Mount Rundle vs BodyTalk

Mount Rundle as seen from below.

Mount Rundle in Banff National Park.
Copyright: Dan Zachariah

If you’ve ever visited, or even seen pictures of the historic town of Banff in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, then you’ve seen Mount Rundle.

It’s big. It’s a long hike followed by a ‘one step up, two steps sliding backwards’ scramble near the summit. It took 9 hours for my husband Mike and I to climb it. We would never have completed it without BodyTalk.

Bee Sting

It was late June 2012. It had been a cold and wet season, with few signs of spring, especially at the higher elevations. We were only about two hours into the hike, slowly making our way through the treed section, when I screamed out in pain. I immediately dropped down to see what had happened, and was very surprised to see a bee fly out of my boot! It had somehow flown in between the tongue of my boot and my shin, about three inches up from my front ankle crease. I ripped off my boot and sock, put pressure above and below the sting to prevent the venom from spreading, while Mike quickly removed all traces of the stinger.

I immediately started doing BodyTalk FastAid. After about five minutes of continuous tapping, the sting pain was gone, and there was no swelling. I cleaned the area with an antiseptic cloth, bandaged it up and finished the climb with zero effects. Normally, I would have had sustained pain, huge swelling in the area, and the hike would have been over.

Mount Rundle summit.

Alisen at the summit of Mount Rundle.

IT Band

If you suffer from IT band issues, well, you know what’s coming, but read on as it’s a happy ending. For everyone else, the IT (Iliotibial) band runs from the outside of the hip to the knee. From use, it can get inflamed and causes no shortage of shooting, debilitating pain in the knee. Mike has suffered from IT band issues for years, making mountain descents particularly tricky.

As we came off the summit of Mount Rundle, a storm was blowing in. Thankfully it waited until we were back in the treed section, but we still had kilometres of switchbacks to hike. Despite our rain gear we were getting soaked, so decided to run for it. After about an hour, Mike was in excruciating pain and could barely manage a slow walk.

BodyTalk to the rescue! I again used the same simple FastAid technique. Mike held his injured knee area, while I tapped him out. Several minutes later, the pain had subsided, and he could continue. We didn’t run anymore, but he did walk out fairly quickly pain-free.

Learn FastAid & the Access Program

FastAid is part of the BodyTalk Access program, a one day course that is specifically designed for non-healers to manage everyday health issues for themselves and their family.

If you receive regular BodyTalk treatments, doing the Access program on yourself increases the effectiveness of your treatments, and allows you to go longer between treatments.

BodyTalk is 100% built on the premise that the body heals itself, as it is designed to do. Very simply, BodyTalk speeds the healing process.

To take your daily health into your own hands in a safe and practical way, invest in yourself. To book a BodyTalk Access class, visit the International BodyTalk Association. If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area, Access is taught through Mount Royal University.

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