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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.
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Once therapy begins, the bodyworker particularly needs to be cautious abaut the possibility of flashbacks or hyperarousal in the session.
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They range from active therapies, where the dancer is led in a movement form (Pilates, Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, or Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique) to the passive forms, where a bodyworker treats a dancer by using physical touch (Myofascial Release, The Trager Approach, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy).
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As bodyworkers, we are uniquely placed to bring these two systems, one ancient, the other modern, into an integrated whole.
Wang revealed that the new shop manager and head customer service representative in Portugal will be Carlos Silva, a Portuguese massage therapist and bodyworker. Silva was also responsible for the translation of the website from English to Portuguese.
The theme Quality of Life: Healthy Ageing Naturally has been richly embraced by naturopaths, herbalists, homeopaths, specialised bodyworkers, psychotherapists, academics and medical practitioners.
Asheville Center for Massage Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers is desined to teach the art of including essential oils in the massage practice.
Two weeks ago the announcement was made that the next shipment of the massage tables would have rounded corners, a feature that many bodyworkers and therapists consider desirable.
Despite Rolf's genius as a 'structure and function expert', most bodyworkers, including myself, would probably disagree with her.
BestMassage.es, BestMassage's Spanish website, is now online allowing Spanish bodyworkers and massage therapists to easily purchase items from the low-price massage table leader.
Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.