The minute somebody seems to have all the answers, I get suspicious. How many times have I looked at a body and said "Oh, the hamstrings are tight. That must be why the low back is being pulled into that position. All we have to do is..." It's NEVER that simple. True, the hamstrings are part of the problem. True, when we released the hamstrings the low back pain went away... for about 4 days. Bodywork is a series of questions that I ask the body. What happens when we release the hamstrings? Where does the stress go? Why did the tension return? What other structures of the body are involved. Is it posture, occupation, trauma? The answers always come in such unexpected and beautiful ways and..... they ALWAYS come from the body. My job is to ask the right questions, and ask slowly and directly to the source of health within the body. When we do this, we always get the right answers!
My first post. I have never written a blog before! How wonderful to have a space to share knowledge, reflections and tidbits on health and happiness! I have so many subjects I want to post about, it's hard to begin anywhere. In this blog, I plan to answer commonly asked questions about chronic pain, posture, and neck/ back pain. I also would love to discuss the energetic side of bodywork, and how a massage session is matched to which layer of health the client's body is needing support around. I will also use this space to share resources about new ideas, books, upcoming events, and to feature some of my favorite local practitioners. I might even have to slip in some garden talk from time to time. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a post or would like to ask a question about something you have read. As you will see , bodywork is not just my profession, it is also my passion. So without further ado, I welcome you to the elements massage blog. I hope that you enjoy it!
Sadie Johnston, LMBT has worked for over 10+ years in hospitals, chiropractic clinics and neuromuscular massage clinics. She believes that when it comes to healing, knowledge is power. We hope that something in these pages speaks to you in your personal path to vibrancy and health.