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Californian massage and other massage techniques: 9 differences

 #1  You put 50%

The effects of the massage do not depend only on the masseur. Your opening and delivery in the session mean at least 50%. When there is a good bond and surrender to what is on the part of the client, the sessions can become ecstatic.

 #2 It is not about enduring but about going through

During the session we continually swing between the pain-pleasure polarity. Normally the more pain I can breathe, the more pleasure I can sustain and the more liberating the session is.

You don't have to endure, resist or squeeze anything. It's about finding the pain threshold that you can BREATHE and go through so that this stagnant energy expands and can circulate throughout the body.

We look for the right intensity for you. On the stretcher you will always have time, space and containment to discover yours. The ultimate goal is to expand your ability to breathe what happens, expand your ability to feel and surrender to what IS.


#3 We work on an energetic level

We work through the physical body, but with the necessary slowness and listening we mobilize a lot of energy. The more aware I am of the energy movement that occurs on the stretcher, the more I worry about taking care of my energy. Tune my sensitivity and intuition, for personal responsibility and professional commitment.

It is common to hear phrases like "I have taken a weight off my shoulders", "my face has changed", I have gone through states of trance-waking-sleeping, etc. Ultimately, your energy field and vibration rise to a higher, loving and compassionate frequency.


#4 There is room for not knowing

Not knowing why certain things happen or don't happen. Not knowing the answers to your questions or not being able to give a concrete diagnosis.

There is always curiosity about your experience in the here and now, a lot of confidence in my hands, in your body and also something of a surrender to something greater that we do not control.


And at the same time we continue to train and cultivate our therapeutic style.


#5 Healing happens

Physical contact today is revolutionary: either it is scarce or it is hyper-sexualized. Through our hands and with our available hearts, healing happens.

We are mammals and since we are born we are linked through contact. During the massage we often connect again with how beautiful life is, with the joy of inhabiting our body, with the deserving of love and affection, among many other things.

This to me is healing and it is highly powerful. Allopathic medicine is necessary and important but it is not enough. I see more and more people who take charge of their health and let themselves be guided by their intuition.

#6 We are constantly supervised

When I talk about having an available heart, I mean being open to another human being. The stretcher confronts you over and over again and reflects your lights and shadows, gifts and limitations. How do you deal with your limits, with challenging cases, with your likes and phobias, with your sexuality and a long etcetera.

As a general rule, we are not going to find ourselves on the stretcher with anything that we cannot support or that we have passed through before in some similar way. How can I react with more love to what I previously reacted with fear?


#7 We trust the self-regulation of the body

As in Gestalt therapy, in Californian massage we trust in organismic self-regulation, that is, in the fact that the body tends towards health in a natural and spontaneous way. This translates into confidence towards your client's body and their own process.

With a meditative and listening attitude on the part of the therapist, it is the client's own body that, through the tone of the muscle tissue, his breathing or his own words, communicates to us what his body needs.

The simple fact of bringing awareness to the different parts of the body, the quality of contact and the integration of the body as a whole is already healing in itself.


# 8 It is a sensory-sensual massage

We understand sensuality as sensoriality. And the Californian massage is very sensory. The long movements, the quality of the contact and the slowness make this a highly sensory massage: it awakens the senses!


We alternate with deep, specific and also chaotic movements, but the pleasure of touch is very present in these sessions. The more we allow ourselves to feel this pleasure, the more available it is to our client as well.

We play without fear and at the same time the limits are very clear on the stretcher: beginning with the work with the sheet and the framing of the work.

It is this combination of intensity and stillness, of pain and pleasure (the borderline is often diffuse) that normally leads us to trance, sleepiness or wakefulness states that are also profoundly healing in themselves.


#9 We don't get tired (so much)

We barely work with muscle strength but we take advantage of the force of gravity. We move from our vital energy center and constantly ask ourselves: how can I be more comfortable?

We access the fabric effortlessly and above all without a fight. We also transmit this attitude to the person who is stretched out and when there is an opening the massage becomes a beautiful dance in which both people come out with more energy and lighter.

Do you dare to try it?

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