What is Therapeutic Bodywork?

 

Therapeutic Bodywork refers to a collection of approaches with a common goal of increasing your comfort by relieving pain and improving the way your body moves and functions.

Therapeutic Bodywork techniques typically involve focused touch, movement, manipulation and stretching of tissue and bone to relax, lengthen, realign, repattern and balance our musculoskeletal and energetic systems.

Several modalities fall into this category including the various styles of massage therapy. Swedish Massage and Neuromuscular Technique are two common and fairly well-known massage styles you may be familiar with.

Other styles of therapeutic bodywork less commonly found are Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Craniosacral Therapy and Muscle Energy Technique. These are all hands-on techniques, but are not strictly considered massage.

Over the last several decades, several styles of therapeutic bodywork have been developed. Some are very specific in purpose and intent. Many such techniques are not considered massage, but blend very well with massage therapy. When several techniques are integrated into each treatment, Therapeutic Bodywork is an appropriate description.

In a time when our medical establishment focuses on symptom relief instead of disease prevention and improving health, it is up to each of us to take personal responsibility for our health. We need to be pro-active and

Along with exercise and healthy food choices, Therapeutic Bodywork should be an integral part of an overall health program.

We are fortunate to live in a time and place where the information, products and services necessary to attain good health are available to us.

Learn more about Therapeutic Bodywork techniques.

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