Phenomenal Touch® Massage
Unique integrative massage where you feel held, cradled, rocked and stretched
Phenomenal Touch® Massage (PTM) creates itself—organically unfolding, unwinding, swirling and undulating the body in a 3-dimensional water like dance. Fluidly moving the body in space while massaging both sides at once, the contact is slow, deep and specific making everything count. The practitioner enters and melts the muscle in the shortened position while working with gravity to create the perfect pressure and depth. The intuitive variations of rhythm and speed coupled with quiet pauses allow you to drop in and give your body time to catch up. Utilizing fulcrums to lift the body creates a sensation of levitation. Seamlessly transitioning, revisiting and weaving one move into the next brings a feeling of space, integration and wholeness.
Quality of Touch & Making Contact
Massage can be a gateway to awareness and even transformation...
The difference between an “pretty good” massage and a phenomenal one has little to do with the strokes used or the pressure given. It has much more to do with the quality of touch; the capacity to give pressure with bodyweight versus strength; the stance, flow and smoothness of transitions; and the willingness to embrace the body three dimensionally, using gravity, meeting you where you are, moving your body as if it were fluid, loving each cell being touched, and entering a space so deep that the therapist know by feel what you needs.
This type of touch creates a symphony—a dance that frees you to know and become your true self. This type of touch is Phenomenal Touch® Massage. Described by some as having qualities of Watsu (water massage), Trager and Thai massage combined with Deep Tissue Work, Phenomenal Touch® is truly unique, exceptional and deeply rewarding to both those who receive and give this three-dimensional dance. There is nothing else like it and nothing else as satisfying. It is the ultimate evolution of masterful massage.
Some of the PTM Principles:
- Using Gravity instead of Strength — Utilizing your weight to gain depth.
- Using Momentum instead of Force — Allowing momentum to aid the therapist in the massage moves.
- Oppositional Resistance — Using opposition and resistance to deepen the openings in the muscle and joint.
- Three Dimensionality — Embracing and moving the body in space, honoring its three dimensions and paying attention to the dance and relationship between the therapist's hands.
- Making Contact — Touching you and the tissue with a quality of depth, speed and movement that allows you to feel completely met.
- Opening — Recognizing when and how to help the muscle open its door rather than forcing a way into it.
- Making Each Stroke Matter — Paying attention to every stroke: applying the oil, transitioning, entering, completing.
- Flow and Integration — Overlapping joints, bringing together various strokes, revisiting areas that call out, transitioning seamlessly so that you feel whole and integrated rather than a bunch of separate body parts that have been worked.
- Freeing from Form — Paying deep attention to what the body is asking for; going beyond the form into what that particular body in that particular moment needs.