a member of the Esalen massage staff since 1980, teaches internationally, focusing on bodywork's energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspect. She is a Reiki teacher, a Circle of Life facilitator/coach, and a licensed graduate of The Center for Spiritual Healing.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the therapeutic benefits of an Esalen Massage, emphasizing clarity of intent, proper draping techniques, and body mechanics. Through brief lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on supervision, students will practice and learn about the positive effects and benefits of specific massage strokes and their application to particular regions of the body. Come prepared to explore massage, enjoy the healing waters of the natural hot springs, and the magical beauty of the Esalen grounds.
In this massage intensive workshop, we will focus on the abdominal and pelvic regions of the body, addressing both energetic and structural dynamics. Often the abdomen is treated superficially, when in fact it is our center, our core, and the place of digestion and assimilation of all life experiences. The pelvic region is the "cradle," or seat of power, the bridge between the upper body and the legs. The psoas muscles, considered the fight/flight muscles of the human species, span this bridge.