- Any of a number of therapeutic or simply relaxing practices that involve the manipulation, massage, or regimented movement of body parts. Examples include massage, craniosacral therapy, and Pilates. Bodywork may be used as an adjunct to medical treatment, or it may be prescribed as a form of physical therapy for certain conditions.
* * *body·work (bodґe-wurk″) a general term for therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, comprising a wide variety of techniques, including massage, various systems of touch and manipulation, relaxation techniques, and practices designed to affect the body's energy flow.
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