Monday, April 09, 2007

CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial therapy, Rolfing... OH MY!

Well, I thought I would write a quick post about Izzy's appointment today. We met Michael the therapist (aka Bear?)... he was very nice, gentle, kind ... He had an interesting approach. I was sitting in his waiting area on the sofa and he came out and sat beside me. He asked if Izzy would mind if he held her? I told him I didn't think she would mind. He began rubbing her neck and head (I guess this was the craniosacral part of the therapy.) He talked to us (Matt met us there too) while he worked on her at least an hour. He worked on her hips, her spine, her feet... all the time telling us where and how to do these same things. He showed me with his hands pressure points and how to apply firm but gentle pressure. I liked him. About half way through the session I could tell he had caught the Izzy bug. It doesn't take long for anyone who spends any time with her to fall for her - completely :) and he did. He said he would work with her weekly. Before we left I asked him about the fees for his services to which he replied, "I will not accept payment for working with Izzy. This is the reason I love what I do and I love working with her." He teared up, Matt teared up, of course I teared up ... Anyway, he said I could bake him a pie or something but he could not accept payment for his sessions with Izzy. What a blessing! Everything we do is thousands of dollars so I was more surprised than anything at first. I left feeling very peaceful about our experience and know that "bear" will be great for Izzy! Tonight Matt did some of the techniques for relaxation on Izzy after her supper, she fell asleep in his lap (very unusual). It worked... She doesn't seem to be sick, just a little sniffly. Thanks for your prayers today, I know they blessed our socks off.
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9 comments:

Carrie! :o) said...

(((Hugs))) for Izzy because you're just so cute! :o)

annb said...

My prayers for Izzy and her recovery as well as prayers for your family continue! I believe that Izzy is on her way to a complete recovery - healed by the power of the Great Physician!

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

What an angel Matt the bear is. Thank you God for sending him to you and Izzy.

(((HUGS))) to your sweet girlie!

Caradie said...

Hi Annie,

This summer I'm bringing Corb to a therapy center that also does the kinds of therapy you described & I'm very excited to learn more about it. Seeing what you wrote makes me even more excited.

Caradie
www.CorbinLeeProject.com

Carmichael Family said...

Wow, what a blessing! It sounds like you really have some great people working with you, Izzy! I've fallen in love with you just through your blog, no wonder people do when they actually get to be blessed by you in real life, sweet girl!
Love and prayers,
Catherine and family
P.S. I chose you for one of my blog thinkers (see post here)

Becki said...

This is my first time reading Izzy's blog, and I have to say... It brought tears to my eyes!

Borbe Bunch said...

I have been blessed by reading your blog....my heart feels connected to you as a mom....you can read our blog to find out why if you like. I have been blessed by God with my little miracle guy, Ezzy :) How fun that your precious miracle is named Izzy!
She is a sweet little girl and I have enjoyed "getting to know her" by way of your blog. Aren't they an amazing way to stay up to date with friends and family? and a great way to meet new friends....
Blessings,
Liz

Grandparents Corner said...

Annie, this is my first time finding your blog. What a blessing to have found a person who cares so much for Izzy like Matt... it's a God thing, I feel it. I'm adding Izzy, you and your family to my my prayer list.

I had a daughter, Brandi, who I lost on April 2003 at the young age of 29 and she had twin girls who were 8 yrs at the time. You can read about her on my 4/7/07 post. **Hugs & prayers*

Lori4squaremom said...

Oh, Annie, God RICHLY blessed you with Bear! God is SO GOOD, isn't He? I sat here crying while reading about Bear! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Jesus!

Love,
IN HIm,
Lori