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.
I am always conservative when people ask me how long it will take before they start to feel better. I have been doing Amatsu for almost a decade now, and I know that it is very common to see a pattern of initial relief followed by a return of the pain after a first session.
Yesterday, he called me to tell me that the pain had come back after four days and he had decided to go and see a local chiropractor as he wasn't going to see me until the weekend.
who is right?
What ultimately happened was that my friend was totally confused. He didn't know which practitioner was right and he had only had one session with each of us.
It's too much for the body
A different client had been desperate to be fit for a football match and had had a treatment from me and another from someone else scheduled in for the next day. He called me after the second treatment saying how terrible he felt - worse than before! We have to be aware that there is no fast-track to healing. Over-treatment is a real thing. It is important to allow the body to process what has been done and make it's own changes as a result. When you do too much, you arrest the body's natural healing ability and this can result in someone actually feeling worse for a few days.
so what do you do?
We live in a world of quick fixes, but it is so important to understand that our bodies don't work with the click of a button!