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Neck & Shoulder Pain Specialist
Tom is passionate about healing and self-healing. For most of his adult life Tom has suffered from some sort of chronic pain from neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, severe low back pain, sciatica, digestion issues directly related to the pain in the back, chronic hip and knee pain, and plantar fasciitis, just to name a few. This led him to seeking out many different doctors in many different fields. Tom saw countless general practitioners, rheumatologist, and neurologist even spinal surgeons to try to find the root cause of pain.
After taking many tests, they all seem to come back inconclusive. Every new approach just led to more confusion, more debt, more pain, and stress. This took him down a rabbit hole of different medications, at one point told to take 5 different meds, injections, countless test, treatments and procedures even surgery. Tom found temporary relief through physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture and began to learn about his body.
The real healing came through massage and yoga. He discovered not only immediate and long lasting pain relief with massage and yoga, but his body’s own natural ability to heal itself. His approach to healing then changed to treating his whole body and system, rather than surrendering his healing to someone or something outside himself.
After many massages and Reiki treatments, healing his broken body, his massage therapist told him, he should go to massage school. Tom decided on Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Federal Way, Washington. Tom excelled in school and is always looking for ways to improve his body mind and technique.