By Louise Scalza
Board Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist
When we think of healing we typically think of a cut we get on our skin after placing some ointment on it and slapping a band aid for protection, or maybe we think about healing after a surgical procedure when all the bandaging and stitching is over. Superficially the healing process begins immediately after an injury. Blood begins to clot, endorphins start to pump and T cells flood the vessels. The body intrinsically begins to work its magic from the inside out on the physical level. Intuitively we take action to aid our body in its healing process by nurturing the injury from the outside. This process of self care and internal autopilot is imbedded in every human being.
Let’s go beyond the superficial for a moment and look at the instinctual process of nurturing an injury on the emotional level. As a mother runs to the aid of her Injured son as he falls off a bike and scrapes his knee, soon after assessing the injury, mom naturally coddles the child with soothing words and some motherly strokes to the head comforting the child’s emotional distress. This level of comfort is a type of emotional healing we naturally implement after a traumatic experience. Studies have shown that a persons injury is healed quicker and recuperates with less stress while the physical healing is coupled with emotional healing.
We take this to a deeper level and see their is more than meets the physical and emotional eye to a place of energy.
On this level of vibrancy and subtleness we tap into very powerful fields of intangible yet effective levels of healing. It is scientifically proven that the human body is made up of mostly energy that uniquely resonates to each individual, this energetic frequency emanates mainly from the heart center but also resonates within each of our cells.
This is an easy test you can try at home. Start your day with 20 min of positive self talk, look in the mirror and speak nothing but love, praise and compassion, see yourself as a radiant, beautiful and joyful person smiling from ear to ear, hug and kiss the mirror if you will and feel that loving energy throughout your system. The next day do the opposite and berate yourself, calling yourself horrible names shout and scold yourself for 20 min. You will immediately feel tired, sad, maybe even depressed and sluggish, your day may even have a domino effect with negative outcomes. After each day take notes and notice the effects this experiment has on you, Your emotions, your actions, your energy , your day, your choices and how the people around you behave as well.
The emotional energy we put into ourselves weather conscious or subconscious has a major effect on our bodies and a domino effect thereafter. Words and intentions are very powerful tools for healing and with awareness and the right intention we can unlock another level of healing in our tool box.
Healing has many levels and the more levels we tap into the more possibilities we have to thrive as an individual and as a collective species. The next time you get injured or someone you love gets psychically hurt remember to address the emotional and energetic component as well, this is the beginning of healing beyond the Superficial.Louise Scalza LMT Licensed Massage Therapist Certified Infant Massage Instructor Reiki Master Practitioner Magnified Healing Practitioner