I have a re-occuring “discomfort” in my hip that we spoke about last time I saw you. It is obvious to us both that related to the new stress in my life and emotions. I feel like I want to stretch it, but that doesnt help, and I have tried the release techinques you have showed me, so far no good. The reason I am writing is because over the last month or so I have seen several people with the same “pull” as they describe it in about the same location (deep six). they also dont like to stretch it, and complain of discomfort. Now when I am working with my hip I am hearing what these clients have said to me, and I wonder- is there just a different feel to a muscle that is plagued with emotion rather then weakness or tightness? It is obvious to me and I believe many people what a muscle feels like when it needs to be stretched. a little less so when it needs to be strengthened, this sensation I am having feels like something totally different. Have you been able to understand this from people by the way they describe their problems, what the sensation feels like, and understand it to be emotion rather then structural? I know with me the first time I came in with this you took measurements and found nothing amiss structurally. I guess I am wondering if there is a third catagory of muscular sensation, and if so does it help us as therapists to see that.
and then an aside- My 5 year old daughter was very upset, she told me that when she stretches there is still stretch left in her leg and she can’t get it all out.