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What Type of Bodywork is Right for You?

When it comes to sorting through the various types of bodywork, massage therapy services, and other alternative treatments, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you through the process.

  • Decide what your goals are. Some people want to enhance their immunity, others want to improve their flexibility or reduce stress, and What Type of Bodywork is Right for You? | Massage and Bodywork Optionsothers are looking for a good, old-fashioned rub.
  • Familiarize yourself with different approaches. Read, talk to those in the know, interview prospective therapists.
  • Trust your intuition. If something really resonates with you, try it. If something works for your best friend but you’re not drawn to it, pay attention to that, too.
  • Experiment. Research and intuition will narrow the field, but ultimately you’ve got to give different methods a shot...
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Choosing a Bodyworker Who Matches Your Needs

To benefit fully from any bodywork you undertake, it is essential that you understand a few key principles of choosing a bodyworker.Choosing a Bodyworker Who Matches Your Needs | Massage and Bodywork

Allowing others to put their hands on you – even in a totally nonsexual way – is a very intimate dance. To get the most out of bodywork, you need to find a qualified professional who you really like and who makes you feel completely at ease.

Choosing a bodyworker may sound like a daunting task when you have never received bodywork before. But don’t let that thought scare you away; finding the right type of bodywork could be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Whether this is your first time searching for the right practitioner or you’ve been on the hunt for quite some time, always remind yourself of these four ‘musts’ of choosing a bodyworker:

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6 Simple Ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness

6 Simple Ways to Relieve Muscle SorenessWhen you push your body a little harder than usual, you will likely feel two things: (1) a sense of accomplishment and (2) sore, aching muscles. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to end up with sore muscles. It doesn’t have to be a challenge to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, either.

To decrease and relieve muscle soreness you need to do things that will:

  1. Increase the blood flow and oxygen to the area (to facilitate the breakdown of metabolic by-products and the removal of debris, and to speed up nutrients to the cells for healing).
  2. Relax the muscles.

Each of the following activities acts in both of these ways, helping to reduce or relieve muscle soreness. The sooner you initiate these simple techniques after your strenuous activity, the better:

  1. Static stretching. Lengthening overwo...
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The Amazingly Therapeutic Benefits of Massage

Therapeutic massage is a systematic and scientific approach to the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, essential for benefiting the total Amazingly Therapeutic Benefits of Massage | Massage Therapy Benefitsperson.

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Layers of the Healing Process

The following information was referenced from the text Healing Your Child, chapter four, written by Dr. Barry Gillespie. Reading this text will help you to fully understand the treatment your child is receiving as well as the detoxing your child may experience at the beginning and sometimes through much of the treatment.

Healing is a Process and Not an EventLayers of the Healing Process | Healin is a Process Not an Event

The basis of the natural care concept is the onion principle. The history of your child’s body can be likened to the layers of an onion. Each individual trauma experienced during his/her lifetime can represent a specific layer; for example, a strong blow to the head at the age of five or a bad fall at the age of eight or the umbilical cord wrapped around your baby’s neck during delivery...

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