Have you ever noticed that annoying pull in the back of your neck or aching pain in your low back? Have you ever thought that these sensations could be starting from a different place in your body than where you are actually feeling them?
The tension you are feeling for sure is there! As you tap into the fascial tension you feel--think broadly. (Fascia is a tough fibrous connective tissue that spans from head to toe, and connects all of your body's systems). Where else do you feel tension in your body? Is it in areas close to your most tense spot or do you feel restrictions further away that seem to be playing a part in the sensations you feel?
Just think about it...!!!
Do you also feel tightness in your upper back? What about in your chest?
Low back pain?
Do you feel tension in your hips? What about your legs?
Where is the pain coming from? Where does it travel to?
Everything is connected and we must remember to think about our body as a whole system. As you work on yourself at home remember to address a part of your body that you normally wouldn't address. This way you don't miss an area that may be a key part in your pain.
How You Can Help
There are tons of options to help ourselves this day and age! The real question is where do we actually start? The following is a short list of many of the options we have available to help with pain, tension and uncomfortable sensations in our body.
>>>Hands on bodywork (myofascial release, massage therapy, etc.)
>>>Eating noninflammatory foods
>>>Epsom salt baths (magnesium helps relax the body)
>>>Self-treatment at home (stretching, therapy balls, etc.)