I often sit down at my computer to start to share a post or a newsletter or a blog. And I’m frozen. “Massage is ancient, what more do I have to share about this? What more do I have to add that hasn’t already been said?”
The truth is, massage therapy has been evolving.
It’s true that the art of touching someone with intention and care hasn’t changed much. But what has changed is our collaboration with other theories.
There have been some really great partnerships with various other fields that bolster what we’re doing. I’ve been particularly interested in how massage therapy effects people who have experienced trauma or abuse and may struggle with anxiety or depression.
It’s very clear how massage therapy can be helpful and align with the care someone is receiving from their #mentalhealthprofessional. It’s clear where my scope of practice begins and ends. I’m not here to fix your problems but you will probably explore feeling safe within your own body.
And as someone who has experienced trauma myself, I understand the delicate nature of navigating healing.
Trauma doesn’t always look the same for everyone & the prevalence of trauma is more frequent than you would think. Our nervous system interprets physical pain and emotional pain and often they are experienced similarly. When we touch someone, we’re interacting with that persons nervous system. That’s why safety is our number 1 priority.