Unique Bodywork Techniques of 2021

Bodywork is the art of realigning the body’s parts – bones, ligaments, muscles, and the spirit – back to their proper place by various techniques, but most commonly through touch. Some forms of this can include, myofascial release, acupressure, Swedish massage, or the Trager approach, among many others. By helping the body be in proper alignment from head to toe, the body is less likely to develop an injury, pain, or stress that causes disease.

According to one source, there are over 300 various types of bodywork that can be used to help the body remain in a healthy state. So, finding the right style for your needs may be difficult as there are so many, but rest assured, there is one out there!

Here are a few more common techniques:

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1. Aromatherapy

While some consider essential oil use to be nothing more than a placebo effect, the use of essential oils is a way to help unlock memories or heal from trauma as the different oils produce scents that affect the olfactory senses and trigger different parts of the brain, including the memory centers and emotional centers of the brain. This can have a calming effect, lifting your mood, increase your energy, or even relieving headaches and body aches.

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2. Craniosacral Therapy

Otherwise known as CST, this method is gentle and helps relieve tension in the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. This technique can help relieve pain from emotional trauma, physical injury, or nerve issues. This technique is also helpful for children and young adults who may have been abused and have developed anxiety or stress due to trauma.

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3. Prenatal Massage

This specific technique for massage is helpful for those who are pregnant to help relieve discomfort related to the changes the body goes through during pregnancy – which can be many. Specifically, prenatal massage is designed to help a woman regain comfort and stability throughout her pregnancy. However, this can also be used to help encourage the body to go into labor when a woman might be close to or past her due date and looking for relief.

4. Lomilomi Bodywork

Lomilomi is a style of massage that is similar to Swedish massage but offers more wide/broad strokes of the hand, arm, and elbow on the muscle and nerve centers. The biggest difference is that the practitioner uses prayer and acknowledgment of a higher power as part of the realigning of the body to encourage healing and balance.

5. Reflexology

Reflexology is a common practice involving pressure points on the feet and/or hands. The practitioner uses varying degrees of pressure on points in the feet or hands that correspond with another part of the internal body system to promote health to the entire internal structure.

If you suffer from pain, aches, headaches, stress, or other ailments, bodywork may be right for you! If you would like more information about bodywork and wellness, check us out! You can also look into other resources linked below to find out what style works for you!

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