Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week!

The American Massage Therapy Association has declared October 23-29 Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Why should we celebrate massage therapy awareness week. After all isn't massage a luxury? Although there has been a shift in perception of the benefits of massage therapy now being supported by research, most people still believe that getting a massage is a luxury that requires time and money. While it may feel good in the moment, it's not something that has any long lasting benefits.

That is exactly WHY we are celebrating Massage Therapy Awareness Week.

Rachel DiBenedetto, one of the newest members of the team at Spratt Muscular Therapies shared this photo on Facebook:

Jeffrey Spratt,MT, Owner and Principal of Spratt Muscular Therapies is passionate about the power of positive touch and of how massage therapy, when done with right intention blending the art and science of the work, can, at the very least create positive momentum in a person's life and at its very best be life saving.

For me, massage therapy with Jeffrey and his innovative Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy, has saved my life. From deep compressions and working with an elbow at times to clear out congestion and bring relief to areas once devastated by paralytic polio and violence to a gentle touch with an intention to heal, we transform the most toxic and grotesque experiences. The compassionate presence Jeffrey brings to the work, the new memories and sensations experienced on the table cascade through me creating ripples of healing allowing for a new neural net to grow. The past and most recently severe stress in my life no longer overwhelm me. I am free to reclaim advantage and reclaim life through the powerful healing that comes with massage therapy.

The Wall Street Journal published an article in 2012, "Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Therapy Wants to be Medicine" citing research on the benefits of massage therapy.

The AMTA provides links to research on the benefits of massage therapy for a wide range of conditions in their article, "25 reasons to get a massage".

We are so blessed at Spratt Muscular Therapies to have the finest massage therapy professionals in Boston. Their passion, their commitment, their belief in the power of positive touch to touch a person's life and make a difference is truly remarkable. I get to sit down and interview each therapist to write their bio and from time to time to write a blog about what each one as an individual brings to the table. You can Meet the Team that is at your service to help you reclaim advantage and reclaim life through the power of positive touch and read their bios.

I celebrate how massage therapy has transformed my life each and every day giving thanks that I found my way to Jeffrey's table. I am delighted to celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week with this cooperative of massage therapists honoring the work that they do.

If you are in the Boston area I invite you to celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week with us. From October 23-October 29th, our 20 minute signature ShakeOut (TM) Massage is only $20. That's a $20 savings on 20 minutes that will relieve tension and those aches and pains that accumulate in our 24/7 technologically driven world, rejuvenate and energize you.

Call me at 617-678-1426 to reserve your table time. Come celebrate! Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life!

To your health and wellness,

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Transformation Tuesday - Why am I so sore?

TEN YEARS AGO - ten years ago this December I was diagnosed with post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. That first photo you see is me in December of 2007 one year after the diagnosis. I was told to adapt my Cape house or buy a ranch and prepare to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair....possibly needing a feeding tube because the left side of my esophagus was sluggish and muscle function was compromised. I needed to consider using a C-PAP machine because sleep apnea was common among polio survivors and my clinical presentation indicated a high suspicion that I was suffering from sleep apnea. I was told "if you use it you will lose it" so conserve energy because the natural aging process was going to be accelerated as a result of the initial polio virus. On and on it went...I did heed the advice to quit my award winning social work career at the VA because the physical and emotional stress of the job was not going to support my healing. Initially I implemented many of the strategies suggested to me. Fortunately, I met an angel of a physical therapist, Allison Lamarre Poole, at Spaulding Rehab's Downtown Clinic. She was not affiliated with the post polio clinic and refused to treat me like a polio survivor. She helped me to believe that I could get stronger. Poetry poured out of me visualizing myself as healthy and whole, free and at ease in my body. She partnered with me until I was discharged from outpatient care. I hired a personal trainer, another earth angel who did not scoff at me or turn tail when I set the goal to run the 2009 Boston Marathon.

After Boston, it was a roller coaster ride of feeling well and then crashing and burning with a resurgence of symptoms. After my nephew's suicide in March of 2011, it was almost a knock out and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to come back from that blow. I soldiered on and wouldn't quit feverishly writing poetry imagining reclaiming my life and running unencumbered and free.

