February 24, 2015
Actually, the truth is that I have learned most of what I do from doing it over the years, by working on hundreds of clients and by teaching hundreds of students. Sure, I have taken lots of courses in various modalities which gave me ideas and inspiration. But the best way to learn is by being sensitive to your client's needs, being creative instead of just following a mechanical routine, and working with energy instead of just with physical body parts.
That's called the "flow state" where you spontaneously do the right thing. However this takes time to develop. In the beginning of massage training nobody feels this flow state. But once it develops, it is a beautiful connected feeling. It's not so different from being in total harmony with your body in yoga.