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: Stretching & Flexibility
As massage therapists we strive to help our clients optimize their well-being. In our own lives, we are also striving to optimize our well-being — learning, growing and adapting to the changing needs of our bodies and minds. Which is … Continue reading
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
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
We’ve written several posts now, over the course of the last year, on the importance of proper workstation alignment, the uptick in muscle problems caused by the use of electronic devices and even talked about very specific maladies like Torticollis. … 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 the last week or so feet have been the big deal in our Portland practice, everyone is having trouble, either with bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, plantar fascitis or complaining of pain in their big toe. According to the National … Continue reading
Each week, it seems, we run into themes when it comes to client complaints. Last week’s ailment of the week turned out to be Trigger Finger, a painful condition that can limit your ability to function and that western medicine … Continue reading