Premo O'Brien - Massage Therapist from Chrissy Dodson on Vimeo.
I learned. Esalen® Massage in an intensive 28-day course and additional 700 hours of advanced workshops at the source, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
To me, Esalen® Massage is a fantastic approach to bodywork that I have further crafted to create a truly unique offering. Being fully present with you I offer a space of deep relaxation and an invitation for your mind to quiet. During your session I use slow, long and threedimensional strokes, mixed with gentle yet deep yoga stretches. The results are profound and memorable.
Through my deep, focused touch and flowing strokes your tensions holdings, sore and tied muscles can relax and let go. I use my elbows, knuckles and fingers to relax your triggerpoints and disolve knots. My strokes and work are very slow, so you are able to let go andfeel save. My deep work allows for held emotion and stress to bubble up and float away. Breathing and movements become easier and new aliveness awakens on its own that will carry on in the days following your massage.
I am the only practitioner in the area (maybe in the whole US) who offers this special and profound combination where healing touch meets massage and Reiki in one session. These sessions consist 1/3 of Reiki and 2/3 of Esalenmassage
REIKI (please also check out my Reiki website: www.reiki-healing-art.com )
... is an ancient, natural energy healing art that balances energy in the body.
Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy, which flows through all living beings and when
that flow is weak or low we often feel stressed, get sick or anxious.
A Reiki session is with cloth on. Through laying my hands on certain parts of your body Reiki flows through me and you and with that your Energy flow gets strenghtened and balanced and that is when healing happens.
I love this gentle, calm, and nurturing work which is so beneficial for stress relief, insomnia and pain.
Healing will happen on all levels, the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spirutual.
Quote from The International Center for Reiki Training:
How Does Reiki Work?
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way."
Reiki is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it.
OSHO HOLISTIC MASSAGE:
In Osho Holistic Massage your whole person will be treated as an integrated totality. You will be reminded to incorporate mind and beeing. My approaches to massage is emphasized in creating a space of nurturance and sensitive presence.
YOGA BASED STRETCHES:
Stretches and yoga are part of my life and massage offering. Flowing from my experience in the yoga I employ and transfer various asanas (yoga routines) into your massage. This allows the deep work to go deeper. In the end, attempting to stretch yourself is a bit like tickling yourself... it's always so much better if you have a helping hand (or body) to assist in deepening your experience.