After one of my clients told me that she had a "transcendental" experience on the table, and another client told me that he felt as though he'd just taken a journey through his own body, I started gaining perspective of a profound yet oft-overlooked benefit of massage: the benefit of enhanced body awareness and the opportunity to recognize our own role in our body's pain. We go about our busy lives with active, noisy minds that often filter out our body's signals of over-exertion and stress. We may feel pain and grow increasingly frustrated at the presence of pain, without understanding HOW WE ARE IN OUR OWN WAY. As an intuitive body worker, I tune into your body to unravel patterns of tension, open areas that have been locked, and relieve muscles that have been overworking. This is where the transcendental, out-of-body journey takes place for the client. My hands follow trails of tension which unveil your body's compensation patterns, as you (the client) follow along and travel these paths of stress with a new awareness. Once off the table, we identify ways in which you contribute to your own pain through poor posture, body mechanics, and movement patterns. This combination of transcendental experience on the table and post-session conversation is where the empowerment begins, and is a core concept of my work. Come empower your body this week!
Empowerment beyond the massage table...
As a bodyworker and teacher, I love helping to educate people about their bodies. I think our relationship to our bodies is vitally important to our mental health. This blog features a few tools, articles, and fun facts to help you empower your body :) -Emily