You Don’t Have To Do It Alone

One of the most inspiring things I’ve been hearing from people over the last year is how their loved ones (or trusted practitioners) have gone through the free or full hands-on program with them, and are now providing direct help.

I must admit that when I first created the online program years ago, the idea of having family members help never crossed my mind.  But now I am in love with the idea!

I know that sometimes it’s just too overwhelming to have to do all of your self-care yourself.  I also know first-hand how hard it is for family members who often feel helpless in the face of your chronic pain.  riverIf your loved ones are anything like my partner during the worst of it, they try to make up jobs for themselves or create new ways to help that (loving as they are) often seem like more of a burden than anything else.  So when I started hearing from folks that they had enlisted their husband or wife or grown kids to help them with the techniques in the Getting Started or Recover program, and that it was working so well for them, I was almost brought to tears.

So, in that spirit, I hope you will invite your loved ones to participate in this healing process with you.  It is such a beautiful and constructive way to (literally) lend a hand.  Invite your trusted family or practitioner to watch just a few minutes of the program with you and give it a shot – just one small step at a time!  I think that in addition to helping you in a very immediate physical way, this process also builds connection and confidence for both you and those helping you.

It is so important to remember just how empowering it is to have an immediate way to help your own body the minute you start feeling distress or pain in your belly.  And having someone around who can help lighten the load when maybe it just seems like too much to handle on your own is such a gift.

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Isabel Spradlin
Isabel Spradlin
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.

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