Advanced Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
with Perry and Johanna Holloman @ Esalen
CEU’s for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Nurses
Perry Holloman, Ellen Watson and Peggy Horan will be presenting a 3 Module (12 days per module) Esalen Massage Teacher Training on the Island of Bali Beginning in May of 2020, and finishing in January of 2021. Join us in this magical setting and learn how to teach a healing art which has shaped the massage industry for the last 60 years!
December 15-20, 2019 at Esalen
with Perry and Johanna Holloman
Ceu’s for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Nurses
Many thanks to all of you who responded to our request for a 2nd model for our upcoming class. We now have 2 models who present unique challenges for the advanced bodyworker seeking advanced knowledge on how to manage and possibly heal the challenges of chronic pain and movement limitation. One of our cases has great difficulty in the area of the cervical spine, the other is contending with chronic,
Here is a link to a short article I wrote for the Esalen Newsletter on how to deal with acute and chronic pain both as a bodywork practitioner and as anyone experiencing this very common, often debilitating experience. Separating fear from the actual experience of pain is the key!
Johanna applies the principle of “the shoulder loop” (stabilizing the the head of the humerus in the glenoid fossa of the scapula) to the practice of Esalen Massage and Deep Bodywork. Working with proper body mechanics lessens the risk of injury, and allows the body to become a conduit both for gravitation, as well as “chi-energy”. Working in this way is not only more effective in terms of the results we will see with our clients,
Johanna demonstrates yoga poses in this post which help massage practitioners understand how to stabilize and strengthen the shoulder joint. The shoulder is one of the most frequently injured areas of the body in bodyworkers who are working full time, and often on clients who outweigh them. In this and Johanna’s next post, she demonstrates proper body mechanics of the shoulder while working. She demonstrates some simple poses which if practiced properly,
In part I of this article, I recounted my discussion with a physicist I had the good fortune to meet after having worked on a member of his family at Esalen’s Carmel office. We talked about the interconnectedness within the basic fabric of our universe, a fact which quantum theory describes mathematically, and has been demonstrated experimentally. This fact has radical implications for our theoretical understanding about the nature of reality itself.
I’ve gotten a lot of feedback that this massage video expresses the qualities I described in my 2 blog posts “Healing Physiological Effects of Esalen Massage”. We shot this 2 years ago during our monthlong certification class at Findhorn, where we will be again from June 25th to July 23rd. Hope everyone enjoys!
For more information about the monthlong course, click here.