We knew when we were little that the whole body was connected, we all sang about it. So what went wrong?

Elle X

You must remember singing a long to the song ‘Dem Bones’ when you were little? You used to point to the different bones connecting to each other whilst jigging side to side to the words. We knew when we were little that the whole body was connected, we all sang about it. So what went wrong?

Why is it that a lot of health providers: doctors, specialists, physio therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists only look at the site of pain?

If they are a bit savvy they may look a bit further to make a connection: back to hip pain, but very few look at the whole body. Why is this? We know it’s all connected.

I think this is partly due to us not understanding the language our bodies are speaking. We ignore the little twinges, expecting them to go away. Let’s face it they often do. But then they may start to come back more regularly, or spring up in new places around our body until eventually that pain doesn’t go away. You now end up living with it! Who’s been there? Who knows that feeling? I know I’ve been a culprit of this in the past. I think of the body at this point a bit like that awful stereotype of the Brit abroad. That person who talks very loudly and slowly in their own language and expects the person to now understand what they are trying to say.

What is body mapping?

Body mapping, in my eyes, is a fantastic assessment tool to find out what each bone in your body is doing to help us connect the dots. It helps us understand WHY you might be feeling the pain you do. How the bones and joints are positioned in your body allows me to further understand what your muscles are up to as they attach onto the bones. We start this process by drawing round your feet. Why? Because these are the only parts of your body that connect you to the ground. The foots set up gives me a great insight as to what might be going on further up the body, what your body is trying to tell us.

Think of your feet like the tyres on your car. You go into the garage and you are told you have uneven wear on your tyres they need to replace the tyres and change the tracking on your car. You instinctively know if you put expensive brand new tyres on that same tracking they will wear exactly the same way as before. Simple. You get the tracking changed, you put new tyres on and hey presto you are all set and good to go. The body is no different. It too needs re calibrating to keep it all balanced and working evenly.

Body mapping is our equivalent to checking your cars tracking and making those connections.

What’s your body trying to tell you?

Until next time …

Knowledge is absolutely power but only when ACTION is taken

Elle x

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Accountant (Back pain was stopping her move let alone run)

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Business Owner (Once had long term hip and knee problems)

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Business Owner (Once suffered with neck, back, knee problems)

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Business Owner (Once plagued with years of back pain)