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img_1379Movement Therapy

Definition – Movement therapy refers to a range of tests, assessments and techniques we use to promote physical greatness and to identify areas of potential for improved movement and movement capabilities.  Improved movement not only helps us physically, but can also help us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  

 

Purpose

The physical benefits of movement therapy include greater ease and range of movement, improved balance, strength and flexibility, enhanced muscle tone and coordination, joint resiliency, cardiovascular conditioning, enhanced athletic performance, stimulation of circulation, prevention of injuries, greater longevity, as well as pain relief, and relief of rheumatic, neurological, spinal, stress, and respiratory disorders.

Movement therapy can also be used as a meditation practice to quiet the mind, foster self-knowledge, and increase awareness of your posture and one’s physical body. In addition, movement therapy is beneficial in alleviating emotional distress that is expressed through the body.  These conditions include eating disorders, guilt and worry, and anxiety attacks. Since movements are related to thoughts and feelings, movement therapy can also bring about changes in attitude and emotions.  People report an increase in self-esteem and self-image.  The physical openness facilitated by movement therapy leads to greater emotional openness and creativity.

Movement is fundamental to human life.  In fact movement is life.  The great Western philosopher Socrates understood what modern physics has proven, “The universe is motion and nothing else.”
How well do you move?  Does your body feel older than your years?  Would you like us to help you understand your true movement capabilities and potential?  Contact us today!