Types of Bodywork:
Glossary: terms of methodology or applications to achieve the benefits.
Massage Therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques and
applies adjunctive therapies to positively affect the health and well being of the client.
Hydrotherapy uses water, externally or internally, in it's solid, liquid or gaseous form.
Applications produce therapeutic changes in the body's environment by thermal or mechanical
Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body by working in the
muscles, tendons, and fascia.
Sports Massage is classified into three main categories: maintenance, event and rehabilitation.
Maintenance is a regular program of massage to help the athlete achieve injury-free training
while optimizing performance. Event massage is used before a competition to supplement warm
up. It prepares the athlete for top performance and uses techniques to enhance the body's
recovery process. Rehabilitation massage techniques are effective for the management of both
acute and chronic injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy uses various
acupressure points to alleviate spasms and pain.
Cross Fiber Friction is a technique in massage therapy that benefits the reduction of scar
tissue and adhesions.
Swedish Massage uses active and passive movement of joints to promotes calmness,
relaxation, improves circulation, range of motion and relieves muscle tension.
Kinesiology (Touch For Health) is the application of structural, mental, nutritional, and
energetic balancing techniques to help people alleviate pain, improves physical and mental
performance, and enhances energy.
Remedial Exercises for Range of Motion is used both during sessions and as self-care for the
client. The exercises encourage clients to become active participants in their own health,
maintenance and recovery.
Reflexology is a science based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands,
which correspond to every part of the body. Stimulation and application of pressure to the feet
or hands, increases circulation and promotes specific bodily and muscular functions.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a method to increase overall flexibility in
target muscle groups. The techniques involve the target muscle group being stretched to its
maximum range of movement (ROM).