I often get asked my thoughts on this topic. I am quick to say with experience don't bad mouth a field if you have never experienced the work.
Well my chiro cracks my back 3 times a week and that's all I know.
Are you willing to reach out and try another way?
Well they are all the same! No your actually wrong it's not all cracking & popping! This requires one to open their mind.
Consider a softer form Nucca, QSM3, Pro Adjuster, to name a few. However in the same light 2 minutes of work is not all that you may need. I have the belief things work best in combination.
So if you have a pet and are looking for practitioners that do chiropractic on animals here is a site. What did you think your fluffy best friend cant have an issue with their neck or spine.
There will be another day . I like letting people know one ditch at a time! Often people come at you with this and that and expect you to meet all there issues at once. This is why I developed my ability to make my job a little easier on my hands, after all would you actually dig a ditch with your hands if you had a tool nearby say a shovel?
Its very easy to rip someone apart and tear someone down. The world doesn't need more negative news or people it needs more positive people.
You may think your saving by ignoring the pain and pushing on but at some point it all catches up. One can't put poison in their body forever and think it won't have any changes.
Yeah I need some evidence this vibration stuff works!!!!!! OK
Just like blocks stacked on top of one another what makes them stay attached ? That would be fascia, tendons, ligaments, and Muscle!
Sometimes the small tiny details really can make all the difference in the world.
Yet many have never seen it from this angle so they are already going to be a doubter. Videos all over online about chiropractors trying to be famous because they make videos of cracking famous or highly well known people. Don't be blinded by star power! I am here to tell you Ive seen it, felt it, and been through it and am living proof of telling you your ligaments over time become more lax. The ability to hold an adjustment doesn't last as long if you keep getting these cracking sessions. Its quite a popular style for the chiropractor though. Paying off school and running a practice isn't cheap.
Don't get stuck into thinking because I am on this list or I went to this school or I am level 6 that I am better than the other person. I learn every day and when I have stopped learning new ways my ego over runs my ability to learn another way. I have known many old style chiropractors that have no desire to learn anything new they feel they have all the answers.
First and foremost, I don’t take insurance. While some will see this as a negative, it’s actually incredibly liberating. It frees me to spend as much time with a client as I feel necessary and to utilize any technique I see fit, provided it falls within my training and scope, both of which are vast. I also have no limitations placed on me regarding the number of visits I can have with a client. This gives me the latitude I may need to give more quality work sending them out in better shape, not just good enough that they can walk out the door. Many years back I remember seeing a chiropractor working an accident case with a lady, her insurance would only pay for her neck to be adjusted. So I being me asked why don't you adjust the whole body its all connected, the Chiro stated I cant because her insurance wont pay for it and if they caught wind that I did adjust the area I could get in a lot of hot water. Moral of the story yeah it was under insurance but she was only getting partially treated. Pathetic! Don't let your health care card determine your care.
Throughout my years working with tools I've been asked can't you hurt someone?
Yeah just like my regular hands could, So if I was to press to deep on the wrong areas! Can someone over stretch you and create a tiny tear sure. Even a big tear!
Many people often ask for deep work having no knowledge of how to define deep massage. It is like a song or painting it's all subjective in how you see it as acceptable. As I do get older I realize a lot of the work comes back to angles and its not always about running through with a snow plow!
Yes I do like massage chairs however never met one that massaged my psoas! I even like vibration but truthfully it doesn't elongate muscle.
It doesn't strip muscle down or lengthen it. That is where a great massage therapist comes into play.
The heart is the true intention that is not measured into ones work.
I can have a big fancy degree but have a sour heart in using my new found wisdom to help others.
I could be a crook. If you read the paper you can see daily how man makes poor character decisions all the time. Degree or no degree!
I was a young man with multiple problems with pain in my back well actually the whole body because its all connected, little did I have an answer for it.
My pain was so bad I would rub my hands or the web of my thumb area raw with a blanket trying to alleviate the nervous energy I had from impingement within the neck. Aka look up a dermatone chart online and follow the chart at C-6 where does it go... Right to the thumb......
Does not mean life isn't passing by at light speed. We all age, we all get old, and when this does take place in 70-80 yrs we will be more inclined to look back on how we lived and did we take care of ourselves.
Or did we live for the moment and get plastered nightly and let it all slip away quickly.
I try and eat healthy and get the care I need, I am not looking to give it all to the hospital later in life with an array of diseases. Im conscious of what I put into my body. Why... cause like anything if you don't take care of it , it goes down hill.
Mean what you say! Your Character is one thing that is very important. Honor your words. They define whom you are. If I could tell you how many times I have bumped into people with meaningless words. Hey Buddy Im going to send you 10 people from the gym. All talk...
Sometimes in life people get very comfortable with their surroundings. Are the feet any less important than the head?
You are as important as you believe you are. Stop listening to the negative ones around you.
A lot of the time's life is about choices, you can pay now or pay later.
Are you open? Willing to listen?
Or do you have all the answers?
Imagine a tight psoas
Please tell me the goal for you is not to want to be addicted to pain meds. Brings me to another question many seem to have health insurance. The wonderful card allows you to usually only pay a copay and you can walk in and get a hopefully experienced person to tell you this is my opinion of what I think is going on. Would you ever choose a person whom wasn't part of the network?
We all had to start somewhere.
This would be called pushing the limits and we as the hard driving people we are are always trying to lift 2 bags up the stairs rather than one. Ignore the signals if you want but it will catch up sooner than you think.
Hopefully this isn't your mindset...
Know anyone like this?
If I had a quarter for every time I heard someone say OMG I'm like soooooo busy.
I know I know you can't afford a parachute.
Yeah but it is so easy to just take a pill. Why would I change that and start working out and eating differently and have someone actually touch my muscles. Much easier to make all my pain go away with this little pill that I manage.
Lets just be real do YOU really want to be told your habits could be detrimental to your health.....
You my friend are doing that exercise wrong? Who Me Oh No
Think about it, manage the time to take care of you.
Stress Nah I don't have any of that I go to the gym...
Don't believe me go to the store and look into the carts of most of America, it is mind-blowing what we consume. Comfortable eating in this spot WHY?
You can't handle the truth.
Sometimes its a bitter pill to swallow.
We as people love to place judgement
This might be the most important thing you can ever retain. If you think you will fail perhaps thats all you can see, change your mindset.
Ok so they didn't like your massage and they didn't speak up to let you know. Does that truly tell me Im a worthless massage therapist all based on someone not liking my work...
This is not considered as getting a massage.