Structural bodywork is a type of manual therapy used to treat injuries and pain. It focuses on the bones, muscles and joints of the body to relieve symptoms such as chronic pain or discomfort, neck or back pain, headaches, postural distortions (postural asymmetry), joint contractures/hypermobility (excess mobility) and tendonitis/bursitis.
What is structural bodywork?
Structural bodywork is a form of somatic therapy that seeks to restore normal alignment between your joints and muscles by manipulating soft tissues like ligaments, tendons and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). By releasing tension in these tissues, structural therapists aim to improve circulation to the area, which can have positive effects on both pain levels as well as mobility.
What are the benefits of structural bodywork?
Structural bodywork offers a range of benefits, including:
Better posture helps to improve the way that your muscles work together, allowing them to function at a higher level and in turn reduce pain. This can help you to become more mobile, allowing for increased flexibility.
Structural bodywork can also help to reduce chronic pain by improving posture and guiding movement. This can also relieve difficulties with joints and muscles.
Structural bodywork helps to increase overall muscle tone and flexibility as well as circulation throughout the body’s tissues, allowing clients to feel stronger while improving their quality of life overall (both physically and mentally).
Proper blood flow is essential for the proper functioning of all organs in your body; with increased circulation comes improved digestion along with many other benefits such as increased energy levels.
Stress and trauma are known to manifest in the body through long-term and chronic illnesses, but the techniques used in structural bodywork can allow clients to let go of the emotional experiences that caused the anatomical restriction in the first place.
Why should you try structural bodywork?
Structural bodywork is a great option for those who want to treat the causes of their pain and mobility issues. Structural bodywork treats you as a whole person and helps your body heal itself by addressing its structural imbalances.
Structural bodywork is based on the principle that our bodies have built-in mechanisms for self-healing. The goal of a structural approach is not to treat only symptoms but also to address the underlying cause of dysfunction or pain to restore balance within an individual’s biomechanics.
Structural bodywork and pain management
Pain management sessions target specific areas of the body with the goal of relieving aches and pains. These sessions can be a great introduction to structural bodywork for those who haven’t tried it before. The range of pain management sessions we offer include:
- Wrist, arm, and shoulder discomfort
- Ankle and foot issues
- Leg, knee and foot problems
- Hip and pelvis imbalance
- Lower backache
- Back tension
- Back, neck, and shoulder stiffness
- Jaw, throat, and face sensitivity
- Headache and migraine suffering
Structural bodywork is a great way to help your body to heal itself. It’s easy and effective, and there are many different types of structural bodywork available. Whether you’re looking for pain relief or just want to learn more about how your body works, structural bodywork can provide all of these things by helping you find balance within yourself.