Bodywork and Massage Therapy

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Bodywork and Massage Therapy

Bodywork and massage refers to therapies such as deep tissue manipulation, movement awareness, and energy balancing, which are employed to improve the structure and functioning of the human body. Bodywork in all its forms helps to reduce pain, soothe injured muscles, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation and promote deep relaxation.

?I can?t think of anything more relaxing than a massage for a person under stress,? says Roni DeLuz.

Massage therapy may be defined as the manipulation of the soft tissues in the human body. It can be used for stress reduction and relief of pain. It promotes healing and prevents disease.

Massage is a useful and very essential part of the healing process. It should be used for psychological and physiological means.

Some very personal accounts of massaging experience:

[disc_orange] [dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]A 48-year-old woman, dying of cancer, with only a few days left to live, was given daily massages; light massages to the face and hands, light pressure to the back, arms and legs. She was in and out of consciousness for three days. Then she became more and more alert, eventually living for several more months. Before she died, she said the massages were the best part of her day and she fought harder to live looking forward to the next session.

[dropcap2]B[/dropcap2]A 54-year-old man who was laid off of his job and was eventually fired, developed severe depression and smoked a pack of cigarettes per night. He eventually gave up his cigarettes when promised a nightly massage instead.

Massage can do wonders for longevity.

Other body work or non-invasive techniques used by holistic health care practitioners may include: polarity, rolfing, lami, deep muscle therapy, myotherapy, neuromuscular release, reiki, integrated psychophysical balancing technique, heller work and acupressure.

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