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Beyond the Long Stroke: The Integration of Deep Bodywork and Esalen Massage® Week of July 7-12, 2019

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Workshop Details

This workshop for advanced-level healing arts practitioners focuses on giving a full-body massage and integrating Deep Bodywork into the session as a whole. Learn how to apply deep work on both sides of the body while maintaining the flowing, integrative quality which is the signature of Esalen Massage.

Practitioners working in spas as well as in private practice are quite familiar with requests for "deep work." How is this done in a manner so that we can both slow down—allowing tissues time to open and change—and have time for a full-body massage? This class will address that dilemma and integrate the most effective techniques from Deep Bodywork and Esalen Massage basic classes. You will be shown how to blend long, integrating strokes on the entire body with effective pain-releasing methods on the areas of specific focus requested from clients. The workshop also addresses the important issue of working deeply without injuring ourselves as we work. Learning to use proper body mechanics and aligning with the universal force of gravity will be important elements of learning. This is an advanced-level class; previous massage experience is necessary. For more information, visit

($30 additional tuition will be added to the workshop cost.)

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