Our Approach to Working with Pain
Massage therapy never has to hurt to work. We want this to feel good.
We recognize that pain does not necessarily mean you have tissue damage
We recognize that there is no such thing as perfect posture and it is unlikely that your posture is causing your pain. If you are in pain and uncomfortable- you will most likely know what to do- move and adjust your position!
Pain is felt through the nervous system. It can be increased and decreased due to what are called "biopsychosocial" factors. This means that pain is affected by a variety of things in our body, our minds, and more. We keep these factors in mind.
We understand the power of touch to our peripheral nerves seems to decrease pain.
We understand the power of feeling safe, soothed, and present seems to decrease pain.
We understand that the power of freedom of movement seems to decrease pain.