Your mind and body aren’t two separate entities. They work together in a symbiotic relationship. This isn’t news to anyone, right?
We talk about feeling things in “our guts.” We talk about a lump in our throat when we are upset. Our daily language illustrates this, but how often do we ignore what our bodies are telling us?
This graphic is one depiction of some of the places in our bodies that emotions get stuck or stored. I find as a massage therapist, that each person is unique, and that while there are patterns, each body has its own way of making sense of things.
While I don’t believe that every disease and ailment is a result of emotional distress, it’s always worth taking a second look at what’s going on internally when you notice chronic pain patterns in your body.