Blog

Massage is needed, now more then ever.

Beautiful woman having a palm massageAs I too am at home, I have been watching a few continuing education videos about massage the last couple of days. Massage is my passion:) Most are offering a Western approach, talking about muscles, tendons, fascia, blood vessels, nerves … all things you can see, you can “test” – oh, how we love to see the numbers and percentages in the West! Yet now too, there are lots of comments by the instructors of these videos about how you can “sense” something, how something mysterious seems to be at work.

Most notably, they are not quite sure what to make of stress and its influence, and what to make of the phenomenon of “pain”, which does not necessarily correspond to an acute malfunction of a particular physical system. That is my observation as well based on my experiences over the past 10 year working with clients of all walks of life. For example, if we talk about the realm of muscles: sometimes a tight muscle hurts, sometimes it doesn’t. If the rule was that tight muscles hurt, some people should walk around screaming all day. That is how tight their whole body is. Also, some people with little muscle tone hurt equally, and in the same “problem areas”. And why are we still hurting 10 years after a particular injury which surely healed up by now?   

All this is what I sensed intuitively at the end of my massage school training. There just has to be more to massage than squeezing muscles/the pure physicality of it all. And there is. I reached for the ancient oriental wisdoms to grasp the invisibles, the intangibles, 10 years of continuing study and practice so far.

This wisdom holds, for instance, the impact of your emotions on your organs and your health, the effect of unresolved conflicts in your life on your wellbeing. The last aspect of “you” affected is your physical body. Un-ease, discomforts and pain offer a marvelous alarm system which tells you: Wake up! Pay attention! Something in your life is off! Yet we tend to just address the symptoms, expecting a quick fix, provided by someone else, and, yes, most of us wait until symptoms appear seemingly “out of nowhere”. Surely there must be something we can do to prevent these symptoms manifesting in our physicality. Of course there is!

The ancient sages also have a different view of what they call the “pain body”. It is fascinating. It is quite challenging to pinpoint all this with words, as indeed, one “senses” all of these mysterious forces at work within us, inviting us to become aware of and explore our other multitude of senses.

One crucial way to prevent symptoms and pain, is regular stress relieving massage. I love the one I practice based on Ayurvedic principles, working with meridians and chakras, specifically designed to do just that: inviting your body to let go of tension and relax. If one already has symptoms, such a massage will also alleviate discomfort and unease. You will experience a relief of pain and gather energy within you to address the underlying situations in your life. If one does not address those, one just recreates the pain and discomfort.

Now throw in our current circumstances. The worldwide stress upon all of humanity is enormous. This collective stress constantly amplifies our own stress. Our current isolation also demonstrates how we all need touch! These times of isolation and deprivation of human contact more then ever demonstrate this. Without meaningful human contact, and trust, and love, we cannot thrive. We can also not thrive without physical touch. A nurturing relaxing enjoyable massage will satisfy this essential human need. It is crucial to our wellbeing.

We will adapt to our circumstances and find ways to give and receive massages again now that restrictions are being lifted.  Careful screening, sensible precautions and private settings are key.

Enjoy your next massage!

In loving synergy,

Brigitte

Self Defense for Women

martial arts - young woman IMG_1589Our unique self defense is for women’s empowerment, toning and strengthening the muscles, creating strong tendons, increasing flexibility, balance and coordination, while learning self defense techniques. It includes Tai Chi and Qigong breathing and dynamic exercises. It is based on the principles of Neo Martial Arts, a non competitive martial arts.

This training is for women of all abilities, age 12 or more.

It is especially beneficial for women in their 50s and 60s to rejuvenate. It is not true that we are doomed to get older, become incapacitated, and we might as well just accept this. Our bodies are meant to move. If we haven’t moved in a while, well, of course, we loose strength, become stiff, uncoordinated.

With a little practice, we can reclaim our flexibility, coordination, strength, gently at first, gradually building up. And it is so much fun because as you are so focussed on doing the self defense techniques you forget that you are also training your body at the same time:)

We do not have to accept either that we will loose our mental powers of focus and concentration as we age. This too can be re-gained. Self defense is a fabulous way to do so.

