I mentioned to a friend that I had two frozen shoulders and had pain underneath my one foot. This had been diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. She suggested I try Directed Pressure Point Technique. Thus my introduction to the therapy was by word of mouth.
I was at that stage running, although no longer competing in races, having had a history of running for 25 years, competed in half marathons, and about 5 marathons. I was never able to continue the training into ultra marathons. I was also a keen hiker and still hike and walk regularly today.
As a 22 year old I was treated for ‘lumbar disc prolapse’ and given an orthopaedic corset and told that I would need to keep it as I would have life-long ongoing problems. By the time I was 28, I decided that I would dump it, and running gave me immediate relief. I believed that I had ‘cured’ my back as I was pain free!
However I started having pain again with the onset of menopause in 2001 and tried to manage the situation without medical help, dreading the thought of possibly being told that I would need the corset again. So at the age of approximately 54, I was interested to see what this new form of treatment would do to help.
It has been approximately 5 years that I have been having ongoing Directed Pressure Point Technique treatments. I have never been to physiotherapists. During the time Directed Pressure Point Technique has been my choice of therapy, some of my consultations have been for a specific area of discomfort and some have been just an ongoing preventative routine.
I can say with all honesty that I truly embrace the teachings of this kind of treatment as I believe in my body being able to take care of itself, but I need the treatments to facilitate this form of good health.
I joined a yoga class a year ago, and clearly did damage again, and was in a huge amount of pain. I immediately stopped the classes. My sessions with Directed Pressure Point Technique have once again given me complete relief and I am back to hiking and walking 4 times a week, with the very occasional jog (10 mins max). At one stage after this injury I was not even able to sleep because of the discomfort. Now I am able to sleep on both my right and left sides and have regained flexibility.
I am now 59 years old, and most days, feel, with the exception of a few minor moans and groans that I am in peak health.
I see my Directed Pressure Point Technique practitioner as a priority, like some women would like a massage or a facial, but I feel this is my ‘beauty treatment’ for my entire body.
I never talk during my treatment as I believe it is important to stay focused and centered and in touch with the whole process. I believe it to be holistic treatment.