Bodywork for Healing
Relieving the physical and emotional effects of stress and pain

Benefits of Bodywork

Bodywork is a general term for therapeutic techniques that center on the body to promote physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, including touch and manipulation (like massage), use of essential oils, and practices designed to affect the body's systemic balance (like Reiki).

Massage can specifically address a number of health issues, including:

  • Alleviating low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercising and stretching weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Helping athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improving the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increasing joint flexibility.
  • Promoting tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reducing postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reducing spasms and cramping.
  • Relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Releasing endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieving migraine pain.

 Clinical studies have shown that reported benefits of Reiki include:

  •  Increased relaxation.
  • Assists in pain management.
  • Reduced anxiety.
  • Reduced depression.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Improved digestion.
  • Accelerated surgical recovery.
  • Reduced side effects from chemo and perscription medications.
  • Feelings of enhanced well being.
  • Stronger self esteem which result in better personal care.
  • Supportive of substance abuse recovery.