Esalen © Bodywork

Esalen © Bodywork and Deep Bodywork ©


Esalen Institute is located in a remote part of Big Sur.  Esalen © massage grew out of the 1960s peace and love era, Gestalt therapy, Rolfing, and the general wish to heal people both physically, psychologically, and spiritually.  It is a very intimate massage art form, and quite unlike any other in existence.  If the client is open to the experience, the practitioner’s expertise generally promotes a very deep massage experience.  The massage is a whole body mind experience.

If you are interested in receiving an Esalen © massage, or Esalen Deep Bodywork © , please contact me for further details.  Sessions are 90 minutes or longer.

Below are excerpts from Esalen’s description of the bodywork:

Esalen Bodywork, well-known for its long flowing strokes over the body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. The massage is best described as the interface and integration of form, energy, structure, and soul. With its nurturing contact, integrating strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body, Esalen Bodywork provides a state of deep relaxation and healing.

Esalen Deep Bodywork combines the integrating qualities of a flowing Esalen Bodywork with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue work. Using these healing modalities in combination opens realms of possibility to the bodywork practitioner unavailable through the application of one or the other alone.

Using deep tissue methods, massage practitioners can enter the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, freeing previously dense, hardened areas, which may have become chronically painful due to a lack of fluid exchange and energy flow. As such areas soften and ‘re-organize”, their chronic tension patterns release, revitalizing living tissues with blood, lymph, and “Chi” (life) energy. Because living systems like the human body require a constant flow of Chi energy to self-organize and heal, blockages to that flow within our tissues can create longer term health problems like joint and soft tissue pain, movement restriction, and circulatory problems to name some of the most common.

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