The manipulative and body based healing therapies that use manual manipulation or movement of various body parts to deal with the soft tissues, bones, joints, circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body while realigning and restoring their normal functioning and strength and imparting a sense of complete well-being.
Some manipulative and body based healing methods that ensure healthy body and overall well-being are:
It is an ancient Chinese healing therapy based on massaging the key points on the body using fingers and thumbs. Apart from releasing muscular tension and improving blood circulation, acupressure cures various ailments and restores health and well-being.
Chiropractic treatment is an ancient Chinese method of healing. It can be traced back to over 3000 years. It is also known as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) where traction is applied to the spine and related tissues to manipulate, stimulate and mobilise them. This provides relief from pain, and can also cure ailments.
Massage is a much loved and enjoyed therapy that requires artful and relaxing strokes and science of applying pressure to relax and heal. Massage therapy also improves blood circulation and provides a general sense of rejuvenation and well-being.
Reflexology is also known as zone therapy, and is based on the science of correlation of body parts. The therapy involves squeezing, massaging and pressing on body parts to regulate the flow of blood, energies and nerve impulses, thus bringing about healing.
Osteopathy is based on treating and harmonising the musculoskeletal system. The method is based on the belief that nerves, muscles and bones are the base of a healthy body, and restoring the health of the musculoskeletal system can ensure a healthy body and complete well-being.
Rolfing (structural integration) therapy providers offer a deep tissue massage and hands on energy healing using their fingers, knuckles and elbows to loosen, reorganise and align the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. This therapy improves overall physical and emotional health and also provides relief from chronic pains.
Alexander technique is a healing practice based on physical and mental exercises that coordinate the body and mind and keep it in perfect sync while improving your movements and postures. The Alexander technique practices provide a sensory awareness, conscious control and natural alignment thus improvising your health and over all well-being.
It is a therapy focusing on body awareness, coordination and synchronised movements. It aims at giving flexibility and increasing the capabilities of the body while providing strength, better healing, more endurance and a general sense of well-being.