Who is this dude?
From the beginning of time 😉
My name is Khai Luu, and I am currently practicing as a registered massage therapist in Calgary, Alberta.
The passion I have for manual therapy started with a nagging neck pain I had before I knew anything about manual osteopathy or any of the manual therapy modalities for that matter.
The neck was very sore and just turning it initiated a great deal of pain. I could not even perform a shoulder check while driving without turning my whole body.
My first massage
So, I went and saw a massage therapist. At the time, I was quite skeptical about if the massage session was going to help me feel better at all. And, boy oh boy, Let me tell you, after that; I thought massage therapy was magical for many weeks after because my neck was good as new after just half an hour of massage.
After the massage treatment
Because I am a curious person, I had to know how the massage therapist resolved my pain in such a short amount of time. I thought to myself: "I want to learn how to this for other people as well!!", so I looked into a massage therapy training program and like they say, the rest was history.
Fast forward to now, I've been practicing massage therapy for two years and during my practice; I found that myself searching for more information to help my patients better in recovering from their conditions. So, I looked and looked and looked and I stumbled upon manual osteopathy. For that reason, I have been one happy camper.
Manual osteopathy has changed the way I approach the patient and the condition they present. Osteopathy is a holistic, patient-centered, and hands-on modality. I currently enrolled in a five-year manual osteopathic program with the Canadian Institute of Osteopathic Therapy (CIOT). The CIOT is associated with the Osteopathic School of Madrid from Spain.
I still have a lot to learn, and it will most likely stay this way. The passion for manual therapy and the desire to share my experience are what propel me to start this blog. The blog will also serve as a mean for me to record my journey and experiences during my training.
My goals for this blog
The purpose of this blog is for it to become a place where the patient can find more information about their conditions and ways to effectively manage them. I also like for this blog to become the source of inspiration for the people to want to explore manual therapy as one of their career options.
It has been an amazing and fulfilling journey for me thus far. I can't wait to share with you about the things I am going to learn and experience with manual osteopathy.
Thank you for visiting my blog and happy browsing.