Re: Really losing it this time
[QUOTE=Vanilla2862;5002978]do you think that this anxiety over the biopsy could bring on or exacerbate muscle pains that are in my obliques?
Hi there, as a massage therapist, I've come across a lot of cases where the mind-state of my clients can have a huge impact on pains that they feel. It's conceivable that you can have pain in a body area that is totally healthy--some folks even have pains in body parts that no longer even exist physically. Think about people who lose a leg or arm and how sometimes those folks can have phantom pains in the leg or arm that isn't even physically there anymore. So, it is perfectly conceivable that you are having pain. Whether or not that pain is rooted in the physical body or the mind is probably yet to be determined, since it could relate to the abnormal tests, or it might not be related at all.
I'm relatively new to the massage profession...I've only been in business for myself for a year and a half. I'd like to know from all you hypos if you think something like massage would be something you'd try....just purely from the standpoint that massage can be so therapeutic in helping your body and mind to learn to integrate and feel harmonious together? I believe stress hormones can play a role in the perceptions of pain, real or imagined--and massage can greatly relieve those stress hormones, too. I know that massage helps people with eating disorders and other disorders where distorted body image or a disconnect with the physical body and the mind is present. What do you think? I'm just curious, purely on a professional level, about what you all think about that idea?