Body Talk Blog
Bodywork DefinedAccording to Wikipedia, "Bodywork is a term used in alternative medicine or complementary medicine to describe any therapeutic, healing or personal development work which involves some form of touching, energetic work or the physical manipulation of a practically oriented physical and somatic understanding of the body."
Body Quirks DefinedBody quirks are the body's idiosyncratic tension response to your habitual stress patterns. The specific set of kinks, cricks, muscle spasms and tension that are unique to you and your lifestyle.
Why BodyQuirks worksBy exploring the unique patterns, stressors and lifestyle conditions of the individual, we can tailor our approach to your specific needs, helping you to achieve a better balanced, overall sense of well-being.
Category Archives: Body Awareness
It’s been quite a month for us, with the unexpected loss of two of our sweet babies, Westie and Boo. They were dear friends of the sweet, furry variety — family members and companions, who meant a great deal to … Continue reading
The summer sun has finally arrived full force in Portland. Brightly lit days have become the siren’s call for outdoor activities and backyard parties. While we may be vigilant in watching out for our health during cold and flu season, … Continue reading
This month’s bodyquirk is personal for me, because it’s something I have been suffering with. It’s called Torticollis and it can be congenital, but most commonly it comes on spontaneously and will self-resolve after 4 to 6 weeks without treatment. … Continue reading
In a past blog from our Parts is Parts Series, we talked about CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and touched upon the more advanced form called Somato Emotional Release (SER). SER is the next logical step in helping the body heal from … Continue reading
Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) or Radiation (EMR) is a concern for many, worldwide these days, especially with the increased proliferation of these frequencies (through cell phone and computer usage) in addition to more traditional forms like televisions, microwaves, hair dryers … Continue reading
Much like the trees in fall, conserving their energy by extracting it from their leaves and sending it to their roots to store it for the coming seasons, we humans go inward preparing for the winter as well. There are … Continue reading
We all know massage feels good, right? Easing tension from those sore, sometimes overworked or injured muscles, helps to nurse them back to health and of course, that can leave you feeling very relaxed. But what if bodywork could also … Continue reading
We’ve touched on the the mind-body connection in past blog posts, as we talked about being present while performing work and play activities. But what does paying attention to your body really mean? First you should understand that the human … Continue reading
Ever wonder why when people are stressed they often say things like, “I can’t catch my breath?” Or why when something has a reviving quality they say, “It’s like a breath of fresh air?” Innately, we all know the value … Continue reading