Discover the art of touching with presence, sensitivity, and listening hands. Experience the pleasure of cultivating a practice of loving, non-sexual touch in your relationship. A present, attuned, and tender touch can do wonders for any relationship by easing stress, releasing tension, and supporting connection and intimacy.
During this workshop, couples will be offered new ways of relating to and nourishing each other. While learning the basic principles of Esalen Massage, couples may also discover the power of attuned, sensual, non-sexual touch, including how to enter into a partner’s energy field with sensitivity, how to listen with heart and hands to what a partner needs and wants, and how to use this attuned touch to express love.
Often our partner’s needs and desires are different from our own. While one may like soft and light touch, the partner may like deeper contact. We will discover the differences, and participants will be supported in giving while being aware of and honoring boundaries, needs, and a sense of well-being. For some of us, it is easier to give and more difficult to receive. As the receiver, participants will be encouraged to open to what is being offered, and receive the love that is being given.
Cultivating a practice of non-sexual, sensual touch and expressing our love through presence, sensitivity, and listening hands, helps us let go of everyday stresses and come into deeper contact within ourselves and with our partners.
Sessions will include grounding exercises, movement, brief demonstrations, hands-on guidance, and plenty of time to practice.
CE credit for bodyworkers;