Welcome to Tend’s blog where we aim to share informational pieces on how to work through specific physical conditions as well as deep dives into concepts we feel passionate about in fitness, bodywork, and rehabilitation. Our goal is to release two blog posts per month. Stay tuned!
Co-Authored by Adam Brady & Meta Bobbe
Pain is a component of many conditions, chronic pain limits life activity and vitality – it is pervasive in its effect and reach. Up to 20% of adults in the US have or have had chronic pain. The effects of chronic pain on one’s body and mind are real and challenging.
As a bodywork practitioner, I enter as an advocate for any parts holding uncomfortable experiences that may want to surface in order to get folded back into a present-time alignment. Part of my work is to tune into a pattern that doesn’t know how to ‘find its way back’ to integration.
For many of us, our first impulse when feeling tension in our bodies is to try to push it away. There may be a rejectionary messaging — ‘You need to go away’ — motivating our efforts to stretch or relax. Tension is bad, right? Or is it? Could you dare to believe that allowing tension to exist might actually be the most effective route towards comfort? What does it mean to say ‘yes’ to tension?
Here are some tips from us at Tend to help unwind the tension and help restore ease If you are like me, this time of social distancing has you spending a lot more time in front of your laptop. Here…
I was forced to take a long break from everything normal last spring. Before the two concussions that knocked me out for five months, I had never truly felt my brain as a muscle. As a bodyworker and dancer, I…