– Can’t believe how many clients have been in (multiple) car accidents. Today’s client was so generous to insist on telling all my co-workers that she hadn’t had this much pain relief in months.
Massage has been shown to release endorphines (endogenous morphine), chemical neurotransmitters, into the bloodstream. These have properties similar to the pharmaceutical pain-killer morphine, dispensed in pills, patches & I.V.s. Laughter, nostalgic memories, successful shopping, good sex, enjoying nature and sports also generate endorphins. When endorphins attach to our opiate receptors, it’s like producing our own natural pain-killers without the negative side-effects. Everytime the physical body has a feel-good experience, it helps to rehabituate our sensory perspective. In other words: a physical malady doesn’t have to suffer the same post-traumatic-stress forever
To help your body retain the benefits of massage, save some time to relax afterward. Search out a hot-tub… Have a modest succulently delicious meal overlooking the water or a sky-scape that day… Allow yourself some soothing music. Avoid the company of vampires