We have all heard of the “bodymind” connection, but how does it apply to giving an effective massage? Through experiential exercises demonstrations, and supervised practice we will look at and discover the ways that our thoughts and beliefs influence our bodies and how our bodies can effect our minds. We will discuss some of the current research around this topic, and learn how to use this dynamic to work effectively with our clients.
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental elements of Esalen massage, its history and primary influences. By the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of the basic elements of Esalen massage from which to build on. These techniques can be easily applied to any massage practice, or used alone. This class is appropriate for beginners or experienced massage therapists wanting to increase their repertoire.