The following is from the official BodyTalk website on the professional applications of the modality in an integrated wellness program:
General Wellness and Preventative Healthcare
General Wellness is one of the basic aspects of healthcare that the BodyTalk System provides an individual. Even though you may think you feel good, there is a good chance that you can feel even better than you currently do. If you have any sort of minor aches and pains, headaches, digestive imbalances or stress-related issues, BodyTalk will quickly and easily bring your body into a better state of balance. BodyTalk also is preventative, as it can help your bodymind have the best possible function so that you will not be susceptible to the stress you experience and so that your immune system is protecting you appropriately from external factors, such as germs and toxins.
BodyTalk involves maximizing performance levels and addressing emotional and psychological factors in a straight-forward and practical way. BodyTalk amplifies the brain’s focus to specific parts of the body, thus increasing the blood supply, lymph flow, nerve flow, energy flow, immune response, and tissue repair. This amplification of focus enables the brain to attune to the very specific needs of the body to greatly accelerate the healing process in rehabilitation settings. And this same ability to mobilize and focus the body’s systems has been able to bring about enhanced performance results for athletes and performers of all kinds.
In a similar fashion, BodyTalk speeds up all the body’s healing processes and shortens recovery time from injuries, surgeries and illnesses. Many Physical Therapists incorporate BodyTalk into their regular practices – with dramatic results.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
BodyTalk can be used during pregnancy and childbirth, but can also be used on newborns and very young children as well. Receiving prenatal BodyTalk sessions allows the mother and baby to be in full and proper communication with each other, which will allow the baby to develop healthily, and can also address any particular issues that may arise during the pregnancy. BodyTalk at the actual birthing can help the mother remain present and calm, and can assist the labor in being more efficient. Postnatal BodyTalk can help mom and baby recover from the stress of the birth quickly and easily.
The benefits of BodyTalk especially designed for animals. As is the case with human beings, exposure to stress can lead to disease and malfunctioning within an animal’s body. The understanding that animals deserve their own type of BodyTalk inspired the evolution of BodyTalk for Animals.