Fast forward to March of 2015 when I met Dr. Ryan Means, a chiropractor who set me straight on my healing path. A month later I was blessed to find my way to Jeffrey Spratt,MT and his life saving Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy.

There's been positive momentum. Despite what Jeffrey calls a "tonnage" of stress in my our lives with our daughter's psychiatric condition, I continue to move forward in my health and wellness journey healing the effects of paralytic polio and trauma while also healing the trauma of what happened with our daughter.

I got out of my car this afternoon after a full day at work with Jeffrey and Spratt Muscular Therapies. I wondered, "Why am I so sore?" In addition to my day beginning at 6:00am with our 5K run:

I did a lot of walking at work to and from my parking space (twice because the first time I forgot my lunch in the car) and partnering with a company in the area. I had two meetings and finished at 3:30.

I ran the Hazelwood 5K on Saturday.

I haven't missed a beat in strength training or cross training as I train again for the Bermuda Half Marathon coming up in less than 3 months!

It's quite the miracle that I can put in a full day, train for Bermuda again, manage the intense feelings of these past 7 months with our daughter and now working through the trauma and the grief of letting go letting her find her way on her journey without us. There is a resilience that I can now experience through partnering with Jeffrey and all the tools he gives me to help me reclaim advantage and reclaim life moving beyond my habitual responses that had their origins in devastating trauma after contracting paralytic polio. So why am I so sore? Because I am living life to the full...because I am vibrant and healthy and able to consistently challenge my body getting stronger every day. Because I am almost 63 years old and I have a work out schedule that would put some people half my age to shame.

I am sore and strong and tomorrow, after my final day of my 5 day training cycle on the Arc Trainer and Bike, I get to get on Jeffrey's table again where I will reclaim advantage, reclaim life, recover and rejuvenate.

To your health and wellness

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Hazelwood 5K Race Report - Running with Passion & Purpose

I had no expectations for my performance on race day. After my ShakeOut (TM) Massage on Friday Jeffrey Spratt,MT pioneer of the ShakeOut (TM) Massage and the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy said to me, "Go kick ass." I'm in the middle of training for the Bermuda Half Marathon but because the Hazelwood 5K was a celebration of women's running and was for such a great cause, The Women's Center of New Bedford, I took a week to taper distance and run the race.

What a delight when my inspirational friend, Laura Donahue Brady said that we would run the race together. She is new to running and on a beautiful health and wellness journey. Her husband, Timothy, signed up for the Men's Race to support Laura and the Women's Center. He plays basketball and soccer but was not trained to run a 5K. I asked Tom what his plans were for the race. He said that after the week he had, he just wanted to go out and enjoy the run. It was a small field and Tom said he'd come back and run the Women's 5K with us. He was planning to just take it easy.

We had a wonderful pre race conversation and since it was a race to celebrate women's running, Laura and I took a pre-race selfie:

The guys went out first at 10 am. We cheered them as the small yet mighty field of 9 men and one woman took off. Madeline Marinella thought the women's race was at 10am and she had somewhere to be later in the morning. The men agreed to have her join them in their race and she kicked some serious butt. I shared my inspirational story with her and we are now Facebook friends.

She runs for the Travis Roy Foundation and in honor of Travis whenever she runs. She proudly took her place as a woman runner among the men and finished in the top 3 men!

The sun was shining and the air was crisp and cool. Our gun time was not until 11am. Laura and I sat in the sun at a memorial that paid tribute to women who served in the military across the decades of war.

Women began to arrive for our race. The Women's Center staff arrived with an information table, staff and their Team of runners. I introduced myself and really needed no introduction. They were grateful for my blog and my promotion of the race. I got to meet Robin Lynne who has an inspirational story that gave me goosebumps when I saw her posts on Facebook. She was assaulted right before the Chicago Marathon a few years ago and sustained a fractured skull. This year she ran Chicago and is getting ready to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Talk about resilience!

The men's finishers started coming in to their final turn. My "I'm going to relax and take it easy" husband was speeding to the finish line and came in 2nd place to a 40 year old man. He was in the lead until he missed the turn around at a water stop. True to runner's code, another runner called out to him and waited until he turned around and came back. He finished strong!

