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What is Integrative Bodywork?

How is Bodywork Different From a Traditional Massage?

Massage is a therapy for general wellness. In contrast, Integrative Bodywork is a body-mind therapy that involves the patient’s participation to diminish emotional pain that harms the physical body or vice versa. There is a lot of interaction between the therapist and patient during the session.

Integrative Bodywork is whole-person healing.

The session blends many therapeutic modalities to meet individual needs. The therapist would use various methods to stimulate the body’s natural healing to release muscle tension embedded in the muscles caused by emotional pain and stress generated by minor physical injuries and surgery.

During the session, the therapist may ask you to deepen your breathing. The purpose is to increase your oxygen intake to generate energy to create blood blow while realigning your muscles or applying Gua Sha for myofascial release to ease the tissues in distress. Tension in muscles and joints interferes with normal bodily function, causing aches and pain. It is necessary to remove muscle memory to resume the full operation of the body.

Frequent Bodywork (recommended once a month) boosts your immune system, strengthens your self-esteem, and heightens your awareness. After the session, you will come out relaxed, energized, and feeling balanced

Bodywork Sessions included:

Muscle Alignment & Breathwork.

Correct muscle imbalance—improve symmetry for better movement.


Stimulate the mind to achieve physical improvement.

Health coaching

Make a personal change to improve overall health. Through the daily diet, exercise, and spiritual practice to enhance metabolism, emotional health, and sleep.

Duration: 90 Minutes

Please schedule an appointment online for an integrative bodywork session. We look forward to working with you!

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Beth Schiffman
Many Lives Chinese Medicine
Acupuncturist Redwood City
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