Strategies for relieving chronic physical pain and regaining strength, flexibility, range of motion and vitality after injury or surgery
Hi, I am Valerie Lyon, Mojo Recovery Therapist. (Here's my alphabet soup: MEd, LMT (oml 1209), doTERRA Wellness Advocate 167962)
My interest in massage and patterns of movement began when I was a kid, growing up in pain and yet loving to be active. We moved to Japan, a place where if you got a hair cut, you got a fabulous head and shoulders massage, and I decided that's what I would do when I grew up.
Living with severe hip pain and scoliosis took it's toll on my energy. But I was determined that I would find alternatives--beyond what the doctors told me was possible--that would make my life better: reduce my pain, increase my energy and let me express my natural exuberance more easily; and I tried everything I came across: chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, massage, daily exercises, swimming, tons of aspirin and NSAIDS.....Nothing helped for long.
Discouraging. So I spent years learning and deepening my counseling skills to dump my own emotional junk to live a fuller life, and to help others do the same.
After I got my Massage License in 1980, I discovered Aston-Patterning® (aka Aston Kinetics) in 1981 at a workshop in Boulder, Colorado and it changed my life. One session and my back pack fit comfortably--and it stayed that way. I was no longer constantly uncomfortable. I found Aston-Patterners who helped me more quickly find ease with my constantly changing and painful hips and back. In 1987, after I had both of my hips replaced (hooray!--and a whole new set of challenges from the surgery) I began studying with Judith Aston and became a Certified Aston-Patterner. I have continued to study hundreds of hours with Judith.
I am lucky to have wonderful mentors and teachers, and in the late 1990's I dove into every Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation class I could find, which have deepened my ability to help the body resolve pain and restriction, and increase function.
In 1990 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I was very sick, but healed completely after 20 years with a myriad of helpers, and major changes in lifestyle and diet.
Just when I didn't think life could get any better, I was introduced to the power of essential oils to decrease pain, increase energy, help mood, sleep.....and so much more. Just the boost I needed!
But wait....There's more! I just can't quit learning, so I've heightened my ability to "read" and respond to the issues my clients bring by studying with Sheevaun Moran to develop energy mastery, a method of cleaning up the junk that hovers outside your physical body just waiting to make trouble.
I'm healthier, happier and more full of zest than ever. For over 35 years I've helped people as young as two-and-a-half and as old as 90. And I can help you find your way to recover your own mojo!