Bodywork is not a thing. It is a process.
Although the average myofascial trigger point can easily be cleared in under a minute, addressing the causative factors always takes longer. Thus,”it depends” is usually the best answer.
“In alternative medicine, bodywork is any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine.” En.wikipedia.org. N. p., 2017. Web. 5 July 2017
I practice a blend of the following bodywork modalities and my focus is on myofascial pain relief and stress management:
- deep tissue
- sensory-motor integration
- craniosacral therapy
- specialized kinesiology
The above modalities are therapeutically indicated for conservative care and management of conditions such as:
- back pain
- shoulder pain
- neck pain
- hip pain
- knee pain