Happy face addition?

Be real with how you feel with how you feel.                                                            8650613_xl

Putting on a happy face may be the worst thing

you can do for your physical and emotional health.

Researchers from the  University of Sydney Business School Anya Johnson and Helena Nguyen found “workers who suppress their emotions are taking an extra six to eight days off work a year. They are also more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses.” 1
When we force that smiley face, what we are doing is telling our heart that guides our emotional well being to be quiet-your input does not count.  Over time this becomes a habit which can create physical and emotional dis-ease.
Where does the body store these swallowed feelings and behaviors usually in those tissues, fascia and organs your family of origin stored it.
When the body and mind become exhausted this is usually a sign from our heart to take better care of yourself.  If left unattended and nurtured, the emotions get more extreme, pain and exhaustion increase, the mind and body get sluggish.

Take time for a breathing break or come visit “Pain Away Island ” for some suggestions on how to unwind the pain and pent up emotions.  You do not have to suffer from the “Smiley Face” addiction any more.

Thanks to 1. theage.com.au
-MWolken 2015

Fascia – role in pain relief

Fascia -key to pain relief         

Probably the least understood part of the body, fascia are found in fluid bands or sheets of connective tissue fibers, that forms beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, communicate pain signals and separate muscles and other internal organs.

Made of flexible collagen structures, fascia are capable of resisting great unidirectional tension forces until the wavy pattern of fibers that straighten with a pulling force or becoming more gel like when relaxed. (Fascia are the pink colored fibers seen in the image above.)

Emerging science and client experience suggests that fascia play a very dynamic role in the cycle of injury   –  pain relief  and recovery cycle.

Networked with memory, autonomic nervous system, brain hormones, vascular cells and musculo-skeletal systems,  different layers of fascia seem to need different techniques to activate pain relief and release physical and emotional stress from different layers of fascia. – Mary Wolken PhD 2015

Image courtesy of stillpointmassage.com/fascia-whole-body.jpg

When You’ve gone too far

When you have gone too far.  How does your  body let you know?

Follow the warning signs

Monitoring stress
Monitoring stress

Physical Signs & Symptoms of over doing/exercise:
Elevated resting pulse / heart rate
Frequent minor infections, colds and flu’s
Increases in minor injuries
Chronic muscle soreness or joint pain

Pain that travels around the body

Inability to relax and sleep deeply
Weight loss or gain
Appetite loss or increase
Insatiable thirst or dehydration
Intolerance to exercise
Decreased performance or obsessive performance
Delayed recovery from exercise or illness

Slow thinking or comprehension

Reduce Psychological Signs & Symptoms to make it to the finish line:

Intolerance for people or situations out of your comfort zone
Fatigued, tired, drained, lack of energy                                                                                Winner Of Race 3d Character Shows Victory

Reduced ability to concentrate

Decreased or no motivation

Irritability, wired, overwhelmed

Anxiety, depression,

Headaches, stiffness


Inability to relax or think clearly and calmly

Twitchy, fidgety or jittery

A free guide of avoid over doing it



“What does fascia have to do with pain?”

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Mary Wolken PhD can help you to reduce the overload and pain naturally and quickly.




Decrease stress on legs, calf and feet muscles

One way to decreaseprostretch-single stress on calf, feet, leg and even hip muscles

and increase muscle flexibility is by doing gentle stretches.

The second way to decrease lower body stress is to stand up and move around every 1/2 hour.

The more pliable a muscle becomes, the less likely you are to injure that muscle.

Many sports injuries and pain can be lessened by improving lower leg strength, balance and flexibility.

Try ProStretch to help increase muscle flexibility, balance and strength.

If you have suffered a lower body injury please Before  using any of these devices please check with your health practitioner before doing any of these exercises or using the ProStretch.