What makes an Esalen Massage so unique is the long connecting strokes. The body is worked as a whole, not in segments. Not only is a physical connection made, but an energetic connection between therapist and client and often a spiritual connection between a client and themselves.
Using intuition and creativity, this soothing bodywork emphasizes nurturing and empathy, creating deeper states of relaxation. The continuous flow of this massage will enhance intuition, magnify the senses and communicate with your entire being. Feel the stress melt away as the healing mechanisms of the body begin to dominate, helping you to find inner peace and harmony.
Advanced Esalen consists of more movement on the table. Mobilizations and stretches are used, sometimes rolling the client on to their side or moving the client into comfortable positions to increase relaxation and support. The therapist will often incorporate other modalities into the work, such as the Trager approach, deep tissue, Cranial Sacral, and Reflexology, while working the whole body. “Dual Esalen” is when two therapists are working on one client. A deep connection is made between therapists as they tune into the recipient.
Esalen Massage was developed by the Esalen Institute named after an extinct tribe of Indians that existed along the cliffs of the Big Sur area in California. The intention of the Esalen Institute is one of self-exploration, both spiritual and psychological. All the classes are designed to gain a consciousness and true understanding of one’s own body, mind, and soul.
What to expect during a session?
A very important aspect of an Esalen massage is the setting and atmosphere. The therapist utilizes music, lighting, and aromas to create a “soft environment”. Room temperature is set at a minimum of 80 degrees, and there are no distractions. Often this massage is done with minimal draping, always with the consideration of the comfort level between client and therapist.
Sessions last 90 minutes and cost $125.00
Ailments which Esalen Massage can aid:
Musculo-SkeletalArthritis Backache Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cramp Fibromyalgia Fibrositis Lumbago Muscle problems Osteoporosis Sciatica
TMJ Syndrome Trapped Nerve
Digestive and Urinary AilmentsCirrhosis of the Liver Constipation Fluid Retention Indigestion Nausea Pancreatitis Peptic Ulcer Ulcers
Respiratory and CardiovascularAsthma Bronchitis Cardiovascular Disease Circulation (poor)
Edema Emphysema Environmental Toxicity
High Blood pressure (hypertension) Migraines Varicose Veins
Breast Cancer Cancer Parkinson’s Disease Tumors
Candida Impotence Infertility Menopause Menstrual Problems Pregnancy Premenstrual Syndrome Prostate
Emotional & Nervous
Anorexia & Bulimia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Depression Epilepsy
Headaches Hyperactivity (ADHD) Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Memory Problems Multiple Sclerosis Narcolepsy Neuralgia
Phobias Schizophrenia Senility