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Esalen Massage® and the Use of Essential Oils Week of September 1-6, 2019

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The artistry of a skilled Esalen Massage practitioner is recognized among connoisseurs of bodywork all over the world. This “quality of touch” is one of the fundamental elements of Esalen Massage style and philosophy. When we add the use of essential oils, we actively engage another powerful sense. Our sense of smell has a more powerful capacity to take us deeply into our memories than any other sense. When combined with massage, a powerful alchemy occurs: deep relaxation, an opening of the heart and freeing of breath.

During this workshop for professional bodyworkers, Daniela and Ellen will review the fundamentals of Esalen Massage. The use of essential oils is especially helpful in enhancing breath awareness and in deepening inhalation. Choosing from a selection of eleven essential oils, you will be shown how to create blends that support your own vitality, and the specific needs of others. Daniela and Ellen will share their experience in moving from therapeutics to the artistry of blending, to connecting the essence of these oils to one’s spirit and soul.

Note: Participants may either bring their own essential oils, or order a set through the workshop leaders. We work with wild-crafted and therapeutic-grade essential oils, body lotions and massage oils. To order, please contact Ellen ( at least two weeks before the program begins.


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