I have been thinking a lot about the way people age, how their physical shape changes and where they hold pain. In reading a book about how we story our lives, there was a section about some research that a graduate student was doing by taking daily photographs of his (face) body. What he is finding is that every day, his face is different, or rather, new. In short, he surmises that he (and we) is not the same person he was last week.
There is a guild of rolfers who know this tangibly. They study structural integration. They are shape shifters. They amaze many who have been under their hands by separating myofacia and creating structural room in the body for locked up energy to flow. This, like with yoga, can release pain.
Dr. James F. Grant, ships surgeon, fixing up Gordon C. Davidson, survivor of Empress of Ireland, with the aid of nurses in Hotel Frontenac at Quebec. Bain News Service, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, (ca. 1910 – 1915)