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An introduction to some bodywork practices Danielle Goettl
Acupuncture: A traditional Chinese Medicine technique that uses needles to help relieve pain in specific areas of the body. Massage: A type of bodywork where a certified massage therapist uses different massage techniques to loosen up muscles, relieve tension, or stress, and to promote relaxation. Reflexology: A method of relaxation that uses pressure points in the feet, hands, and ears. The reflexologist applies pressure to these specific points on the body.
Breathing and flow: yoga practice starts with breathing and continues on to a flow of poses and stretching. This breathing should be maintained and utilized throughout the practice. Similar breathing techniques are used in meditation. Mind-body connection : During both yoga and meditation, there needs to be a mind-body awareness. The mind needs to be aware of how the body feels. The mind needs to be “turned off” and push away unneeded thoughts, only focused on the body.
Tai Chi: the Chinese exercise of slow, small movements that utilize stretching positions and poses, along with breathing techniques. This is a type of martial art. Medical Qigong: another form of Chinese medicine that uses the energy from within, and exercises to work with the qi (inner force).
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR): PMR is a technique used to relax that body, one section at a time. The feet, legs, core, arms, hands, neck, head, and finally whole body are “squeezed” one at a time with self-talk and breathing. Breathing for relaxation: Simple breathing for relaxation includes deep breaths with long inhales, and longer exhales. Counting often helps. This breathing can be used outside of bodywork as well.
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