AND then I found what I thought was the answer in the form of an average sized--soft spoken man. Jeff --the Magical Sports Massage Therapist--has given me relief. OR SO IT SEEMED??? I was able to begin walking again and the pain all but disappeared with only an occasional twinge.
The period of grace ended last week as the UGLY PAIN reared it head once again after two months. THANKFULLY I already had an appointment with the Body Magician.
The pain is caused by soft tissue damage. There literally are knots in my soft tissue. I am tied up in knots and my body begins compensating and thus the pain.
The session begins with gentle massaging to get everything warmed up and determine where the knots are. It goes downhill from there! The man has the strength to bend steel beams in his fingers. I am quickly whining --but he shows no mercy.
It's not enough to use those torture devices to work out the knots. He then uses his entire forearm while standing on a stool for leverage.
The man is merciless--he should be our secret weapon in torturing spies. I am trying to jerk away and he applies more pressure. THEN I use my acutely trained diversionary tactic of conversation and small talk. He is ON A MISSION--the mission is to inflict as much pain as I can endure and is not deterred by talk of the weather. I tried it all--crying, whining, jerking, reflex kicking (he told me he had bigger men than me try that), and finally begging--all to no avail. Will this NEVER END??? The pain is intense--I am a wimp--SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!
AND THEN it's over! After slowly rolling over and draping my massaged body to the floor, I notice something, the pain is gone. NOW--HOW I am going to walk back to my car is the question, for a wet noodle has more form. I am loosey-goosey! He has worked his wonders once again! The pain of the moment was all worth it--for the long term pain is now gone.
Reminds me a great deal of life--sometimes we have to walk through some pain--intense pain to come out all better on the other side. The pain was necessary to set us right again. Not fun---rather not--but glad I did is my mantra. It is incredible to be thankful for pain--but I am!