Usually performed by Silvio – can be given also within a live guided relaxing meditation.
For Kirchberg and around Niederanven no extra charge for travel.
Over the years of my massage practice, I have often been impressed with the effects of a few minutes of well-placed touch with the client in a seated position.
The recipient sits on a cushion on the floor or in a chair, and the practitioner stands, knelt, and/or sits behind the person to massage their shoulders, neck, and back with a combination of presses, squeezing movements, and percussion.
I`m still surprised with the change that could happen in a short amount of time, as the recipient relaxed and let go of tension.
A short, seated massage session can be likened to a full, deep breath, in which the receiver of touch is allowed to exhale spent stagnant energy from the body, and is rejuvenated by the expansiveness of fresh inspiration.
Practiced without lotion or oil on the client who is fully clothed, seated massage provides a break in the day’s routine that can help reset the perception of one’s life with all its myriad physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
Posture — The vertical seated position encourages proper alignment of the client’s vertebral column. The head is over the shoulders, the shoulders are over the rib cage, and the rib cage is over the pelvis, which is supported comfortably by the chair seat. Many different relaxation and meditation practices promote this alignment to optimize deep relaxation. I often place
a towel over the back of the chair or use a thin pillow to ensure that the client is truly sitting vertically.
Breathing — When sitting upright, the client is able to breathe most fully and deeply, as the respiratory passages are unimpeded, and the ribcage is able to move freely. By massaging someone in this position, I am letting the support of my touch assist the client to experience a life-affirming posture, even as she enters into a relaxed, meditative state. Respiratory and pulse rates lower, and the client’s attention turns inward.
Accessibility — In this position, it is easy to work on the head, neck, shoulders, and back. If time permits, the arms and hands, along with the legs and feet can also be worked. In the upright position, the therapist can easily access the top of the shoulder and work into the motor points of the upper trapezius muscle, key points for quickly and easily releasing tension in the shoulders. It is also easier to work on the upper attachments of the trapezius, as well as other attachments along the occipital ridge, from this position. The erector spinae and other supporting muscles of the back can be worked using general contact pressure. Standing to the side of the client, the back of the chair can be used for leverage when applying pressure to her back. (Note: I caution against using specific direct pressure on the neck because of the vulnerability of the bony structures, as well as the major blood vessels. It is possible to cut off circulation to the brain, causing the client to faint.)
Communication — Often clients will relax immediately, closing their eyes. But others prefer to be able to talk or give feedback as you work. This seated position allows for an easy rapport with the client.