Bodywork is an umbrella term that includes many types of hands-on, special therapies focused on re-aligning the structure of the body and facilitating energy flow. It employs the power of human touch to heal and restore the body. Many dysfunctional conditions are relieved or completely healed through various types of massage and specialized treatments such as Essential Acupressure, Neurofascial Release and Structural Alignment.
At St. Joseph Institute, our mental health staff include fully trained counselors, as well as bodyworkers who are trained to identify and process issues. Full recovery from mental health issues requires bodywork to accomplish two important objectives: (1) to release unhealthy patterns that keep us bound to old behaviors, and (2) to reveal sources of strength and growth that can help us realize our full potential.