6 Things you need to know about massage and bodywork
1) Your beliefs about your state of health are paramount. Ask yourself, "Do I want to get better?" We can become attached to injury or disease for various reasons. It may be difficult to confront beliefs that have developed over time. Healing begins with your belief systems.
2) Deep tissue massage may be uncomfortable. Communicate with your therapist if your pain level is beyond your tolerance. You need not be in pain to allow for healing.
3) Deep tissue massage is not for everyone. It is important that you discuss your expectations with your therapist so that you can feel comfortable in your session. There are more subtle techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy and myofascial work that will ease restrictions in the body.
4) Hydrate! Drinking 32 oz. of water prior to your session and after your session will improve your results.
5) You may have an emotional response. Our bodies store trauma, pain, fear, grief, etc. When released, you may become tearful or old memories may resurface. It is my goal to help you feel safe to express these feelings.
6) You may feel worse than better after your first session. When restrictions sit in tissue for weeks, months, or years, our bodies compensate so that we can continue to function. We begin to develop dysfunctional patterns that ultimately lead to discomfort. It may take time to release these patterns.