Massage is an innate quality in all of us. When we bang our elbow, immediately without thinking we gently hold, squeeze or rub our elbow in an attempt to help ease the pain sensation away.
When babies become restless and cry, we rock them and rub their backs to calm their nervous systems, and in turn they stop crying.
The body has always had a unique way of letting us know when something is out of balance. The question becomes at what point did we take these innate signals and learn to tune them out?
I am noticing in my practice that people are continually being bombarded by external stimulation in their daily living. From all the external stimulation, people are having a hard time switching from an overactive nervous system to a nervous system that is relaxed. As a result we are able to store a higher amount of stress within the body.
A clear example is people are beginning to live whole existences in their thoughts alone.
The mind is overpowering, and this creates an imbalance between mind and body. Eventually we learn to live with our discomfort, it becomes our friend. What a terrible friend to keep. Always there reminding you of how uncomfortable you are.