Everywhere people still use various types of bodywork for many health-related reasons, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness. Bodywork actually has a long history in cultures around the world. The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history over 5,000 years ago.
Now various types of bodywork stand as highly respected holistic healing methods practiced across the world. Bodywork, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, forearms, elbows or feet. Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains; its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles. Generally regarded as the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being.
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