He received the award for 2nd place overall and 1st in his age group.

Tom gave his 2nd trophy to Laura's husband to honor his incredible effort running around an 11 minute mile WITH NO TRAINING!

It was time for the ladies to toe the starting line:

They're off!

Laura got in the zone with her music. I knew she ran about a 15:13 minute/mile pace. We agreed that we would just find a steady pace that worked for both of us. Laura, as I mentioned is new to running. I was in awe of her intense concentration and determination. Tom jumped in saying this was the first race he ever received a trophy for and his first race running bandit.

I found myself next to Leslie, an expressive therapist who works at The Women's Center. Conversation flowed about my journey and the work I am doing with Jeffrey Spratt, MT. She was so excited to hear about a new method for healing trauma. As I shared with her some of the techniques Jeffrey has used with me, she talked about comparable techniques she is using with her kids and adolescents although is not licensed to provide touch therapy. We both agreed that talking therapy only goes so far in the treatment of trauma. I thanked her for the work she is doing and she blessed me with knowing that there is a wonderful group of kind, compassionate and dedicated professionals at The Women's Center to help survivors of domestic violence, trauma, sexual and physical abuse to heal. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

I found myself running with passion and purpose, pushing my pace, representing the work I do with Jeffrey and how, through healing the effects of paralytic polio and trauma, I can, as the intention he set for me in our first session, run unencumbered. The miles seemed to just fly by and I checked in with Laura to see how she was doing. She led the way for most of the race and I worked hard to keep up with her. The views were magnificent and she paused to take a photo:

Here is Laura, Leslie, myself and bandit Tom out on the course:

I experienced incredible joy and healing being able to talk about my journey and experiencing Leslie's compassion and knowing how far trauma treatment has come. I felt exhilaration to know that Jeffrey and I are going to contribute to the field of trauma treatment and all of my pain and suffering is not in vain.

My friends Shawn and Allison who volunteered to help Geoff and Charlie for the day were out on the course taking photos and cheering us on. I felt my journey was honored as we celebrated the joy of running. What a transformation from having been jeered, taunted and teased as a child after contracting polio to being cheered on!

As we neared the finish, we were cheered on and encouraged to pick up the pace. I had a full on sprint to the finish with Laura and Leslie right behind me! We took a Team McBrady selfie photo:

Laura and I experienced this moment of happiness after the race:

We said our goodbyes and Tom and I went to the after race party at the Pour Farm Tavern. We got a free beer with our race bib. Tom had a beer and I had a sparkling water. You never know what kind of food you're going to get at a bar but it our chicken sandwiches with a side of hanging out with runners was a delicious experience. I thought back to the last time I was at a post race party at a bar in December of 2014. I could barely walk with a very serious knee injury; an injury that opened the door to a new opportunity for healing! The wonderful thing about runners is you take a group of strangers, just add running and a race and you have instant friendships!

I had my post event ShakeOut (TM) Massage with Jeffrey today. I told him he told me to kick ass. "Yeah how'd you do?" he asked me. "15:22 minute pace with my last mile at 15:10". "How's your body feeling?" he asked. "Like I beat it up but I don't have to worry now. I know you'll take care of me and help my body to recover." "That's right," he said. "You can beat your body up and then I help you recover. Instead of getting injured, you're able to get stronger!"

And that dear friends is how I reclaim advantage and reclaim life through the power of positive touch with the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy being able to run with the pack with passion and purpose spreading a message of inspiration and receiving inspiration from other women.

I'm incredibly grateful to Geoff Smith and Charlie Breagy the co race directors who, despite a small field of runners, went all out to provide us with a wonderful race experience and post race party.

Next week I'll be back to Bermuda Half Marathon training as we go another 9 miles....Less than 3 months to go.

To your health and wellness,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! On Courage, Patience and Persistence

I am coming up on the 10 year anniversary of when I was diagnosed with post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease by Western medicine standards. I could have accepted the diagnosis and planned to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair believing what the doctors thought to be true; that we have a limited number of nerve cells in our body that die off with age. Because a polio survivor's nervous system is compromised to begin with, there is an accelerated aging process.

