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Body Wide Patterns That Cause Pain

Tried everything and you still don’t find relief? In these cases, commonly the pain is where the problem isn’t.

Long-term postural compensations and / or scar tissue can place significant pressure on pain-sensitive structures further away from challenged soft tissue.

Illustratively, it’s like being on a playground. A bully is picking on a victim… who is making noise? Who is quiet? Often the victim is sounding an alarm of pain and the bully who causes the victim’s alarm is quiet. Similarly, one area of your body hurts, but the area causing the strain, tension, and resulting pain, is seemingly pain-free and asymptomatic.

In these cases a systematic whole-body approach to lower tension and the resulting pain is beneficial. We offer JFB-MFR intensive weeks upon request and we offer Structural Integration 12-Series for a whole body approach to relief.

Increased ease of breathing, enhanced balance, comfort in one’s body, and pain relief are the consistent improvements our clients feel.

Fascia’s Role in Body Wide Patterns

We know the whole body is connected.

But what does that mean to you and I?

Fascia is a continuous connective tissue structure that runs from head to toe without any interruption. Every part of our entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a garment. Fascia appears similar to a spider’s web and is densely woven, covering and often permeating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.

Myofascial restrictions and holding patterns from trauma, scar tissue, post-surgical scars, impact injuries, inflammatory responses, and repetitive myofascial strain can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch, on pain-sensitive structures, that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) A high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be experiencing fascial challenges.

Identifying patterns in the body’s structure is necessary to properly address challenges in soft tissue that increasingly contributes to our significant nationwide escalation of chronic pain.

At Advanced Bodywork and Massage, we address and lessen these body-wide patterns of tension and strain. Our goal is to bring relief to the pain that is caused by tense and restricted tissue, located further away from the area of pain itself.

Post Surgical Chronic Pain and Scar Tissue

Research has found that specialized scar work is highly beneficial in reducing post surgical chronic pain.

Many people don’t understand how common Post Surgical Chronic Pain is.

Especially, but not limited to pain following C-sections, tummy tucks, back surgeries, knee surgeries, and organ removal.

Addressing scar tissue restrictions can offer long-term relief.

Often after scar work, an increase in range of motion and an increased felt sense of ‘ease’ in the body is experienced.

If you haven’t heard of the benefits of addressing scars, including very old scars, contact us today.

Time Related Pain / Overwhelm

The nervous system remembers and may react thru muscle tension to dates, times, and events.

Ongoing stress, from patterns of fight or flight, can cause challenges to your well-being.

We can measure muscle tension and range of motion, to gauge whether your nervous system activates a fight or flight response regarding the memory of a date, time or event. Balancing the nervous system is commonly gentle and relaxing, often bringing rewarding long-term change.

Body Wide Pain and Flares

The importance of the nervous system, fascial system and craniosacral system are far-reaching.

When we experience body-wide pain and flares, often there are imbalances that are challenging to identify.

Some have termed it ‘mystery pain’ because the source seems unknown or generalized at best.

We approach each session with curiosity, using objective and clinical assessments, including; observing neuromuscular shifts in body tension, craniosacral rhythm changes, and our past experience working with similar challenges, to offer a customized plan to support you in finding relief.

During our first session, we will cover expectations and the possible scope of relief that we may expect.

Additional communication before and after each session is helpful in these scenarios.