Pulsing, also known as Pulsing Rhythmic Bodywork, is a form of somatic therapy that employs rhythmic and rocking manipulation of the body as the primary means of encouraging emotional release and the dissolution of body armor (i.e., chronic muscular tension that reflects repressed emotions). It is a significant development of the Trager approach of somatic education within a conceptual framework that embraces the Reichian theory of body armor. It works indirectly with body armor to avoid the trauma that can often accompany the de-armoring process. Pulsing is presented as a form of somatic self-experiencing and does not take a diagnostic approach that focuses on specific treatments for symptoms; however, some practitioners offer an approach that works more explicitly with the client’s ongoing therapeutic process.

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