“I don’t have an injury or anything, I just feel tight”
I hear this phrase a lot with my corporate clients when I provide massage therapy as part of their wellness program.
To be quite honest, this is one of the most superficial pieces of feedback you could ever give me.
Your “tightness” is what you are feeling.
Feelings are fickle.
They come and go.
What you feel is also really important.
It’s a good starting point.
It’s the entrance to the rabbit hole.
If I succeeded well enough at contradicting myself, I’ve piqued your interest.
The sensation of tension you are feeling is quite real. Anyone who tries to deny it is a jerk.
It’s superficial in the sense that nobody has probably asked you WHY you are feeling tense.
Your musculoskeletal system relies on tension to get you through the day.
Without it, you wouldn’t be able to stand up from sitting, climb stairs, or raise your coffee cup to your mouth.
You wouldn’t be able to smile without tension. Or laugh.
Without tension, you are powerless. You can’t move.
Why is your alarm system alerting you to an excess of tension in a localized area of your body?
Figuring out the WHY behind the WHAT will provide you with the best success at not only feeling better but also being able to carry out your daily tasks with improved focus, speed, and efficiency.
Bottom line: addressing WHY you are tight and tense increases your bottom line.
If you would like consult with me and work through my evaluation process to figure out WHY you are feeling tense, tight, and generally not your best, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free consultation to see if working together is a good fit.
If you are always feeling stiff, tight, “out”, and your knots keep coming back despite your best efforts, you may be missing vital pieces of information that will help you feel your best.