A psycho-corporeal accompaniment
Gestalt Massage®, formerly named Sensitive Gestalt Massage®, has been developed in France in the late 1970s.
Sensitive, because the precision of the techniques performed allows the person to get in touch with their sensitivity and emotional feelings, which can increase body awareness.
Gestalt, because the session, conducted with respect and kindness whilst always listening to the person’s needs, promotes a holistic experimentation as a coherent whole, also named a gestalt.
Massage, because it is an approach though touch. Gestalt Massage® offers a wide variety of both gentle and deep, slow and fast movements that are unifying and structuring for the body map. The quality and diversity of techniques ensure a personalized massage that can best meet the person‘s expectations.
The sequence is organized in three stages, according to the cycle of contact inherent to Gestalt therapy:
The pre-contact: a speaking time during which the person is invited to express their needs and expectations
The full-contact: a contact-making announcing the beginning of the massage, upon the person’s choice a time of verbal and tactile relaxation and stretching, followed by the massage with or without oil if the person wants to keep clothes on, then a time of integration and rest
The post-contact: a feed-back to take stock of the session and to verbalize sensations and feelings
Gestalt Massage® is ideal for anyone:
– under stress, fatigue, anxiety or burnout
– going through a tough time such as grief or break-up
– stuck in the mind and cut off from their feelings and body
– having relational difficulties towards themself or others due to an illness, violence, physical or mental abuse
– suffering from eating disorders
– just wanting to give themself a «back to oneself» time