I use the term bodywork to be all-encompassing. I do not just massage your muscles (as amazing as that is too!).
Fascia is the connective tissue that connects your whole body. It explains why you have disfunction in one part of the body but experience the pain in another. You cannot truly relieve pain unless you track where the disfunction is coming from.
Imbalances in the body create disfunction. Easing pain requires us to identify where that disfunction is coming from so we can restore balance.
The body is not stagnant, therefore effective bodywork must involve movement of the limbs and the body. I use lengthening and shortening of the muscles to target disfunction and relieve pain.
Science plus intuition
I love using both sides of my brain. I can objectively assess the structure and quality of the tissue, and then tune in to how the body is “speaking” to me.