Touching EssenceDeveloped over the last 30 years at Esalen and in Bali, Touching Essence engages both giver and receiver to deepen awareness and presence. Inspired and informed by Ellen’s practice and teaching of Esalen® Massage & Bodywork, Touching Essence uses visualization and affirmation in support of desired outcomes.
Ellen Watson, in developing this practice, has introduced the philosophy of Touching Essence with an exploration of the energetic centers of the chakras (wheels of energy). These highly charged centers act as a conduit through which body, mind, and spirit interact as one holistic system. Imbalances in the chakras correlate with physical tension and discomfort. The intention of this course is to weave together a variety of techniques in order to address holding patterns in the body that result from these imbalances.
The focus is to access these powerful energy centers through a combination of touch, scent, and sound. Working with sound/vibrations, essential oils, and massage techniques; we will impact both subtle and deep layers of the body helping the individual to achieve a sense of integrated well-being.
This excerpt is from Ellen Watson's "The Art of Essential Touch".
The full DVD introduces some of the concepts that formed the practice of Touching Essence.
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