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••• Lexicon of well-being massage

Because not all well-being techniques are necessarily familiar to you...  

I offer you some definitions... which will never replace a lived experience!

Californian Massage


the  Californian massage  is a unifying approach that aims for relaxation  and the awakening of a conscience  psychocorporal. This massage uses long, slow and fluid movements that allow a deep  relaxation  physical and psychic.


Starting from effleurages  gentle, enveloping and relaxing, the maneuvers follow one another and intensify to relieve tension  deeper.  


the  Californian massage  appeared in the early years  1970, at the time of the emergence of therapy groups where the development of human potential, the expression of feelings and the  mind-body connections.

Korean relaxation

Korean Relaxation is a very old technique that is currently practiced in some  Korean families as well as in Korean monasteries and certain French monasteries, in order to  regulate physical and emotional tension.


By one  alternating stretching, rocking and vibration of each part of the  body  and of  integration time,  which go from head to toe, the practitioner takes the person into deep relaxation.


She produces  gentle vibrations that spread throughout the whole body, reaching all  tissues: muscles, joints, bones, viscera, up to the nervous system. The body schema is thus gradually constructed.


The  polarity  intended to  harmonize vital energy  in the organism.

By strengthening the energy of the body and the body-mind connection, this therapy aims to take advantage of the natural forces of self-healing present in every human being. 

The polarity practitioner does not seek to transmit to his patient an external energy, as is the case in the  Reiki, for example. Rather, its action aims to  rebalance  or to reactivate the energy of his patient. Depending on the energy circuits that he wishes to reharmonize, the practitioner simply places his hands on specific areas of the body or exercises  slight pressure. 

It was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, born in Austria in 1890, who practiced it for 60 years before dying in 1981 at the age of 91 after 10 years of retirement in an ashram in India.   


Swedish Massage


the  swedish massage  is a dynamic massage technique that aims to  dissolve tensions  and firm muscles and joints. Its effect  invigorating and relaxing  promotes blood and lymphatic circulation and the elimination of toxins, and helps the body to regain its natural balance.


The technique involves several maneuvers  : effleurage, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration. They were developed by the Swedish  Per Henrik Ling1  (1776-1839), who was simultaneously a doctor, teacher and poet. 

Seated massage

The seated massage uses different massage techniques and is most often practiced on an ergonomic chair. It is particularly suitable for short sessions, in companies, public places or events. 

The sessions are done fully clothed, and the attention is focused on the back, the head, the arms, being able to extend to the legs, even to the feet if the circumstances allow it. 

It allows a quick but deep and real relaxation.

Although related to it, it is not exclusively  based on so-called "amma" techniques, themselves derived from shiatsu, and which uses a precise protocol of techniques.


Essential or mixed massage

The essential massage is a name of Joël Savatofsi for a massage combining Californian and Swedish, alternating the slow and encompassing rhythm with a more in-depth work located on certain areas in need, passing through rapid friction or percussion rhythms. The energy is distributed, redistributed, the fluids (blood, lymph) stirred and put back into circulation. The relaxation is deep.  


This is what I call: mixed technique, which also calls on techniques from various origins: Tui Na, Ayurveda, Shiatsu, Lomi-Lomi, sometimes magnetism as well. All this alternating in my massages according to the feelings and needs expressed (or not) of the people.


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