It’s one of the hardest parts of my job – explaining that, particularly with an old injury or persistent pain that has been around for a while, it may take quite a considerable amount of time to rectify and that I can’t say exactly how long that might be. It’s much harder to swallow than a painkiller.
Over my years of studying and practicing Amatsu, I have been lucky enough to be presented with a different view of the body and health – a more holistic and considered view that has given me a huge respect for our amazing bodies. I’ve started to look at my own body with more compassion, as something to be cherished and nurtured as opposed to a vehicle that carries me around or something that ‘let’s me down’. As I’ve started to do this, I’ve been able to understand, even more, the need for patience in recovery.