Stress has an accumulative effect of building up layer upon layer and is a large contributing factor for multiple different diseases.
Notice what happens in your body when you think about something stressful.Which areas tighten up in response? Are you holding your breath or bracing anywhere? The resting length of your muscles is your energy and action potential. Are your muscles ready for use? Or sore and fatigued from being tight and stuck?
Our muscles are designed to move us, but yours may be holding you still.
Stress has an accumulative effect of building up layer upon layer and is a large contributing factor for multiple different diseases; releasing tension changes that cycle allowing your body to repair. When one area tightens, it tugs on the connecting parts that have to pull back. A whole body ‘tug of war’ reaches a certain point when there is no more slack left and we experience a pain or discomfort in that part and overall stiffness. The body is so adaptable that sometimes we may not even realise how much tension is currently required to support us. Massage releases these excessive activation / compensation patterns so your muscles can return to their resting length when they are not required to engage. This creates more space between the fibres for your circulation to reach and nourish all your cells so they can do what they do best and you can be feeling at your best.
Watch this space for upcoming events with our Remedial Massage Therapist Shona. She will be leading sessions so that you can fully understand what happens in your body during a remedial massage treatment.
Dr Sarah MacNeil
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