Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
By now, you may have noticed that I write about what is catching my interest in my own life. Usually, this means something I want to learn more about! For years, I have needed to get organized and rid my home of unwanted STUFF.
How does this relate to massage, you ask? Well, in my mind, the definition of health, pretty much, is “The ability to release unwanted ‘stuff,’ so that energy can move freely!” Although not highly scientific, I maintain that this definition nicely covers it.
A body, in response to worry, stress or trauma, seeks to create stability. Over time, helpful short-term stabilizing solutions like inflammation can morph into unhelpful habitual or permanent stiffness and pain. Attempting to make the best of what’s available to it, our system begins to clutter itself up with work-arounds and energy cul-de-sacs. People often refer to these as “knots.”
A teacher of mine says, “Reorganization always accompanies healing.” When it is not being diverted into maintaining disease processes and blockages, energy can flow unhindered as it is meant to. When energy flows, we experience our wholeness, rather than a motley collection of parts, and this wholeness reconnects us to our purpose and our joy. We let go of what no longer serves and are able to infuse energy into what we like and love.
This is like as cleaning off a desktop so that when inspiration hits you are ready to go to work!
Yes, I need help with my desktop, and my basement. We all need help getting unstuck and out of our blind spots now and then.
Massage can help move us from stuckness back into the healthful flow of energy, in mind, body and spirit.