Holistic Body Work

What is Holistic Body Work?

Holistic body work is manual (hands-on) work that can be applied in a variety of different ways to treat the whole of the body. How it's delivered is based on how the therapist has been trained and what your body needs to heal. While a specific local area may be problematic for you, your therapist may find issues elsewhere that require attention to restore overall balance and health. Read below to see some examples of what may be included in a session.

What Type of Body Work Do We Do?

Soft Tissue Work

While Dr. Patty does not do formal massage therapy sessions, soft tissue work is frequently a part of treatments. With a background as a Physical Therapist specializing in manual orthopedic based treatments for over 15 years, there can be a good deal of benefit in specific work locally for different issues you may be dealing with. Dr. Patty also integrates soft tissue work into more systemic treatments, trying to influence more than just local areas. Treatment on certain parts of the spine may help relax the autonomic system or help restore function at the GI system for example.

Visceral Manipulation

The organs play a vital role in our overall health and well-being. They are commonly overlooked and can lead to a plethora of problems. Visceral manipulation is a gentle approach to awakening and restoring the mobility and motility of the organs to help rebalance the whole of the system. This has been an incredibly valuable addition to our holistic manual work, potentially assisting in chronic, stubborn issues that may be residing in our organs (whether it be physical or emotional). Find more detail: here.

Joint Mobilization

Dr. Patty has worked with joint mobility throughout her career and continues to incorporate specific mobility work whether to help a local issue, to calm down the autonomic system, or to have a secondary effect on the organs or other areas of the body that may benefit from treatment. 

Trigger Point Release

Trigger Point Release is considered a type of soft tissue mobilization that applies graded pressure to an area of built up tension (the trigger point). Like all of our other techniques, this can be used to assist with a local dysfunction, referred pain patterns, or systemic issues, influencing our organs.