Pain and Massage

Why we feel pain and what to do about it.

More Myths — Back pain

June 22, 2017 l by Sohmar

Here are 5 common beliefs  ( Myths) that have been challenged: 1. Bending is dangerous 2. Discs slip 3. Nerves are trapped 4. Pain comes from facet joints, discs etc 5. Low back pain is in isolation to everything else in your life. Comments below:- ———————————- 1. Bending is normal. Sure it can hurt when the back is being protected, and when ...Read More

A Real Pain in the Butt and who to see about it …..

June 7, 2017 l by Sohmar

Lets talk about Sciatica a real pain in the behind , it is  defined as a severe pain in a leg along the course of the sciatic nerve. The pain is felt in the back of the leg running from the butt ( hip complex ) down the back of the Hamstring into the calf and foot. The pain may begin abruptly or gradually, and is characterized by a sharp, shooting, or electric shock-like qual ...Read More

Frederic Luskin 9 steps to Forgiveness

May 19, 2017 l by Sohmar

Pain is all about protection and often ‘just in case’. When we have an injury, pain is a vital survival mechanism that motivates action to promote healing. However, pain is poorly related to the amount of tissue damage, instead representing a body or whole person state of protection. It changes the way we think, feel and act.  In many people, despite the healing, the protective sta ...Read More

Pain .. Real Pain , Chronic Pain, Perceived Pain, and The Invisible Pain

March 14, 2017 l by Sohmar

Definition of Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Pain is mediated by specific nerve fibers that carry the pain ...Read More

Sprains, Stains and Tears OH MY …

February 28, 2017 l by Sohmar

A sprain involves the overstretching or tearing of the ligaments, which are the fibrous connective tissues that connect bones to each other and stabilize them. Sprains occur when the joint is forced into an unnatural position i.e running or walking on a uneven surface  They happen most in the ankle but can occur at any joint, such as the wrist or knee. Ligament injuries on the Lateral s ...Read More


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