Last year I was working with a client who had just been in an intense car accident. Even though she was the one with the least number of injuries, she was living with severe whiplash and trauma, from the event and also losing a friend.
The first few times we worked together on her whiplash, she was also emotionally releasing her trauma and pain, as we slowly softened and opened her neck. The emotional release came as a surprise to her, but she quickly became comfortable with the idea when she saw how much better her neck would feel, if she allowed her emotions to flow with the bodywork. We worked together every week for 6 weeks.
I think her physical therapist and doctors were surprised with her recovered range of motion and strength in such a short amount of time.