I fell in love with the Esalen Massage modality after experiencing sessions with Rob Wilks in Monterey, CA early 2018. There are no words to capture what happens for me in bodymindspirit during these sessions. Each massage is a unique journey of self discovery, releasing, receiving, reorganizing and coming home to my body to live a more awake human experience. CranioSacral Therapy is very similar for me in its effect on my bodymindspirit. I love how the two complement each other, one with light touch in a fully clothed session and one in a classic massage setting.
CranioSacral Therapy has been my passion of Balanced Living. To listen, honor what is, create loving awareness around tensions and patterns of bodymindspirit and gently facilitate relaxation, softening, release and healing in this bodywork modality feels sacred. I was far less inspired in my massage practice . . . until I experienced Esalen Massage. The philosophy is so complementary to CranioSacral therapy that I finally feel like I’m offering massage from the same place of joy and deep listening and honor that I do with CST. I am having so much fun with this bodywork modality.
If you appreciate massage, I highly recommend an Esalen Massage session. Here is what a few of my clients are saying about their experience.
- “The Esalen Massage was an experience I have only had during one other form of centering. As a dancer, I have never been able to find a therapy or meditation that activates my body, mind, spirit in the same way movement does for me. With the sweeping motion and moments of no touch, my body easily sunk into the table where my muscles were able to go past relaxation and into readjustment and healing. The strategic placing of the hands made it impossible for my mind to predict the motion and allowed me to be present in each touch and muscle. With the freedom came colors, vision, energy into what seemed to be the place where my spirit lives. There was intention with every press, pause, and brush. By the end, I felt a new sensation of being recentered with my soul as well as the ability for my spirit to live through every fingertip and toe. I realized every moment of the massage was opening walls certain limbs closed off to my spirit and was able to finally feel like I lived in my body. Since then I have been intentional on channeling the same soul in body feeling with my dancing career and living every moment like my energy is reaching bounds past where it was before. I would recommend this therapy to anyone and everyone. Especially people who feel their emotions more through the physical body more than verbal processing.”
- “The session was absolutely what my body needed. During the session I was trying to visualize what the massage would be for my body so that I could sink into the experience and relax a bit more. I saw and then felt my body floating on the ocean. It felt as though Emie’s hands were waves caring for my body. The time left me feeling refreshed and alive.”
- “Wow. That is indescribable. Most of the session I was hardly aware of you being there at all. It was another world.”
“I could not recommend Esalen massage MORE! In the first session, I did not know exactly what to expect. But from the moment it began I felt as though I had been transported to one of the most peaceful spaces I have encountered. Emie sets the tone beautifully and my body relaxes and responds immediately. It’s the perfect amount of light touch body work and deeper massage work. Every time I get off of the table I think, “That’s the best massage I have ever had!” This is healing, relaxation, and peace.”