This workshop is ideal for practitioners who would like to learn how to apply the principles of Esalen Massage while keeping the client in the supine position throughout the session. At times, practitioners encounter clients who are unable to lie in a prone position (on the stomach), due to personal preference or illness, yet practitioners still want to be able to touch and work with the whole body. During these four days, participants will be taught the principles of Esalen Massage: the long flowing strokes, passive movement, and quality of touch and contact, while focusing on learning how to access the back body with the client lying supine. The group will explore how to use passive joint movement and the movement of limbs to access the back body from the front, and how to work with the hands underneath the body, which allows utilization of the client’s bodyweight and gravity to achieve the proper depth. Working with these tools will allow participants to give a complete massage in the supine position, a beautiful addition to the massage repertoire and a wonderful gift for people who are unable to lie comfortably in a prone position. This workshop is especially useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
Note: This workshop is a four-day, Sunday-Thursday format instead of the usual Sunday-Friday. Reduced rates apply: Please call 888-8-ESALEN for details.