What is "Bodywork" and My Philosophy
The Definition of "Bodywork" and Why It Is Important
Sometimes our bodies are way too wound and bound up: our bodies need some work. Sometimes we need another set of eyes and hands to help move us back to our center. Sometimes we need more than the massage therapist at the local chain, and sometimes we need a lot more than a talk therapist can give. Sometimes we need good bodywork.
When people hear the term "bodywork" they usually think of auto body repair, and that's not surprising. It sounds very odd to the uninformed person to think of work and the body outside of exercise or the like. However, "bodywork" is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of techniques, modalities and even therapies (although I hate to use that word!) designed to bring desired changes to the body. These techniques or modalities usually involve manual manipulation or touch of some sort, and the most common, popular notion of this in people's heads is more than likely Swedish massage. In point of fact, massage is a tiny, tiny portion of the spectrum of bodywork. Hence, the use of the term bodywork is to distinguish other methods of manual manipulation work distinct from popular massage therapy. And it is well time people understand that there are many, many types of work out there from which the benefits can be truly transforming.
I am not a therapist. I am an educator. When people come to see me they are receiving an educational lesson about how to effectively and efficiently make use of themselves. I do not have all the answers, but I do have a lot of resources that I am more than happy to share.