Recovery from injuries
Biodynamic Massage Therapy is particularly effective at working with people who have recurring injuries, repeat injuries or injuries which are similar in nature. These types of occurrence are often psycho-physiological (thinking-feeling-body) and can sit within or outside of a person’s awareness. Because of the physiological symptoms- injured arm, leg, foot or other body part, this aspect of a person is visible. The unseen and sometimes unknown aspect- the thinking-feeling part, is often invisible but nevertheless present. The work becomes twofold—relief and recovery. Biodynamic Massage Therapy is intended to serve both aspects. I do this by attending to both the physiological connections of the injury, bringing to awareness to the person of these connections, encourage development of connection and sensitisation and greater connection and mindfulness between thoughts-feelings-action within and through their body. Recent client comments:
‘After my first session, I felt like a new person…’
‘The treatment was so gentle- it was lovely. I feel so much lighter…and my feet feel much more connected to the ground…’
In psycho-physiological injuries, I regard ‘recovery’ as more than relief- it is learning how I relate and connect with myself- in my body and through my body, as I go about my daily activities.
For general mishaps, Biodynamic Massage Therapy supports your body’s natural restorative powers to bring about recovery from injuries. For example, a friend and a relative recently independently had accidents relating to their foot. One badly twisted her ankle resulting in a small chip in her ankle bone. As she fell, her left hand was sprained.
The other had a bad swelling around his ankle and foot after playing tennis. He also said he suffered from Gout so he was unsure as to what was the exact cause of his very swollen foot. In both cases, ‘gentle massage’ was recommended as well as ‘gentle movement to keep the fluids moving’ by their doctors. In both cases, ‘gentle massages’ were self-applied as prods and jolts ‘to see if I am getting better’ – needless to say, they were not gentle! After I gave the affected areas gentle massage for 30 minutes, closely observing the reaction of the skin and tissue, the bruising started to come to the surface and correspondingly, the swelling started to go down.
In other more severe situations it may not be appropriate to have Biodynamic Massage Therapy on its own. This is something that can be discussed and mutually determined. It may be appropriate to provide a range of support, or it might be best that Biodynamic Massage Therapy is delivered in conjunction with other forms of treatment.