Inner Journey Guide
Listed below are pointers on enhancing your treatment sessions. By following any or all of the suggestions, you will be optimizing the healing potential within you, and your response to each treatment will be maximized. We highly recommend participating in our Inner Journey Workshop as soon and as often as possible to enhance “your journey”. Repetition deepens the releases. We are here to support you on your journey. We will guide and facilitate you in a non-forceful, creative, and effective manner.
Scan you body before, during, and after treatment, feeling for areas of heat, tingling, or tightness. Look for reddened areas. Report any findings to your therapist at the next treatment session. This provides your therapist with important information about areas that may need treatment.
Breathe into your area of pain or the area being treated. Visualize a tube going right to that area and breathe through the tube into the pain of into the part of your body being stretched.
Sink you awareness into the pain through feeling, not thought. Allow the area to feel like sinking sand. Do this by feeling the inside of you body. In that same area, scan your whole body to feel the connections to other areas. Ask yourself “where does this connect internally?” Allow those areas to soften like butter melting or taffy pulling. Imagine more space in this area. Provide feedback to your therapist.
Your body may feel the urge to move during treatment. Allow any spontaneous motion to occur. Your therapist will protect and guide you through the motion. This motion is your own inherent self-correcting mechanism – the wisdom of you body.
Emotions are a natural response to this treatment. Be willing to tune in and allow any emotions you may experience during or after treatment to surface. Our bodies hold emotions in our fascial system like a storage tank, until we are ready to release them. Sometimes the body holds them in a form we call pain. We encourage full expression of all emotions to help your structure release and achieve optimum health.
Images or memories may float into your consciousness during or after a treatment as they are being released from your tissues. Consider sharing these feelings with your therapist, as it will aid in our ability to guide you through your healing process.
The therapist may ask you questions throughout your treatment. When answering, allow the response to come from the area of your body being worked on and not from your head. You do not need to have an understanding of your response or of any emotion that may surface. You always have the option to not answer any question. Never force an answer.
Listen to the messages you give yourself in everyday life. The “I can’t”, “should have”, “I never”, etc. Provide positive messages – “I’m getting better and better everyday in every way!”
People do not improve straight away. Progress occurs in a zigzag fashion. When you flare-up or have a set back, allow yourself to feel and experience the frustration first and then keep your eyes on your goals. Life and healing are a journey – uphill, downhill, around corners, and in circles. We may even take wrong turns. It still provides us with direction. Sometimes the body is clearing our deeper levels of restrictions for a greater sense of health!
Pain is simply a signal or message that your body is trying to give you. It says, “Hey! Listen to me!”. We want you to consider becoming a friend to your pain. Allow your pain to be your teacher. In other words, open to the lessons available in your body and mind and it will guide you to freedom and health. Remember, most of all ***ENJOY THE RIDE*** IT’S THE JOURNEY OF YOUR LIFE!!!
written and distributed by:Myofascial
Release Treatment Centers & Seminars
Originally written and distributed by:Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars
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