Part of the human experience is that at some point, you will experience the death of someone close. No two people will experience grief in the same way. It is a comfort to know others have experienced loss and to listen to their experiences, because you do not feel as alone and you can see that they made it through to the other side of grief.
All feelings are valid in grief. Just remember the icky ones – anger, fear, regret, worry etc won’t change what happened, but you can ask your self why you are feeling this way and this helps us move through grief.
Sometimes grief becomes physical. We get knots and tightness in our bodies. Maybe it is from crying, maybe it is from stress or some other reason. However it happens, bodywork can help ease those knots. Don’t be surprised if you cry during bodywork as you are going through grief. Your therapist is not there to judge, but to help the body process it, and perhaps release some of it. But don’t be surprised if you don’t cry. There is no rhyme or reason to grief- only the experience.