I have suffered from neck and back pain all of my adult life.
The pain was not caused by an accident or disease, but from what I thought and accepted as just "getting older". I would dread those initial 10 minutes of trying to get out of bed in the morning because it was so painful just to try and move my body. My neck was painful and only had slight side-to-side movement. I couldn't straighten my aching back and it was agonizing to raise my arms over my head. My knees and elbows didn't want to move, and when they did, the cracking noise they made would wake up everyone in the house.
Then it happened.
One morning I got up and could not move my neck in any direction without excruciating pain. I made an appointment with my doctor and she examined me (but not once touched my neck), and told me that she could find nothing wrong, but if the pain persisted, to get a C.A.T. scan.
Then...she said something that changed my life.
She said, "Go get a massage".
My wife did some research and found Gary. We looked at his website: thealdrichtouch.com, and found that he had over 25 years of experience as a Therapist. Even though the "types" of bodywork he offered meant little to us, as we had never heard of them before, we were, nonetheless, impressed with the fact that he seemed to be a serious professional who truly believed his treatments could help his clients.
My wife made the appointment and I am eternally grateful to her for choosing Gary as my Licensed Massage Therapist.
When I arrived for my first appointment, I was immediately impressed by his beautiful and professional office. We sat and talked for a long time about what physical problems I had, what results I wanted from the treatment, what sports I participated in and other interests I had. Gary then explained what he was going to do and the results which I could expect.
The professional layout, cleanliness and brightness of the treatment room immediately made me feel at ease. Throughout the session, before he did anything, Gary would explain what he was about to do and why. As the massage progressed, he would explain the functions of the muscle groups to me, and how their functions affected movement and, more specifically, the problems I was having. It was obvious from the first touch that he was truly a professional who knew exactly what he was doing, and his knowledge of the body made me think that he had gone to medical school at some point in his life When my first treatment was over, I noticed that my neck didn't hurt anymore and I could move it in any direction without pain.. A few days later, I made another appointment and I have been a client of his now for the last two years.
Before I tell you the results of my treatments, let me say here and now....
Gary's treatments are not limited to simply massage. He has taught me about good nutritional health and what vitamins I should be taking to improve my overall health. He has shown me simple yet effective exercises to do at home to keep my body flexible between visits. His calm and positive attitude in conjuction with his therapeutic treatments have a calming effect on my body and mind, and the peaceful sensation I experienced after each treatment would last for a couple of days...but now, that feeling remains all of the time.
Now...for the result of Gary's treatments. After my first treatment, I had no pain in my neck and have been pain-free since then. My knees and elbows no longer make noise when I move them and there is no pain in any of my joints. I am also much more limber, and this has greatly improved my golf swing; bringing my handicap down from 21 to 16. I also have not been sick since I began treatments with Gary. I haven't even had a cold.
I truly believe that Gary's massage therapy has improved my life beyond anything I could have imagined.
Believe it or not, I literally feel younger since I started receiving therapy. He has explained why that is, but I can't put it into words what he said...and anyway...it doesn't matter, because it is true. I feel better than I have in my entire life, and that is all that I care about.
Make an appointment with Gary for the very best therapeutic massage you will ever receive. Then, set up a schedule of continuing treatments.
You will be eternally grateful that you did.