Fed up of being in pain?
A long time ago, we had pain that originated from boney changes in our spine. We had physiotherapy and a long, long course of osteopathy. We felt better, but we were still having to take pain killers. We had to stop doing what we loved. Our martial arts practise was over after 7 years of dedicated practise - we were not going to reach our second Dan black belt and this was sad. We were avid horse riders and now we were being told to stop this activity too. Our visit to the Doctor and the tests that followed confirmed that the athletic life I had led had started to take its toll on my skeletal system. The Doctor told me that it was time to give up my sports and lead a more sedentary life.
As far as I was concerned, my life felt like it was over. I was not ready to give up on my pained, but otherwise strong body. Nights passed and sleep eluded me due to pain. Pain killers became my best way through this period. I asked the physiotherapists what I was supposed to do. How would I manage my pain levels? They recommended a Pain Management Clinic.
The truth is, when we are in pain, we can become locked in to a pain cycle. Pain becomes the norm for your body. Seeking assistance in the early stages of pain offers better results for pain management.
What can we do to minimise pain? We have to look for the pain triggers and we have to deal with them. This may mean modifying or getting rid of an activity that causes us pain. It may even be necessary to stop some activities altogether; this should be avoided, but may be an option for activities we do not like anyhow.
Our latest book takes you through the stages necessary to identify your pain triggers. We learnt these technique when we were managing our own pain and during the 12 years plus that we have been specialist Sports Massage Therapists. 'Say No! To Neck & Shoulder Pain' is an info-book, work-book guide that shows you how to log your activities and pain levels. It teaches you to be in control and find your own pain triggers. Why suffer in silence and be sentenced to a life full of pain killers? Take control and use this new book to help yourself recover and lead a fulfilling life again.
For your copy of 'Say No! To Neck & Shoulder Pain' drop us an email and ask to pick up your copy in our Limassol Sports Massage Clinic for just €10. International deliveries are available within the EU and for the Rest of the World via PayPal for €15 and €20 respectively - including VAT along with Packing and Postage fees. Please be advised that you are liable for any import fee or Tax in to your own Country.
Eva Evangelou, BA Hons, PGCE, Adv Post Grad Dip, IFA Dip & ITEC Dips, is the Author of Say No! To Neck & Shoulder Pain and the owner of Limassol Sports Massage in Cyprus. She has been a body worker for over 12 years and was a teacher prior to this. Contact her here.
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