Our bodies are the way that we experience the world. Through our physical bodies, we see, taste, feel, touch, smell, experience pain, and experience pleasure. It is a delicate mechanism that is constantly seeking balance. When things are out of balance, we feel pain and discomfort. This is when we need to seek out special treatments.
We place a lot of stress upon our bodies. Injuries build up, wear on joints and tissues occurs, and we tend to become so used to these aches and pains that we don’t notice them after a while. The problem is that the damage caused by things such as old injuries often continues to affect us, even at a subconscious level.
The pain that often accompanies injuries and wear and tear affects us on a cellular level. The cells in tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments are affected by these injuries and can shut down or change their normal state of operation. These hidden injuries become locked in our tissues to the point that we are no longer aware of them consciously.
The problem is that this hidden pain can cause long-term pain such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Shoulder pain
Unlocking the Hidden Pain
Specifically, massage therapy can help to unlock the trapped pain that is in certain soft tissues. Once the pain is accessed, the cells change their activity and reset to their original non-pain state. This can help to alleviate pain that has even been a problem for many years.