has been a teacher and practitioner of Esalen® Massage, Deep Bodywork, and body-oriented approaches to Gestalt work for more than 20 years. He teaches in the US, Asia, and Europe, and makes his home in Big Sur, Calif.
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.
Esalen offers three levels of basic massage certification: For those already certified in massage by a state-approved school, the 100-hour course provides a certificate in Esalen Massage. The 250-hour Esalen Massage Certification Course meets all core requirements of the CAMTC in California to become a Certified Massage Practitioner. Many of Esalen’s weekend and five-day workshops qualify for follow-up education credit, and can fulfill the requirements for the CAMTC 500-hour Certified Massage Therapist designation.
Competent, deep soft-tissue work is an invaluable tool in the skill-set of today’s successful massage and bodywork practitioner. The number one complaint any bodyworker deals with over time is acute and chronic back pain. In this new Healing Art of Deep Bodywork seminar, we will continue to develop the practitioner’s knowledge of how to assess and relieve the different types of back problems that clients present. Up until now, all of the work on the back we have learned has been done with clients laying face up or face down.
Deep Tissue Skills for Massage Practitioners: Healing the Neck, Opening the Chest and Freeing Breath
There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity. As we open the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, “stuck” energy in the form of shortened, hardened tissue is mobilized, making this energy available to support us in the process of healing.