Just came back from a two-hour session with Angelo, my massage therapist, who unlocked some of the very painful deep knots in my foot and calf that have locked in as a result of my sprained ankle and the related maladaptive postures.

It’s really gratifying to have found someone who, unlike most doctors, is actually interested in finding out the source of physical problems instead of just treating the symptoms. I mean, there that shiny new, custom-molded $1000 ankle brace sits, completely useless to me because it causes such severe pain everywhere else. “Modern” medicine treats individual problems in a vacuum, as if your ankle is somehow separate from the rest of your body.

I always feel better after massage therapy – which is more than I can say for the rest of my medical encounters.