Connecting Through Touch: The Couples' Massage Book by Peggy Morrison Horan

By Peggy Morrison Horan

Beginning with an easy environment which could simply be finished with few distinctive arrangements, readers will examine, step by step, the way to make a deep and significant connect to their partner's physique. utilizing a mix of strokes from the main widespread therapeutic massage traditions, they are going to learn how to remember of the place their associate holds tension and rigidity. because the therapeutic massage maintains, readers will input right into a profound nonverbal discussion with their associate, studying a lot from the easy act of touch with one other physique. the entire options are illustrated with black-and-white photos. stylish and subtle, this ebook is an ideal present for a unique an individual or a chum in love.

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An eye pillow is an herb-filled silk bag that covers the eyes, keeping the light out. It feels soft and comforting on the eyes and encourages an inward journey. Oil or lotion is used to provide lubrication and allow moves that don’t pull the skin. They make the contact feel smooth. The use of oil as opposed to lotion is matter of personal choice. Some people’s skin works better with lotion, some with oil, depending on the dryness of the skin and how the lubricant is absorbed. Some people prefer the way one feels over the other.

Our bodies hold our memories, and life experience is stored in our cells. Even unconscious thought is expressed in our bodies, in the way we hold tension and the way we move. As these ideas were becoming more accepted, psychologists began looking at the body for answers. Massage and bodywork evolved along with changes in thinking as cutting-edge teachers flocked to this mecca of exploration of consciousness. Esalen massage continues to evolve and change to this day, incorporating movement and forms from many other disciplines and styles and cultures.

Listening to Each Other The gift of being present and listening to each other is one of the joys and benefits of sharing massage. It is not always enough to listen to each other. Your partner wants to know that he has been heard. He needs to feel safe in the knowledge that you will do what he has asked for and not do what makes him uncomfortable. The giver must relinquish any expectations of how the receiver should relax. Rather, meet each other where you are. Agree to be completely honest in your feedback to each other.

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