Combines Eastern and long, sweeping Western massage strokes, and places emphasis on empathy, nurturing and the healing relationship.
Esalen massage was developed at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. The emphasis is on slow, long, flowing, gliding movements done to provide deep relaxation.1
A unique form of Bodywork developed over the last 40 years at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Comprising long, full-handed strokes with constant contact through hand touch, this technique creates an experience of deep relaxation supporting the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal.
is based on a combination of Swedish and Oriental massage. Esalen is light and gentle in nature and emphasizes nurturing and empathy. It lessens pain, improves sleep, aids digestion, reduces stress, aids in healing, and is deeply relaxing.
A long, gentle and stroking style of massage.
Esalen Massage is a branded massage service which is taught and practiced at the Esalen Institute, a retreat and study center located in Big Sur, California. Since 1965, many leaders in the field of massage and bodywork have taught workshops at the Esalen Institute, including John Upledger, Milton Trager, Ida Rolf and others. Massage therapists specializing in Esalen massage may be found all over the world.