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Rhythmical techniques for release, energising and rebalancing the body
RhythmMobility addresses a basic need that is of ten restricted in today’s increasingly sedentary world – the need to move and to be moved. R-M techniques are designed to release tension, increase flexibility and energise the body. They offer practitioners an effective way of working deeply that can often bypass the client’s (instinctive) barriers to release.
In addition, they give the client a dynamic sense of their bodies – in contrast to sedentary life. RhythmMobility techniques include body rocking, limb rolling, ‘push-pull’ techniques, rhythmical trunk and limb stretches, and focused rhythmical muscle pressure and stretches. They can be used for general release throughout the body, or directed to specific muscle release and joint mobilising. They can be blended into a massage session OR used as a complete treatment on their own. The effects can be relaxing, stimulating or both.
RhythmMobility sessions are generally done with the client clothed. However many of the techniques can also be easily incorporated into oil massage sessions.
This 10 day training covers a large range of rhythmical techniques
- body rocking
- rhythmically moving the ribs and spine
- limb and head rolling
- rhythmical techniques for joint mobilising and muscle release
- extending rhythmical massage techniques
- adding rhythm to common massage techniques
- ‘Combination’ Rhythmmobility® (working rhythmically on a specific area while keeping the whole body rocking)
It also covers incorporating these techniques into massage treatments, as well as doing complete
Outline of the Extensive RhythmMobility® Training:
Weekend 1: Body Rocking, Limb Rolling, Push-pull, Transitions
Weekend 2: Rhythmic Limb Movements, Prone & Supine
Weekend 3: Side-Lying R-M work, Mobilising the Ribs and Spine
Weekend 4: Extending Rhythmical Massage Techniques
Weekend 5 : ‘Combination’ R-M techniques, Integrated R-M Treatments
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How I developed this work
Since receiving body rocking from a Shiatsu practitioner in the late 1970s, I began to use this in massage treatments, and added rhythm to stretches that I developed with a group of yoga teachers. I also discovered how potent it was to add rhythmical/rocking elements to conventional massage techniques – to ‘get round’ client’s habitual defences.
As I incorporated movement skills learnt through Feldenkrais training, and some exposure to Trager and Pulsing work, I also called on many of the protocols of massage – e.g. setting a relaxing atmosphere before working deeper, not going in too soon, suddenly or heavily, continuity and consistency in application, being guided by the client’s responses.