Why There is Pain During Treatments and After?

Is pain avoidable?

The Promise of a Pain-Free Treatment

I am always willing to try to unique, new approaches or old approaches with a new name. The latest treatment I received, the practitioner was experienced, highly recommended and empathetic.  He promised to keep the pain level below a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. He shared “you are in charge of the treatment,” and there should be “little pain” with this technique.

Thank goodness I know that in life pain is unavoidable if you want to create lasting change. There were times when the pain was an 11 out of 10. although he was exceptional he was not taught, that when you create or encourage major change in the body, more is not always better.  I could not move my neck for 3 days afterward and missed out on several activities because too much change took place my system was overwhelmed.

Elbow Pain could come from the neck or fascia

Pain and Biochemistry

Why Pain is Unavoidable!

Biochemicals entrapped in the Myofascial are released when the tissues are opened up or stretched. This influx of cellular toxins can create temporary pain, stiffness even memories can be stored in the tissue, often 24 to 48 hours following a treatment.

To the medical professional this is often called a “healing crisis”. The lymphatic system has to process the toxins and either reabsorb them or eliminate them. To support this process in a gentle manner, a person must be hydrated,  have proper nutrition and have enough downtime or recovery time to allow this process to happen and have a healthy lymphatic system.

Understanding pain is an essential part of healing, training, and growth.

Therapy is usually not what causes the pain or symptoms. Pain is caused by the change; in life any change creates discomfort, for example, changing jobs, moving, new exercises, meeting new people can often cause discomfort. The release of tension, stretching the fascia, increased circulation; release of toxins and a congested lymphatic system all can cause pain.


Stretch before it hurts.

Trauma that is stored in the cells and tissues can accumulate and patterns of dysfunction become engrained in the tissue deforming the cells and the body. When waste or byproduct is stagnant in the body, there is stiffness and soreness.

To heal, improve performance, achieve goals and elevate health, we need supervision. What limits us to achieving goals in the avoidance of discomfort; we don’t know what we don’t know. Seek out a health care professional that does not how to take you to the next level in fitness, health, and wellness.

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