"Esalen® Massage, well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. The Esalen Massage is best described as the interface and integration of form, energy, structure, and soul. With its nurturing contact, integrating strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body, an Esalen Massage provides a state of deep relaxation and healing. Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Esalen® massage modality. Practitioners combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work to release everyday stresses, still the mind, and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed." (www.esalen.org).
Esalen massage has been developed by practitioners at the Esalen Institute over the past 53 years. It's an ever-evolving form that has its roots in Swedish massage, but incorporates influences from the body centered practices that have come in waves. Thai yoga massage, deep tissue body work, Gestalt awareness practice, and even rolfing can all be sensed in the certified Esalen® Massage practiced by Kieran.