Healing Gaia: Massage
Topic: Manipulation of the body’s tissues by rubbing, kneading and tapping with hands, fingers, elbows, forearms and feet or tools.
Intention: To use massage to enhance the outcomes in a Gaianic healing session.
Framework: To create a set of protocols and procedures where massage can be used in a Gaianic healing session.
Focus: To sense, intuit and feel the needs of Gaia in a healing session while doing massage.
Healing tools Acupressure, aquatic bodywork, ashiatsu, Ayurvedic, Burmese, bio-mechanical stimulation, biodynamic, Chinese, erotic, lomi lomi, lymphatic drainage, medical, myofascial release, reflexology, sacral cranial therapy, shiatsu, sports, structural integration, Swedish, Thai, trigger point, Tui Na, Turkish bath, Watsu; beds, chairs, cremes, lotions, mats, oils, tables, tools; creative visualization, elbows, feet, fingers, forearms, hands, intuition.
Suggested Readings: The Book of Massage: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique by Carola Beresford Cooke, Anthony Porter, Lucinda Lidell and Sara Thomas, The Complete Guide to Modern Massage by Ryan Jay Hoyme
Websites: Google massage and find thousands to choose from. Follow your intuition.
Massage has been around as long as there has been aches, pains, discomfort and stress in the human body. Massage has grown since ancient times from helping one another after a stressful, hard day in the fields, following a battle or an arduous hunt into a modern multibillion-dollar industry. There are at least eighty different types and styles of massage world-wide today. Massage in one form or another is practiced in every county. It is a highly regulated industry with strict standards and protocols. Stress reduction, relaxation and relief from sports injuries is driving the surge of popularity.
There is a style and type of massage technique to serve virtually every purpose and need. Combining it with other therapeutic options and modalities has allowed massage to gain in popularity and grow well outside the medical community. Most people start with a little self-massage, practice on friends, family members and their children and eventually leads them to experiencing a professional massage.
A Gaianic healing massage requires the use of creative visualization, intuition and your imagination. Healing energy follows our thoughts and the spoken word. Imagine the person you are giving a massage to as the Earth, as Gaia, and direct the healing energy to the places on the planet you intuit and sense needs it the most.
Massage the palms of your hands, forearms, legs or feet, and imagine you are massaging a place on Gaia. Close your eyes as you do this. Walk outside barefoot, pause, and wiggle your toes into the ground, giving Gaia a massage with your feet. Perhaps sit on the ground and use your hands as well. Feel the gratitude Gaia sends back to you. Doing this on a beach or in water feels extra satisfying and special.
Read about and learn of the different styles and techniques of massage. Which styles do you sense Gaia would respond to and appreciate the most? Deep tissue? Aquatic? Shiatsu?
Get a massage and visualize yourself as Gaia, and send the healing energy to her.
Give a massage to someone and imagine you are giving a tender, loving massage to Gaia. Send the healing energy deep inside her with focus and intention.