"Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension" as the bodyworker
uses words to alert the patient to "unconscious muscle tension." (53) Its uniqueness is based on a gentle but direct touch as the bodyworker
is guided by changes in the breathing as barometers of internal relaxation or lack thereof.
They range from active therapies, where the dancer is led in a movement form (Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonics[R], Body-Mind Centering[R], Alexander Technique[R], or Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique[R]) to the passive forms, where a bodyworker
treats a dancer by using physical touch (Myofascial Release, The Trager Approach, and Cranio Sacral Therapy).
" is anyone who uses his or her hands with the intent of affecting a musculoskeletal problem, he said.
This is one of a series of seven hands-on guide books by Jane Johnson developed to provide massage therapists and other bodyworkers
with specific tools of assessment and treatment.
He is a member of the Guild of Structural Integration, International Association of Structural Integrators and the Associated Bodyworkers
and Massage Professionals.
For those studying shiatsu, including new students, massage therapists, and bodyworkers
, this text describes the essentials of the practice, its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, assessment methods, and techniques.
Under the hands of bodyworkers
and in meditation, I entered into what I can only describe as the ancestral and collective violence and creativity of humanity - the violent lives and deaths of men, women, and children came to me through sensations, visions, and feelings.
are trained to recognise the connective web and are skilled in releasing problem areas.
Rarely have I met a dancer who never had a career crisis, so plan ahead: Learn about therapeutic techniques and find bodyworkers
you trust before that eleventh-hour emergency hits.
Various holistic practitioners and bodyworkers
are trained to address the aftereffects of trauma through body awareness.
Elizabeth Hebert/AJJC Bodyworkers
- Providing free 5 minute chair massages and explaining the health benefits of massage therapy.
The practice of acupuncture is not accessible to most bodyworkers
. However, acupressure, which uses the hands, in particular finger pressure on the acupuncture points, provides a vehicle which bridges the structural and the energetic systems.
According to her, more and more travelling massage therapists and bodyworkers
are demanding lighter-weight massage tables that ultimately make their jobs easier and safer.
Asheville Center for Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers
is desined to teach the art of including essential oils in the massage practice.
Portuguese massage therapists and bodyworkers
are now able to purchase massage tables and massage supplies at BestMassage.pt as Wang made the final updates to the site earlier this week.