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Is bodywork the 'cure' for sexuality issues?

Updated: Feb 6, 2020

People the world over are flocking to healing hands of bodyworkers, for issues ranging from sexual shame, guilt, abuse, and misinformation, to self worth, disconnection, and ill-health.

In bodywork you have a method that accesses emotional issues that sit in the deepest parts of ourselves, through somatic awareness (through the body).

Bodywork is a combination of full body massage and often, but not always, sexual stimulation in a safe, professional 'held' environment, and performed by a qualified sexological bodyworker.

As the issues facing many of those who seek out bodywork include sexual trauma, it's absolutely critical that this work be performed by a qualified professional.

So, what does bodywork offer?

  1. The intimate and safe touch of a bodyworker helps to release shame around your body and your sexuality.

  2. With the help of the bodyworker, you learn how to be clear about your needs and desires.

  3. You're encouraged to find our own voice, speak your truth, and express yourself in whatever way feels right for you.

  4. By feeling into your body, you reconnect to your body, your sensuality, and your capacity for pleasure.

  5. With the qualified practitioner to guide you and hold you, you're able to be vulnerable in a way you may not be able to in your other relationships.

  6. You'll have an experience of what a respectful and caring partner is like, one who understands your boundaries as well as your desires.

  7. You can learn to love your genitals, your body, and your uniqueness.

  8. It reframes traumatic past experiences with positive enjoyable experiences to refer to, helping you to heal your trauma.

  9. You can turn your back on judgement and pain, and experience sexual and physical freedom.

If you or someone you know would benefit from sexological bodywork, do some research first so that you fully understand what it involves.

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