The Tummy Massage
It doesn’t seem to matter how old we are, we still can experience a first for everything and often when that happens, along comes the many questions that we start to ask ourselves.
I’m a firm believer in the healing power of the human touch and of massage therapy. Yesterday I had an absolutely wonderful massage and was introduced to a full “tummy massage.” At first I was thinking to myself, “this is odd” and once I got past the horrifying visual image my mind was conjuring up of jello being moved around, I relaxed into it, and it felt quite good. I could feel exactly where I was holding my accumulated tension, I could feel the strain, similar to any muscle that had developed blocks and had grown tight. Who knew, outside of holding food and water, that our stomachs could hold that much tension too?
What happens when we don’t give our emotions a chance to escape us, where do they go? When we don’t let our emotions escape us we have to store them somewhere, and that place is often at the cellular level, in our organs and our tissues, and they stay there like most other toxins in our bodies do until we realize that we either need to be free of them, or them of us, but one way or another, they need to go.
I believe fear, like all forms of trauma can lock itself into any parts of our body, and when you accompany fear with anxiety, it seems to settle in our tummies. This makes sense, when we get a gut feeling, we usually feel that in our tummies, and over time, if not dealt with, this can build into tension. Let’s don’t forget gut wrenching, anyone who has had one of those experiences can recall that feeling too. You get the picture, our issues are in our tissues; that is, until we decide to do something about it and release them from within us. This doesn’t mean you have to be living in fear or with anxiety in your life now, it could easily have been built up over the years from past experiences and it’s just there waiting patiently for you to free it. Read More→