• REFRAME YOUR NOTION OF “PAIN”
Allow yourself to soften your experience of pain. Instead of identifying with the pain, become aware of the “sensations” occurring in your body. Concentrate on the areas where sensations are present.
• BREATHE INTO SENSATIONS
As you breathe, imagine that you are blowing air out of your body through the area that is producing the most sensation. This type of breathing puts you in touch with your body and thereby enhances your body awareness.
• UNWIND – Allow your body to move. As movement occurs, fascial restrictions are being released.
• EXPRESS EMOTIONS
Experienced during or after your treatment session with your therapist. The fascial system holds emotions in the body in the form of pain that may be preventing you from getting better. Often, with the release of emotions, the pain will decrease and you will feel better.
• USE IMAGES OR MEMORIES
Share them with your therapist to help locate the source of your pain.