The goal of this massage is, as the name suggests, a feeling of total physical and mental relaxation. Unlike the classic massage, the body should feel understood as a unit.
Not a detached foot… but “my” foot, which belongs to the calves, which pass to the thighs, which end in the buttocks, which in turn end with the pelvis, the back, the shoulders, the neck, the head, and ends finally in the hair. When the body reaches a first level of relaxation and the trust between the masseur and the massage guest could be established, there is a possibility to work deeper.
Esalen massage is a slow, flowing, intuitive form of massage that includes passive joint mobilization and soothing stretches.
I am pleased to announce that BODY PRAXIS is now certified by the EMR for ESALEN massage. Thus, this service is covered by many health insurance companies with the corresponding supplementary insurance bit to 70%. It is, therefore, worthwhile to clarify the situation with your own insurance.
The following insurances cover the ESALEN method:
The origin of the Lomi Lomi massage is in Hawaii. It is not only a massage but rather a meditation ritual.
This ritual puts the recipient through the massage in a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.
Lomi Lomi uses plenty of warm oil, which allows the massager to get under the body of the massage guest. A feeling of weightlessness is created. Many guests describe the experience as if the body is carried by a gentle, warm wave. The wave engulfs the entire body from head to toe, enticing you to let your body and mind wander.
There are many different forms of Lomi Lomi. I practice the “Temple-Style” massage according to Kahu Abraham.
Please note that Lomi Lomi massage is very close to the body and involves a lot of physical contact. For clients who are not used to this, it can be very intense. For this reason, I recommend clients to book the Esalen massage prior to booking a Lomi Lomi with me.
The BODY PRAXIS SOS massage helps to target problem areas and provide relief from pain and restricted movement.
There are days when the body does not want to work as it should or as we would like it to. Most often this happens exactly at a time when we just have to “work” and can not afford time off. Massage is a good and welcome solution at this moment. Unfortunately, often from the hoped-for helping hands, there is “only” a stroking massage. This can also be very beneficial but only helps us out of the emergency situation to a limited extent.
The SOS massage of the BODY PRAXIS helps to work specifically on the problem areas and to provide relief from pain and movement restrictions. Work is done with deep connective tissue techniques as well as stretches and passive joint mobilizations. The work is deep, slow, and in consultation with the client. Effective, mindful, and pleasant at the same time.
In the four-hour private massage course for couples, this topic is dealt with in a relaxed manner. It is not about dry theory, but about fun learning of simple techniques that make giving a massage for both a great experience.
The course is practical, the exercises or grips are demonstrated and practiced either on a comfortable futon, or the massage table. There is a small theory block and then it is all about practicing with the partner. Both participants receive and give a complete full body massage. Laugh, massage, and learn. Just the two of you and without any pressure to perform.
In integrative process counseling IBP (Integrative Body Psychotherapy) I support you in your personal processes through a body-oriented approach.
Together we work out strategies to recognize and effectively master issues that repeatedly prevent us from enjoying life and slow us down in our own development. These can be issues from the past, or a current situation that we are struggling with.
We work in conversation and with simple body exercises to learn to interpret the signals our body sends and to be able to react appropriately. This gives us the opportunity to question acquired, automatic actions and with new coherent alternatives, find good solutions to a broader, more fulfilling life.
In conversation and through simple exercises, existing abilities are strengthened and deficits are clarified and worked on. In this way, a healthy and fulfilled sexuality can be experienced and lived.
Sex is easy, at least that’s what most people think. However, if we go back in our minds to our first attempts at the most beautiful secondary matter in the world, things look quite different.
We quickly have to admit to ourselves that we didn’t really have an idea of what we are supposed to be able to do. Arousal and the desire for sex we actually all (or almost all) feel quite automatically. Everything else about sex we learn, just like other things, through practice. Unfortunately, there is not much support in learning our sexuality.
Many people don’t dare to express their ignorance or are simply ashamed to talk about these things. Sex always becomes a problem when it does not, or no longer works in bed or maybe does not want to work out with the partner.
Sex counseling can help exactly here. Through simple exercises and somatic learning of things that are needed to live a healthy and fulfilling sexuality, talking about and living with sex becomes natural and pleasurable.
With the help of the simple method of self-regulation (TRE), you will learn how to deal with stress and states of tension in an effective and pleasant way.
Stress and tension are constant companions in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, ongoing stress also has serious effects on our lives and health. Sleep and behavioral disorders, impaired digestion, and cardiovascular functions are common features of chronic stress.
With the help of the simple method of self-regulation (TRE), we learn how to deal with stress and tension in an effective and pleasant way. TRE consists of seven simple physical exercises. The muscles activated by the exercises release the energy and tension accumulated in the body through vibrations and tremors. This mechanism is a natural property of our body to deal with stress and tension and can be activated and interrupted at any time.
180.– CHF (Basis 1x)
Any massage or consultation can be booked with a subscription. A subscription is to be understood as a time contingent. So longer or shorter appointments can be booked as long as there are enough minutes available.
Subscriptions do not expire and are transferable. Not redeemed subscriptions will not be refunded.
It is time that we listen to our bodies again, without the fig leaf in front of our genitals, without blinders in front of our eyes, and by keeping an open, judgment-free mind.
As a biomedical analyst, he worked for several years in HIV research before starting another career as a specialist in new media.
After working in this field for almost twenty years, he turned to bodywork and consulting for body-oriented process guidance. This was followed by various training and further education for massage, tension release, and sexual counseling.
2011 Classic Massage / Massage School Zurich
2011-2012 ESALEN MASSAGE / ESALEN Europa (Unna, Germany)
2012 Lomi Lomi Massage / Robert Gantke Academy (Dortmund, Germany)
2013 Treatment methods for chronic back pain / Ulf Pappe (Hermitage Bad Ragaz)
2013 Triggerpoint Method / Ulf Pappe (Hermitage Bad Ragaz)
2014-2016 Tantra Therapist / True Tantra Anand Rudra (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2017-2018 Process Counseling IBP / IBP Institut Winterthur
2017 TRE Provider / Steve Haines (Switzerland)
2018-2019 1. Level clinical sexology, Sexocorporel method / ZISS Zurich Institute for clinical sexology and sexuality counseling
You are welcome to shower before and after the massage in the office. If there is enough time before and after the massage, the time for showering will not be deducted from the massage time.
Appointments can be canceled free of charge up to a maximum of 24h before the appointment. After that I have to charge 50% of the amount.
Only the ESALEN massage is recognized by various health insurance companies. Please clarify before booking whether and to what extent the massage is reimbursed by your health insurance.
I also ask my clients to take off their underwear. They are covered during the whole massage in the genital area. The massage strokes go over the whole body and should, in the best case, be performed seamlessly. However, if you feel uncomfortable and prefer to keep your underwear on, it is not a problem.
It happens again and again that clients have booked something, but in the course of the preliminary conversation prefer to claim another service. Thus, a booked massage can become a process accompaniment or a sexuality counseling, or vice versa. I need to know at least 2 hours before the appointment what you decide.
I am happy to issue vouchers starting from 60min for you. You can choose whether you would prefer to receive the voucher in a neutral envelope or as a pdf file.
BODY PRAXIS vouchers do not expire and can be transferred. Please note that vouchers that are not redeemed will not be refunded.
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