When you have pain or an injury, you may be feeling desperate to find a solution. It's understandable - the situation you find yourself in may be affecting your life in so many ways. You may be suffering mentally as well as physically. It might be affecting your ability to work. It may be having an impact on your relationships and the people around you.
You might be seeking solutions everywhere.
A recent experience with a friend made me want to share why perseverance is better.
Many people that as though life is speeding up. There is always something pressing. Every minute needs to be utilised to clear off the list of tasks. Waiting for a bus can give the chance to check emails. A text can be sent while waiting for the kettle to boil. Life gets more full and we feel we have less time. Recently, I had the opportunity to feel this really clearly.
Cynthia is a freelance qualitative consultant who came to see me in 2015 with recurring neck and shoulder pain that was making it hard for her to do daily tasks. She wanted to be free of this pain so that she could get on with her life. But she didn't expect Amatsu to change other things too.
This is her story
Maybe you've had an accident, an injury, an illness or an operation. You are inside this body that you no longer really know. The things you could do easily are now more of a challenge or impossible. You are having to adapt your life around what you are now capable of. You have possibly been given an estimated recovery time, but it still can feel scary and demoralising not to be able to function as you once did. You may feel emotionally fragile and vulnerable as you navigate this temporary new you.
I have always empathised with my clients on their healing journeys, but now I actually know how they feel.
Although I will be working for the next 5 weeks, I thought it would be nice to introduce you to my colleagues who will be covering for me while I have my baby. I strongly recommend that you book in to see them if you can as you will get a wonderful treatment and a different Amatsu experience from both of them and keep yourself in tip-top condition over the summer!
As both of them already run very busy clinics, they can only give East Dulwich a limited number of sessions, so do be sure to check out their availability below and see if you can book in advance.
I know that stress can be caused by a lot of things. Your job, finances, family situation, commute or a combination of all of these things. You may feel that you never have time to do the things you need or want to, that there aren't enough hours in the day.
Although I don't have the answers as to how you can resolve all the areas in your life that put you under pressure, there is something that I have learnt (and am still learning!) that makes a difference to how stressed I feel, and it's very simple indeed.
It involves resolving to ban two words from thoughts and my actions. They are..
So many of the people I meet have learnt to live with something. It might be pain, lack of movement, poor sleep or being unable to do the things they once loved. They have reduced their expectations of what is possible, normal or OK for them. That's not to say that they are happy about it, usually quite the opposite in fact, but it has just become a fact of life and they believe that there is very little that can be done to change that.
But how many of us, even if we don't have anything hugely wrong with us, accept a slightly poorer standard of wellbeing? What happens when we put up with a little niggle thinking that is just part of being human? What happens when we accept 'kind of lousy' as our benchmark for 'normal'?
It's bad enough being in pain, but it is even worse if you don't know why or where to turn next. You may find yourself in a 'lost place' where conventional approaches have failed and you have no idea what to do for the best. You may have been advised to strengthen your muscles, but the pain you are feeling is preventing you from doing so. You are worried that you might be making things worse by exercising.
Georgia May is a 23 year old Television Researcher who had been suffering for severe back pain for over 5 years when she first came to see me for Amatsu. She had tried so many approaches and was giving up hope of getting out of pain. This is her story.
If you are like many of my clients, you may have tried several treatments to deal with your pain before discovering Amatsu. And some of those treatments may have been, let's say, a little firm! Some of my clients have described their previous treatments as 'like playing in a rugby match' or as 'brutal' even!
It is only understandable therefore that you may come to expect an effective treatment to be quite physical and that it may require you to undergo some pummeling!
But what if it doesn't?
It is the start of a new year and up and down the country, Amatsu practitioners are offering taster treatments and special offers to spread the word about amazing Amatsu - and you can be part of it! If you have benefited from Amatsu or want to try it out, there has never been a better time.
For the month of January, I will be offering several special treats!
Tweet or post on Facebook about your Amatsu experiences using the hashtag #AmatsuAwareness and tagging me @LornaClansey and @AmatsuTherapyInt and I will give you £5 off your session in January. Please do this before your session to qualify!
Introduce a new client to me and they will be able to book 2 sessions in January for £110 instead of £140. As a thank you, you will receive £15 off your January session with me.
I have made a short video that you can share with your friends! And remember, there are practitioners all over the UK so if you have a friend in pain in Suffolk, Yorkshire or Hertfordshire (and elsewhere!) there will be someone who can help! You can find a list of practitioners here
why I blog?
I am so passionate about health and well-being! Being on this learning journey means that I am always discovering new things or being shown new ideas or ways. I want to share some of these with you...