Bodywork Therapy is a collection of therapeutic alternative medicine practices that involve manipulation corrections, breath work and/or vibrational energy medicine (healing).
The therapy assists personal transformation, strengthens the mind-body-spirit connection, and supports physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Vibrational medicine refers to spiritual healing and energy work within the electromagnetic field (meridians, chakras, aura) with the channelling of prana (life-force energy) such as Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Healing Touch, Hands of Light and Polarity Therapy.
A Bodyworker therapist uses one or a combination of these techniques depending on their skill set.
What are the benefits of Bodywork Therapy?
The benefits of Bodywork Therapy can be felt throughout the whole body on many levels.
Manipulation techniques work on a physical level to help improve posture, muscle aches and pains and joint and mobility issues.
Massage helps to release stress and tension from the body and this has a positive and restorative impact on the digestive system, nervous system, immune system, quality or sleep, hormone balance and state of mind.
Breath work provides a powerful tool to quickly settle the body when faced with stressful events or during times when anxiety and worry start to escalate.
What does a typical session look like?
Because each Bodywork therapist has their own approach and combination of structural, breath or energy corrections, this means a Bodywork Therapy session can vary greatly from therapist to therapist.
A session typical begins with the therapist taking a full health history and discussing your goals or desired outcomes. The next part of the session involves the corrections which take place on a treatment couch.
You may be asked to remove some of your clothing for manipulation and massage, and you keep your clothes on for breath and energy corrections. You may receive a list of lifestyle tips to practice in-between sessions.
How do I find a Bodywork therapist that suits me?
The first step to finding a Bodywork therapist that suits you is to have a good think about the type of corrections that you would be happy to receive.
Some people are more comfortable with a very practical and structural type of session suited to the manipulations.
Other people prefer a more spiritual experience in which case searching out a Bodywork therapist that uses vibrational energy medicine or hands-on healing is the best fit.