Esalen Massage

The Esalen Massage is now being offered by a senior group of California State Certified, Esalen Practitioners, at Jari Menari. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, is a center dedicated to the exploration of untapped human potential. In the 1950’s, the style was created, featuring an intuitive blend of techniques, thought to mimicking the flow of the ocean waves, enhanced by slow movements, that created a sense of connection and wholeness in the Guest. There are notably smooth transitions, a stream of seamless, integrated movements designed to glide, from head to toe and back again. 

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The strokes deepen as the practitioner’s hands, fingers, and forearm or elbow begin to probe and define specific areas of tension, incorporating gentle stretching, rhythmic rocking, and movement of the joints, to loosen tight muscles. The signature strokes have a calming effect, slowing down the mind and reaching for a very deep state of relaxation. There will be pauses as ‘moments of stillness’ create space for the client to integrate the feelings. 

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Massage will increase the release of serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter, which is associated with feelings of happiness and pleasure. The Gues is asked to breathe deeply, through the elongated movements, to increase oxygen and further relax the body. 

For those that love the Jari Menari Massage offerings, we encourage you to sample an intuitive Esalen Massage on your next visit. Book Now!

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