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What is Bodywork?

Bodywork is a broad term for many different kinds of therapeutic touch, including massage, acupressure, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Feldenkraise, Trager, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, and many more. A massage therapist does bodywork, but a bodyworker is not necessarily a massage therapist. There is overlap, and so knowing more about the modality, the training of the therapist, and what results to expect is important.
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What Is Bodywork?
Bodywork is a broad term for all kinds of therapeutic touch, including massage, acupressure, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Feldenkraise, Trager, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, and many more.

Rolfing
Rolfing is form of bodywork that loosens up and reorganizes the soft tissue of the body to bring relief from chronic pain.

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a form of therapeutic touch that takes place while you lay on your back, in comfortable clothing. The therapist uses very light touch, and the treatment should leave you feeling refreshed and balanced.

Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot that "triggers" a painful response. Here's what you should know about trigger point therapy, a type of massage therapy.

Watsu
Watsu is a very soothing type of massage that takes place in warm, waist-deep water. This article has information on what happens during a Watsu massage and where you can get them.

Feldenkraise
The Feldenkrais Method® is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel.

Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a method that people of all ages and abilities can learn to relieve the pain and stress caused by everyday misuse of the body.

The Trager Approach
The Trager Approach is a pleasurable, gentle and effective approach to movement education and mind/body integration.

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