Hello and welcome!
I have started this blog to share the joys and benefits of massage therapy; to attempt to take some of the question out of massage therapy, and I would like to reveal some of the mystery in the application of massage therapy.
As someone who started massage therapy school as a means to heal my low back pain I was looking for my questions to be answered.
I have fears revealing my body to a stranger, so how am I going to go get a massage?
How much is this going to cost me?
Is it going to be worth the investment?
What type of massage is best for my situation?
What will I have to do while on the table?
What do I do after my massage?
How often do I get a massage?
Those are the questions that I will try to address, so that my readers will allow me the opportunity to reveal the mystery of massage therapy during our time together in either a 30, 60, 90 or 120 minute massage therapy session.
The healing that occurs in a massage is quite powerful, yet subtle. The healing provided is so quiet and ambiguous that while a client is on my table they do not realize the depths of healing that I am reaching.
However, I can and will, on occasion, get very scientific. For example: Our bodies are set up to keep the neck straight, by any means necessary. Keeping the neck straight allows humans to see dangers that could potentially hurt or kill us. So keeping the neck straight is a means of evolving the human species. Anytime there is an injury that has not healed properly or cannot heal properly due to over use and strain then the body will compensate to keep the neck straight. The slightest unattended to injury in your ankle will cause misalignment all the way up your body and reveal itself as TMJ. Wild, huh?
How is that? Well, muscles attach to bone which will result in misalignment when one muscle is tight and another muscle is overstretched. Since, the job of the body is to keep the neck straight in order to support our livelihood then the body will self adjust as necessary. If one leg is longer than the other due to a tight psoas muscle in the abdomen then the neck will not be straight, and therefore the body will adjust every other muscle in needs in order to create a balanced neck.
At the end of the day the human body can suffer from a childhood injury like a sprained ankle, and by the time the body reaches 40 years old with additional years of wear and tear from daily and extra activities then this could possibly leave the body with low back pain, scoliosis and TMJ.
Who knew? How many of us can say well I know the reason my back is hurting is because my pectoral muscles are tight and medially rotated, so my rhomboids are now overstretched, and because overstretched muscles are where we feel our pain then that’s exactly why my back is hurting.
It is a small percentage of our population that can explain why they hurt. In fairness, no one goes out of their way to teach us this information, either. It is all a big mystery. That is why I am here. I am here to reveal the mystery, to elaborate and expound on the mystery, to let the mystery of healing in massage therapy reveal itself in our 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes of time together.
So, let your body reflect your spirit with a massage at Touch of Honey Therapeutics.
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