The Myofascial network is my direct connection to the nervous system and every other physical structure and system in the body. In addition, my skills allow me to access all of the other light/energy bodies, and further genetic and karmic information. Both the pace and scope of each session’s reach is dictated by the physical body’s ability to feel safe and release. Each and every session is intuitively crafted in response to the conditions present on the day.
So what exactly is Trauma Release Massage?
It’s a fairly unique hybrid of physical and energy work. A hands-on treatment that deeply heals, regulates the nervous system and releases both physical and emotional trauma trapped in the body. Myofascial Release Technique acts as the base layer for treatment. Fascia winds through and surrounds every single structure in the body. When it’s tight, nothing moves like it should, injuries don’t fully resolve and we experience pain. It’s not released by regular massage. It needs a very specific and gentle touch. Fascia is also where we store any unprocessed trauma or anxiety, as well as anger or grief that we’ve shoved down out of the way. All of this stuff stays stuck until we move it. And it impacts our health in various ways.
As we can only move as fast as the fascia will allow, and in acknowledgement to how profoundly comprehensive this work is – in order to do it well, this technique requires time.
In addition to MRT, we add Bowen moves, as appropriate. Bowen is a holistic technique which affects the body at all levels and is also great in its own right, for resolving old injuries (no matter how old!) and promoting wellbeing. It also shifts emotional stuff, in a slightly different way (because we store stuff in all kinds of different ways. Good to have different ways to get at it).
The third layer in this amazing technique is some high level energy healing.
My hands are incredibly sensitive, able to differentiate between muscle and fascia, note subtle changes in texture and movement, on multiple layers from bone to skin – I am also highly intuitive and able to channel healing energy at a very high vibration.
What kind of trauma do you treat? Is this for people with recent trauma?
I mostly work with older trauma, once people have done some kind of talk therapy or self development work. Including the body can help to integrate this other work better. However, in some cases, where memories are inaccessible or buried deep, your talk Therapist or Counsellor may recommend that you engage in some body-centred work alongside their sessions. I have enough trauma-informed training to be able to hold space for you as you feel any emotions that come up come up for release.
Recent and acute stages of trauma, addiction and mental illness are better handled by a Somatic Talk Therapist, who has more specific and relevant training.
Unprocessed stress and trauma, whether physical or mental/emotional/spiritual can stay stuck in your body for years and eventually affect your health (fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression, addictions, chronic illness).
If you have a high ACES score or some kind of traumatic event in your history, and you also have ongoing or mystery health issues – they are probably linked. There is a big correlation between unprocessed trauma and the onset of serious illness later in life. A massive shift in quality of life is often experienced, once stored trauma is released from the body.
Do I have to re-hash all of the things that happened?
No. In my work, the story that the body tells is most important. There are tick boxes on the intake form to indicate any trauma, and while it is appreciated if you disclose it there, it is not necessary to give much further detail. Ideally, you will be in the care of a Psych or Counsellor to help you explore your story. Bodywork is an additional piece and not a substitute for talk therapy. The body remembers much that the conscious mind is unable to access, so releasing cellular memory directly makes a lot of sense.
Will it bring up my stuff?
Possibly, but I do my best to minimise this from happening. Sometimes, we will feel things acutely as they shift. Especially if they’ve been there for a long time. This is true for physical as well as emotional pain. If it does happen, it’s actually a good sign. It means it’s moving on, and it doesn’t usually last for very long. If you acknowledge it as kind of like a kiss on the way out the door, and don’t get too hung up on it, it usually passes without a lot of fuss.
As emotions shift, it is common for people to feel a memory or emotion float to the surface, maybe a realisation of some kind, related to the time when it got stuck there. Veterans of healing work should find it quite a gentle experience. Most people simply stay in a deeply relaxed state during treatment and feel very light, blissful and at peace on completion.
If you have a particularly traumatic past and are worried about this aspect, it is highly recommended that you are supported by your talking Therapist or Counsellor to help unpack anything that arises.