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The benefits of stretching exercises and a flexible body include ease of movement. A general stretching routine includes flexibility exercises for neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips, and legs.
Western medicine has come to accept the importance of the mind-body connection in health and healing. Learning to connect mind-body-spirit is an important factor in healthly living.
Asian bodywork therapy is an umbrella term for the touch-based therapies (massage) that have developed out of the theories of Chinese and other Asian medicine.
Water massage offers a relaxing massage done while floating in water. The techniques of aquatic bodywork include Watsu, Aquassage, Waterdance, Jahara Technique, and Healing Dance.
Massage cupping is based on Chinese cupping therapy and provides deep tissue massage using negative pressure. Cupping massage relaxes muscles, stimulates circulation, and more.
Learn basic back massage techniques you can use at home. Massage in a way that is comfortable to the person receiving back massage. Ask for feedback.
Equine massage therapy has many benefits for horses, helping keep them healthy and fit. Equine sports massage can improve a horse's performance.
Dog massage relieves stiffness and tension in your dog's joints and muscles. Canine massage therapy is particularly good for older dogs or ones recovering from injury.
The Trager Approach uses gentle, non-intrusive, natural movement to release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and bring about deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.
Instructions for a 10 minute workout for arms and shoulders and one for hips and thighs.