The Bodywork program is a wellness service that enhances the healing process
and encourages a more healthy lifestyle. Individuals who participate in
these services may enjoy such benefits as:
- Decreased pain
- Increased relaxation
- Improved outlook on life
- Stimulation of the self-healing process
- Stress relief and a more peaceful mind
- Improved blood flow and circulation
While individuals enjoy these benefits and more fully connect with their
own inner resources for healing and taking charge of their own lives,
these services are not a substitute for medical treatment.
Therapeutic Bodywork Services
Beyond feeling good, therapeutic massage offers a range of benefits, including
increased blood supply and nutrients to the muscles, removal of toxins
and strengthening of the immune system. Massage types available include:
Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and pregnancy.
Massage therapy during pregnancy can reduce stress and relieve many of
the discomforts experienced, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps,
headaches and edema (swelling). It, also, can help to relieve anxiety,
reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, encourage blood and lymph circulation,
and decrease nervous tension leading to improved sleep.
Acupressure is a healing art based on the principle that there are many
energy pathways that feed life into the body. Acupressure and acupuncture
employ the same philosophies, however, with acupressure only the gentle
touch of the fingers is applied, no needles.
Reflexology offers gentle therapy applied to the feet, hands or ears using
thumb and finger techniques. A Reflexologist will focus on precise locations
that can have an effect on the overall body. Sessions are deeply relaxing,
can help the body rejuvenate physically and mentally and studies show
that reflexology is helpful for pain management. Sessions are conducted
with the client fully clothed.
Healing touch facilities the healing process from an energy perspective
rather than from just a physical perspective. Healing Touch Practitioners
use light touch and intentionality to realign the energy flow, reactivating
the mind/body/spirit connection to eliminate blockages to self-healing.
Treatment is usually given on a massage table or in a chair with the client
Reiki is an ancient system of balancing the energy fields of the body.
A standard treatment includes the placing of hands on positions around
the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. Sessions are conducted with the
client fully clothed in a comfortable, relaxed position.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, holistic approach to bolstering the body's
self-healing capabilities. Using a light touch, the therapist feels for
and removes subtle restrictions within the connective tissue that may
have resulted from injury, trauma, or everyday stress. The outcome is
restored range of motion, decreased pain and an increased sense of well-being.
Lymphatic massage stimulates the immune system to bolster resistance to
disease. Light-pressure strokes stimulate the movement of lymph fluid
to reduce congestion that can lead to toxicity and decreased energy. This
treatment can also be useful for those suffering from post-surgical fluid
Health Education Center
3105 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
2550 Via Tejon,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Make An Appointment
Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork, call 310-517-4711