Why integrate massage and psychotherapy?
According to Neurokinetics, the mind and body are interconnected. The brain sends messages through electrical impulses to your muscles to create movement. Likewise, your muscles also send these signals to your brain. For example, you touch a stove burner. You realize that it's hot and you yank your hand back toward your body. This occurs due to the communication that takes place between the muscles and the brain by way of your nerves.
In applying this concept to massage and psychotherapy- psychological distress is not only stored in the amygdala and hippocampus of the brain, but may also be stored in muscles of the body due to the brain's natural protection of itself. Due to this phenomenon, Hayes Medical Integration understands the importance of treating both the mind and the body as a connected system.