Last year my arms went numb in the middle of my work week. On the one hand, it might be a work hazzard, I rub for a living. On the other hand (the one that was numb) I need my arms for more than work. Besides, most of my fun comes from some use of my body from the elbows down (shhh don’t tell, but I have a great job.) I knew I needed a fix and quick because I had plans.
Turns out, I work with some incredibly gifted therapists. We have a whole office full of seasoned professionals, who were all more than happy to have a stab at fixing me. No kidding, our acupuncturist actually stabbed me, she said they are therapeutic needles, it didn’t hurt, but that is not the point.They are all so interested and eager to help. It was heaven, I healed and am back doing the thing I love most.
It occurred to me, what do you do when work and life make your arms numb or head throb or feet ache? Is everyone suffering? You can tell when your office mate asks you to rub his toes. Does your office manager offer to jab her sharp pencil into your acupuncture point, if you do the same for her? Of course not!* You probably suffer in silence until you get home and work that shoulder knot with edge of the door frame.
You probably wait until it is so bad you either miss work or double up on the Advil. How bad does it get before you start eyeing your office mates shoes, or making deals with your neighbor to just ram an elbow into your back?** Are you are losing perspective on how good your body is supposed to feel?
*Office managers should never jab you with a pencil, sharp or otherwise.
** Elbows can be dangerous implements, LMT’s are licensed to use them safely, your next door neighbor is not.
While we can’t do the thing you are amazing at, and even though we can help, we can’t until you call. We can make you feel like yourself again, full of jokes, and hugs and special holiday gifts just to thank your office mate for keeping his shoes on.
If you want access to the amazing resources we have at Tsubo, I invite you to try our low-cost clinic, our CranioSacral or Myofascial services, and the Acupuncture offered by Sandy Camper. This corral of care is waiting to bring out their best for your joyful body.
If you have Flexible Pay benefits or Aflac they will make this an even more affordable offer. As the year winds down and holiday stress mounts, it may be a good option to ring every ounce of joy the holidays provide.
Every Service is available at lunch and after work. We offer 30 minute and 60 minute sessions in the low-cost massage and low-cost Cranio/reike work. We have a new Service 30 minute hands, feet and head. 30 minutes of all the best spots, you will jump and clap and shake your head with happiness.
The Low-Cost Clinic is a deeply discounted massage program we set up to initiate new therapists to the style and approach of Tsubo Integrative Wellness. Tsubo Strives to make each session a custom client experience. More senior therapists partner with new LMT’s to offer coaching on specific approaches to discomfort and dysfunction as a result of posture and injury. 30 minute and 60 minute sessions available. Group discounts, yes! Bring in your whole department and you will get even more money off, and co-workers will stop asking you to rub their feet.