Massage therapy has many benefits for the emotional body. When we are sad, depressed, angry, stressed out or anxious most of us will hold tension in our bodies. That tension over time builds up and creates knots in our muscles or just overall tightness. Your muscles at rest should never be hard. If you feel your shoulders and they feel solid, they are not getting enough circulation. If you feel like you are holding up your shoulders all the time you have tension. If you are walking around and people ask you what’s the matter, they probably see the tension in your face.
All of these negative emotions can manifest in the body and help to breakdown the immune system. If you have ever felt like you could not let one of these emotions go like anger for instance. You get so mad at someone or some situation and you think about it and try to let it go then there it is again coming back into your mind and you think about it some more and back you go getting angry about it again. It’s easy to say just let it go. The truth is some of that anger can be caught in muscle memory, and triggered by one thing or another.
Massage therapy can help the body let go of negative emotions by releasing the tension from the body. That release, is not only released in the muscles but, also helps to release the emotion in the mind. As the body releases you will feel lighter. The negative feelings start to roll away. The massage will be catered to the physical body’s needs. There are many places we can hold this emotional tension. We can hold it in the neck and shoulder area, which is most common. There are many places in the body we can hide them too. For instance, the calf muscles are a great hiding place because most of us do not pay much attention to them. Again it could be in any muscle group.
Emotional tension is not good for the body. It can create Dis-ease. Think about that. The body can manifest emotional pain and cause disease. You can literally get sick from working at a job you don’t like or create an illness from anger. It starts with that knot in your stomach. The best thing you can do for the dis-ease in the body is to release it. If you cannot release it your self through meditation or thinking it through either alone or with a friend, Massage is the next best tool. Anti-depressant medication is probably what your doctor will prescribe for anxious feelings. I don’t like pills and all the negative side effects. We have everything we need on this earth to heal our body, mind and spirit. Consider a more holistic approach to your wellness plan. Massage will change your outlook on life.