• Massage,  Mind & Emotions,  Spirituality

    The hidden messages of physical tension

    In my own life and in working with massage clients, I’ve noticed a pattern: When we don’t create and maintain healthy boundaries in our relationships, it seems that our bodies try to compensate by creating physical “boundaries,” which we then experience as tension, constriction, or illness. Here are just a few examples: We say yes to plans that we don’t want to do, and then we get sick and can’t go. We don’t speak our truth, we agree to things we don’t actually agree with, say things we don’t mean, and we lose our voice or feel tension in our neck and jaw. We feel like we have to do…