This program is specifically designed to enhance the quality and experience in loving relationships through the sense of touch. Remaining aware of self while giving attention to another is a foundational practice for all sustainable relationships, and especially important in giving and receiving Esalen Massage.
Learning the Esalen approach to healing through touch can be a powerful skill for deepening connection in all relationships. Esalen’s stunning natural beauty and the natural hot springs baths provide an ideal setting for heightening sensory awareness and cradling yourselves in love’s embrace. Ellen and Carl will share and demonstrate the essential elements of an Esalen Massage practice as well as specific massage techniques for relieving the stresses of daily life. In addition to enhancing intimacy and communication in primary relationships, these tools learned can be shared with children, family, and friends.
This workshop is open to all couples, partners, family members and friends who love each other and want to touch with love, care, presence, and skill.
Recommended reading and viewing: Horan, Connecting Through Touch; Steindl-Rast, The Listening Heart; Watson, The Art of Essential Touch: Volume II DVD.