At Prideful Wellness, bodywork is considered a highly-effective, highly-necessary part of self care. It’s becoming more and more common for general healthcare providers to recommend massage and bodywork for pain relief and injury prevention.
A Therapeutic Advantage
While bodywork is a powerful tool of prevention, it can also be a highly-effective aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions, such as:
A Philosophy of Touch
Muscle memory is very real. A regular routine of thoughtful, skilled bodywork is able to give your muscles experiences to pull from in times of stress. Essentially, massage reminds them that it’s okay to relax!
In most cases, when muscles are tight, they’re not able to function as they should. Tight muscles restrict blood flow, hindering your body’s natural ability to supply new and fresh oxygenated blood to your muscles, trapping acids and hormones produced in times of stress and activity.
The act of touch is also an act of communication — the connection between practitioner and client allows your body to communicate its needs, tensions, and triggers. This is why a safe, welcoming, confidential environment is so essential to our mission: no matter what may surface, we are here to hold space for you.