is a German-born clinical psychologist, Diamond Approach® teacher, and certified Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork instructor, teaching at Esalen and internationally. She is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and created the Esalen In-house Yoga training program.
Traditionally, deep tissue modalities have been practiced and taught with a singular focus on organizing the body’s connective tissues. Rarely is there an emphasis on the relationship of the brain to the body’s structural components, which supports a deep exploration of body, mind, and soul. This seven-day experience with Perry and Johanna Holloman and Harriet Goslins proposes to teach Deep Bodywork as a modality capable of influencing our nervous system’s relationship to our body’s structural elements.
Deep bodywork, practiced with great sensitivity, is one of the most effective healing modalities available to the bodywork practitioner. Through slowly opening the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, we connect the mind to normally unconscious, “stuck” areas of the physical body, which can release enormous amounts of previously held energy. This energy in turn becomes available to support the body’s innate capacity to self-organize and self-heal, enabling practitioners to support clients in overcoming previously stubborn, seemingly intractable physical conditions.
“In our previous classes, we’ve focused on teaching the practice of Deep Bodywork for specific segments of the body,” write the leaders. “In this seminar, we will focus on giving a full body massage, and integrating Deep Bodywork into the session as a whole. We will show you how to apply deep work on both sides of the body while maintaining the flowing, integrative quality which is the signature of Esalen Massage.
The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Disorders of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint
There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity. The capacity of Deep Bodywork to alleviate acute and chronic pain has made it an indispensable tool in treating difficult conditions such as thoracic-outlet syndrome and disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint.