Maria Lucia Bittencourt Sauer
has practiced spiritual healing in Brazil, Switzerland, France, Austria, and the US since 1982. She has been a resident student and teacher at Esalen and conducts trainings and seminars internationally.
Spiritual Massage is a hands-on healing practice that works directly on the energy body, balancing the chakras, cleansing old thought forms, and gently facilitating release of emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages. Born into a family of healers with a generations-old tradition, Maria Lucia Bittencourt Sauer studied and continues to study with healers in her native Brazil, where Spiritism—receiving healing knowledge from the spirit world—is very familiar.
“These special times call us forth to deeply and intentionally integrate our own healing, and also to use our hands as wonderful instruments to heal others,” writes Maria Lucia. “Sometimes we need an invitation to deeply enter our own body’s energy field, so that self-healing can occur. Many of us are spirits that come here with amazing wisdom, but refuse to be fully embodied, till we are truly seen with compassion.