I hurt myself doing something unusual for me—exercising! I own one piece of exercise equipment called, for some reason, a Roman Chair. It’s designed to help keep the lower back strong. But I don’t push myself, believe me. I try to do 15 -20 hyperextensions a day. Afterwards I stand, grasp the handlebars, lean over, and do push-ups.
But things went wrong this morning. I foolishly prodded myself past my usual comfort level of 16 pushups and forced myself to do 20. No biggie, right? What are 4 more? Well, I immediately felt something rip painfully from my neck down my shoulder and into my upper arm. Not wanting to be a weenie, though, I shook it off and continued with my day. Unfortunately, the pain increased.
You know that feeling when something hurts so much you feel nauseous and can’t find a comfortable place to put your body? That was me. I tried icing the entire area, and took a couple of aspirin. No help. I needed Bio-Touch!
Lucky for me, my husband, Howard, was happy to reciprocate for all the times I’d used Bio-Touch to help his various aches and pains over the years. I gingerly sat on the couch, and he sat next to me, following the instructions in the Bio-Touch training manual to the letter. A few times I had to remind him to use a lighter touch—like a butterfly—but he was successful in finding the specific points and doing the sweeping motions necessary to address shoulder problems.
When he was done 10 minutes later, I felt less pain and had more mobility in my neck, arm, and shoulder! I could actually put my shirt back on without his help! (Shirt was off because Bio-Touch is skin to skin contact.) I continued to ice the area off and on over the next five hours.
Then Howard gave me another quick Bio-Touch session. The relief it brought me put a smile on both of our faces. After all, today is the 4th of July, and I wanted to be able to enjoy our family time and cook-out. And I could! How apropos for me to be free from that awful pain on this day that epitomizes freedom!
Do I still feel some residual pain in my shoulder? Yes. But it is pain I can live with—pain that sure didn’t interfere with my appetite when I hit the dinner table tonight!
“If I can do Bio-Touch anybody can,” Howard remarked, eyeing me as we were eating. “Wow, honey, you going for a second piece of that cherry pie?”