Something deep inside of me knew this wasn't and couldn't be true. At first I accepted the diagnosis and took much of their advice to heart and then a couple of months later I got still and asked for Divine Guidance. It came in the form of my first poem, "Running the Race:"
Running the Race February 2007

Early summer 1959 my kindergarten year
everyone around me filled with nervous fear.
Despite the Salk vaccine hope polio would disappear
the polio virus crept right up and knocked me in the rear.

Dancing all around the gym feeling free just like a bird
I dropped to the ground just like a stone and no one said a word.
The pain it was so searing-the diagnosis even worse
"It's polio" the doctor said...he was abrupt and terse.

Called one of the 'lucky ones' I had a 'mild case'
but with the other athletes I could never keep their pace.
Miss Holly physical therapist, curly hair and a warm, broad smile
it tempered the pain of being apart - to walk I'd take awhile.

I always wore those 'special' shoes the kids they poked and teased
with no support and much abuse with childhood I wasn’t pleased.
But put nose to the grindstone and learned all that I could
I couldn't kick a ball but my grades were always good.

Years went by and no more thought to polio did I give
I accepted the limp, everything else and decided my life I would live.
But symptoms of weakness and muscle pain did grow
I kept a stoic face hoping no one else would know.

Life no longer was my own I struggled through each day
suffered in silence, alone and afraid tried to keep depression at bay.
And with the grace of glorious God my world it opened wide
I discovered there was a Post Polio team and they were on my side.

Sought out paths for healing and my spirit flew free
for the first time in life, I could truly be me.
The chains are gone and possibilities abound
I'm a tree with my roots planted firmly in ground.

Using wheelchair to travel, set limits on what I could do
resulted in joy to realize I could live life anew.
Celebrated my body-creaks, groans and need for a brace
while in my mind I focused on winning a 10K race.

I'm now off the sidelines, no need to sit and whine
so much gratitude fills my heart and love and beauty shine.
After all these years I can join the loving human race
I exceed all expectations and now I set the pace.

It foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run. I wrote many many poems visualizing healing and transformation and conjuring up the healer I needed to partner with me and I ran many races since then. Until I found my way to Jeffrey Spratt,MT, pioneer of the life saving Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy I could not for the life of me get traction on my healing journey. As life happened and happened big with the suicide of my nephew in March of 2011, I collapsed under the weight of the external stress. I sought out healing modality after healing modality and none could give me the positive momentum in my journey.

This past year has been a year from hell with the stress of our daughter's psychiatric condition. In the past, it would have completely undone me and done me in but because I am partnering with Jeffrey each week, I am able to not only maintain the goals in my health and wellness journey but I continue to gain positive momentum.

We had no idea how we were going to extricate ourselves from being responsible for our daughter. I prayed and thanked God before any outcome was known to us. I was courageous, patient and persistent in not letting these external circumstances derail me although at times I wondered how I was going to make it through. But each week I returned to Jeffrey's table for healing through the power of positive touch and compassionate presence and each week I was able to move forward in healing, health and wellness.

This past week circumstances came together. We are able to let go and allow others to provide care and resources for our daughter. After yesterday's treatment I announced to Jeffrey that I felt 10 pounds lighter. "Good for you," he said. "The neat thing about this work," he went on to say, "is how you have been able to maintain positive momentum in the face of unimaginable emotional stress." We both looked at each other and experienced this sense of excitement. We are both excited to see what will happen now that the stress of my daughter's behavior and condition is no longer present in my life. Jeffrey had acknowledged that I need time to grieve and let go but at the same time, I know in every fiber of my being that without that stress I am going to experience even greater healing and transformation. First up is healing these tremors which got reactivated under the stress of these past 7 months as we tried to support our daughter by having her live with us, and then working on a 12 minute/mile pace as we continue to create a factory new left leg and well a factory new everything free from the effects of paralytic polio and trauma.

Here's to courage to setting greater and greater goals, patience for positive outcomes and persistence reclaiming my life and reclaiming my advantage going the distance!

