Category Archives: Bodywork

The application of physical therapy methods such as massage, yoga, exercise, and relaxation techniques for the purpose of promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Muscle Tissue Adhesion Release: Meet Scrapey an LMT’s Best Friend

We have accumulated many modalities and tools over our 45 years (combined) bodywork practice. All of these modalities work for us to serve a specific purpose and we often blend many modalities together in one session, depending on our clients … Continue reading

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Hot Stone Massage Now Offered at Bodyquirks Portland

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

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Winter Colds and Flu: Natural ways to keep them at bay

With no easy transition from fall to winter here in the Portland area, many are experiencing decreased immunity due, in part, to the sudden shift in temperatures. The change in weather signals shifts in your body to accommodate to the … Continue reading

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Hibernate Stress: Relax and Restore those Winter Time Blues

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

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Operation Sanity: Getting back to “it” with a cleanse

Summer is over in our fair city. Our mother rain has descended on Portland, slicking our streets and whetting our appetites for fall’s bounty and winter’s wet and wondrous white. Fall for many of us means misty walks, watching our … Continue reading

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Cause and Solution Part 2: Muscle Spasms

What is a muscle spasm? It’s an involuntary contraction of the muscle that is usually quite painful and which occurs suddenly and resolves just as quickly. Different than a twitching muscle, which is an uncontrolled movement of the muscle visible … Continue reading

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Inhibited movement post injury? Part 2 Adhesions

We’ve talked about injuries and how they can cause trauma and subsequently scar tissue formation post accident. And as wonderful as scar tissue is at healing the body well and allowing it to perform, near pre-injury levels, due in part … Continue reading

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Proper Bike Fit: Biking your Way to Health or Hurt

Love the feeling of the wind in your hair, the sun shining down on your pale northwest skin and the energized pumping of your legs as they pedal you towards your destination? While cycling is fun and a excellent form … Continue reading

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Summertime and the injuries are easy

It’s easier to remember proper stretching, breathing and hydration when you’re thinking fitness but in the summer we all want to play as well. Everything from outdoor concerts, movies in the park, riding your bike and canoeing to hiking, running … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior: Treating Muscle Strains, Sprains and Injuries

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

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