Bodywork describes the category of touch therapies which include but are not limited to massage, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, reflexology or TTouch.  These therapies use hands-on touch and or manipulation of the muscles, joints and ligaments in the physical body.

Palpating the muscles improves blood flow of the circulatory system resulting in relaxation, stress reduction, and lowered blood pressure.

Bodywork also stimulates the lymphatic system which is responsible for removing toxins, waste and unwanted materials from the body.  It is also an essential to immune system function.  The lymph system depends largely on large muscle activity in the body for its circulation so regular exercise is very important as well.