Licia Sky is a massage therapist who works with clients experiencing trauma.
She writes, the body is physically restricted when emotions are bound up inside. People’s shoulders tighten; their facial muscles tense. They spend enormous energy on holding back their tears – or any sound or movement that might betray their inner state.
As a Massage Therapist, I know that when physical tension is released, feelings can be released. I have witness countless times how massage improves breathing, allows emotions to flow, and encourages expressive sounds of relief.
During a massage, the body becomes free, muscles relax, joints loosen, the skeletal system eases, the skin softens, the mind goes into zen mode. As Licia states, Touch makes it possible to live in the body that can move in responses to be being moved.