I love this question ever so much better than the WHY question, simply because the answer is that it can be such a versatile form of wellness care. Over the next few posts I will outline some different types of massage therapy/bodywork, and discuss the benefits of each.
First of all, on the most basic level, we define massage and bodywork as physical manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of relaxation or rehabilitation. We aren’t chiropractors, so spinal adjustment is outside of our practical scope. (That isn’t to say that some of our clients don’t experience spontaneous adjustment, but the CRAAAACK of an adjusting spine isn’t our goal, just an occasional, lovely side effect