Just feel that life is flowing within you. Feel that the body has a great flowing energy. – Osho
“Rebalancing works with a unique synthesis of individual body-analysis, deep-tissue work and joint release techniques. As the body softens and releases muscular rigidity, energy is released, and with it, old emotional holding patterns and psychological attitudes emerge. This freed-up energy is worked creatively to give you more understanding and insight into your own potential and your ability to relax into your being. This allows you to respond to your life in an increasingly spontaneous and meaningful way. A loving and skilful touch is the essence of Rebalancing. We consider bodywork as one of the most subtle arts - it is not only a question of expertise; it is, first of all, a question of love. Rebalancing treats the body as a gift of tremendous value, not as a mechanism to be put right. In this way, Rebalancing emphasizes the sensitivity to tune into the uniqueness of each person – the beauty and indestructibility of his or her individuality.” – Awareness Through Touch
Rebalancing was developed in the 1970's by a group of long-time bodywork practitioners of different disciplines, such as Rolfing, Postural Integration, Heller Work, Cranio Sacral Balancing, Tragering, Physiotherapy and Massage. They were working under the guidance of Osho to develop Rebalancing Deep Tissue Massage Therapy. The idea was essentially to create a new form of bodywork that would take the best of the presently existing modalities and imbue them with a deeper perspective than was presently existing. The main component of this new approach was to make awareness compassion and meditativeness a central feature of the work.
Benefits of a Rebalancing Massage:
- Creates body awareness
- Improves posture
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Enhances athletic performance
- Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Fosters a feeling of well-being
- Increases awareness of mind-body connection
“Rebalancing utilizes a combination of deep tissue massage, joint tension release and energy balancing to counteract chronic holding patterns that contribute to pain and illness. Rebalancing views the human body as much more than its physical component, recognizing that the emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects are of as much importance to our totality.” – BoMi
Rebalancing is traditionally done in a sequence of 10 treatments lasting approximately an hour. In each treatment the focus is on one body segment, bringing life and awareness to the areas we never notice. Rebalancing is a process of transformation that elevates the patterns of thought, feeling and energy flow. Rebalancing is unique among the deep tissue therapies, in that the 10-session structure is a tool to work with and not a rigid structure to cling to. Besides the scientific knowledge of the strokes, precise anatomy and body reading, there is a lot of room for creativity and artistry on the part of the practitioner. The effects of Rebalancing are long lasting and a complete series of sessions will alter the way one feels and relates to oneself.
Though each session is complete in itself and one session is perfectly ok, a series of sessions has a powerful synergetic effect and allows the whole body to be systematically included.
A loving and skilful touch is the essence of Rebalancing.