By Rachel Pickering
5 years ago I suffered extensive soft tissue injuries and nerve damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident. I was left with chronic back and neck pain that was having a major impact on my life, both emotionally and physically. For years I tried a range of treatments from physio and chiropractic, to remedial massage and acupuncture to try and manage the pain I was in, however none of these offered me anymore than just a few days relief afterwards.
I had tried every piece of ergonomic equipment, countless back support products, all at which came at a huge financial expense. At the start of 2014 I was no longer working due to my exhausted physical and mental state and felt ready to give up on ever being pain free. That’s when I came across Donna’s website! I liked the idea of yoga and natural treatment so decided to give it ago, and it was the best decision I have made!
After only a few sessions with Donna, my pain levels were at an all time low and I had an awareness of my body that had been lost since my accident. Four months on and I am back at the gym, returning to work full time and all relatively pain free! When I do feel pain or tightness, the exercises and techniques of awareness and breathing help me to manage it on my own.
Donna was a real life saver for me and her treatment helped pull me out of a cycle of disappointment and frustration with my body that had been going on for 5 years. I cannot thank her enough!