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September 14, 2017

Why Bodywork Works

By Alison Pearson

I have been asked many times over the years, "What is Polarity Therapy? What does it do? Why should I get bodywork?"

I do my best to explain the theory, procedures and benefits, but there's a book that puts into words what I have intuitively felt and experienced after 16 years of practice as a polarity therapist.

Job's Body by Deane Juhan profoundly enriches the scientific/medical models that our current healthcare system relies upon.

Touch is required for a healthy life. When newborns first arrive, mammals spend a great deal of time "cleaninh" their newbornd. Studies have shown that this "cleaning" also awakens internal organs and processes. Without this early touching, babies will not thrive. Studies carried out in orphanages have shown that babies that were only fed and cleaned had a very high mortality rate, whereas babies that were held, cuddled, stroked fared far better.

Bodywork can awaken the body's natural ability to heal itself. Touch can be physical, emotional or verbal. Words touch our hearts, or shut them down.

Why is it that children are comforted when hurt and adults will turn quickly to medicine. At what age do we think that sentient beings no longer need nurturing touch.
—Deane Juhan
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