A MASSAGE BORN IN CALIFORNIA
Esalen Massage (EM) is known for its healing and nurturing touch; it combines long strokes, gentle rocking and stretching, sculpting of deep musculature and the precision of acupressure.
However, EM goes beyond the physical result of bodywork by focusing on energy exchange and psychological well-being.
When receiving an Esalen Massage you can expect to receive long flowing strokes that travel from the top of your body all the way down, and back up again. The pressure will vary as your body relaxes and opens to the touch, but will always be full handed and very contactful.
Clients have the option of shedding their clothing during an EM session, this decision is made by the client only if he or she is completely comfortable with nudity.
During the course of the massage, the EM client is draped with a sheet or towel.
The clients have the option of being wearing undergarments. I ensure a non-threatening atmosphere.
An Esalen massage is a mindfulness exercise; both giver and receiver are called to full presence and attention.
This awareness, rather than any special technique is what is believed to promote healing: as we become conscious of the various ways we hold tension in our bodies, our minds may be better able to naturally begin the process of letting go.
¨My work as a Massage Therapist is informed by my
learning and teaching process in embodiment over the past decade. As an Esalen® massage practitioner I am dedicated to connecting deeply with each client, accommodate specific requests and preferences and co-create a profound healing experience¨
ABOUT ESALEN INSTITUTE
Esalen is a non-profit organization that has been devoted to the exploration of human potential since the 1960s. Historical luminaries like Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez and countless others have gathered at Esalen to develop revolutionary ideas, transformative practices and innovative art forms.
Esalen Institute, renowned for its healing natural hot springs, has long been recognized as a world leader in alternative and experiential education.
Dramatically situated on Big Sur’s cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Esalen Institute is a premiere incubator for mind-body-spirit techniques and has consistently remained at the forefront of new developments and discoveries in the fields of psychology and bodywork.