Bodywork& Energy Work
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more.
And, as many millions will attest, massage
also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to
disease and illness.
So What Is It Exactly?
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body.
Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
Somatic: Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective. There are more than 200 variations of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, and powders may also be included to reduce friction on the skin. Click here for more information on what to expect.
Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.
"I went to the Dr. & chiropractor the day just after our
Thai Massage Treatment and he could not find anything wrong, with anything, no muscle, bone or alignment.
He was very pleased." A. Bogart
Available at The Studio...
"World Class-ic and Down Home!"
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Bare Foot and Pregnancy Thai
Thai Herbal Compress
Hot/ Cold Stones
Aroma/ Rain Drop Therapy
Chinese Medicine Treatments
Clicking on the terms above will take you
to ABMP glossary of terms in
body and energy work.
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as well as practitioners involvement in group deals.
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