Every year, during the second weekend in August, my family loaded up the minivan (which replaced our awesome Caprice Classic). We drove 90 miles west to Davenport, Iowa, for Palmer College of Chiropractic’s annual homecoming celebration.
My dad attended continuing education classes with friends and colleagues. My mom and I went shopping for school clothes and supplies. Back at the hotel, I played with the offspring of other chiropractors. We ran around, swam in the pool, and pretended to give each other adjustments (that’s what the little kids of chiropractors do for fun).
On one of these trips I read a piece written by one of chiropractic’s early developers, BJ Palmer. At that time in my life I was thinking about becoming a chiropractor. “The Big Idea” was written in 1944, and is about chiropractic philosophy. I remember being very impressed and intrigued by this idea of BJ Palmer’s.
Today, I still love this piece, and its big idea. Maybe it just me, but I think there is a lot that massage therapists can take from it.
If you ever doubt the power and effects from ONE massage, or if you are unfamiliar with this piece, here it is in video form.