By paying close attention to our emotional and physical conditions, we reduce the risk of unsettling our body’s equilibrium. Hands on therapy comes with myriad benefits, including:
- Improves sleep
- Promotes connection with your body
- Lowers cortisol levels and eases stress and anxiety
- Reduces muscle tightness
- Improves circulation
- Promotes deeper breathing
- Stimulates the vagus nerve (lowers heart rate and fight or flight response)
- Promotes digestion
- Diaphragm and rib cage release (for deeper, slower, breathing)
Bodywork… it’s more than a simple massage
Bodywork is an umbrella term that incorporates all types of massage therapy, including reiki, cupping, sports massage, remedial work, acupuncture and shiatsu. The individual treatments all have a slightly different focus but essentially use strokes and muscular manipulation to target specific problem areas or to bring about a more relaxed state.
Regular bodywork helps you connect with your body on a deeper level. From a physical perspective it increases circulation, helps to eliminate toxins, encourages good digestion and stimulates your lymphatic system, but it can also help release tension or heal trauma that has previously been suppressed.
A good bodywork therapist will learn to read your body, your breath and your cues and move the direction of the session accordingly. For real, lasting change, we advise making bodywork part of your regular wellness regime to alleviate longstanding pain and tightness, prevent new injuries - and soothe old ones - and even correct bad postural habits.