Body Therapies refer to physical and structural therapies in bodywork to address and diagnose poor conditions of the body to rebuild or repair motion and performance. A good posture, or body structure, means the body is able to work effectively including your organs, which due to poor body posture, can be suppressed. When the whole body is performing well, pain reduces, flexibility and mobility increase and secondary conditions can be avoided.
A good therapist gives a whole-body assessment and creates a plan of treatment with the clients goals in mind. The goal for the therapist is to improve their posture, range of motion, relieve pain and provide information and resources to continue the healing.
When working on the body, the mind needs to be addressed as well, many physical symptoms may come from stress, anxiety or depression or an illness. Therefore, therapists needs to work with the client holistically to get the best outcome.
These are some of the conditions body work therapists can help with:
Neck and back pain
Stiff and painful joints
Urinary tract infections
There are many styles of bodywork therapies and many practitioners who use a variety of modalities to provide a unique experience for each of their clients.