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Author Topic: Worthy-ness, Spiritual Crisis, and a Kick in the Ass  (Read 14218 times)
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« Reply #45: May 04, 2007, 08:08:37 pm »

Hmmmm.  Good question.  I think it's probably that tired old chestnut about how if it feels good it can't possibly be good FOR you.  Stupid, I know.

By the way, my guilt is trembling in fear of you.   Wink

I have to remind myself I am typing to a newbie. Tongue  Trigger Point Therapy is not comfortable, in the least.  Trigger points are micro-spasms in the muscles, usually near the point where muscle ends and tendon begins.  For some reason that has never been fully explained to me, releasing a trigger point is painful.  But, once it is gone (and they almost always come back, though with continuing sessions, they are less severe) the freedom experienced is exhilarating.

Of course, I always start my massages with Swedish, which does feel good. Wink Myofascial Release is sort of ho-hum.  Deep-tissue is less ho-hum, and TrP is painful.

But oh, when you get (stumble) off the table... Grin
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« Reply #46: May 04, 2007, 10:26:18 pm »

I have to remind myself I am typing to a newbie. Tongue  Trigger Point Therapy is not comfortable, in the least.  Trigger points are micro-spasms in the muscles, usually near the point where muscle ends and tendon begins.  For some reason that has never been fully explained to me, releasing a trigger point is painful.  But, once it is gone (and they almost always come back, though with continuing sessions, they are less severe) the freedom experienced is exhilarating.

Of course, I always start my massages with Swedish, which does feel good. Wink Myofascial Release is sort of ho-hum.  Deep-tissue is less ho-hum, and TrP is painful.

But oh, when you get (stumble) off the table... Grin

OK, so Trigger Point Therapy maybe doesn't sound like so much fun.

The massage therapist I went to didn't start with that for my first appointment, but might progress to that.  I did tell her about the deppression, but probably undersold how severe it's been.  Mea culpa.  But I just couldn't talk about it.  I will try harder when I go back on Wednesday, and ask her specifically to do the Trigger Point thing (even though I'm scared of it now!).

She did something called zero balancing that was really cool.  And some myfascial something or other.  And some other stuff that felt more like acupressure -- not that I've experienced acupressure, but it felt like what I think acupressure probably feels like.  She's very much about helping your body be in tune and in balance with itself.

Two strange things happened while I was on the table.
 
One was that one of the things she did was sort of pressing on different areas of my body, one of which was parts of my abdomen.  This was significant because over the last couple of weeks I've been having endometriosis pain come back, even after the hysterectomy.  (Sorry if that's TMI.)  When she worked on that area, it was as if she drew that pain out of me.  It's back now, but it definitely left for a while.

The other strange thing was that I had this weird, altered state experience or hallucination during which I was still completely aware of what was happening, in that I could feel her touching me, but there were other...ummm...beings around talking to each other.  They seemed to be Celtic gods -- I know, sounds really silly.  But I heard the name Macha, and I felt the presence I identfy as Brighid.  I don't think I was dreaming because I was still aware of being in the room and what was happening to my body.  It was so weird.

Anyway, I think whatever she did helped because I was actually hungry for the first time that evening.  And I slept that night!  OK, so the insomnia is back.  But I guess I have to take it in baby steps.
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« Reply #47: May 04, 2007, 11:24:38 pm »

OK, so Trigger Point Therapy maybe doesn't sound like so much fun.

The massage therapist I went to didn't start with that for my first appointment, but might progress to that.  I did tell her about the deppression, but probably undersold how severe it's been.  Mea culpa.  But I just couldn't talk about it.  I will try harder when I go back on Wednesday, and ask her specifically to do the Trigger Point thing (even though I'm scared of it now!).

She did something called zero balancing that was really cool.  And some myfascial something or other.  And some other stuff that felt more like acupressure -- not that I've experienced acupressure, but it felt like what I think acupressure probably feels like.  She's very much about helping your body be in tune and in balance with itself.

Two strange things happened while I was on the table.
 
One was that one of the things she did was sort of pressing on different areas of my body, one of which was parts of my abdomen.  This was significant because over the last couple of weeks I've been having endometriosis pain come back, even after the hysterectomy.  (Sorry if that's TMI.)  When she worked on that area, it was as if she drew that pain out of me.  It's back now, but it definitely left for a while.

The other strange thing was that I had this weird, altered state experience or hallucination during which I was still completely aware of what was happening, in that I could feel her touching me, but there were other...ummm...beings around talking to each other.  They seemed to be Celtic gods -- I know, sounds really silly.  But I heard the name Macha, and I felt the presence I identfy as Brighid.  I don't think I was dreaming because I was still aware of being in the room and what was happening to my body.  It was so weird.

Anyway, I think whatever she did helped because I was actually hungry for the first time that evening.  And I slept that night!  OK, so the insomnia is back.  But I guess I have to take it in baby steps.

None of that sounds weird to me.  I've had a Zero-Balancing session and while it is not nearly as invasive as TrPT, it is effective.

+++even though I'm scared of it now!+++

Nothing to be scared of - some pain is *good* pain.  That is why we call it "therapeutic."  Just remember to keep breathing.

When other beings appear in the room, this is the opportunity to greet them.  I've never had this experience, but look forward to it.

Quite the therapist you have found, she is opening doors for you.  Give yourself permission to pass through them.

And as always, you have my blessings.

WH
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« Reply #48: May 04, 2007, 11:46:45 pm »

None of that sounds weird to me. 

*snip*

When other beings appear in the room, this is the opportunity to greet them.  I've never had this experience, but look forward to it.

Quite the therapist you have found, she is opening doors for you.  Give yourself permission to pass through them.

And as always, you have my blessings.

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Thanks.

Seriously.  I really appreciate your encouragement.

(Especially the part where you didn't laugh at my hallucination.  At least, not out loud.   Tongue  )
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« Reply #49: May 05, 2007, 06:33:08 am »

Thanks.

Seriously.  I really appreciate your encouragement.

(Especially the part where you didn't laugh at my hallucination.  At least, not out loud.   Tongue  )

Sometimes, when I'm working on someone, I get glimpses of their past.  In school, we were close enough that I could confirm them, but since then I don't mention it.

So no, I don't dismiss what happens when someone is in a very relaxed state and having their energy messed with. Wink
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« Reply #50: May 05, 2007, 10:35:35 am »

Sometimes, when I'm working on someone, I get glimpses of their past.  In school, we were close enough that I could confirm them, but since then I don't mention it.

Wow.  That could be incredibly interesting.  Or very boring, depending on the person.

Did you ever get past lives?
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« Reply #51: May 05, 2007, 09:37:55 pm »


Did you ever get past lives?

Nope.  Not that I know of, anyway.
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« Reply #52: May 06, 2007, 11:33:13 pm »

By the way, my guilt is trembling in fear of you.   Wink
Now if I can just get it scared enough that it runs away....  Wink

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