Hi, I’ve experienced chronic pain and it is awful. It can consume your whole day, your thoughts, and your quality of life.
Some things to remember:
- Pain is communication.
- It’s important to know what feels good as much as what feels not-good.
If you’re in pain right now, stop what you’re doing and try this:
Sit quietly. Prepare to have a little conversation with yourself and your pain (yes, it’s ok to see yourself and pain as 2 different entities). Can you start to describe the sensations you’re experiencing?
Can you move your body to a place where you find ease or less pain? What does that look and feel like?
Did you have an injury? Do you know the timeline of how the pain increased or decreased after the injury?
If not, when did this pain start? Is there another place in your body that is ‘making up’ for the pain that you’re experiencing?
Once you do this, take the info to your massage therapist.
Did you know that a lot of people seek massage therapy for pain relief?
I could nerd out and explain why that works but I’ll just say this..
The nerve receptors in your skin send communication to your brain that it’s ok to relax. Also, sometimes your pain just needs to be stepped on by a loving and caring foot. *Shrugs*
When you’re ready to get your pain all squished out, we’re ready to create a great healing space for that to happen. Schedule here.