I am writing my story here, not to complain or to pat myself on the back, but to remind you that you are not alone! When I was 20 I slipped on ice, fainted from the impact of the fall, and woke up with three herniated discs in my low lumbar. After xrays, I was told that I also had kyphosis, a form of scoliosis. I was unable to walk for months, unable to perform the most simple tasks; tasks I had previously never thought twice about. It was one of the lowest points in my life, physically and emotionally. My boyfriend at the time abandoned me because he was unable to handle the idea of being my caretaker. It was pretty devastating...at the time. The loss of love and the ability to walk was almost too much for me to handle. But! After a few months of physical therapy, I was able to walk again little by little. After years of slow, painstaking recovery, I met my best friend @suburblandia
and he encouraged me to start hiking. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I knew that my pain levels were decreasing and I could hike for longer and longer stretches. The more I was able to manage my pain, the more interested I became in self care and self love. I had no choice but to start taking better care of myself. To this day I still struggle with and manage the pain from that fall. Every day is a new experience and the process is definitely not linear. Healing from physical, emotional, and/or spiritual traumas isn’t easy, but it is well worth the efforts. Stay healthy, my friends!
#massage #massagetherapy #massagetherapist #mobilemassage #homespa #swedishmassage #deeptissuemassage #triggerpoint #sportsmassage #lalimassage #losangeleslifestyle #wellness #healing #fitness #relax #relaxation #tranquility #medicalmassage #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellbeing #selfcare #selflove #sanfernandovalley #yoga #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #mindbodyspirit #mindbodysoul #mentalillnessawareness