Modern living can be filled with challenges, keeping a large majority of people locked in a constant state of emotional stress. People can suffer from numerous emotions on a daily basis ranging from fear, anger, death and financial woes, just to mention a few. Good stress like birthdays, marriage and childbirth have a similar effect on your body and muscles.
When emotional, your muscle tension is a reflex reaction to stress, the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain. The muscles release again once you relax, but if constantly under stress, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. This causes knots and spasms which in turn can result in headaches, chronic pain, depression and body aches.
One of the most reliable methods to release trapped emotions, is through emotional stress massage therapy. It can help release these negative emotions and reduce the tension in your body. When your massage therapist is working on your body, they often encounter areas that are incredibly tight. These are areas of your body in which negative emotions are stored.
Most people report feeling relief, a sense of peace, or increased relaxation. Whether it is euphoria, anger, fear or sadness, this is known as an emotional release in the mind and body. Crying after your massage is a completely normal response; it is triggered by the emotional release. Massage accesses the soft body tissue deeply and unlocks emotional energy locked in those tissues.
Emotional stress massage therapy is an energy healing method, a method for creating quick and lasting effects for someone. It releases and overcomes stuck emotions within both the mind and the body. Either way, your massage therapist is trained to help you through this emotional expression and will support you during this time. Together, you can discuss steps on how you should move forward.