What is The Californian Massage?

 

This type of massage was born in the Esalen Institute (Big Sur, California) during the sixties. It was a community founded by people with very different backgrounds; the majority having arrived after spending long periods of time in India, Thailand, or Tibet for example. The community still exists today and has created a number of interesting disciplines including Californian Massage, the Rolfing method of massage, Gabriel Roth’s five rhythms, and a well-founded yoga school as well as being the birth place of Gestalt therapy. All these disciplines share common roots and the same essence.

 

Californian massage was created from a mixture of massage techniques with their origins in Ayurvedic, Thai, and Hawaiian massage, internal mobilization, harmonious rocking motions and cranio-sacral therapy, in which it is of primary importance to understand the human being as a whole. It is a holistic massage.

 

Californian massage is based on long movements that encompass the whole body as they were a kind of caress or a wave-like motion; a combination of movements with twisting, kneading, long, stroking motions, tractions and rocking movements….

 

The massage is both restorative and liberating; profound and intense. The main objective of Californian massage is to enable a person to disconnect from their daily life and enter a state of deep relaxation. This is achieved by a deep physical session, with long, gradual and calm movements that flow harmoniously with a particularly slow pace and consistent pressure.

 

The massage is undertaken on a massage bed, using a mixture of oil and massage cream all over the body.

 

It is a massage that can be learnt and practiced relatively easily without requiring any particular detailed knowledge of anatomy. The anatomy needed will be studied throughout the different massage workshops.

 

 

 

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