2 hours ago
This post is not a slight to manual therapists, on the contrary... I know how to use my hands to create the feelings of release you are looking for and I have entertained the notion of becoming every kind of manual therapist in the field. Again, this is not a slight all you #Healers who consider yourselves manual therapists. It is a call to recognize the actions and intentions that are in our highest good.
Whether we are talking #Massage therapy, #Chiropractics , #FoamRolling , use of #Theraguns or #HyperIce tools, #CompressionTherapy or any other kind of external physical stimulus, the results of said treatment are but temporary solutions, LIKE TAKING TYLENOL. They all seek to "alleviate" the ailments resulting from this truth: You are not moving your body in all the ways it is meant to be moved, WITH INTEGRITY.
Those trigger points, tensed and painful tissues are the result of movement that disrespects the true nature of your body. They are evidence that something is lacking in your practice. You do not fully understand or control those regions, your system recognizes this and puts those tissues in a proverbial #TimeOut. Or you have been disrespecting the messages your body has been sending you for long enough for it to be fed up.
You have within you all of the necessary information and equipment to release and quell the issues that ail you. I understand that there are times when you think you do not have the mental and emotional bandwidth to be the person your body needs you to be and that sometimes you need help. But are you looking for a distraction or a solution?