Biodynamic Massage is a psychotherapeutic form of massage which works on mind, body and spirit, aiming to integrate them.
It was developed by Gerda Boyesen in Norway in the 1960ís. It is also based on Reichian theories, which maintain that the body and mind are closely linked and reflect each other.
In health, energy flows through our bodies freely. Excessive stress can result in an imbalance of energy, causing blockages, which may lead to physical symptoms and eventually to ill health. Biodynamic massage helps to dissolve these blockages, working with your body on the physical and energetic levels, helping to melt away tensions, balance the nervous system and bring your body back to a relaxed state.
The benefits of biodynamic massage
Support deep calm
Relieve anxiety, depression, improve sleep
Reduce muscle tension
Improve digestion and circulation
Enable the free flow of energy
Enhance wellbeing and increase self-awareness
How does biodynamic massage work?
It works at different levels: bones, muscles, tissue, skin and energy. The therapist uses the appropriate techniques, to awaken the energy in the bone, encourage the flow of tissue fluids, free up trapped emotion from muscles, enabling free flow of energy, harmonising, holding, containing, soothing, supporting, nurturing.
This brings the nervous system into balance, encouraging deep breathing, improving digestion, circulation, and enabling physical, mental and emotional healing.
What happens during a session?
I start by discussing your needs. The first session lasts 90 minutes, during which I spend time learning about your needs. This informs me on the most appropriate techniques. This is followed by initial massage for both of us to get to know each other and see if it is likely to work.
I work intuitively, with sensitive touch, using a stethoscope to listen to the sounds in your belly, as biofeedback to tell me how you are responding to the touch.
You will be invited to communicate, expressing feelings, sensations, images, colours or insights that may arise.
Subsequent sessions last one hour. I start by checking how you have been and follow this with massage.
What I can offer
A sensitive and intuitive touch
Caring with compassion and warmth
A listening ear with empathy
A serene and safe environment
My Biodynamic Massage practice consists of taught techniques, intuitive touch, and is grounded in theories.
For best results
Due to the cumulative effect of on-going Biodynamic Massage, I recommend taking a series of weekly Biodynamic Massage sessions.
Initially I suggest a series of 6 to see if we can work together and if biodynamic massage is suitable for you. At the end of this course we review and decide together whether to continue for a longer period for long lasting, sustained changes and integration.
As in biodynamic massage we are working with body dynamics, it is important to have regular sessions, for best benefit. Regularity and commitment are required (commitment to your own wellbeing).