Ever wonder what “Integrative Bodywork” means? This post gives a short overview of what it means at Tend.
Written by Shaina Cantino, edited by Adam Brady Do you have habits and postural alignments that you struggle to ‘break?’ Inspired by a recent podcast interview between Sam Harris and Judson Brewer, I am excited to share the connection between…read more
I often wonder how I would have experienced and responded to my body differently had I been taught anatomy as a child, or perhaps even more radical, embodied anatomy. Would I have handled shin splints with more ease as a…read more
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?