Unable to come to terms with this, he isolated himself at home. Erik refused to go out as he felt like a burden being pushed around in a wheelchair. Day by day, the pain in his joints worsened. The only way to cope with the pain was to rely on strong painkillers. This sank him into a deep depression.
Little did he know, a trip to China would be a turning point in his life. His son, Trevor was a finalist at the IPF Powerlifting Competition held in Shanghai. As a proud dad, he wanted more than anything to see his son carry on his powerlifting legacy. So, he made a trip to there to witness this joyous moment.
While they were out for a walk, they passed by a foot massage parlour. Seeing that Erik was in a wheelchair, the owner said that their special foot spa will help him get back on his feet.
Erik was in disbelief. Even the doctor said it would take a miracle for him to walk again. But with nothing to lose, Erik gave it a try.
He watched as the owner prepared his foot spa. A tablet was dropped in a tub of water turning it dark brown instantly. Then a strong herbal scent soon filled the room. Although sceptical, he dipped his feet in and soaked for half an hour.
To his surprise, Erik felt an instant relief in the sole of his feet. So, the owner explained to him: