The Alchemy of Abdominal Massage with Kerys
15th – 21st August 2024
Massaging The Organs
During any kind of massage, the abdomen (belly) is very often superficially treated or even overlooked, however, it is where our most essential, vital organs live. It is said to be the home of our emotional brain, our energy center, the storage place for all our toxicity and one of the most vulnerable places to touch in a person. When we learn to palpate, feel, understand and interact with this part of our body, we begin to touch the core essence of who we are and give space for our internal organs to speak to us.
Many imbalances, pains and chronic diseases are born from depletion or excess in our internal organs. When we begin to understand the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects connected with each one of them, we can connect with the energy of healing and rebalancing. In order to reach this place, we need to learn how to touch and to listen.
This course will approach the belly using a variety of techniques from the craniosacral technique, Chi Nei Tsang, Osteothai, Thai abdominal massage, Mayan abdominal massage, however, in the end, the most important thing we are going to learn is how to tap into our intuition and to begin the process of self-healing. This requires that all participants are open to look into the mirror of themselves on a deeper level.
This course is open for absolute beginners in therapeutic touch and is likewise a complementary tool for bodyworkers to go deeper and have more healing tools in their toolbox.
During this course we will learn about:
- Mindful touch/listening
- Applied Cranio Sacral
- Chi Nei Tsang sequence
- Anatomy of the internal organs
- Chinese medicine and internal organs
- Scar tissue
- Essential oils usage
- Cleansing techniques
- Basic herbs & nutritional diet
- Development of intuition & channeling
- Creating sacred space
- Energetic cleansing
- Space holding
- Dealing with emotional turmoil
- Movement classes
- Meditation sessions
- Connection with nature and rituals
- Creating and respecting healthy boundaries
Kerys has been working with therapeutic touch for more than 20 years now. She started with Thai massage and over the years has become more and more fascinated with the massage work related directly in the abdomen. Having studied a variety of approaches ranging from Chi Nei Tsang and Cranio Sacral, to Osteothai and Mayan abdominal massage, she has been exploring with different bellies over the past few years and has fallen in love with this alchemical mixture of shamanism and practical techniques around this area of the body. She has witnessed transformations in people, as they come into a deeper connection with their core center and begin to wake up to their energetic ties to the past, to pain and to unhealthy habits. Her work as a doula has also brought her into a deeper connection with this part of our bodies and her dedication to the path of the sacred woman has led her to practice in a way which sees beyond the physical.
She runs women’s retreats, both on and off line, raises her three children, writes, sings, dances and connects with the path of the medicine woman and the forces of nature – both internally and externally.
07.30 – 09.00: Meditation & Movement
09.00 – 10.30: Hearty Breakfast
10.30 – 13.00: Session 1
13.00 – 16.00: Lunch & Siesta
16.00 – 19.00: Session 2
19.00 – 20.30: Dinner
20.30 – 22.00: Session 3 / Journalling / Practice / Steam bath