As fortune had it, my good mate @lifeisdon was sidelined as well, and one of his yoga students, @obxbalance happened to be an acupuncturist from the states. She was kind enough to introduce me to the healing powers of the ancient Chinese system of medicine, which accelerated my healing and reduced pain and inflammation. Although I will still be out of the water for a little while, thanks to Heather getting me started on these healing needles, I am confident I will be back in sooner than I would have without.
About 8 weeks ago I had a terrible impact injury!
Resulting in a broken rib and several torn intercostal muscles.
Losing my entire practice and unable to teach yoga😢
Two weeks after the injury I started teaching again, explaining the situation to the students and that I would be staying seated and using only verbal ques.
A huge challenge in itself as I was still in pain breathing.
That's when the universe brought me to Heather @obxbalance 💕
After a couple classes like this she offered me the kind gesture of her skills Acupuncture.
During the first few sessions I was almost in tears not from pain but from the lack of it! Absolute relief! Ease of breath and space to let go and enjoy quiet in my mind.
Within two weeks of treatment I had my pranayama practice back.
Heather with her mastery and magic gave me back the foundation of practice.
I even started to explore the boundaries of my energetic body discovering more and more movement every day.
The sessions following not only helped me heal faster they also helped me release so much more, I changed, moved more into a place of care, love, admiration and gratitude. Something I was able to pass on to my students and Heather 🙏
As a professional in my field working in an international yoga studio located in Indonesia I can't recommend enough if you need help find Heather! She saved my mind my life my practice!
Her energy touched me and those around me in ways I couldn't imagine articulating into words.
THANK YOU Heather 🙏💖 from the very bottom of my being to the very top of my enlightened soul!!!!!!!!!
@obxbalance changed my life and gave me new direction.
Heather gives the best massage I have ever had. I have known Heather for many years and she brings so much to the moment. I have had countless practitioners but I have always said Heather is my favorite. The flow and energy and worldly experience that Heather brings to the table is the Best! Be it massage, cupping or acupuncture her work is amazing.
Our family has been using Heather's service for a number of years. Her personality is endearing, her presence is relaxing, and her skill level is extremely professional. We would recommend her services to anyone who is searching for relaxation or relief. We are fortunate to have someone with her abilities on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and recommend her with the highest confidence.
Heather is incredible! Her energy and experience are second to none! She has worked on me for years as well as my athletes at CFOBX! Utilizing active release stretching, massage, acupuncture and cupping she works on problem areas, injuries and preventive maintenance! She has traveled with our competition team taking care of up to 30 athletes in 2 days. I really can't say enough good things about her treatments, professionalism, experience and results!
Tracey Maurice, Owner Crossfit OBX
I was amazed to get such dramatic results from acupuncture over a short space of time. Whilst the needles were in I could actually feel a tightening and tingling sensation around my lower back followed by the beautiful release. Heather thank you so much for everything.
Agonda, Goa India
Heather is an excellent Practitioner combining a deep and varied experience, knowledge and intuition in her work.
I find that her method of Acupuncture needle insertion is some of the most gentle and effective that I have experienced.
Her Therapeutic Presence is calming, soothing and very respectful of my needs for privacy and space.
I would highly recommend all of her work, I have benefited greatly from sessions with Heather.
Certified Trager Practitioner
I was skeptical at first, but one cupping and acupuncture treatment significantly improved a couple of long time, nagging injuries. I couldn't believe the difference I felt!!! Heather does a great job of walking you through the process and providing great therapy. I highly recommend trying her out before trying more invasive or drug oriented therapies.
I suffer from some issues on my neck for a long time now, but sometimes it gets so bad that I can hardly move and the pain forces me to stay in bed in a striaght postion sustained with pillows for quite a few days, which is horrible, frustrating and even desperate.
I was so lucky to get to meet Heather in one of those dark, sad times and after the first session I already felt something had changed, something was moving, shiftting..
Very pleasant and expert with the needles, after just three sessions I was ready to get back to my normal life.
And actually, that being already two years ago, that was the last time (touch wood) that my neck has stopped me from living my life with hapiness and plenitude.
This girl knows what shes doing!
She is the needles angel!
Thanks again for your help Heather, I won't forget.. x
Agonda, Goa India
I had a last minute emergency acupuncture session with Heather and can honestly say — she is a master of her craft. She has holistic approach to human body and is always after the cause, not the symptom of your problem! I love her grounded, calm presence and great sense of humor — she makes it easy to relax (even if you feel like a hedgehog). I trust her completely and couldn’t recommend her enough.
I have known Heather for more than 17 years and can honestly say she is by far my favorite massage therapist yet, and I've tried a few! Heather was a friend for a few years first, but when I learned she was becoming a massage therapist I was excited to try her out....so glad I did! I am a fitness instructor and work out 6 days a week so I always have something that needs attention! Acupuncture and cupping were somewhat new to me a couple of years ago so I was excited to try those too, first for allergies and now for a hamstring injury, which is slowly getting better thanks to Heather! I really can't say enough good things about her, she always has good stories from her travels too, and explains everything she's doing and happy to answer any questions you might have....highly recommended! :)