Throughout my career, I’ve had a couple of scenarios that when they arise, nearly invariably mean a longer recovery time or a less than optimum result from a session.
The first scenario, which is quite understandable, is the preference for either a male or female therapist at the exclusion of the other. Obviously, there are experiences and/or beliefs which lead one to make those preferences and, in all honesty, I believe that these experiences and/or beliefs need to be dealt with on an emotional level before the physical issues can be effectively overcome. Emotional freedom can often be the key to freedom from persistent symptoms.
The second scenario is the pre-determined expectation of how a treatment is meant to proceed. As a remedial therapist, I used to get annoyed when being treated myself if therapists weren’t following the protocol that I’d been taught or developed. Invariably, I never got a lot out of the treatment because I was second guessing what the therapist was doing and subconsciously was on the defensive. It also meant that ego was overcoming getting the most out of the session. I had to learn to trust another’s intuition and understand that there are many roads that can be traveled to the same destination. If I have a client who is telling me what I should be doing or getting antsy because I’m not treating in the same way as their favourate therapist, results are often hard fought for or next to non-existent.
We can be our own worst enemies.
NB: At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre we have those capable of treating either the emotional or physical aspects of recovery.
Simon Gunn is a Remedial Massage Therapist who specializes in Spinal Reflex Technique. For appointments call 59984554 or visit us online for more information.