Thursday, July 14, 2016
Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Thankful Thursday: A Tale of Two Healers
As I'm writing my next book, "Going the Distance: Healing Trauma through the Power of Positive Touch (And Running) I have this wonderful opportunity to reflect on my healing journey these past almost 10 years. What was the difference? What was the game changer for me once I met Dr. Ryan Means and Jeffrey Spratt,MT?
One of the most striking things about each of them is their passion for movement and their dedication to helping people experience comfort, ease and joy in their bodies.
They each embrace their physicality. Ryan was teaching Boot Camp in addition to his having his private chiropractic practice and was working one on one doing personal training. I loved the stories he shared with me about his clients achieving improved functioning and saw the twinkle in his brilliant blue eyes as he shared his excitement about the outcomes of his work both as a trainer and a chiropractic physician.
He transferred to me a sense of confidence, strength and joy in my body and Being and gave me exercises that would help me to heal the effects of paralytic polio and violence. He let me know in no uncertain terms that I deserved to heal, that I can and would heal and that I should set goals not limits.
Jeffrey does Spartan races, participates in Sprint Triathlons and just this year ran his first 4 mile road race in addition to being out on the water tubing or on his water skis. He loves his physicality and being physically active.
These two practitioners are the first healers I encountered in the past 10 years who truly loved being in their bodies and embodied and embraced what it means to experience health, wholeness and wellness, and to help people attain the quality of life they want and deserve.
Coincidentally they both love the movie, "What the bleep do we know..."
I remember walking into a treatment with Jeffrey early on in our work together, looking right into his (coincidentally) piercing blue eyes and saying, "We believe in the same things."
They treat the body boldly, with confidence, and incredible skill, yet as humble servants of the Divine allowing and facilitating the body to return to its natural state of well being.
Last July Ryan met me after a massage therapy session with Jeffrey. I stood between these two gentle giants as they exchanged business cards (although later that evening Ryan told me he was moving to China). Jeffrey commented to Ryan, "Always glad to meet a member of the Team."
My healing and transformation continue and I reclaim advantage and reclaim life unleashing my body's natural capacity to heal from the effects of paralytic polio and trauma with deepest gratitude to these two healers!
To your health and wellness!