Over the past 30+ years, I have had an assortment of treatments, medications. exercises, physical/aqua therapy, etc. Many which have been successful in treating me at the time.
When I had reach a point where nothing else could really be done with my thoracic discs, I just asked me physiatrist as to what else is there? She pointed me to the massage specialist.
At my first meeting with him, it was clear hat he did not rely on all the western techniques. I gave him my MRIs, X-rays, CATscan, EMG results and he took them and quickly put them down.
Instead, he just wanted me to walk across the room. In those short minutes, he came up with a series of problems I had and the things he was gong to do to help me.
An hour into his session, I was totally exhausted. I cried, I yelled, I jumped from his table. The enormous amount of pressure he could generate from his fingers, palms and elbows was unbelievable. I didnt know how to walk out of his office because I was so sore and in pain. But as he said, within a few hours, the pain turned to relief.
That was the beginning of my relationship with my Thai Deep Tissue man. He has taught me so much about the body and how one area impacts the other. He also introduced me to Aroma Therapy. I have about 8 different oils, which can be used at various times. They do WORK.
Its been about 5 years since I have been seeing this man and I know that because of his work, I am walking today.
I am a firm believer in a total medical approach to solving problems. That needs to include both the Eastern and Western view of Medicine.
Your mind just needs to be open to the different techniques and actions.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences