What Does Bodywork Mean?
Bodywork is a group
of holistic, body-based alternative medicine therapy methods that promotes the efficient
use of the body and encourages self-awareness. These methods focus on
manipulating and adjusting body composition to enhance movement, as well as the
patient's mental disposition. Bodywork therapies are performed on an individual
basis to enable unique treatment according to each patient's body.
WorkplaceTesting Explains Bodywork
The purpose of
bodywork is to rectify any problems that exist in the posture, muscles, or fascia
(connective tissue) by using techniques that relax and stretch the tissue
surrounding the muscles. Treatment is aimed at minimizing pain and discomfort,
improving energy levels and improved ease of movement. Bodywork typically consists
of two phases. These are a passive phase where the patient receives postural correction
or deep-tissue manipulation, and an active phase where the patient is given
instruction on movement efficiency. Some examples of bodywork therapies include
the Feldenkrais Method, Rolfing, Shiatsu, and Trigger Point Therapy.