Definition of Hellerwork in US English:



trademark in US
  • A system involving deep tissue massage and exercise, designed to help correct posture, improve mobility, relieve pain, etc.

    • ‘Not to be outdone, Saturday's Guardian had a 20-page article on ‘Extreme Wellbeing’, featuring a range of expensive and dubious therapies such as Hellerwork and kinesiology.’
    • ‘Another school of structural integration is Hellerwork, which will not only align and integrate your body parts, it will do the same for your mind and soul.’
    • ‘The form of tissue Hellerwork primarily focuses on is the fascia - the plastic-like tissue that wraps all muscles.’


1980s: named after Joseph Heller (born 1940), the US educator who developed it.