It's taken me several weeks to get back into the swing of things after summer.
And I'm still working my shyt out.
As a mother of three crazy adorable little monkeys, I often feel like I can never catch up.
But actually, what helps me get back on my feet, or more able to simply deal with the chaos and my insane family life, are my regular adjustments.
I go to my friend.
(I have several, actually.)
And I get adjusted.
Sometimes I miss a week.
And my ability to cope with my life, staying energetic, in a good mood, and feeling well, is directly proportional to how often and regular my adjustments are.
I'm not 'treating' a symptom.
I'm not in pain.
(My kids are a pain in my azzzz sometimes, and that's the way things roll.)
When I'm in my practice and I'm checking up on my notes for everyone, I run through a handful of them and then I stop several times at a specific person's card thinking,
"Hmmm. I haven't seen that person in a while."
You'd be surprised how much I think about all the people that I've adjusted.
(I do think about you a lot.)
And I go through my 'patient cards' every day as I prepare for my adjusting shift.
When I stop at someone's card because I notice that I haven't adjusted them in a while, I wonder,
"What happened to her?"
Then I get cross with myself because part of my job is to educate people on how to take care of the body and stay healthy, and spreading the message of health needs to be delivered to people so they get it.
Clearly, I haven't done part of my job well.
So why don't more people get adjusted regularly?
Is it the predictable, "well-I-feel-OK-and-I'm-not-in-any-pain" syndrome?
I get it.
When you're not in any pain, you think you're fine.
So you think you don't need an adjustment.
Look at it this way: would you stop brushing your teeth every day just because you don't have a cavity or gingivitis?
We brush our teeth every day because we know this is good dental care.
I tell people, "If your spine was on your face, you'd take care of it much better."
I understand that it's much less expensive to buy a toothbrush and toothpaste to keep your teeth healthy and white, than to get adjusted regularly.
But taking care of your body on a regular basis is what a healthy lifestyle is all about.
How about healthy fresh food?
Do you have a gym membership for your regular exercise?
How about the products we buy to beautify ourselves?
The list goes on and on.
Also, statistics show that people who get adjusted regularly, paying a reduced fee for ongoing adjustments, spend way less money on prescription drugs, doctor visits; not to mention stress levels, quallity of life, and time spent dealing with chronic illness.
We could also get into the issue about time away from your work.
How much money is lost there for you AND the company?
Bottom line is, there's no price to put on health and staying healthy.
And it's not about being in or out of pain.
Taking care of yourself starts NOW.
When was the last time you got adjusted?
Your body and mind will thank you.
GO GET ADJUSTED.
And don't forget: One-Hour massages are only £35 for the whole month of October!
See you soon!
— Dr MaryAnne
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