Relational massage & bodywork Intro

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Ulissija
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Relational massage & bodywork Intro

Post by Ulissija » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:18 am

Relational massage & bodywork is a contemporary holistic approach based on oriental awareness practices and healing massage traditions of Asia and Russia while taking modern body-oriented psychotherapy experience into account. Olesya Bondareva (Russia/Canada) is the author of this method. She is a psychotherapist and bodywork practitioner possessing considerable experience as a documentary writer who has spent more than 10 years taking long-term research journeys to visit healers and massage traditions keepers in different countries. She stayed with some of them for a long time learning both massage techniques and traditional spiritual and cultural knowledge. She also shared their way of life, became close to them, learned their vision of a human being and relationships, health and balance, as well as solved both physical and mental issues. Due to such broad experience, she was able to perceive many massage and healing techniques in an alternative way and created her own way of direct bodywork, as well as bodywork training methods. As experience confirms, Relational massage & bodywork is not only an efficient holistic method, which once mastered can crucially benefit others but also a wonderful self-development technique which develops body and emotional awareness. RM & B practitioners really start to change themselves. They start noticing and feeling more, get slim and nice inadvertently, open themselves to the world, harmonize their relations with their nearest and dearest, and couples experience their second honeymoons. Such changes for the better are especially striking when mothers start using this practice for their kids. So, their kids become quieter, their memory and health improve considerably, and their relationships with those around them become consistent. There were cases when parents of kids with special needs mastered this technique and during the year they already received incredible results.
One of the basic ideas of this technique is to take every massage session as authentic relationships during which people meet, receive mutual experience and say goodbye. A massage therapist sees a living person, an interesting and unique being in front of them and not just a body of flesh and bone. We practice our attention and train our body to keep concentrated and emotionally stable while being immersed in the process. We can say that Olesya’s students regard a massage practice as a spiritual or meditative process, and they claim they are surprised to find out they are not tired of working with clients at all. On the contrary, they are overwhelmed with energy and peace. As for their clients, they win all unique support and massage quality and are ready to come again and again, not being able to find something similar anywhere else.
All the techniques of this approach are extremely gentle and safe. They cannot cause harm, and concurrently, they dramatically improve client’s health condition. At the same time, the techniques can be mastered with no special preliminary training and used in practice in a peer group or while working with clients.
Another very valuable fact is that this approach is not exhausting at all, and even people who are physically not so strong can successfully practice it.
What is important is their sincere commitment and honesty to themselves.
Relational massage & bodywork practice has long been popular in Russia and other Russian-speaking countries where it is known as the Healing Massage Practice.
Here are some reviews about people who utilize this approach after having passed Olesya’s basic tutorial - http://healingmassage.guru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=64
Participation in club meetings is an important part of the RM & B training strategy. They are free (though sometimes it is necessary to rent premises but most often the practitioners arrange such meetings in their private space). All certified basic course graduates can take part in such a meeting.
Such meetings are recommended to be held twice a month but they may occur more often.
They also work as intervision groups where all the partakers can exchange massage sessions and discuss cases from their practices; both support groups and working surroundings in these groups are very careful with high-quality communication. As simple as it is, all the participants are provided with an opportunity of regular comprehensive and high-quality massage session for free in exchange for the similar one. It is quite supportive and helps you work with clients more consciously. Olesya jokes that “an incompletely stroked massage therapist is dangerous”. Indeed, massage therapists often complain about their professional burnout and even about frustration against clients. In addition to body and mind training, our club practice prevents it. Lots of basic course graduates and club members claim their health and life quality to have changed greatly thanks to such club meetings.
Having completed the basic course and after at least half a year of participation in club meetings, RM & B practitioners are invited to annual retreats and massage marathons. This is a unique bodywork practice allowing you to gain a physical and mental result in a short time which can only be compared to long-term meditation and yoga practices. This allows our experts to discover their new inner opportunities and restore their strength after their saturated social life, and those who practice RM & B usually lead such a life.
About once every 2 years, we also go on a joint expedition to one of the countries with strong aboriginal healing and bodywork traditions. Only experienced practitioners are invited to take part.


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