Notes on Holistic approach to Massage

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Massage as a learning experience

Golden Hands

Massage is older than humans. Monkeys will often groom each other when they become agitated. All mammals engage in some sort of stroking of one another. We are biologically wired to respond to touch. It comes naturally to us.

The purpose of a massage is to relax. For some that might mean a slower, lighter touch. For others, a firmer, deeper pressure in order to release the patterns of tension.

Massage aids our system to rebalance itself, strengthening our ability to deal with stress, the major contributor to disease and general ill health. Under stress, muscles tense up and can remain tensed (in the ‘fight or flight’ reaction)  bringing mental and emotional anxieties and a feeling of being unable to cope.

Holistic massage uses touch to invite you into a deep relaxation. Through skilled manipulation of your body, using  from joint release, trigger points techniques, deep tissue and thai massage to Reiki, your energy flow will be reactivated and you will experience a deep sense of letting go.

A  holistic view means an approach to the human being as a whole system, a multi-dimensional being (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), with conscious and unconscious aspects, rational and irrational aspects. Not just intellect, but emotion, instinct, intuition, as well. I encourage people in using all of their skills, the sense of harmony and rhythm into having the best use of their own systems.


After a treatment many people report improved joint mobility, feeling higher and surrounded by a sense of well-being and peace.

Besides deep relaxation, holistic massage is also a learning experience.

You learn to relax deep into yourself.

You learn to tune in and listen.








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