To your health and wellness,

Monday, October 10, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! We Shine with Nine - Miles in the Bank of Bermuda

With each training run for the Bermuda Half Marathon, I feel that I am conquering the world!

I was feeling sad about not going to Cape Cod for the weekend of the Marathon this year so Team McManus created our own staycation this weekend. We had glorious weather for our training run. I was having a hard time getting myself together. Things with our daughter's psychiatric condition had been rapidly deteriorating and Tom said, "Come on...Let's head over to Southie." There are no excuses for me to not train in large part because I represent the work that Jeffrey Spratt,MT and I are doing together. What a miracle of healing we have co-created through the power of positive touch using the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy. As I edit my next book, "Going the Distance: The Power of Endurance," I am in awe of how we are able to heal the effects of paralytic polio and trauma and despite any stress in my current life, I am able to maintain positive momentum in my health and wellness journey. I no longer call it my healing journey but call it my health and wellness journey!

I am so glad he did! We started at M Street, ran to Castle Island and looped around the Castle. We ran around Pleasure Bay and out to beyond U Mass Boston and the JFK Library. I remembered how different this year's run felt from last year when I was still finding the endurance runner within me. Here is Team McManus with a shine after our divine 9 miles:

It feels incredible to be training again for the Bermuda Half Marathon. What makes the journey even sweeter is that Nicole, one of my dear runner friends in cyberspace is training for the Houston Marathon again that takes place on the same day as Bermuda. Houston was her first Marathon and we are on the same training cycle again supporting each other while we relish training for these races the 2nd time around.

After our training run we went to Tamo at the Seaport Hotel for lunch, went into the pool to stretch and recover from the run and I took a hot shower with an ice cold water flush.

Yesterday Tom and I went for retail therapy. I must admit that I like the way I look and feel in clothes now. Shopping used to be such drudgery for me - especially for dress shoes and clothes other than running gear. It was a dreary rainy day so it was perfect weather to head to the mall. We've got several events coming up and I also wanted to buy something that I can wear when we present at the World Congress in May. We haven't heard that our presentation has been accepted but I believe it has already been accepted. What better way to affirm that than by buying a power pants suit right? I tried on one suit and ordinarily I would settle but not yesterday. I found a fabulous Calvin Klein suit on sale with a gorgeous sleeveless top to wear underneath it. Shoe shopping was at first a little frustrating and then I said, "I find the shoes that I need with ease." I found these adorable Lucky Brand flats that reminded me of the Capezio ballet shoes I wore before I contracted paralytic polio.

We had to go out Route 9 West in order to turn around to come back into Boston. We passed by Spaulding Rehab's International Rehab Center for Polio and Post Polio where, 10 years ago, I was told to prepare to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, possibly needing a feeding tube, definitely needing a sleep apnea machine and facing a grim prognosis.

Instead I was heading home after having 9 miles in the Bank of Bermuda on Saturday, having strength trained Sunday morning and coming home with a new outfit and new shoes to shine the way I was always meant to shine!

To your health and wellness!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Fundraising Friday: Well Done Boston!

Boston Senior Home Care is a private, community-based, non-profit organization that provides care management serves and programs to low-income elders and disabled individuals who have basic daily living needs (e.g., bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, and meal preparation, etc.) and want to remain at home. Each year, we help over 7000 individuals through our various programs and services.

When I worked at the VA as a social worker, I was blessed to partner with Boston Sr. Home Care to support my elderly veterans and their families. There were many complex psychosocial needs that needed to be attended to. When I picked up the phone and dialed 617-451-6400 there was always somebody there to work with me to ensure that needs were met for the veteran to live independently and safely in the community.

After an immensely successful ‘Taste of the Town’ fundraiser in 2014, Boston Senior Home Care is bringing back its one-night celebration of Boston’s culinary scene and most sought-after restaurants in the form of ‘Well Done Boston’. Along with showcasing the restaurants representing the neighborhoods and communities we serve, our goal for this event is to raise $150,000 dollars for our client discretionary fund. This fund supports Boston Senior Home Care consumers who are in need of assistance with such items as clothing, bedding, furnishings, transportation, medicine, utility costs, and temporary short term shelter when no other means of financial support exist.

