This was recorded on February 19, 2020, at Competitor’s Edge Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Ariel McPherson attended my Sports Massage and Massage Cupping classes in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and helps me as a Teaching Assistant with continuing education classes at Black Brook School of Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Ariel had a spinal cord injury at the level of T12 on August 19, 2019. She has been making an amazing recovery since her surgery with the help of massage and cupping.
Here are x-rays of her back before and after surgery:
ARP Wave Therapy
In the video, Ariel talked about receiving ARP Wave Therapy. Information about it can be found here:
I asked Ariel how she performed the cupping and this is her response:
Ariel on Pain and Healing
“Here’s the thing about healing, it’s uncomfortable. I mean, it can be REALLY uncomfortable. We usually say that growth is uncomfortable, but I think we (me) forget that growth doesn’t always mean a state of healing is taking place. You can be growing in the wrong direction rather than growing in the right direction. You can have negative growth instead of positive growth. Healing is a state of repair. The unfortunate part of healing is that the end results are never where you began. The fortunate part of healing is that the end results are never where you began. Read that again.
For example, when my nervous system turned back on after my injury, I was ON FIRE. I mean like someone took the lower half of my body and lit me on fire. I thought I was dying. Turns out, I was healing. Lately, I’ve been having a LOT of itching hips down. This is an itch you can’t scratch and satisfy. This is the nervous system repairing itself. Turns out, I’m healing.
When God told me he was going to heal me I never once thought it would include a LOT of uncomfortable times. I’m uncomfortable physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. BUT, I’m healing!”