Originally Posted by Jo*mar
do you think she would stop or adjust her "style" if you told her it was too much for you at any point?
I don't know how you are as to delayed pain from things now,
that is something to tell her about too, if you get that still.
You might be at a stage where you can handle it, but at lighter touch than she does on "normals"
I'd ask her to start out easy and let you tell her if you can take more pressure or not.
I'd like to hear more about the ionic foot baths.
does she go by the color of the water changing ? or do you go by just that you feel lighter and better?
I've read that the water color changes probably don't really mean much, but I did feel lighter and better after the 1 time I tried it at my chiros office.
But the first time was free
and 60.00 per session after that.
too much for me, I'd do $20 or so, for a few more times to see if i really see a difference.
I'm thinking about asking if he can give me a deal or discount since I'm a long term client...
or I could buy one off amazon or ebay
Thanks for your input. I value your opinion.
I can take it, whatever they can dish out... and wore a few good ones out too. I can have the tough woman's contest hands down. Nobody wants to go where I've been. I don't regret it, even though I now know some things didn't help and maybe actually hurt my conditions. I was bad then and would try anything. not much to lose at that point.
After my PTs works on me I do suffer for like 3 days guaranteed. It's more than soreness and aches and pains. I revert to that 45 degree angle, balls and pillows and I would call myself a wimp at this stage, or just whipped. I really am in a bad way of the mornings especially, trying to make coffee, shower, do hair, tie shoes are very painful. I don't feel normal with my upper body. Grip and sensation is off. My arms are cold. Seemingly I don't want to move my arms in any direction away from my body, although my arms are in a lot of pain.
and I even think I'm losing oxygen to the brain by way of the scalenes being too tight and swollen, or something. I'm not able to communicate very well. The words are not easy to complete. Like sometimes stopping in the middle of a sentence to collect my thoughts and think. I don't want to talk loud or talk at all, eat peanut butter sandwiches or be upright. I'm very light and sound sensitive at this point.
But even knowing that, I would still endure to get closer to a cure... if that's possible. I just don't want to lose the ground I've gained. Would rather keep what I've got than to go back to a pain scale of 8, 9 and 10 for 24/7. Very few 7s for 7 years+
My problem I learned. All mine to deal with and pay for. No fun.
My pain scale started going down after my epidurals in 2006. I was able and did do more to help myself.
I have a bad neck too. The two times she's worked on me, and I mean not much, just in my neck and shoulders, it's awakened that bad side up. She really wasn't doing massaging. She was doing Rainbow drops. Yea, I'll try anything. You're lying on your belly, on a massage table. She's been to Africia to see these extracts of oils. Interesting. Your back is bare. She drops these oils on each side of your spine, then rubs them in. She was just massaging the oils in but done some light massaging to the neck, neck sides and back of neck and shoulders. Then she puts a hot towel on your spine, lay there for about 20 minutes. You're done.
Got me wondering if that extra ill effect could be coming from my bad neck.
But then you roll over and she does this strength resistance testing on your shoulders, elbows, thumbs, hips, legs, and then she's manipulating, doing her thingy, and tests again. It's an amazing reality. Not a lot of handling for the result she elicits. More in her technique. She is good.
I can take that type of extra ill effect, even though I know it's a 3 day event. I would. I'm afraid of relapsing into the 8, 9, 10 point. Would rather die, literally.
BTW, she's done holistic medicine for 30 years. I went up to get water today and her patient in there was our circuit clerk. she said she'd been coming for 30 years. On a wellness regimen, though. Not TOS.
Do I make myself clear?
On the ionic foot bath, she goes by color. In my objectivity, I asked if she'd let the ion thing run in the water for a 30 minute cycle just to see what it would do without my feet in the tub. She didn't oblige and I didn't push. She didn't charge me for it that day, either.
I think her charge is $30 or $35. The clerk was having her weekly ionic soak, though.
The foot soak seems to be a thing she does while you have your palm placed on a metal rolling platen while she's running a program that picks up viruses and parasites. I had tons of things. Epsteen bar, strep, tetanus-which I just had a tetanus shot around Memorial Day for a puncture wound by a hoe, from gardening. Then it's essential to take an Epson Salts dosing to rid your body of the dead parasites and things she's zapped by the raido frequency. Everyone should experience a double dose of Salts. I lost 5 pounds overnight.
She also puts you on a supplement regimen. $71 bucks for the supplements. I understand I will need to do that every 6 months.
I'm able to garden and can, with problems of course, these last two years and I don't want to go back to not being able to do things like that.
Just don't know what to do.
Sorry so long. I type for a living...