Bodywork and Massage Therapies
The term Bodywork is used as an umbrella term including massage but also a range of neuromuscular, postural and stretching techniques or stability exercises.
Many of the techniques utilised in restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system are not really massage, but work with client movement and exercise that are often necessary to effect recovery.
Types of Massage treatment available include:
Treatments can and often are tailored to the individual clients requirements using a variety of techniques from these different styles.
Neuromuscular technique refers specifically to a method of examination and more generally to a group of techniques using precisely applied pressure and/or movement to utilise the body's own nervous system to effect release in tight painful tissues.
Neuromuscular technique - NMT (specific)
Muscle energy techniques - MET
Active release tecniques - ART
Philosophy of practice
Overall the Bodywork we practice is distinct because of the underlying philosophy and approach to treatment. We have been trained to employ a person centered approach to treatment. This means taking the clients experience of their body as a guide with an idea that we are working together as a team to find a resolution to the problems at hand.
This is as opposed to setting myself up as someone who knows everything; clinical reality is that peoples problems are often very complicated and ingrained in their bodies and habits. The idea that a professional knows more about the experience a person has of their body does not make sense. Given that when treating pain, it is an experience of the client, it makes sense to us to use that experience as a resource to help them to a more functional way of being in themselves.