What is it like to be oversensitive to Proprioception?
What is Proprioception?
Proprioception is our sense of body awareness.
It allows us to know where our body parts are positioned without
looking at them.
It's what we feel when we contract and stretch our muscles and when we squeeze or experience deep pressure.
What does oversensitivity look like?
If you're oversensitive to it you may:
be very aware of your body
feel slight movements and your muscles
mistake tension for pain
avoid movement like sports and exercise
avoid physical contact like hugs
move slowly and carefully to avoid contact with objects
dislike heavy clothing, blankets, and bags
feel claustrophobic and so feel anxiety in tight spaces or crowds
There are many things that can help such as:
fixed chairs and tables can avoid small muscular movements
light clothing can help avoid the sensation of weight
avoiding crowds and tight spaces
having light pressure on the skin
replacing and pleasant sensations with nicer ones