Bodywork is over 5,000 years old
For thousands of years various cultures around the world have used massage, energy work, and other types of healing techniques to prevent and treat illnesses. Asian cultures have long understood the effects of energy and have practiced various forms of Bodywork for nearly 5,000 years.
What is Bodywork?
Bodywork is defined in Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine as a collection of techniques for restoring health and balance to the entire person by working through the body. At Aspen Grove Wellness, PLLC, Mary utilizes numerous specialized techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure, EFT, and Polarity Therapy to help clients achieve their most optimal well-being.
CranioSacral Therapy, which evolved from Cranial Osteopathy, has been practiced for decades and continues to flourish, thanks to Dr. John Upledger and his extensive research. Today more and more people seek natural alternatives to enhance their health or address illness. Consequently, Bodywork is a rapidly growing area of interest and study in the general population.
Various forms of bodywork have a wide range of benefits and can positively affect the body, mind, emotions, and even the spirit. In conjunction with proper medical treatment, bodywork can assist with the relief of many conditions, including migraine headaches, backaches, anxiety disorders, anxiety/depression, PTSD, whiplash, TMJ disorder, and various illnesses.
Reduced physiological impact of stress, increased circulation of cerebral spinal fluid/blood/lymph, increased immunological functioning, relief of pain, increased range of motion, increased energy, and hastened healing time after accidents/injuries/sickness
Improved sense of overall health and wellbeing, improved self-image, enhanced emotional expression through the release of stored emotions, processing trauma in a safe environment, and reduced psychological impact of stress
Greater peace of mind, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, a regained sense of control in the improvement of one’s health, increased awareness of the effects of stress on the body and its unique needs
Support during the processes of forgiveness, surrender to a deeper intelligence within, increased sense of connectedness to a greater good, and renewed sense of purpose