Moving a client’s body on the massage table in a skillful, creative, and attuned way is one of the fine skills of an advanced bodyworker. Gentle stretches not only open the body’s tissues and joints, effectively increasing the client’s range of motion, but also support the soul’s capacity to let go and surrender into a natural state of fluidity, grace, and aliveness.
Weaving flowing, long strokes and creative stretches into your work creates a sense of dancing with the body, adding feelings of freedom, fun, and freshness to your massage.
We will blend long Esalen Massage strokes and deeper detail work around the hips and shoulders into gentle stretching moves from Breema, Thai Massage, and Table-Yoga, enhancing the dynamism and healing power of each individual massage. Particular emphasis will be placed on safe and effective body mechanics. In order to enhance the flow of self-healing energy in our clients, we practitioners need to nurture an open, alive creative spirit in ourselves. We will spend some time every session practicing yoga and dance to bring presence and an open heart to our contact and work with each other.
This course is designed for bodyworkers seeking advanced skills beyond those taught in the basic Esalen Massage training.