Many people have pain and they don’t know the cause. Why does it get better at certain times and worse at other times? The answer could be right in front of you!
Lots of massage therapy clients come to me with particular pain and they want to know what is causing it. While I am not all knowing, but specific questions help guide me to figuring out the root cause of pain. Some examples are:
– When does it get worse and better?
– What are you doing the hours before you feel the pain?
– If you feel this pain everyday, what positions are you putting yourself in for an hour or more each day?
Like a detective, I continue asking health, lifestyle, and postural questions to guide us through the process of solving the mystery. We work together to come up with possible causes. Then I give them homework:
BE MORE AWARE
It sounds simple, but it’s true. It is very common to go about our day and our habits not realizing what we are doing to our bodies. It is so rewarding when clients return to me with a smile on their face because they realized something they were doing that could be associated with their pain. They immediately change and start to feel better.
Don’t get me wrong, there are times when doctors and therapists are needed. However, there are also times when the pain is coming from postural habits we do with our bodies that we have control to change.
Most postural and muscle imbalances come from 5 places: the way we
work – sit – walk – drive – sleep.
So if you feel pain and don’t know why:
1. Become more aware of your body
2. Pay attention to the activities you do the longest in the day and go from there.
So go solve your mystery and feel better!