I used to watch the Amazing Kreskin on TV when I was a kid. I was amazed at his performances, how it looked like he could read peoples’ minds. When we come across something that we can’t explain and we can’t make sense of, we tend to refer to that as magic.
It can be quite stunning to our senses. When you see an elephant disappear or a coin come out of someone’s forearm through the skin, it can leave us feeling amazed.
This tends to be a common reaction that patients have at the Happy Spine. They can’t grasp (and I don’t blame them) how a gentle touch can have such a profound effect on their level of pain, or overall physiology. They often refer to what we do as magic.
I’d like to shed some light on this and perhaps tell you a bit about how the magic is done.
What makes the gentle touch so effective is its specificity. We don’t do it randomly. The gentle touch is tied to a very specific place on the spine. The timing of it is also very specific. And when we’re making the touch, we’re being very present with you and what we’re doing.
This combination of factors results in stimulating a part of the brain called the Prefrontal cortex (PFC). And as you can see from the picture below, the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) is responsible for many different factors that influence our health.
By stimulating the PFC, we can help improve your movement, pain levels, memory, self-regulation, thinking, emotional and mental health, your ability to make better choices, reduce inflammation, your immune system, your hormone levels and even help you feel more empathy towards yourself and others: these all being important aspects of healing.
If you’d like to know more about the care at the Happy Spine, the next introductory workshop is on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. Friends and family are welcome to this complimentary workshop.
There is science behind the magic and science continues to catch up to the amazing magic that we all possess.