QUICK TIP: Bodywork to Release Trauma

Have you ever cried during a good massage or body work of any type?

Your connective tissues hold memory of trapped traumas. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all our muscles, organs, bones, brain, tissues, etc. Myofascia is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles.

The importance of fascia release is vital when dealing with emotional or physical trauma that keeps your body locked down. When a trauma occurs, it can get trapped within the connective tissue. The connective tissue is very flexible and composed mostly of water. Fascia transmits electrical signals of information. Trauma and emotions can trap themselves into bound up fascia. This represents itself as trigger points, sore points, or imbalanced acupuncture points, that are blocks to the electrical signals passing though the body. 

Trauma can be represented as body pain, and it can be released by bodywork. Finding a myofascial therapist is one of the main components of emotional healing I recommend in my office. The more movement and relaxation within this fascia you have, the more you will process trauma, whether it be emotional, physical, or spiritual. 

Not only is body work essential; it also helps maintain the acupuncture system within the connective tissue.

Dr. Chris Motley

Dr. Christopher Motley holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University and has been in full-time practice for over 15 years. His has two office locations: one located in the heart of Nashville and the other in Franklin, Tennessee. He works with in-person patients and virtual patient consults from around the world, focusing on kinesiology, biofeedback therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques and treatment paths of acupuncture, bodywork, supplementation, surgery, rehab, or medications. Dr. Motley sees patients of all ages ranging from 1 day old to 96 years of age. Helping individuals with Lyme disease, liver methylation, parasites, SIBO, viral infection, hormones, fertility, and emotions related to these conditions is a passion of his, as well as, educating both online and in person. He is certified in acupuncture, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, and holistic methylation therapy.