Interesting insight into chronic pain, and I wanted to share with those living with chronic pain.
Our Highway of Pain
Our body has built a highway of pain. It took, on average, over 6 months or more to build. And now, it’s a superhighway that your brain built .To build a new pathway away from this chronic pain highway, you have to bow to it. Acknowledge it, as it consistently demands your respect.
That’s why you hurt.
And despite the temptation of quick fixes, intentional magic, and special toys – it likely will persist. It doesn’t not want you to dissociate from it. After all, your nervous system built it and worked very hard at it.
So what do we do:
You must build a new pathway, if you have any chance of feeling something else. Rather than dissociate, respect it and build new behaviors. Don’t keep doing what you are doing and expecting a different result.
Respect this old highway.
Build a new one with new strategies.
Improve the way you move.
Improve your dietary intake.
Improve your mindset toward the pain.
Improve your breathing and meditation techniques.
Discontinue the perpetuations and ruminations that built the old highway.
Build something new. Remember, you have the power to build a new highway, too.
Wow, all very true. At Gentle Pilates we offer classes to, re-build your super highway. Group and Private Classes, Pilates, stretching and the MELT Method. We can help you
remodel, rebuild, improve the way you move and help you, rebuild your super highway.
I am always asked what is the MELT Method. MELT combines with Pilates is an excellent way to “rewire” your super highway. MELT works on hydrating the connective tissue system and re-balancing the nervous system to find better alignment, MELT and Pilates work on maintaining that alignment and improving overall fitness
Our new group classes start the week of April 16th, classes for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain designed to help you re-claim your life. Check out our website for information and times. Contact us if you have questions or would like to sign up for a class.