Articles: bodywork

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  1. Creating Creativity in Body Therapy

    by Allan Rudolf

    I've been involved in body therapy for about twenty-five years and although I have studied many systems and styles of body therapy my main practice has always been Rolfing. Being a...

  2. Curing By Poisoning

    by Joel Carbonnel

    "All drugs are poisons, and chemotherapy is a particularly nasty set of poisons," says Richard Sullivan, head of clinical programmes at the charity Cancer Research UK.[1]

  3. De-Code Your Pain: Investigate the Three Common Triggers

    by Ya-Ling J Liou

    Have you been working hard to re-configure your posture, your work ergonomics or your sleeping position with the hope of solving nagging, persistent pain? If none of your efforts l...

  4. Disk-Eating Pimple Bugs

    by Joel Carbonnel

    A concise history of the theories of aetiology would show that among the myriad of ideas put forward to explain the cause of disease, four stand out clearly. They have in common th...

  5. Double Chins, Triple Bellies and Demi-Thighs

    by Joel Carbonnel

    One of the outcomes of misusing ourselves is that some muscles become short and tight while others become slack and flabby. This unequal and imbalanced distribution of tone does no...

  6. Dr Rolf, Rolfing and Structural Integration

    by Allan Rudolf

    The practitioner of Structural Integration (Rolfing) applies systematic pressure (energy) to re-shape and re-balance the body structure. Tissue which was short and hard becomes sof...

  7. Eulogy for a Book

    by Allan Rudolf

    Every once in a while I come across a book which is relatively unknown, possibly out of print, and which has an important influence on my bodywork practice.

  8. Expert Tease

    by Joel Carbonnel

    This column focuses on the value of ‘experts’ and their expertise. The author believes there is some truth in the saying ‘an expert is one who knows more and more about less and le...

  9. Eyes That Feel, Hands That See

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Hands and eyes are the favourite organic implements of the bodyworker. 'Bodyworking' is a hands-on, eyes-on affair. But, according to their elective technique, therapists can give ...

  10. Face Value

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Everybody does it! Consciously or unconsciously, everyone gives a psychological meaning to new faces, and judges character subjectively. From earliest time, the "mirror of the soul...

  11. Flotation and Body Harmony - A unique healing experience

    by Peta Knaggs

    Wellspring combines the benefits of flotation therapy and Body Harmony. It is an experience which clients describe as, "exquisite", "profound", "extraordinary", "unlike anything I ...

  12. Forward Head Posture

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Viewed with the naked eye, the neck of many vertebrates appears to have an oblique or horizontal orientation. A study from X-rays of the neck region of these animals revealed that ...

  13. Getting A Wiggle On

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In his column this month Joel Carbonnel looks at the muscular legacy we have inherited from our distant relatives the reptiles.

  14. Give Me Five

    by Joel Carbonnel

    When it comes to digits (fingers and toes), Nature has never been able to count above five. If we except a few genetic mishaps, no animal belonging to the Amniota (reptile, bird or...

  15. Gravity: Balance of Body - Balance of Mind

    by Will Johnson

    Our physical relationship with gravity determines whether our journey through life will be one of buoyancy and lightness or tension and struggle.

  16. Gravity: Friend or Foe?

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Would you like to live in a zero or low-gravity environment? I suspect that many, especially the posturally challenged, dream of being free from gravity's bonds. This dream is the ...

  17. Hamstrung

    by Joel Carbonnel

    According to the dictionary, a hamstring "in humans, apes, etc.," consists of "each of the five tendons at the back of the knee". But who pulls the strings? It is the hamstring mus...

  18. Heeling Power

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Evolution is something that happens not only to living organisms but also to physical objects, particularly those that have an intimate relationship with living things. In his colu...

  19. Hellerwork - Excellence with Ease

    by Roger Golten

    Hellerwork is a Structural Integration school founded in 1978. Overall there are about 250 active and certified practitioners worldwide using the Hellerwork service mark.

  20. Hidden Pains

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Unless you are a masochist, avoidance of pain is a normal reaction. Nature, in its kindness, has provided us with reflexes that allow us to escape painful stimuli. Without these me...

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