Bodywork

Community natural healing services such as acupuncture, Reiki, etc. in Milwaukee with sliding fee scale and spanish interpreter available.

 

Bodywork

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Therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being.  Body work may include massage, various systems of touch and manipulation, relaxation techniques, and practices designed to affect the body's energy flow.

Therapeutic massage can ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can also be highly effective for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other disorders of the muscles and/or nervous system.

Swedish Massage is the most common and familiar to people. It is known to be relaxing and to have great physical, emotional and spiritual healing benefits. The practitioners use their fingers or palms to release soft tissue and muscle tension, improve circulation and release endorphins (the body's natural painkillers).

Neuromuscular Therapy combines trigger point release work with general massage strokes. NMT is specifically designed to work with all areas of the body especially those that are typically problem areas (such as lower back, shoulders, neck, legs, arms).

Acupressure is an ancient healing art which uses finger pressure on specific points to unblock, balance, or increase the circulation or chi energy in the body. Acupressure can be effective in treating symptoms of stress. Various acupressure points are often used in combination with other forms of bodywork.

Prenatal Massage is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. This therapy helps to reduce lower back pain and the build-up of fluids in the hands and feet. It also reduces stress, anxiety and depression that can be caused by the hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy.

Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on technique that applies light touch on the area between the skull and the base of the spine, using it to detect the flow of the spinal fluid and the body's energy and vibration. Through these hand placements, the therapist helps to dissolve resistance in tissue and fluids in the body creating a feeling of revitalization of the whole system. Craniosacral therapy is effective in conditions that may result from compression on the skull after the birth of a baby and which in the future may present problems of dyslexia or ADHD in children. This therapy may also help reduce stress, neck and back pain, and chronic conditions such as migraines, insomnia, TMJ, chronic fatigue, and sinus problems. 

Reiki is a therapy that balances the flow of energy in and outside of the body.  The therapist places hands lightly on or just above various body parts to balance the movement of energy.  This therapy helps strengthen and energize the whole body while reducing the change of illness and stress, decreases side effects of harsh treatments such as chemotherapy, and may benefit the client physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.

Reconnective Healing is a type of energy healing that activates healing frequencies in the body field. The therapist raises the vibrational rate of the field and brings in energy, light, and new information which allows for the renewal and healing of body, mind, and spirit.  Benefits of reconnective healing may include relief form anxiety, pain or depression, release of emotional pain or trauma, increased energy and vitality, relief of chronic migraines, asthma, and arthritis, strengthened immune system, gastrointestinal relief, heightened intuition, or a heightened sense of connection to higher self, God & the universe.