Body Talk Blog

Welcome to BodyQuirks Portland’s Body Talk Blog (BTB).  When you receive bodywork, or any type of holistic treatment, part of what we do, as practitioners, is to listen to your body talk. We ask questions and listen carefully to the answers that both you and your body’s kinks and quirks, tell us about your overall health and well-being.

On this blog we explore common muscular and energetic issues and what their causes and solutions are. We provide tips on keeping your body healthy through movement, while minimizing injury. How excess stress can affect the body’s delicate balance and simple things you can do help bring back the body’s natural state of balance and overall well-being.

As we move forward on this journey of health together, feel free to send us your comments or questions. Chances are if you have a question, others do too and we’re happy to explore the answers with you.

Massage therapy is a holistic technique that affects all systems of the body.  We all know stress is detrimental to our health. Massage therapy helps to make us more aware of how and where our stress is manifesting (in the form of tension within the body.) Massage releases this tension allowing the body’s own energy to heal itself. In addition to the myriad of specific issues massage can assist in alleviating, it also improves circulation, aids in sleeping, and, of course, reduces stress.

That is why we believe that massage is not just an indulgence or luxury — it is vital to maintaining good overall health.

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