Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods.
Spiritual Fitness & Bodywork Center massage and massage techniques allow our clients who seek out different forms of massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
Massage is something that you can start learning but you never finish.
It goes on and on,
and the experience becomes continuously deeper and deeper.
Massage is one of the most subtle arts.
It is not only a question of expertise, it is more a question of love.
First, you learn the technique. Learn the technique, then forget it.
Then just feel, and move by feeling.
When you learn deeply,
90% of the work is done by love, 10% by technique.
Just through the very touch,
a loving touch, something relaxes in the body.
If you love and feel compassion for the other person
and you feel the ultimate value of them;
if you do not treat them as if they are a mechanism to be put right
but an energy of tremendous value;
if you are grateful that they trust you and allow you to play with their energy,
then by and by you will feel as if you are playing on an organ
and you can feel that a harmony is created inside the body.
Not only will the person be helped, but you also.
While massaging, just massage.
Do not think of other things, because those are distractions.
Be in your fingers and your hands as if your whole being,
your whole soul, were there.
Do not let it be just a touch of the body.
Your whole soul enters into the body of the other, penetrates it,
relaxes the deepest complexes.
And make it play.
Do not do it as a job.
Make it a game and take it as fun.
Adapted from Bhagwan Shree Rashneesh, 1975