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Massage for Emotional Pain - The Hidden Pain
Massage - The great all over healer for the body, mind and spiritMassage therapy for emotional pain - Feel the freedom of emotional release for yourself!
Emotional pain is probably the worst of all pain. You can't see it, nobody else can see it, you can't point to it and say, look here it is. Yet it's there all the time, in your mind, in your body, eating away at your inside like a parasite attacking you from the inside out. Emotional pain is often something we do to ourselves. We feel a certain way because, well, that's how I'm supposed to feel, or because I'm guilty for an action I took, so I deserve to feel this way or that way.
What is Emotional Pain?
Emotional pain is a heartache, or brain ache that results from a painful experience. Painful experiences happen to us all the time. Being let down in love, sacked from a job, having someone close pass away, not getting what we need out of life, or being victimized by someone else, are just a few examples.
Emotional pain is closely allied to depression, anxiety, stress, fear, guilt, shame, disappointment and anger. One thing is certain, when you think on the incident or experience, you relive it over and over again, deepening the emotional attachment to it and therefore the pain that stems from it. Emotional pain can eventually become cripplingly destructive to the body, mind and soul, and go on to affect your mood, your public life, your private life, your dreams, your whole being and mind, over and over again.
But I've had this emotional pain for years, what can I do?
It's not unusual to experience emotional trauma throughout your life. The degree of trauma and residual pain will vary from person to person, but yes, we all have it, and much of it we have had since childhood. The things we remember, or choose to forget, about our childhood can be one factor in how we perceive emotional pain now, as adults. We may have sufferred neglect, bullying, abuse, loss, abandonment, or the loss of a parent/grandparent. But as adults our emotional trauma, and therefore pain, tends to come from relationship breakdown, problems with our children, divorce, unemployment, substance abuse, death, or physical violence or crime.
It wouldn't be unusual for an adult to experience their emotional pain in the form of PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can be very disruptive and debilitating. Symptoms may include: anxiety, dissociation from the world or the self, or time, trouble sleeping, flashbacks, hypervigilence, depression, and more. All of these symptoms here can be successfully managed by massage.
One of the biggest issues that I find in practice, is the issue of abandonment. There is more hurt caused by abandonment than by any other action on the planet. Massage gives someone the experience of connectedness, a sense of belonging, of nurturing and closeness. Suppressed emotions and traumas of abandonment are a key factor in the development of muscular tension, high blood pressure, heart disease, immune weakness and disease. Massage can kickstart the healing of abandonment issues. The internally held tensions and emotions are released in a safe and caring environment. Gentle massage techniques are used to release these physical tensions, and facilitate the expression and release of suppressed emotion and trauma.
The benefits of massage therapy for emotional release
Anyone of us may struggle to let go of painful memories. We may find ourselves unable to stop dwelling on the hurt and the incident, sometimes reliving the event over and over again for months, or even years. Massage is good for coping with emotional pain and letting go of the traumas of the past.
I really do invite you to give this a try. But donít be afraid to indulge in a massage every now and then. Place yourself in the hands of a good massage therapist. Together we will stroke away your emotional pain and tension, and find a way to emotional release. You deserve to bathe in the luxury of therapeutic touch and find blissful relaxation and healing.
Massage doesn't have to be a luxury, though it is true, it should be luxurious. It is an investment in your short and long term health and wellbeing. More and more people are now discovering the health benefits of massage, which increases our quality of life immensely. Stress is now known to be one of the main contributors toward disease and illness in the body, yet massage can significantly counteract the effects stress has on the body, which makes it an ideal preventer of disease. If this idea resonates with you, I invite you to visit The Haven Healing Centre in Blagdon for a massage session. Appointments and a treatment price list are available by clicking here. I look forward to welcoming you soon. Phil.
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Note: DISCLAIMER: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
It's a small investment in yourself, but could be a life-changing experience you will cherish forever.
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