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: Neck and Shoulder Pain
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
It’s funny the way that themes present themselves in your life. Maybe a friend recommended a book to you and then you turn on NPR and hear the author talking, the next day maybe someone else decides to gift it … Continue reading
As we make our way down the body from the head, neck and jaw we come to the shoulders — one of the body’s true workhorses. Bridging the gap between the head/neck and arms, the shoulders often “shoulder,” much of … Continue reading
It’s funny how most of us know very little about the place in which we live — our bodies. Chances are, if you are not in the health and well-being business, you don’t know much about the ins and outs … Continue reading
After and injury, your body can become tight and your movements inhibited, as the body heals from the trauma of injury. This can be caused by a number of things. Once it’s clear that you haven’t broken or cracked any … Continue reading
OK, weekend warrior, you’ve had an extra long hibernation this last season and now that the sun is shining you hit the outdoors full throttle. You overdid it and now you’ve hurt yourself. So what do you do about it? … Continue reading
Summer is finally here and in full effect Portland! When the sun shines around here everyone and we mean EVERYONE is outdoors. People pursue getting back in shape or taking up a new hobby like hiking, rock climbing or biking, … Continue reading
Our work as massage therapists consists mostly of correcting body pain, pressure and tightness caused by improper posture – whether it’s caused by computer work or some other form of repetitive stress. Over the years, we have acquired a couple … Continue reading
In any given week, 70 to 90 % of our massage clients come in complaining of neck and shoulder pain. That’s a lot pain for a lot of folks and most of it’s due to long hours spent in front … Continue reading