As per the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:
The definition of massage is – the manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for relaxation or therapeutic purposes.
The definition of bodywork is – the therapeutic touching or manipulation of the body by using specialized techniques.
So you can see that the terms are similar, but different. Bodywork implies a more specialised technique or a combination of multiple specialised techniques.
The style of massage Annalea has trained in is Raynor Naturopathic Massage. Because Raynor is a strong holistic style with origins in Ayurvedic Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Yoga breath work and is both relaxing and therapeutic, you can classify the Raynor style as both bodywork and massage.
Here’s some more information from the Raynor massage website:
“There is a special emphasis on Eastern medical theory that the physical body is a gross manifestation of a subtle body composed of a life force (qi or prana), emotions and other subtle energies, and that each are related and have an effect on each other. Physical or emotional stressors can lead to a blockage or disruption in the flow of qi or prana can cause bones to shift out of place or create tension in the body.”
Annalea’s bodywork/massage sessions are tailored to each unique individual. It’s her intent to provide what you need, whether that be a gentle, nurturing and relaxing massage, a strong, targeted and more intense bodywork experience, or a mixture of all of the above; you choose. She also incorporates sound therapy utilising tuning forks on and around the body
Raynor also pays particular interest to the hands, feet and head, as these can often be the root cause of tension in the body and are often overlooked or skimmed over by more conventional massage.
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