Many years ago I felt a horrendous pain in my shoulder (muscle) and can’t remember doing much to aggravate it.
I even went to hospital but they couldn’t find any immediate causes of the pain.
I made an appointment with an Osteopath I knew and asked for his opinion.
“You’re very tight up here, relax your shoulders, relax…relax more” pointing to my whole shoulder and upper back region “Do you work at a desk and hunch over a lot?”
I didn’t. He mentioned a couple more things that didn’t resonate and then said “You could be regularly holding tension” to which I laughed and replied “Like when my exhusband’s car pulled into the driveway and I had to walk on eggshells?”
And I stopped laughing when he said Yes.
It was after that appointment that I became aware of just how many times throughout the day I clenched my jaw or held my breath or tensed my shoulders or bit my fingernails.
It was a lot and so became my love of massages. A massage for me not only works my muscles but gives me a whole hour of self care including a great chat and the opportunity to relax, daydream, doze and enjoy.
Right now unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders and take a deep breath in and out and remind yourself that you e got this.
Always remember that you are important and you are enough 💜
PS Leanne Semple Massage Therapist if you’re anywhere near the South Coast NSW