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Quick update and info in this rapidly changing environment.
1. I am temporarily closing my practice through April 3, 2020.
I have delayed this decision as long as I can in good conscious, but after counseling with others, I believe it's best to keep social distancing at this point. I will be in touch closer to that date, to keep you all informed.
2. Limit news input
I have been practicing this for years, but I limit the news I consume in today's environment as much as possible – even limiting my pretty frequent ESPN perusing.
I offer it only as a suggestion. But, I believe it can make a difference for all of us.
At this point, I am focused mostly on getting facts from the CDC.
I don't do this to hide. I do this to keep my body, mind, and spirit as strong and vital as possible, so I can be of greatest service to myself, my family, and all of us.
3. I am available for Free Consultations via Zoom or phone.
If anyone you know could benefit from talking to an Elite Body Mechanic, I'm still available for that. If you have any friends or family that could benefit from my work, direct them to book a Free Consultation on my website or through my Facebook page.
I am sure I can help them.
Thank you for your continued support, and look out for more communications from me in the coming days and weeks.
We are all in this together.
The answer is yes.
I get it...you are sick, you are concerned about getting others (or me) sick.
I appreciate people who are looking out for me and trying to help me stay well, too.
However, I chose this vocation. I knew what I was signing up for when I did.
I signed up for treating people when they are under the weather.
So, please book yourself a treatment and get some acupuncture, supplements, and herbs.
Let’s get you better.
With that said, there are some practical steps you can take if you suspect you have a certain virus:
I saw a patient this week who had been discharged from an urgent care facility after testing negative for any serious virus, but he was still exhibiting symptoms of the common cold.
He texted me and asked if it was still okay to come in for a treatment.
I told him, "Yes." I want to help him get well. The same goes for you.
Let’s face it. Most of us are not going to get acupuncture or massage treatments seven days a week. But pain can happen at any time -- just sleeping in a crooked position on your pillow or sitting too long at your computer can create aches and tension that seem intolerable. The good news is that there are tons of self-care techniques you can use to ease pain right in your own living room. Not only that, but the care you give yourself between treatments actually increases the efficacy of the work done by your practitioner.
Self-care is the greatest thing you can do to bring about long-term healing. I’d even go so far as to say that it’s a requirement. It can be the deciding factor in whether you get better or not.
Getting a treatment is akin to going to the mechanic to have your tires rotated or your engine checked. It’s necessary to see an expert from time to time. Meanwhile, self-care is like checking your tire pressure or getting an oil change. It has to be done on a regular basis if you want to keep the car running efficiently and ensure that the work done by the mechanic has the maximum possible effect. It’s the same with your body: you’ve gotta take care of it. Which is why I recommend making self-care a habit starting today.
The piece of equipment I most recommend for self-care -- and the one I use most often myself -- is a lacrosse ball. It’s just the right size and density for treating most types of muscle dysfunction.
How to use a lacrosse ball for self-care
All you have to do is place the ball between your body and a wall or underneath your body when lying on the floor. Rolling gently back and forth you can find the most painful spots. Then, by experimenting with how much you lean on the ball, you can modify how much pressure is applied. You may be pleasantly surprised by how much relief this technique can provide. If you’re having a hard time picturing this, check out the video demonstration on my website.
An added trick I recommend is placing the lacrosse ball inside of an old sock. That way you can hold the sock in your hand to prevent the ball from falling as you move around against the wall. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be treating your own muscle pain in no time.
As far as self-care tools go, the lacrosse ball is one of the best. It even has benefits beyond helping you treat the source of your pain.
The simple combination of lacrosse ball and wall offers an easy way to treat practically any part of your body any time you experience pain. Plus, you’ll be providing yourself with the routine maintenance needed to sustain the effects of your most recent professional treatment.