Breathwork is a general term used to describe any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health. Breathwork has roots in Eastern practices like yoga, Tai Chi, and Buddhism. Many forms of breathwork therapy exist today. Each has its own unique methods of using breath for healing purposes.
Breathwork can help with:
Trauma and posttraumatic stress
Grief and loss
Emotional effects of physical illness
Types of Breathwork include: Biodynamic Breathwork, Clarity Breathwork, Holotropic Breathwork, Integrative Breathwork, Rebirthing Breathwork, Shamanic Breathwork, Transformational Breathwork, Vivation, and Zen Yoga Breathwork.
Breathwork can be considered a method and a practice to use for many psychotherapeutic reasons. Along with increasing oxygen, breathwork can help to improve mental and physical performance and focus.
The benefits of bodywork may include lowering stress levels, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, easing the wear and tear of living, manage life with greater capacity by reducing pain, and heighten bodily awareness facilitating integration for healing work to be done.
It is important that you do your due diligence in choosing a practitioner, including asking for references, reviewing their certification, and trusting your intuition. As someone seeking this method of wellness, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable at all times. Feel free to connect with the practitioner prior to the session to visit the space where you will receive the bodywork.
Touch practitioners are typically trained and skilled in their modality. Clients are respected and treated with professionalism. See individual categories for more information.