Even if you don’t suffer any extreme physical trauma, the sheer force of a car accident can punish your body. From suddenly stopping to getting jostled around, your body isn’t meant to move in that way at those speeds. It’s important to understand that just because you look like you feel OK, doesn’t mean that you always do. At Amla Healing Arts, we can help you to overcome the physical and mental pain that you’re going through with the help of a bodywork therapist in River Edge, NJ. Keep reading to learn more about this process and how it helps.
What is bodywork?
If you’re new to bodywork, it’s a therapeutic technique that involves healing your body through energy medicine, breathwork, and massage. With the combination of these three techniques, you can overcome the pain that comes from a car accident.
Relax your muscles
When you’re in a car accident, your muscles will naturally contract in an effort to protect themselves and the rest of your organs from flopping around too much. While this can be good and help prevent further injury, the rapid contraction of muscles to that extent can leave you feeling sore and tired for several days or weeks.
Bodywork incorporates methods, especially massage therapy, that will relax your muscles and ease this pain. You can find pain relief without taking harmful and addictive pain relievers.
Help with a possible concussion
Even if you don’t think you hit your head in a car accident, you might still have a concussion. The severe whiplash experienced in many car accidents is enough to give you a concussion by rattling your brain around in your skull. Bodywork will help to treat your concussion by strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the part of your nervous system that is responsible for the “rest and digest” response as the body is relaxing. By working the parasympathetic nervous system, you’re helping your body reverse what was done during the moments of trauma during your car accident.
Ease anxiety and PTSD
The sights, sounds, and feelings of a car accident can linger with you. This is completely normal. Furthermore, you might have flashbacks to these sensations as you drive, which can make it incredibly difficult to get back behind the wheel. The rest and relaxation of bodywork will help to ease your mind and you’ll learn how to handle the anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are a result of getting in a car accident.
Learn to manage pain outside of therapy
The goal of bodywork and holistic healing is to help you learn how to take care of your body on a daily basis. At Amla Healing Arts, we can provide therapeutic treatment in our office as well as teach you how to apply these methods on your own. You can learn how to overcome the lingering effects and pain that come from a traumatic event.
Faster recovery from injuries
Your body is built tremendously in many ways. One of these is its ability to heal. However, there are ways that you can tap into enhanced healing abilities. Now, this isn’t to say that you’re going to get superhuman healing and live forever. Rather, you can learn how to suppress the inflammatory response. While this response is what triggers your body’s immunity, excessive inflammation can be harmful and counterproductive. Bodywork will help to reduce inflammation and promote proper healing.
Book an appointment
Reach out to Amla Healing Arts today to book an appointment. If you’ve been in a car accident, get help right away from a bodywork therapist in River Edge, NJ.