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bod·y·work

 (bŏd′ē-wûrk′)
n.
1. The metal or plastic external structure of a motor vehicle.
2. The act or process of repairing the bodies of motor vehicles.
3. The application of therapeutic methods, especially massage and often stretching and relaxation exercises, to promote physical health and emotional well-being.

bod′y·work′er n.

bodyworker

(ˈbɒdɪˌwɜːkə)
n
a person involved in the building or repair of bodywork
Translations

bodyworker

n masajista mf, practicante mf de trabajo corporal
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Huston considers himself to be a therapeutic bodyworker. He says, "I fearlessly do things other therapists are reluctant to do" to bring comfort to his patients, including his work as an end-of-life doula.
But when her condition didn't improve, desperate Elysia teamed up with specialist bodyworker Adam Foster.
But Rachael's life changed with she teamed up with specialist bodyworker Adam Foster, who has put Rachael through her paces in a strict exercise regime.
Ken has more than 30 years' experience as a yoga teacher, bodyworker and massage therapist and has a loyal following of students who regularly attend his retreats.
As a birth/postpartum/full-spectrum doula and Certified Sexological Bodyworker, I provide services to diverse women and LGBTQI people, with a focus on achieving desired outcomes in childbirth and other aspects of their embodied lives.
For many years I supported myself as a bodyworker and a counselor, but I eventually had the feeling that I wasn't using my brain in the way that I needed.
If dancers could address the problem by talking to the director or choreographer, or by seeing a bodyworker right away, the injury could he resolved sooner.
Be prepared to get close to your massage therapist, and you'll be deeply rewarded for your efforts to relax into the nurturing properties of both water and bodyworker.
"Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension" as the bodyworker uses words to alert the patient to "unconscious muscle tension." (53) Its uniqueness is based on a gentle but direct touch as the bodyworker is guided by changes in the breathing as barometers of internal relaxation or lack thereof.
But fortunately there were more pleasures to come: a seventy-five-minute massage from a capable bodyworker.
As a professional bodyworker, I believed that instinctively, intuitively, she was making an attempt to reclaim her body as her own, to place a protective talisman on herself, an eminently wise response to the experience of being the victim of a crime.
In auto body repair, any bodyworker will tell you, no one's eyes are sharper than the customers'.