a member of the Esalen massage staff, is a dancer and performer who is deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of Eastern and Western somatic therapies as well as Vinyasa yoga.
This weekend provides practitioners with the opportunity to inspire their current massage practice. Experienced Esalen® Massage and Bodywork practitioners Jessica Fagan and Tom Case will offer unique explorations in the practices of stretching and dynamic mobilization, and soft tissue release work. Elements of Thai Massage will also be brought onto the table, along with range of motion and passive release techniques, all of which help to create an atmosphere of innovation and exploration.
This advanced massage workshop focuses on the shoulder girdle and the interplay of muscular balance between the neck, thoracic cavity, spine, and arms. Imbalances and chronic tension around the scapulae, neck, and shoulder are frequently caused by misaligned habitual movement patterns. These holding patterns result in kyphosis, elevated/retracted shoulders, or a depressed chest, all of which affect one’s ability to breathe fully and can support habits of fear and anxiety.
Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the natural beauty of the Esalen land while learning how to give an Esalen Massage. This seasonal workshop offers the talents of two experienced teachers and a weekend of touch. This is a weekend of mutual giving and receiving for those of you who wish to learn the fundamental elements of Esalen Massage. The essence of the Esalen style of bodywork is the awareness and presence with which one approaches massage.