Esalen massage

Esalen massage

A form of bodywork developed in the 1960s at the Esalen Institute. While the movements of Esalen massage are virtually identical to those of Swedish massage, they are not as vigorous; it is common practice to mix the two forms of massage, which is known as Swedish/Esalen massage, and thus Esalen massage is rarely practised in its original form.
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Equally, there are many different types of Western "hands-on" techniques, and some of the most commonly practiced include Swedish massage, Esalen massage, aromatherapeutic massage, rhythmical biodynamic massage, and various usually Anglo-American versions of so-called holistic massage.
However, it also serves as a useful introduction for practitioners who are interested in learning about Esalen massage.