12 CEU-NCBTMB CERTIFIED
June 26-27, 2021
Saturday 1-6 pm & Sunday 9-6 pm
What you will learn in this course:
• The foundational principles & techniques of Esalen® Massage: quality of touch, presence, slow pace, long, integrative strokes & passive joint movements
Esalen® Massage expounds the practitioner’s ability to bond with their innate rhythms and intuition, awakening one to the many dimensions and powers of mindful listening. Developing this organic presence imparts the benefits of Intentional Touch allowing each session to take on an aspect of creativity and connection all its own. This class will help create a framework for students to be able to give a deeply relaxing and nurturing experience to their clients while also taking care of their own bodies. Students will be able to easily and effectively incorporate the principles of Esalen® massage into their practice.
A little about the modality:
Esalen® massage is a style of relaxation and therapeutic massage developed at the Esalen® Institute in California. The focus is on building a relationship with the client through slow, flowing strokes, excellent communication, attention to detail, and an understanding of the mind/body connection. Esalen® massage draws upon techniques from some of the leading bodywork masters to work effectively with the nervous system to create deep and therapeutic relaxation and is renowned for its ability to reestablish harmony and allow both the practitioner and client to initiate the body’s ability to restore and flourish.
Robin Fann-Costanzo has worked and taught in the massage and bodywork field since 1994 and encountered a variety of ethical dilemmas along the way! She has worked at the Esalen® Institute and served on their ethics board, as well as at The Post Ranch Inn spa, private practice, outcall and on the road. Robin currently lives in Asheville, NC where she is co-owner of Stillpoint Wellness, one of Asheville’s top rated wellness spas. Robin has been a long time teacher of yoga, Esalen Massage, ethics and Cranial Sacral therapy.