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The Osteopath Chronicles - Between the First and Second Visit

Posted Mar 13 2009 3:16pm

I was not having fun.

About a day or two after my first visit, the shooting pain in my head started. This is a pain I would feel for about 5 seconds once every two years or so. A couple of days after my first visit, the pain was everyday, several times per day.

My osteopath said it is ideal to combine osteopathic treatment with massage. So off I went for some weekly massages to take the edge off!

I saw Sam Ward at Park Road Healing Arts, partly because this is the same building where my Toronto office is but mostly because I had heard he was great.

When I mentioned the shooting head pain he said it was because everything was shifting and things hadn't settled yet. Ugh.

I had a fantastic massage and Sam really worked on my trigger points and getting things to release. He actually when into my tissue and muscle and got the tight spots to release. He said once they are released, they don't come back (unless you injure yourself again, I assume).

After that massage the shooting head pains were no longer!

(By the way, my osteopath is Su Gray at Danforth and Pape in Toronto.)

TC

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