Hello dear readers. It’s not news to you if you’ve been following the game along at home – but, I’ve been seriously lagging behind!
I have almost half a dozen “draft” entries here in WordPress but I haven’t been able to finish any of them due to the massive migraine I’d been babying the past week. Well, you should be happy to know that I have since been cured and can now enter in this entry before I can continue on with my “Females in Tech” series.
I’ve suffered with migraines and neck pain and Temporomandibular joint disorder syndrome for the better part of my adult life. It wasn’t until I met my (get ready for it) father’s college buddy’s wife who is a physical therapist that I started to feel noticeable and immense relief of my chronic pain.
She practices a therapy called Cranialsacral Therapy. Now, I’ll preface what I say with this warning, yes, I am aware that some people are of the opinion that the therapy and especially the developer of this therapy is crackpot. However, I can’t deny that this therapy and Linda Hanson have changed my life.
If you take a look at the therapy’s Wikipedia entry, first you’ll note that the article’s neutrality is disputed. But you can get an idea about what the therapy is said to do. Now, I’m not a physical therapist, nor will I ever try to pretend I know enough about the body to be an expert, but I think the therapy most likely works well because it basically gives the body’s fascia and muscles a chance to rest and “reset” themselves. My PT does not use a lot of pressure on my body at all but I noticed immediately after my first session that I was “one-thousand” times better than before I first laid on the therapy table and my body has since felt so much better after repeated sessions.
So, like I mentioned above, I had been experiencing a massive migraine since at least Thursday and I went last night to see Linda. She literally just touched my forehead and could feel how much tension I had been keeping. I hadn’t noticed, but it was difficult for me to even nod my head down because the muscles on the back of my neck and brain-stem area were so tight! It took a good hour, but by taking over the work of the muscles, Linda was finally able to get that area of the head to RELAX and my migraine was just about gone. You know you have a good session when the area right underneath your head, where your skull and spine sort of “meet,” is all mushy and relaxed.
Anyway, that is my story of success for this week. I hope I can keep my head more relaxed enough to keep up with my work at my job and my writing in this blog.