Californian Massage

What makes it different to other massage is the approach to the massage therapist is a time to go into meditation, silencing the mind, connecting intuition and heart in hands, creating presence in your body and present with the client. The meeting will begin with a brief conversation between therapist and client to work with a therapeutic intent.

The massage begins with a few taps on the sheet to build trust and connect with the body, will be firm touches and stretching the body. Through long tour moves the body creating fluidity to relax the nervous system, different rates for the mind control is not used, define the limits thumbs, elbows and mingle with forearm to work deeper musculature. Stretches and twists reminiscent of Thai massage always accompanied by deep breathing will also be made. Resulting in a space of relaxation and confidence allowing the energy to move and express them to become a form of nutrition on the body, mind and heart are touched.

Origins

To understand what the Californian massage, we need to know where developed. It was in the sixties at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, founded by Michael Murphy and Dick Price in 1962 as a center for research on the human potential movement.

He soon became the meeting point for philosophers, psychologists, artists and religious thinkers of the time where other forms of healing as an alternative to psychiatry currently being investigated.
It’s not just a massage or a technique; it is a form of body work (bodywork). You can feel its origins in therapies such as Gestalt, harmonics Dr. Trager, Rolfing by Ida Rolf, the Dance of the 5 Rhythms of Gabrielle Roth, the Continuum movement or the Feldenkrais Method, among others.

Today every therapist that this brings their knowledge, which is a continuous renewal massage.

What is?

What makes it different to other massage is the approach to the massage therapist is a time to go into meditation, silencing the mind, connecting intuition and heart in hands, creating presence in your body and present with the client. The meeting will begin with a brief conversation between therapist and client to work with a therapeutic intent.

The massage begins with a few taps on the sheet to build trust and connect with the body, will be firm touches and stretching the body. Through long tour moves the body creating fluidity to relax the nervous system, different rates for the mind control is not used, define the limits thumbs, elbows and mingle with forearm to work deeper musculature. Stretches and twists reminiscent of Thai massage always accompanied by deep breathing will also be made. Resulting in a space of relaxation and confidence allowing the energy to move and express them become a form of nutrition on the body, mind and heart are touched.

Each of these elements makes each session different and an individual experience, where the person connects with your body, releasing tension and deeply relaxing both muscle blocks and / or emotional.

Benefits

This body work is intended for everyone and there are many studied therapeutic benefits that can be achieved, such as:

  • Release daily stress, reducing stress.
  • Help unlock contractures, muscle tension, recover from injuries.
  • Improves blood circulation, helping to oxygenate every part of your body.
  • It helps to eliminate toxins.
  • Improve your muscle tone, body position, creates spaciousness of the body, become aware of the breath.
  • Psychologically receive this massage creates a feeling of well-being, vitality, joy, renewal …
  • Give support at a time of emotional stress, such as depression or general motivation.
  • Recommended for pregnant women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.