Biodynamic Massage

History
Biodynamic Massage was first developed in the 1960’s by Gerda Boysen. She was a physiotherapist who became interested in the effects of massage on people’s mental health which led her to train as a clinical psychologist. She discovered how we actually digest unexpressed emotions and the after-effects of stress through our digestive organs. She called this process psychoperistalsis. Hence in a Biodynamic Massage therapy session the therapist will often listen to the peristaltic sounds or ‘tummy rumblings’ of the client’s intestines through a stethoscope while working to get feedback on how the system is unwinding.

What is Biodynamic Massage Therapy?
Biodynamic Massage is a holistic massage therapy, enhancing the whole person with touch that is sensitive and appropriate to encourage each person to value and trust their body as part of their whole self. This treatment is essentially relaxing. It encourages a sense of well-being and supports the body’s natural healing capacity. It can help you feel at peace and renew your vitality. It is concerned with the integration of mind and body, and involves a broad range of techniques that work not only at the physical level of skin, tissue, muscle and bone, but also at the more subtle level of energy flow in the body.

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What is the effect of stress on our body?
Through stress, trauma or illness the flow of energy can become unbalanced or blocked so that we feel unwell, and are unable to enjoy life to the full, and our immune system becomes depleted.

What are the benefits of Biodynamic Massage
It can promote deep relaxation, relieving stress, tension and anxiety helpful in the treatment of many conditions:-back pain, headaches, insomnia, stress related conditions, emotional states such as anxiety and depression, high blood pressure. Of course you do not need to have a complaint or illness, it is helpful to anyone.

What benefits can be expected?
Treatment over a period of time can lead to a change in posture, an increase in breathing, improved body tone and circulation and a release of emotions.

How I Work
I work sensitively and intuitively with each person, tailor-making the session to suit the needs of the individual with massage techniques suited to a person’s body and energy structure.
This massage is very much about validating, about working with each client as an individual so that they gain a better awareness of their body and of their own unique self.

The session (approx 1 hour)
In a first session you will be asked to say a little about your life and medical history in order to discuss the best treatment for you.
This information will be treated as strictly confidential.
During the massage session the client removes their outer clothing and is covered by a towel.
I introduce healing in a massage session where areas of the body are too painful to be touched or the person is feeling very stressed.
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