Bodywork is a term used to describe any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. Bodywork techniques aim to improve general wellbeing, assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the mind-body connection, or to work on the various energy fields of the human body.
The universal form of bodywork is massage therapy in all its forms. While bodywork includes all forms of massage techniques, it also includes many other types of touch therapies. The better known forms of manipulative bodywork include Alexander Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Bioenergetics, Bowen technique, Chiropractic, Reflexology, Rolfing and Shiatsu.
Some of the best known forms of non-touch bodywork methods include Reiki, Yoga, Pranayama, Qigong and Taiji.back