This advanced bodywork course is a continuation of the Esalen Massage journey. Using principles of experiential anatomy as our map, we will navigate the systems of bones, muscles, organs, fluids, and nervous system. We will explore the relationship between sensitive and structural touch and the balance between skeletal and organ support. These concepts will serve to open the senses and perception, yielding a deeper experience of embodiment for both giver and receiver. This experiential knowledge translates to the massage table bringing depth, detail, and presence into the bodywork session. Self-care for the practitioner will also be highlighted.
The creative concepts and techniques taught in this workshop can easily be integrated into your personal bodywork style. Sessions will be devoted to embodied anatomy experiments and will also focus on massage applications, with ample time to synthesize the new materials.
Alternate client positions such as side-lying work will be introduced to aid in developing additional ways to address special needs situations, enabling practitioners to increase their ease in working with diverse clientele. Sessions may include opportunities to discuss theoretical issues and problem areas in your practice.
Come prepared to move and be moved in this extraordinary environment on this journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual embodiment.