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.
If we think about it, we already that these body shape changes take time. Look at how long it takes to build up big biceps in the gym or to drop those extra pounds we put on at Christmas. One week of weight training won’t make too much difference and unless we stick to a healthier diet, those extra curves will still be there! So it’s not really too much of a leap of faith to realise that a long lasting, true approach to health will also take time.
And so I am grateful to all of my clients who trust that I have their very best interests at heart, that I never take their pain and how it affects their life lightly, that I read and I research, ask questions and puzzle over their issues so that I can take the very best and very quickest, but also most sustainable route to making them feel good again. Thank you to you all.