Opposition: Forces moving in opposite directions; can be supportive.
Without oppositional flows we would be in a puddle on the ground
I am always so excited for my clients when chronic areas of pain/restriction/weakness let go. My experience has been that this happens more readily, and lasts longer, when our sessions combine Bodywork Beyond Massage’s Movement Education with Therapeutic Bodywork.
Today I worked with a client for our second session focusing specifically on beginning the use of oppositional flows/traction.
Once we begin to be able to discern different flows within our body, we begin to be able to guide/direct/redirect them. Once we begin to be able to do this, we can speed our healing process by awakening areas that have not been functioning well and bringing them into a more ideal balance/function.
When we change/alter/disturb our habitual postural patterns, body parts can become confused about where to go, where to flow, what qualities of energy to use, how to hold/direct, etc..
That is okay. Whenever we make a change in a closed system, the entire system is thrown off and needs to reorganize around that change.
So the work we then do helps to reorganize around the changes that have occurred