One of the best things to come out of California was the late Jack Painter, a guy who pioneered emotional body release work. Sure massage can make you feel really good, however I've found that Bodywork made my whole posture better over time. I had a slumped right shoulder which gradually lifted as I released old trauma.
The body transformation process integrates Gestalt therapy with bodywork as well as breath work, and fine energy work. The initial seven sessions address specific body areas and focus on releasing defensive armoring habits, characterized as "letting go of the old self". During sessions, spontaneous emotional expression is encouraged. Additional tools include drama therapy, attention to body language and self-awareness.
Body Transformation works simultaneously with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the whole person, it contains elements of both psychotherapy and bodywork.
It is powerful and it works long term. I am now offering this in Canberra and Bega.