Is anyone familiar with the idea of 'tissue memory' or 'body memory'? ie. The idea that past traumatic experiences and repressed memories are stored our musculature and connective tissues, creating tension and blocking circulation, which then leads to physical manifestations of pain. I recently started seeing a therapist and he mentioned it to me, when I was discussing TMS with him. I thought it was an interesting concept. Apparently, bodywork, especially myofascial release, is supposed to help in unlocking these tissue memories, so they can be addressed and dealt with, and I'd already had myofascial release recommended to me by several people before, so I thought I'd give it a try. Since there are parallels, I thought it might compliment what I was trying to do for my TMS issues. But, after having my first myofascial release session last night and being in a lot more pain afterwards, I'm now second-guessing my judgement a little on that one, lol. I'm wondering if the bodywork could actually be counterproductive by making me that much more aware of my physical self, although the pain I'm in today could just as easily be attributed to a number of big stressors I've had to deal with recently and other factors, too. I'm curious to hear your two cents on this idea, as well as whether or not any experiences with bodywork have been helpful to you while working on your TMS recovery.