I have been doing some touch-ups to the abdominal site and in the process of thinking about my “messaging,” I looked up the URL loveyourbelly.com.
Usually when I do this kind of thing, I brace myself to see something porny or destructive or mildly-to-strongly demeaning. So, you can imagine my total relief and love and excitement when I saw what was there!
In short, it’s a site all about, well, loving your belly! Truly loving it, accepting it, celebrating it . . . all the good stuff! (I know, I can’t get off the exclams. Sorry about that.)
Because my site is so much about the day-to-day realities of mitigating pain and directly addressing some of the most difficult things we encounter in our abdomens, I think it can start to feel a little hard-edged. And the reality is that I am a little hard-edged. I tend to go straight for “what works” and bring in the softer side only when I or my clients begin to feel overloaded with the drudge of it.
I do recognize and embrace and love the need for this “softer” side of the work. I recognize that it is just as important as the rest. And I love that there are people out there taking care of it better than I tend to . . . so that I (and we) can rest in their good knowledge and work.
Here’s to the softer side!
- Isabel Spradlin is a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and abdominal adhesion specialist in Portland, OR. She specializes in educating people about manual treatment (massage) for abdominal pain and dysfunction, especially when it is adhesion related. Please see the "Programs" page to see her offerings.