractor all the muscles in my neck, shoulders and upper back tightened up to the point that I had almost no range of motion and was in so much pain. I ended up missing almost an entire month of work in a 3 month span. I was back up to going to the chiropractor 3-4 times a week again. Well I wasn't able to move my neck hardly at all so when I went in for my adjustments it was so pain full, that I would have tears running down my face and actually screamed out in pain, but I kept going back because I didn't know what else to do. I went though this for 3 months. I went to Dr.'s and they would give me shots for the pain which did nothing, I wanted them to give me pain pills but they wouldn't, they gave me pills for arthritis. I didn't know what to do, I had always been very active and into sports and working out and very independent and I felt like a cripple, I couldn't hardly do anything. Finally a friend suggested that I should try getting a massage. I was like OK, I'll try it, I didn't know what it was but I was desperate at this point to feel better. So I went into my first appointment and the lady worked on my neck, shoulders and upper back. After the appointment was done my range of motion had increased so much and the pain I was in had gone down dramatically that I was in complete shock. It was after that first appointment that I decided that I wanted to do massage. I went to see her every week for 6 weeks before I was pain free and had most of my range of motion back. I then started school 6 months later. I love giving massage, and having my clients feel better. If you are in pain, whether it is from a car accident or just stress related, I know how you feel because I have been there myself.