Our health is probably one of the most important things in life. Enlightened yogi’s might argue that this is not the case, but our state of health directly effects our consciousness and therefore it makes sense to strive for the best that we can attain bit by bit, day by day. By doing so we free the mind from the agitations of the body and therefore creating an environment that is more conducive to enlightenment or happy chilled out individual!
There are many different fields of bodywork. I would argue that there are as many as there are bodyworker’s. Thai Massage is the field that I initially trained in, and while there was a consistent style of work that everyone was doing by the end of the course, there was equally, of not more difference that you could feel in the work of each practitioner.
My Experience with Body Work
With so many types of bodywork available, how do you decide if one type of bodywork is right for you or not? The truth is you have to try it and see.
My bodywork initially inspired by Thai Massage took me around the world. In Thailand, there was a teacher called Pichest Bonthumme who was pretty enlightened, did not offer certification for his courses, but his teaching inspired and oozed wisdom. I learned more than I can list here but some important lessons would be that…
I do my best work when I stand in a place of humbleness or not knowing, and can trust in something greater.
Structural ease opens the channels of possibility, creates greater sensitivity, allows you to work deeper and for longer with less giving of your own energy.
I have worked with many people and they have all taught me bits an pieces. Jonathan is one of those who offers something that speaks a little deeper and fuller to me. I am learning the significance of the spine. All of the limbs reflect what is going on within the spine and trunk of the body.