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Alignment Is The Art of Great Massage Therapists

Written by Chris Corrales

September 13, 2019

What’s the common factor between low back pain, hip pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, headaches, scoliosis, and numbness?

Address alignment.

The problem is that to address alignment, you first need to see and understand imbalance, in particular, your imbalances. You can’t get ahead of yourself.

It’s the job of a good therapist to help you understand the underlying issue.

It gets more complicated, though. Because achieving alignment is an art. A multi-dimensional art. And that’s also where beauty is.

Our imbalances are like buttons for pain that we push without knowing it. When I don’t like something, I cringe. I feel disgusted. My face says it, and, my body contorts to express it.

In me, it’s my neck. My head falls to the right, and my neck side bends. That’s my pattern imbalance. It might not seem significant at the time, and there isn’t any pain.

So what came first, the chicken or the egg. I have to say the chicken.

The pattern was there before the pain. One night I slept weird and woke up with neck issues. Well, my pattern created a susceptibility and lack of adaptability. Stiffness, tension, and lack of ability if you will.

So, alignment is an art. A sculptor removes the barriers, or in other words, carves away the excess to bring out the art piece.

A great massage therapist does the same.

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