By Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S
The bars changed my life … literally! For several years, my body had hurt … ached, really. It had gotten to the point where in order to get out of bed in the morning, I had to roll off the bed, as it was too painful to sit up. After receiving my first Bars session, in my first Bars class, I sat up easily and had no pain in my body. It’s almost as if there had been no space in my body … it had been so contracted and constricted … and having my bars run created space, which created ease and no pain! It was amazing! … And, I never turned back! I still get my bars run, and, my body still loves it! At this point, I can’t imagine life without Bars!
I have seen transformational change occur in hundreds of people who have had their bars run. An 8 month old baby was on a waiting list to receive a new liver… her body kept rejecting the feeding tube the doctors kept trying to insert. I ran her bars for less than a couple of minutes, and, on the next trip to the doctor, her body accepted the feeding tube. A 14 year old girl, who had missed most of school for the year due to debilitating migraines … after I ran her bars, within 24 hours, her migraines had subsided enough so that her appetite returned, and, with a week, she was back in school 1Ž2 days, then later, full days. An 8 year old girl, who refused to eat and had lost 25% of her body weight (originally she had been thin) because she was afraid to swallow, after having her bars run weekly for 6 weeks, was back to eating again, and, within 2 months, was back within the range of normal body weight.
The stories go on and on! After having their bars run, so many children are so much happier and feel so much better and do so much better in school and at home. They tend to sleep better, get along with peers better, get in less trouble, have more play dates, have fewer tantrums and outbursts and when they do, the outbursts don’t last nearly as long! Times that used to be difficult … mornings, evenings, homework, chores … typically lose their charge and are much easier to maneuver. In fact, many of them ask their parents to run their bars … “Mommy, will you do that thing on my head?”