Esalen® Massage combines the personal experience of present-centered attention with awareness of the whole energetic field. During this week, we will highlight the core meridian system of Asian medicine with the attentive, flowing strokes of Esalen Massage. The result can bring greater balance and chi energy flow without loss of the personal, intuitive connection.
The course will address the following basic premises: how to begin a massage in a calm, centered state by utilizing balancing chi gung movements; ways to easily incorporate the slow, integrative strokes following structural and meridian pathways; and how to add depth and detail to a massage. Attention will also be directed to the physiology of relaxation and to the impact of touch. Guided practice sessions will include individual attention to problem areas, feedback, and questions.
This course offers a refreshing opportunity to learn the Asian energy anatomy within the core of Esalen Massage, and for practitioners to reconnect with the heart of the work. It is especially useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
— Marcel Proust