A very dark place to be, pain and hopelessness are the constant companions.
I was injured 27 years ago (the infancy stage of "Soft tissue injury"), I was very lucky to find a very good (but older cranky) chiropractor who also had a licensed massage therapist on staff. This doctor drilled into my head that they could help me get better, BUT I was responsible for myself to heal. I didn't understand right away but my physical injuries did start to improve, although at times during therapy I was sure "they" were trying to kill me! I had never had professional massage or physical therapy, it hurt but they guided me and eventually I was almost completely pain free. I was impressed and fascinated with how much the massage calmed me and helped with the physical healing, I decided this would be my path in life. I went to Florida Institute for Massage Therapy and earned my state license. I worked for five years with injury recover; P.T. units and chiropractic practices. I completed certification training in Neuro-muscular therapy. Eventually I was selected for a position at a very prestigious spa and fell in love with a calmer more positive way to make people feel better. Over the years I have worked in several spas, operated my own spa, and for the last ten years I have been in private practice.