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Go with love

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of PainScience.com: a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

READER: I am a massage therapist. You have ruined my brain in a wonderful way. I have had to question and review the basis of my existence as a therapist and a person. Some amusement happened, and I might’ve cried and peed a little bit, too, I don’t remember. I don’t know if I love you or hate you — or, rather, your work.

ME: Go with “love.” But I understand your dilemma! I went through a similar mind-blown phase in my massage therapy career.

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