Some Information about Bodywork Therapies


The general term that covers the wide range or hundreds of alternative medicines and therapies is called bodywork. These would involve manipulative therapies exemplified by massage, breath work such as yoga and meditation, and energy medicine typified by Reiki. In other words, bodywork therapies work in connection with energy fields and physical body, and in promoting mind-body connection.

Body work therapies are categorized into two kinds, and these are the non-touch bodywork that includes yoga, Reiki, tai chi and breathing exercises, and the manipulative techniques which are massage therapy, Alexander technique, applied kinesiology, bioenergetics, Bowen technique, chiropractic, reflexology, shiatsu and others. There two kinds of body work therapies that would categorize different procedures and these are the non-touch bodywork including yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi and breathing exercises, and the manipulative techniques that cover massage therapy, Alexander technique, applied kinesiology, bioenergetics, Bowen technique, reflexology, shiatsu and others.

Both mental and physical ailments are said to be treated through bodywork practices, and it further treat not only the problem area but also the whole person. What bodywork practitioners would focus during the therapy would be on releasing stress, anxiety and negative emotions, by conducting different techniques of massage, or yoga, or other breathing exercises. Bodywork teachings and books would often state that our emotions are behind our common ailments like aches, pains and illnesses in our bodies. Therefore, if we treat our emotions with the non-touch and manipulative techniques, our sense of well-being will be healthier and improved.

There are several kinds of bodywork practices, the well known and the less well known practices, and among the less well known practices is the Rolfing technique. Rolfing Durango technique is defined as manipulating the connective tissues in our body in order to release the stress patterns within the human form.

Through the manipulation of our connective tissues, the Rolfing bodywork affects our body posture and structure. It is often described as a deep tissue approach since the technique works with all the layers of the body to ease the strain. Rolfer technique is said to significantly reduce chronic stress, rduce spinal curvature and improve neurological functioning.

The solution for people having pain and chronic muscle tension, that were obtained because of physical and emotional traumas, is to get a Rolfing bodywork. It can be noted that professional athletes use the Rolfing technique to break up their scarred tissue, rehabilitate their injuries and increase their motion capability thus improving their performance and preventing future injuries. Rolfing technique is also used by dancers and musicians to improve their body comfort while performing and avoid repetitive stress injuries. Learn more about Rolfing at

The repetitive stress injuries of employees in some manufacturing companies are reduced with the practice of Rolfing technique.The entire body structure has improvement in body alignment and functioning through Rolfing, thereby separating this technique from deep tissue massage, plus it eases tension because of the relief from chronic stresses.


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