Angela Laurita, Colorado Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist
My Pain story and how I broke free...
I lived the first part of my life with a constant headache. The anatomical reason for my pain was repaired through a re-constructive head surgery when I was 8-years-old and this did not end my discomfort. It wasn't until my mid-20's that I found a bit of relief. This freedom from pain was found by embracing the importance of self-care. Wellness is a journey - and here's my story.
I lived with pain for more than 20 years. It had become a part of me. I was hyper-sensitive to lights and sounds. Yet, I loved live music and performance. I found myself longing to attend events, but knowing that it would ultimately result in extreme discomfort. This sensitivity interfered with my relationships to the people I love. I skipped social engagements frequently. My pain was my anchor. It left me unable to leave dark rooms. I thought that I was never going to be free from this pain. I felt like my life was being lived with an anvil dropping in on my skull over and over again. I was angry. I was depressed. I was completely miserable. And worst of all, I accepted it as being just the way it was going to be for me during my days on Earth.
Around the time I had come to terms with this pain filled existence, I met a massage therapist.He had training in many modalities including CranioSacral Therapy. He invited me to a session and for the first time in my life, I was without pain. I didn't want to get off the table because I didn't want the pain to return. We discussed options for bringing balance to my body through receiving regular massage and CranioSacral therapy sessions. Within a few weeks time, I was experiencing full day without my headache. This was priceless! Any amount of money would have been worth the feeling of freedom I gained. I began to see him on a regular basis to see if we could change my pain story permanently.
Through receiving consistent monthly (and sometimes weekly) massage therapy and CranioSacral therapy sessions, I live a mostly headache free life. I attend many musical and performance art events that include booming sound and vibrant light shows without regret. I no longer skip time with my friends and family any more due to being chained to a dark room to avoid pain. That anvil that used to pound inside my head is more like a little marble when it shows up – which I am grateful to say is very rare. And best of all, I realized that I could rewrite my pain story. I made the choice to no longer allow pain to dictate my life.
I am so grateful to be free from this cage called headache. Which led me to want to help others do the same. It is an honor to partner with you on your wellness journey. I can facilitate your self-healing and by doing so help you achieve freedom in your life.
Are you ready to get rid of your headache and start loving life?