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) Parts is Parts Series
Our Quirk of the Month is groin strain. Recently, we’ve had many clients come in with varying degrees of adductor strains, more commonly known as groin pulls. We will show you what a groin pull is, how to avoid them … Continue reading
Recently a client brought a book to show me titled, 8 Steps to a Pain-free Back by Esther Gokhale (pronounced Go-clay), because she loved the simplicity and the benefits she has received from it. Just a quick glance told me … Continue reading
If you’re a fan of our work or this blog, you may have noticed we love acupressure. Why? Because it’s everything good, with no nasty side effects. Light pressure, easy touch, energy blocks removed, chi flowing like the tide — … Continue reading
At Bodyquirks Portland, we believe in the continuous practice of learning and growing — it’s part of our life philosophy, as well as our practice. Because of this, we really try hard to keep up with the latest modalities and … Continue reading
In our previous post on natural remedies for allergy season, we mentioned using reflexology to help provide some much needed relief from seasonal allergens. Below we’ve provided a reflexology chart for your use along with some tips on it’s proper … 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
We’ve talked about bone spurs before but one thing we haven’t talked about is the number of people we see in a given week with big toe pain and inflammation, often limiting their activities. This pain however is, many times, … Continue reading
The body is an amazing machine, most often it knows exactly what it needs. If you’ve ever been injured, you may have experienced swelling at the site of the injury. This swelling or inflammation, is the body attempting to … Continue reading
If you have bunions you know just how painful and awful looking they can be. Though bunions occur in the male population as well, they’re most common in women — nearly 10 times more common. Why? Because women put our … Continue reading