Essential Lessons In Bodywork
Massage Boosters Practitioner's Guide
Available as 2 PDF files: 39 pages, $15.
What's the difference between a ho-hum massage, and an awesomely excellent bodywork session? And how can you, as a massage student or practitioner – or simply as someone who wants to work more effectively with your friends and family – bump up your massage skills to the next level?
That's what the Massage Boosters Practitioner's Guide is all about.
I wrote this guide for my Massage Boosters class, to help my students "boost" their work from simple Swedish Massage, to more sensitive, specific, holistic and effective bodywork. I wrote it to help them (and you) see the body both more completely and in more detail, and to understand and integrate more of the possibilities of using consciousness, touch, and movement in specifically therapeutic and healing ways.
The guide is written as a series of lessons, each building on the one before. Starting with "Caring Touch", it takes you on a journey of awareness, focused first on the specific tissue you're touching, and then broadening to encompass all of the body's various layers and systems and our fundamental connection to oneness. Along the way, you'll learn a great deal about "loosening" the tissue: using techniques of joint release and rhythmical soft-tissue mobilizations (drawn in large part on my 20 years of experience studying and practicing the Trager® approach) to quickly and easily relax the muscles, joints, and nervous system. You'll also learn how to use these loosening techniques for assessing the condition of the body, so you know where and how to focus your work. You'll learn how to use loosening to make your other bodywork skills more efficient and effective, and for integrating relaxation and release throughout the body's various parts and systems. And you'll learn how to blend all this new work – the perspectives, principles, and techniques – into whatever modality or modalities you are currently using.
All together, the Massage Boosters Practitioner's Guide offers you the kind of perspective and instruction that you generally won't find in massage classes, or most massage texts. It's insightful, thought-provoking, practical – and a good read. If you have any interest in dramatically improving the quality of your touch, your sensing skills, and your ability to be present with another in a deeply effective and gratifying way, I hope you'll order it now.
And for more details about my Massage Boosters classes, please click here!