Having sustained a back injury years ago, I tried everything to alleviate the pain including regular massages, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and medication. Although most methodologies provided me with some moderate temporary relief, I often found myself in pain, again, hours or days later.
I began my work with Carrie in March 2017, after being referred to her by my massage therapist. I left my first session feeling better than I had after leaving any other back related appointment in the past - although Carrie was quick to point out that I still bent uncomfortably to pick-up my purse at the end of the appointment!
Since March, I've learned incredible things about my body, including how to listen to it and explore it as opposed to restricting it in an effort to protect it. I've learned how important breath is. I've also learned about how my daily actions - the way I sit, walk, etc. - impact my body as a whole, and how these can have tremendous impact on my overall well-being.
Follow-up sessions have provided me with additional comfort that has lasted, and continues to last. I am thrilled to report that I have been essentially
pain-free since June 2017.
I am amazed that it only took four months to fix the four years of pain that I endured, and it turns out it wasn't even my back that was the issue - its likely an injury to my shoulder that was causing my back pain!
I very much appreciate the one-on-one approach that Carrie uses, and how the sessions are geared to my body, specifically. Carrie is very patient (I ask a lot of questions!) and will use various methods to help me identify and engage sleepy muscles. I am completely, 100% sold on SomaYoga after witnessing first-hand what it has done for me. This will be my go-to from here-on-out.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!