Body Work




  • To relax an area or relieve pain, gentle pressure is applied for 30 seconds, increasing the pressure until quite firm. This is Held for one to three minutes, gently releasing pressure while rotating (vibrating)in a counter-clock wise direction over 30 seconds to gradually come off the point.
  • Enough pressure applied that it can hurt, but is not painful. The sensation should be between pain and pleasure, a "good hurt."
  • Acupoints occur in symmetrical pairs; one point on the left side of your body mirrors the same spot on the right side of the body. It is important that both spots are treated equally.
  • Large muscle areas like shoulders or calves are warmed up by kneading the area before applying pressure to points.
  • Quickly tapping areas by using the fingertips stimulates muscles just under the skin surface.
  • Persistence and consistency is important. Acute conditions may require two or three treatments per day.
  • Improves muscle tone and helps return venous blood to the heart easing the strain on this vital organ of the body; and stimulates the nerves and reflex points throughout the body.
  • Relieves the pressure causing muscular aches and pains by allowing the body's blood and lymph systems to relax.
  • Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid.
  • Allows body bio-energy to be balanced by opening the body's channels allowing available life force to be absorbed by the body.
  • Helps to recondition and revitalize the skin, which helps bring back elasticity to all body muscles.
  • Promotes emotional balance, calms the mind, instils a wonderful sense of well being.
  • The full body massage can be either deeply relaxing or highly invigorating as you guide the practitioner to meet your needs.
  • Light Pressure: This improves circulation and provides stimulation to the muscles, nerves and the internal organs of the recipient.
  • Rubbing and kneading: Used primarily on the muscles, this increases circulation and metabolism. It also helps muscles recover from fatigue, while strengthening them and improving their resilience.
  • Pressing: This has a calming effect that is good for the treatment of neuralgia and muscular tension and aches.
  • Vibration: This improves the functioning of finely branched nerves and small muscles.
  • Tapping: This improves circulation and the motor nerves in the skin and muscles, relieving fatigue and increasing metabolism.
  • Circular pressure: This is used to break up and encourage the absorption of deposits in the joints.


Important To Note: Somatic engagement is not for everyone. Our culture has ingrained taboos about our bodies being seen and physically engaged by another person. Because of the intimate nature of somatic engagement it is important that you discuss the level of physical contact and any restrictions or concerns you have about your body and your physical condition.

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Important To Note: Somatic engagement is not for everyone. Our culture has ingrained taboos about our bodies being seen and physically engaged by another person. Because of the intimate nature of somatic engagement it is important that you discuss the level of physical contact and any restrictions or concerns you have about your body and your physical condition.

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  • The body has an innate awareness which, when allowed, can heal the body at all levels: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual.
  • This innate awareness can even tell us what is wrong with the body system, what needs to be treated, and what it means.
  • The key element in maintaining health in the body is the reestablishment of communication between all systems and parts of the body/mind complex. In this way, the body can heal, find integration and adapt to the stresses of life.
  • The most important consideration in the healing process is allowing the body/mind complex to express its needs verbally and/or in movement.
  • The more we respect the body’s innate awareness, the more it instructs us and the more powerful it becomes.

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  • Light pressure: This improves circulation and provides stimulation to the muscles, nerves and the internal organs of the recipient.
  • Pressing: This has a calming effect that is good for the treatment of neuralgia and muscular tension and aches.
  • Vibration: This improves the functioning of finely branched nerves and small muscles.
  • Tapping: This improves circulation and the motor nerves in the skin and muscles, relieving fatigue and increasing metabolism.
  • Circular pressure: This is used to break up and encourage the absorption of deposits in the joints.


Important To Note: Somatic engagement is not for everyone. Our culture has ingrained taboos about our bodies being seen and physically engaged by another person. Because of the intimate nature of somatic engagement it is important that you discuss the level of physical contact and any restrictions or concerns you have about your body and your physical condition.

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  • Atala — Located in the hips, it governs fear and lust.
  • Vitala — Located in the thighs, it governs anger and resentment.
  • Sutala — Located in the knees, it governs jealousy.
  • Talatala — Translated as "under the bottom level", it is located in the calves and represents a state of prolonged confusion and instinctive willfulness.
  • Rasatala — Located in the ankles, it is the centre of selfishness and pure animal nature.
  • Mahatala — Located in the feet, this is the dark realm 'without conscience', and inner blindness.
  • Patala — Located in the soles of the feet, this is the realm of malice, murder, torture and hatred


Important To Note: Somatic engagement is not for everyone. Our culture has ingrained taboos about our bodies being seen and physically engaged by another person. Because of the intimate nature of somatic engagement it is important that you discuss the level of physical contact and any restrictions or concerns you have about your body and your physical condition.

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The art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.     (Henry Ellis)

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