"Why is my neck not getting any better?"
"I can't keep my shoulders down!"
"This pain is starting to kill me."
Yeah, I know.
My hands need some ice and love from all these necks and shoulders visiting my table.
"So, what more are you doing for yourself other than a massage?"
"What can I do? If you can't fix this problem, then no-one can."
"Let's examine what is happening or has happened in your life that could be a factor in your muscles."
This conversation is almost daily in my practice.
It is a double-edged sword for a massage therapist.
Yes, we love working on those tight muscles and would be standing in the unemployment office if we didn't have clients with "issues in their tissues," but we also want to see our clients be pain-free as well.
At this point, is where our life and our muscles meet.
When the soul is ignored long enough, it starts speaking with pain.
Continual pain that is not from a recent injury or response to a specific situation, sleeping on the couch, painting a ceiling, outdoor activities, etc. are most likely responses from years of pent up emotional pain. Pain that you are now facing but are not able to escape from are emotions that have nowhere to express themselves, or worse, being ignored.
A person who has had a traumatic, difficult, angry childhood will be more likely to have low back pain, where the Root and Sacral Chakras are located.
Our Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra represent the "Who am I and Where do I belong to my tribe?" that we learn from birth into our early teens.
When this Chakra isn't functioning correctly, the pain will become present.
A person who has mid back problems will in many cases be suffering from a broken heart or have a lack of self-worth.
The "being kicked in the gut" feeling causes a ton of mid back and stomach area pain.
Hello, Solar Plexus, are you talking to me?
Those who have neck and shoulder problems were very likely not heard as children and young adults were not respected for their words or felt silenced in some way.
When the Throat Chakra is not functioning well, teeth, neck, shoulders, sinus', chest pain will become a chronic issue.
What are your thoughts saying to you?
Are you or someone else pounding something into your head?
Your Third Eye is looking for some attention.
Did you ever wake up with excruciating pain in your hip for no reason? What are you holding back? Where are you unable to move forward or who/ what are you unable to walk away from?
Knee pain? "Are you becoming stuck?" "Where do you to become more flexible?"
Are your eyes tired? Dry? Itchy?
"What are you not seeing?"
"Where are you not looking or looking?"
These are just a few examples of how chronic pain is an expression of Soul.
The Soul will continue to express itself to you; you must continue to learn and grow.
Growth is why we are humans.
Why we are Souls incarnate into a human body.
Our body temple and our Soul will always work together to bring about our highest self.
No matter how much it hurts.
Jennifer Belanger is a
Certified Chakra Therapist~
Energy Therapist~Licensed Massage Therapist
who specializes in Body and Soul Therapies
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and how to break through chronic pain
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