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bodywork

/body·work/ (-wurk″) a general term for therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, including massage, various systems of touch and manipulation, relaxation techniques, and practices designed to affect the body's energy flow.

bodywork

A generic term for the use of touch (e.g., massage, deep tissue manipulation, movement awareness, energy balancing, exercise, and others) to either improve bodily structure and function (e.g., circulation and relaxation), or as a therapeutic modality to reduce pain and heal damaged musculoskeletal units. Central to all forms of bodywork is the belief that there are blocks in the flow of energy and fields that indirectly cause disease, and which, when unblocked, result in a return to the state of health.

bod·y·work

(bod'ē-wŏrk)
Any technique involving touch, massage, manipulation, and/or energetic principles for the improvement or restoration of health.
See also: massage therapy

bodywork

An informal term for any claimed therapy, such as massage, in which parts of the body are manipulated.

bodywork,

n 1. a collection of techniques for restoring health and balance to the entire person by working through the body.
2. to apply any number and combination of the therapeutic touch paradigms that have been developed.
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