Pain... Whose Fault Is It?

We live in a society that is bombarded with messages. Messages to buy and to become something we aren’t already, or stop being what we already are. Commercial messages come at us non-stop from all media. These messages have the purpose of convincing us to purchase some good or service that will improve our lives. To do that we have believe we are fundamentally unhappy, or incapable on our own.
That is where pain relief commercials come in, whether they are for over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, Advil or Tylenol, or prescription medications. We are given the messages that pain is bad, that it is unavoidable, and most importantly, that we must blot it out. Those messages are necessary if mainstream medications and other pain relief therapies are to sell. They aren’t necessary if we look at what pain is, where it comes from and what we can do about it.
What is pain? Is it some sort of needless torture, something that must be removed at all cost? No, it is not a torture. It is a survival message that we can listen to and learn from to become healthier. Pain is nothing more than the warning of the body that an area is under stress, and is close to becoming damaged if we keep doing what we are doing. If we try to ignore the pain warning by taking a pain reliever we are ignoring the check engine light of our body.
The body is always moving information, and when the strain becomes high enough, there is an increase in the amount of information and it is felt as pain. If we listen to the alarm, we can find out what the problem is. If we trust that our body is trying to help, we can work on fixing what got us into trouble in the first place. Pain tells us about a chain of events that led us to the body having to sound the alarm. Often, as much as 80% of the time, the pain signal is the end of a long line of actions the body has taken.
The body is responding to a shock or repeated motion that prevented normal movement and not damage to tissue. The body robs from another area to perform its task, and then has another restriction, and so on. When the body can’t move away from the restriction, it sends the alarm. We naturally focus on the painful area, but it is only giving us the bad news. That is why so very often we fail to get lasting or even significant relief when we use pain medications or try other therapies.
Running after pain and trying to mask it misses the point entirely. When we don’t address the problem it will return, even when we try larger doses and stronger pills. This can be when we are told we are too old, fate or that we’ll just have to live with it.
We do have a modality that works with the body to regain balance and functional organization. We have a way that supports the body’s long-term healing response, quickly, safely and easily. That is Bowenwork. Take good care of your body. Don’t chase pain, use Bowenwork to eliminate the cause.

For more information contact:
Kevin Minney 510-333-4324
2515 Santa Clara Suite 107
Alameda, Ca 94501

Author's Bio: 


My name is Kevin Minney. I have been a Massage Therapist for thirty-three years. I was lead manual therapist for seven years at the Advantage Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation clinic. I held the same position for five years at chiropractic clinics.
I have certified with the leaders in the fields of Sports Massage, Post-Rehabilitative Exercise, Postural Rehabilitative exercise, Strain-Counterstrain, Energy Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Therapy.
I was co-chairman of the East Bay Unit of the AMTA and was the Northern California Representative for the AMTA-CA.I work in Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, Ca.
I have taught Pathology for Massage Therapists live and Anatomy and Physiology on-line at Western Institute for Science and Health in San Francisco.
During the past twent-three years I have focused on working with pain, injury and accelerating recovery, with my goal to provide the most effective means of recovery for my clients.
Fifteen years ago when I received a demonstration treatment of the Bowenwork, I was so impressed that the first thing I said was, “When and where is the next class?” After five years of practicing and learning Bowenwork I was chosen as one of twelve Instructors for Bowenwork in North America.
I have been asked to present Bowenwork for the AMTA California convention, AMTA units, Kaiser Permanente Physical therapists, Occupational Therapists at Stanford Medical Schools, Restless Leg Support groups, Rotary groups, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and church groups,among others.
I look forward to and work toward the acceptance of Bowenwork as a first-choice health care modality around the world.