Bhakti yoga is the practice of devotion – offering every thought, sound, and action to another. Bhakti Massage is a similar devotional practice. Rather than a particular set of moves or techniques, Bhakti Massage is all about presence-based touch. During our time together, I devote my intention, skill, and compassion to your healing journey. You are worthy of health, ease, and comfort in your body! My style has developed primarily from my years of practicing Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork®. You can read more about me here.
Esalen Massage, a presence based bodywork practice famous for its long, flowing strokes connecting the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, deeply relaxed, and in a natural state of well-being. Esalen Massage is best described as the interface of form, energy, structure, and soul. With nurturing contact, integrating strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body, an Esalen Massage provides a state of deep relaxation and healing. For more information, visit www.esalen.org
Deep Bodywork is a method of deep tissue massage developed by Perry Holloman over the past 30 years at the Esalen Institute. Unlike other forms of deep tissue therapy, Deep Bodywork combines the therapeutic effectiveness of slow, structural work with the integrative quality of a flowing Esalen massage. Deep Bodywork is rooted in the principles of Structural Integration (Rolfing), as embodied by William "Dub" Leigh and Al Drucker. The deep tissue component of Deep Bodywork may facilitate profound mindbody shifts and alleviation of chronic pain. The amount and quality of pressure applied is always determined in clear consultation with you, the recipient. You can learn more about Deep Bodywork® and Perry and Johanna Holloman at www.deepbodywork.com