Bodywork Definition

Bodywork is a collective term that refers to alternative medical practices involving hands-on manipulation of the body.

Bodywork techniques range from massage therapy, deep tissue manipulation, to yoga. Therapeutic goals of bodywork for the treatment of chronic pain include relaxation, stimulated blood circulation and increased endorphin levels, reduced muscular tension and anxiety.

Bodywork is based on the theories that touch and movement are essential to promoting physical and emotional well-being.