Trauma is any event that overwhelms a person’s ordinary capacity to cope. What Might Traumatize People? Illness and/or invasive surgery Giving birth Childhood hospitalization Death of loved ones Imprisonment Experiencing or witnessing a crime or traumatic event Accidents – after an auto accident, most people experience post traumatic stress Physical, mental, emotional and/or sexual abuse
Natural pain-relieving agents released during massage comforts body and emotions Medical & surgical treatments can be rigorous and draining. Anxiety and pain often accompany treatment and convalescence, and a “pain cycle” may develop. Pain cycle can often be interrupted with body-centered care Body-centered care releases natural pain relievers in the body that are many times stronger than morphine.