BODYWORK By Adriana Villarraga
I invite you to submerge yourself into the powerful healing tools offered by bodywork. There are different ways to regain balance, acquire more energy and achieve wellness through bodywork. Here you will find some information and resources about different techniques, from exercising to alternatives of therapeutic bodywork. I hope you will enjoy this presentation.
Exercise • Cardiorespiratory Endurance • Muscular Strength • Muscular Endurance • Flexibility
CardiorespiratoryEndurance • “Ability to perform aerobic exercises for a prolonged period of time” (Powers, Dodd, & Jackson, 2011, p.52).
Muscular Strength • “Ability of a muscle to generate maximal force” (Powers, Dodd, & Jackson, 2011, p.96). • “Amount of weight one can lift during one maximal effort” (Powers, Dodd, & Jackson, 2011, p.96).
Muscular Endurance • “Ability to generate force over and over again” (Powers, Dodd, & Jackson, 2011, p.96).
Flexibility • Allows a joint to go through its full range of motion. • “It allows us to bend, twist, and reach without experiencing pain or stiffness” (Powers, Dodd, & Jackson, 2011, p.140).
Therapeutic Bodywork • Craniosacral Therapy • Energetic Healing • Lymphatic Drainage • Sound Therapy • Color Therapy • Therapeutic Touch
Craniosacral Therapy • “It takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connections of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged” (Biodynamic, 2003). .
Energetic Healing • “Is an umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates the energy circuits in our physical or subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our body’s innate healing mechanisms” (Healing, 2003).
Lymphatic Drainage • “Is a profound technique that increases lymph flow” (Real, 2009). • It increases immune function by stimulating the production of lymphocytes and removing harmful substances from body tissues and neutralizing them in the nodes (Real, 2009).
Sound Therapy • “Holistic approach to healing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person; enabling the individual to return to a state of harmony and balance through the use of sound frequencies” (Sound, 2008).
Color Therapy • Non-invasive and powerful therapy that utilizes the light of varying wavelengths as energy to produce a healing effect (Colour, 2011).
Therapeutic Touch • It does not involve actual physical contact and utilizes the hands to direct human energy for healing purposes (American, 2008).
References • American Cancer Society. (2008). Therapeutic Touch. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/ManualHealingandPhysicalTouch/therapeutic-touch • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. (2003). Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Retrieved from http://www.craniosacraltherapy.org/Whatis.htm • Colour Therapy Healing. (2011). Colour Therapy. Retrieved fromhttp://www.colourtherapyhealing.com/colour_therapy/ • Healing Energy. (2003). What is Energetic Healing? Retrieved fromhttp://www.healingenergy.com.au/energetic_healing.shtml • Powers, S. K., Dodd, S. L., & Jackson, E. M. (2011). Total Fitness & Wellness. San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.: • Real Bodywork. (2009). Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Retrieved fromhttp://www.realbodywork.com/articles/lymphatic_article.html • Sound Wave Energy. (2008). What Is Sound Wave Energy? Retrieved from http://www.harmonyera.com/