Physical therapy, or movement therapy, uses mechanical force to remedy deficiencies, improve mobility and restore the functionality of certain parts of the body. This involves a set of programs, techniques, and principles of structuring that address the human body for prophylactic, therapeutic, and restorative purposes.
Tai chi is the most widespread internal style of Chinese martial arts, practiced today throughout the world especially as a therapeutic discipline for maintaining health, increasing vitality and psycho-emotional balance. It is a way to find inner peace, vitality and the joy of living. Born as a martial art, tai chi is based on fluid, slow movements, but not without vigour, based on a whole philosophy and science. Continuous, fluid movements are built on the principle that running water never puddles. Harmonious shapes relax both muscles and joints, which strengthens the body inside. Through movement and meditation tai chi brings robust health, calm mind and an open heart.