A more intense massage to reach deep muscle layers, and address points of attachment as well as the belly of the muscles. This focused massage is slow and coordinated with deep breathing.
Well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Esalen massage modality. Practitioners combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work to release everyday stresses, still the mind, and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed.
Thai Yoga Massage
Whether you are looking to improve your flexibility or need more energy and balance in your lifestyle, you might consider a Thai Yoga Bodywork session at the Bhakti Wellness Center; it may be just the right therapy you have been looking for.
This modality is an ancient healing art of Traditional Thai Medicine and is performed on the floor using a futon mat. The client is requested to dress in loose comfortable clothing, preferably cotton. A typical session is usually 90 minutes long whereby the Thai Therapist incorporates a combination of assisted yoga poses and stretching routines focused on improving overall flexibility. Also, a fair amount of acupressure is applied along the Chinese Meridians called SEN Lines to achieve overall balance of the energy channels.
As a no-charge option, Dale applies Hot Herbal Compress Therapy during the 90 minute and two hour sessions; he uses an exotic organic blend of healing herbs prepared in his own hand-made herbal compress. The combination of aromatherapy and the hot herbal compress applied to the body helps relieve stress and inflammation to steam away your aches and pains. In Thailand, this therapy is called ‘luk pra kob’ and is considered part of the ancient Thai Healing Arts. The herbal compresses are based on recipes from his teachers, and chooses ingredients that are basically non-staining. To continue the healing process, clients may take home the compress to use as an herbal bath infusion.
To see a sample of the Herbal Compress technique, watch Dale’s YouTube Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK4U28scwCE