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Why do people turn to bodywork?

People turn to bodywork for a variety of reasons: to relax, to reduce tension, or to relieve pain. Several forms of bodywork combine physical manipulation with movement education in an effort to help realign the body to create a more natural, comfortable posture, diminish tension, reduce chronic pain, and establish ease of movement. Rolfing involves deep manipulation of fascia, the connective tissue that covers muscles. The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Hellerwork make us more aware of our habitual movement patterns so that we can change or refine them. Some methods are practiced one-on one with a practitioner, while Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique can be taught in a group setting.

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