The Emotional Effects of Massage. Richard Hill B.A. (Ling), Dip Prof Couns. Davis Health Centre. AAMT Conference May 16-19, 2008. Principal Texts. Hill, R. 2006 How the ‘real world’ is Driving Us Crazy! Hill & Hill p/l. Sydney.
Richard Hill B.A. (Ling), Dip Prof Couns.
Davis Health Centre
May 16-19, 2008
The HPA Axis of Stress
Hormone - CRH
Hormone – ACTH
Our entire organism is a flowing network of energy and information
An important hormone in the action of the parasympathetic system.
A mediator and stimulator of a large number of ‘wellbeing’ beneficial psychbiological actions.
The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing (Hardcover) by Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg (2003) Da Capo Press
IF MASSAGE PROMOTES CALMING AND THE PARASYMPATHETIC SYSTEM, THEN WHAT GIVES?
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/506905_1 Accessed 26/04/2008
You are a mechanism in the individual’s healing process
We can now understand that any drug that alters any aspect of the body’s sensory-perceptual or physiological responsiveness on any level can disrupt the more-or-less fragile state-dependent encoding of symptoms and thereby evoke a “nonspecific” but very real healing effect that we can call the “placebo response”.
A problem is something you have to stop for and fix.
A message is something that tells you what you need and points to where you can go.
The world is full of information and every bit of it is interesting.
When you give up the distracting game of winning and losing, you are left with the exciting prospects of what you can create.
To be fascinated by the events of another person’s life makes every life worth examining
Repeating what has just been said with involved enthusiasm supports what was said and entreats what is yet to be said.
To show empathy not just by sympathetic intent, but also by personal experience. This, however, must be very gentle and supportive. CAUTIONS: Clients can easily feel that they are not special; that you think you know everything; and you can be sorely tempted to give advice as if you know the answer.