Ruth Cummings: Letting Go of Emotional Pain


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Emotions we don't release get trapped in our bodies. Or as today's guest, Ruth Cummings, puts it "Our bodies are a trash can for all the emotions we didn't process". Tune in to learn how we can better manage the connection between emotions and disease.

Ruth Cummings

Ruth Cummings is the owner of Athletic Touch Therapeutic Massage, which she founded in 1995.

She has over 50,000 hours experience as a massage therapist working on all types of clients, ranging in age from infants to centenarians and everyone in-between.

Ruth has worked on professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, and UFC, as well as amateur athletes in college and elsewhere.

She specializes in chronic pain relief and injury rehabilitation, but her real passion is the treatment of emotional pain in teens and their parents.

Ruth has a BA in psychology and creative writing, is a natural therapeutic specialist, as well as a personal trainer.

She coaches soccer and tennis, and her coaching achievements include two high school state championships in soccer and one in tennis.

She is an effective communicator with teens, and offers personal coaching in positivity, anxiety control, and self-esteem. Ruth is married with two teens and her family loves to travel. Check out her blog or massage website.

Summary: What is Emotional Pain​ -

We feel physical pain after emotional intense situations in our lives that manifest into the physical pain we feel.

Our bodies hide painful, scary and stressful feelings to keep us safe and alive. The difference between emotional pain and non-emotional pain, is how chronic and stubborn it is.

Most of the time we are not even aware that we are stuffing emotions at the time of the intense situation, which makes it difficult to let things go that we didn’t even know we were holding onto.

We can hold emotions from our younger years all the way to a few minutes ago, and each can cause odd pain in our bodies that are logically hard to explain.

The mind and the body don’t always see eye to eye which makes unraveling these emotional pains challenging. Once we can get the mind and body to recognize the pain pattern in which they are spinning, the healing is much easier.

Awareness is the main ingredient in starting the healing process, then breath work, journaling, seeing a counselor are a few Self-Care suggestions to implement to start feeling better.

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