Our body also releases endorphins as we train elevating our mood and making us happier.

Being active boosts our immune system. Virusses are around year long. Yet in winter we get sick because there are added stresses because of the cold weather, and the stresses of the holidays. Rather then being obsessed with avoiding viruses at all cost, a futile effort, I propose we focus on enhancing our immune system. Then the virusses will have little effect.

Mastering your body (being in charge of your body) brings so much self awareness and self confidence. It is empowers you to take care of all aspects of your life.

 

In loving synergy,

Brigitte

 

In our modern world a Moving Meditation practice is essential.

Fitness, sport, friendship and lifestyle conceptIn ancient times the training of Qigong and Tai Chi was called “internal”, or “yin”, or “slow”, because of its nature of slow gentle movements as well as its meditation practices of mindfulness, with a harmonious awareness in our human potential to live a joyful life experience.

The Wellbeing Method Qigong teaches harmonization through dynamic moving exercises, breathing and meditation techniques.

This “internal” discipline enhances muscle strength, flexibility, amazing coordination and balance. It activates endorphins, our body’s natural way to create an overall sense of wellbeing. It makes you calmer and rejuvenates you.

In our modern world stress levels are skyrocketing, causing all kinds of “ill-at-ease” situations which are detrimental to our health. A moving meditation practice is essential so that each person that trains in this amazing art can explore more of their true genius, and experience an awareness that leads them to enjoy health and wellbeing. The manifestation of an extraordinary body system readies us for the enjoyment of the pleasures and adventures that life brings.

In harmony,

Brigitte

Becoming what we Already Are in Essence. 

swan - cropped - 9 MB - shutterstock_61353832 copy 2We were born to live joyful lives, to expand our awareness and enhance our alignment with universal laws. We truly deserve to connect with others in a sacred way, to experience in a loving environment the total expression of collaboration, in joy, with harmony, and with the delightful opportunity to deliberately become that what we truly are in essence.

Learning how to take magnificent care of ourselves, to understand our body fully and how to be in alignment with the amazing bio-energetic technology we were given, is key and the focus of  the wellbeing method.

In loving synergy,

Brigitte

The Wellbeing Method Massage training offers unique insights and approaches for self exploration and giving profound massage sessions

Woman gets massage in spa studio

Full Body massage has never been so pure and unique as the Wellbeing Method teaches us. We guarantee privacy, unique harmony and a sacred environment full of extraordinary students who, like you, ask for a signature massage. A massage that goes beyond normal awareness and transcends the limited structure of basic stroking, squashing and pressuring. A massage that guarantees wellbeing at the highest form of relaxation and empowerment.

This is a symbiotic method. Each student, if they are committed to learning and attending every class, will eventually enjoy each session as much as the receivers of the massage.

You will learn in a safe, intimate, perfect environment for the manifestation of Joy power and Co-creation. It is our absolute intention that each student explores Wellbeing at its best. We know that you deserve the most amazing experience of bodywork available, and now is the time for you to attain it. Our classes are always 100% guaranteed. If you attracted this into your life you will enjoy this or you will not pay of it. We were born to live joyful lives, to expand our awareness and enhance our alignment with universal laws.

We will teach you how to take magnificent care of yourself. How to understand your body fully and how to be in alignment with the amazing bioenergetic technology you were given.

Our training for you includes:

  • Ancient Oriental sages legacy. Wisdom & Philosophy — Five element theory —Macro and Microcosmos science — Sacred Space and Rituals — Understanding the Body’s Magnetic Fields
  • Self care techniques
  • Tai Chi & QiGong emphasized for Massage — Ancient Yoga. Specialized techniques to improve blood and energy flow while giving the session
  • Aroma therapy — Main Hormones released, and the power of Aromas to Create Joy, Calm and other Harmonizing E-motions
  • Vedas Legacy to Wellbeing Alignment — vata-pitta-kapha science
  • Modern Feng Shui — Beyond Superstition and Traditional Misinterpretations — Art of Universal Elements, Beauty & Love

 

In loving Synergy,

Brigitte

Image of Woman gets massage in spa studio