“Well Done Boston” will feature offerings from some of Boston’s finest restaurants, as well as a live and silent auction. Jenny Johnson, NESN’s Dining Playbook co-host, will serve as this year’s emcee, once again.

Some of their sponsors include:
Family Foods Services
Intercity Home Care
Chinese Golden Age Center
Medical Resources Home Health
Webster Bank

Some of the awesome items up for auction include:
Dinner for two on a Spirit of Boston Cruise
A Home Cheese & Wine Tasting for 10 Led by professional wine & cheese educator and award-nominated author Adam Centamore
Hotel stays at the Renaissance Seaport Hotel, The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, the Fairmount Copley
Gift Certificates to restaurants such as Gaslight, Brasserie du Coin and the Beehive
Spratt Muscular Therapies is donating 2 Gift Certificates for 45 minute massage therapy treatments

Follow this link to purchase your tickets.

To learn more about Boston Senior Home Care and the truly amazing work they do, visit their website.

Look forward to seeing everyone on 11/17th at the Seaport Hotel.

Well Done Boston Sr. Home Care....

To your health and wellness,

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Healing Paralysis - It's a Miracle!

As I approach the ten year anniversary of when I was given the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease, I've been reflecting - a lot - on these past ten years. I'm so blessed that I love to write and have chronicled my journey through my blogs and my journal. I am feverishly editing "Going the Distance: The Power of Endurance."

As I edit the sequel to my memoir, "Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility," I reflect on the many twists and turns that my healing journey has taken me on. How is it that in the past year and a half, since partnering with Jeffrey Spratt, MT, pioneer of the life saving Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy I have healed more than I did in the previous 8 1/2 years?

The Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy allows the body to heal in its own time, at its own pace. Traumatic memories are unearthed and simultaneously healed. Jeffrey's clear intention to help his clients heal, "Reclaim Advantage and Reclaim Life" through the power of positive touch met with my burning and yearning to heal the effects of paralytic polio and trauma. His own innovative method of muscular therapy is exactly what I needed to remove blockages and to heal and reverse the effects of paralysis. I have new sensations and new muscles. Sometimes it's the little things that remind us of a miracle; like how I can lift my legs high enough using my inner thigh muscles to put my slacks on with ease and grace. I use more and more of my body as everything flows with cleaner and clear energy. Even at 63 years old, my body runs with greater efficiency thanks to my work with Jeffrey. Rather than seeing and feeling tremors in my hands and head, I experience a sense of steadiness to my body and Being. It's quite the miracle that I am able to continue to heal in the face of the extraordinary stress of our daughter's psychiatric condition. Yet here I am working out 5 days a week and training for the Bermuda Half Marathon in January.

I'd been through I lost count of how many series of KMI Structural Integration to help my body to heal. It's supposed to be a mind/body therapy but in my experience the only part of the mind portion of the work was mind games leading me to believe that there was something wrong with my body and its posture that needed to be fixed. A body doesn't heal with force and pressure from the outside in. Who is to judge my posture and what is the right way of moving and being? With the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy, my mind, my body and my Spirit are able to return to, as I like to say, factory settings and as Jeffrey says, everything can now be made factory new through the power of positive touch.

From KMI Structural Integration, I found a therapist who practiced Zero Balancing. Talk about going from one extreme to the other. The language of Zero Balancing or ZB as it is known uses fulcrums and there is the cautionary tale about the therapist keeping a safe zone of interface between them and the client. Jeffrey is fully present mind, body and Soul and he uses his body, his hands, his heart and his compassionate presence to bring about positive momentum and healing erasing all that went before.

I feel so blessed and deeply grateful that I have arrived in this moment in my life. The effects from paralytic polio are healing. There is a rewiring of my neuromuscular system. I shift from experiencing triggers and trauma brain being stuck in the habits of the past to a wonderful state of expansion living in the present.

What an absolute gift. The best 10 year anniversary gift I could possibly ask for. Healing paralysis and the effects of trauma. It's a miracle!

To your health and wellness!