Esalen Massage

Esalen® Massage distinguishes itself in its sensitive, responsive approach to each person and each session. This holistic approach is effective for health and healing issues, somatic concerns, physical stress reduction, and well-being. The Zhipu Team, who first brought Esalen® Massage to China in 2015, will be coming to Shanghai to launch a 3-day training course at The Living Room by Octave. The method center around the themes of song, dance, breath and yoga, all of which will be covered during the 3-day course. With over 40 years of teaching experience, seasoned practitioner Ellen Watson will be leading this training. The workshop is perfect for parents, caregivers, aromatherapists, yoga teachers, medical practitioners or romantic partners.
2019-10-09 2019-10-13

Esalen Massage


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You may pay in cash, or with a local Union Pay Card (with your pin number), Alipay or WeChat Pay. Unfortunately we are unable to accept foreign credit cards at the moment.

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Target Group: 

Romantic Partners - Physical touch is one of the five primary love languages, Perhaps you or your spouse have not yet realized it is one of yours. If so, this is is a great opportunity to explore that.

Parents or Caregivers – Physcial touch with our children is an important way to strengthen our bonds and form healthy relationships. Through long embraces, congratulatory high-fives or taking care of those little injuries, touch is a way to show we care and support our children.

Children – As our parents age we tend to reverse roles. Once the ones receiving care, we become the ones administering it. Through soft, gentle touch we can both physically exhibit how much we care for them emotionally while also caring for them physically. 

Aromatherapists – Touch is just one of many senses used in effective care for ourselves and our loved ones. By adding essential oils to Esalen® Massage

We can heighten the experience through scent as well. Massaging certain oils into the body can help with everything from anxiety relief to revitalization. 

Others: Yoga teachers, dance therapists, pre and post natal therapists, children therapists, social workers, corporate instructors, Chinese medicine practitioners, SPA trainers, alternative medical practitioners, special education workers, and body-mind practitioners, etc.

No matter who you are and what you are doing for a living,this course is dedicated to:Those ready to add the power of touch to their personal or professional repertoire.

Three-day learning contents:

In the three-day course,we will explore touch and massage whole-heartedly.We will sing, dance and move our bodies.We will lie on the massage bed and practice the massage.Meanwhile, the teacher will give lessons on the art and technique of massage.

Art of massage:

Your flow, harmony, inner vitality and awareness will dance around the massage couch...

Technique of massage:

Long push is the basis, detailed processing, passive extension and opening...

We will share and communicate all this information in the training in order to give you an experience of another profound connection. You will see your inner self in the relationship between people as well as update your life version by seeing yourself.

Without any stereotypes of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in teaching, the teacher will instruct students as per students' needs and personalities, so as to cater to different aptitudes.

Learning time can be accumulated:

3-day learning hour: 25 hours.The learning hours can be recorded. By learning the next 150 hours in the future, you will receive a practice certification of 175 hours.

About the teacher, Ellen Watson:

Ellen Watson was the director of the body department of Esalen Institute in the U. S. and has given lessons at Esalen Institute since 1984, who is one of the 30 mentors with the teaching qualification of Esalen® Massage

Worldwide. She has developed training courses on somatic art in the U. S., Italy, Thailand, Bali, Japan and China with a large number of workers and tutors in the field of mind and body for nearly 40 years.

She founded established a school named Moving Ventures in 1996 to offer a variety of meditation, training, and workshop to promote the personal growth of students and cultivate workers specializing in the field of mind and body. Teaching content includes Esalen Massage®, sensory recovery, yoga, the essence of touch, holographic breathing, spiritual dancing and soul chanting, five-rhythm dance, and Gestalt communication, etc. She awakens the healing power of the body with massage, singing, dancing, and the free rhythm of the body.

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