Massage therapy is the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. It is performed for a variety of reasons, including treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients often seek massage for its medical benefit and for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatments available.
Somatic Bodywork suggests working with (as opposed to on) the body tissues with various amount of pressure and different qualities of touch. It emphasizes sensory awareness, breath patterns, subtle energy, movement re-patterning, experiential learning and holistic principles. Focus might be moving between different areas and tissues in the body, including muscles, nerves, bones, tendons, ligaments, skin, fascia, joints, organs, endocrine glands and fluids. This integrated awareness brings incredible possibilities for healing and equilibrium