Massage is the main method that I use in my practice. Massage brings you in contact with your physical body and gives you the opportunity to become aware of how you are really feeling at this moment. Massage is also a way of coming in to contact with your inner world such as your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and memories. By opening yourself up to these experiences and sensations you are giving yourself space for change and healing.
Here below is a short description of the massage techniques that I use in my practice.
Classic massage treats tension with techniques such as kneading,stroking en vibrating. This stimulates your blood flow (perfusion) in your bodily tissues en helps remove waste products and improves muscle function and metabolism
Energetic massage invites you to bring your attention to your bodies energy flow. Energy can be experienced as different sensations such as tingeling, warmth or cold, a feeling of pressure, sharpness, pain, pulsation, and stiffness.
Foot reflex zone therapy The feet reflect the condition of your body. On your feet are reflex zones to be found which correspond to your organs and body parts. By massaging these zones on your feet is in principal your whole body being stimulated. This technique has particular influence on your blood flow, the flow of lymphatic fluid, and your body’s energy flow
Holistic Pulsing is the rythmical movement of your body created by gently pushing (pulsing) against the side of your body. The pulsing which brings your whole body in movement, brings you in contact with what is present in your body: What flows or stagnates in your body? The soft approach of pulsing encourages you to open up from inside giving space for the memories which your body has stored up to come forward and make themselves known.
Connective Tissue massage is a massage techniek where the skin tissue is picked up and rolled in different directions. The theory is based on the segmental relationship between internal organs, body parts, skin, muscle and the skeletal system. Each spinal nerve is connected to a segment of skin tissue, bone tissue, muscle tissue and an internal organ. This treatment works similarly as with the foot massage.
Chakramassage is directed at the seven main energiecentres (chakras) in your body, each chakra has its own function within your body’s energy system. Chakramassage is often associated with reliving old experiences which are causing a blockage in your energy system such as fear, anger, anguish. By opening yourself up to these feelings your are in effect opening yourself up for new energy.
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