I have spent 2.5 years rehabbing a back injury that left me with a compression fracture, and several herniated discs. I went from running 5-8 miles a day to living with sciatic pain and back pain that limited my life a great deal. I tried resting and doing nothing but the nagging pain came back as soon as I did anything. I used massage therapy and chiropractic therapy which helped relieve the intensity for short bursts of time but required frequent visits and lots of limited activity. I found Josh's brochure and looked into MFR trying to avoid surgery, but at that point a little skeptical because I was told someone with my injury would have to not run, or be as active, to save my back from getting worse and avoid surgery. I committed to MFR and only two and a half months later I am running without any pain, doing full squats in the weight room, and my back has never felt so strong and stable as it does now since I can remember. I have my life back and don't worry anymore about every time I lift a bucket, or take a misstep, or bend to put a case of water under my cart. I am thankful to live a full life again that is even better than the mobility I had before my accident!
Amazing session today. Not only have I not needed to see a chiropractor in the last three months because of results from therapy and self treatment, but today's session was a great breakthrough emotionally.The last 33 years I have been taught to not feel, told not to cry, to not feel, which in turn I have repressed my emotions my whole adult life. Yes, feeling emotions is possible but exploring and explaining them is difficult. During MFR therapy, it was recommended that I envision myself screaming.. allowing to envision myself screaming to express these surpressed emotions. This skill allowed me to take it to the next level, screaming at one particular past individual, an individual who has caused me pain in my life. This therapy skill was amazing. While I envisioned this screaming, I felt something from my stomach move to my heart and throat, I felt bubblying/friction imploding. I stopped mentally screaming..and the friction around my chest stopped. I contined to scream at this individual for another minute and the bubbling emploding feeling continued...my therapist at that moment changed direction with the therapy to the heart area. This change of direction allowed me to feel safe...safe that this experince was going to be ok, and allowed me to continue on.
Joshua, it's really amazing how much better I feel, and just after two sessions… I have been doing lower body work exclusively for the psoas, quads and hamstrings. All the discomfort that I had in my right hip when sleeping is gone. I'm able to do more stretches and more at ease in my yin yoga class. I'm more comfortable walking, and my headaches are, essentially, gone. All of this on top of a pretty stressful couple of weeks, both emotionally and physically.