WHEN WERE YOU LAST STILL?

My initial attraction to Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage was curiosity about a therapy I had never heard of .  Something about what I read about it made me travel to Sheffield to get trained rather than waiting until a course took place nearer to my home.

Apart from the sheer pleasure of having such a detailed and luxurious treatment to the face, what took my completely by surprise was the level of relaxation I both experienced and observed in those on whom I practised in the class.  I would describe it as being akin to the “still point” I was familiar with from my craniosacral therapy training and the mid to deep level trance state of hypnosis.  In both these states of awareness, the mind becomes still, thought is largely suspended and a sense of harmony pervades the body and mind.  

This result was unexpected.  For me, it was one I had not experienced from full body massage or indeed any other treatment apart from the ones mentioned above.  It was also an exciting discovery for it showed me that Tsuboki face treatment was really about so much more than indulgence, having a treat or natural face lifting.  It meant that I could really see that it could remind people what deep relaxation feels like and the therapeutic effects of giving oneself the space to experience that from time to time.

The stillpoint of craniosacral therapy gently shifts the central nervous system from its usual state of alertness to one of stillness.  We feel different.  The “fight/flight response” is in abeyance and we glimpse other possibilities.  It would be good wouldn’t it to let go of old tensions.

Similarly, the hypnotic trance state (you know, the one you experience before falling asleep) is characterised by changes in brainwave patterns.  We are shifted out of our waking alertness into a different realm, one where we can access more of our resources that we can harness to experience life differently.  

When I was completing my training and practising on anyone who would allow me, I did a few treatments on someone who had had some mental health issues.  After the second treatment, that person said “something” had lifted off them.  Similarly, I once treated someone who presented at the first session as uptight and monosyllabic.  A very different person turned up for their second session and after 3 sessions, reported that the treatments “had changed my life”.

Of course, it is difficult to isolate one aspect of treatment from the others.  Tsuboki is deeply nurturing as well as being a detailed and thorough treatment.  I wonder though whether going to a deep place of relaxation allowed a shift for both these people that allowed them to release some old tensions, reviving hidden resources that would enable them to experience life differently.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When Were You Last Still?

 

My initial attraction to Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage was curiosity about a therapy I had never heard of .  Something about what I read about it made me travel to Sheffield to get trained rather than waiting until a course took place nearer to my home.

 

Apart from the sheer pleasure of having such a detailed and luxurious treatment to the face, what took my completely by surprise was the level of relaxation I both experienced and observed in those on whom I practised in the class.  I would describe it as being akin to the “still point” I was familiar with from my craniosacral therapy training and the mid to deep level trance state of hypnosis.  In both these states of awareness, the mind becomes still, thought is largely suspended and a sense of harmony pervades the body and mind.  

 

This result was unexpected.  For me, it was one I had not experienced from full body massage or indeed any other treatment apart from the ones mentioned above.  It was also an exciting discovery for it showed me that Tsuboki face treatment was really about so much more than indulgence, having a treat or natural face lifting.  It meant that I could really see that it could remind people what deep relaxation feels like and the therapeutic effects of giving oneself the space to experience that from time to time.

 

The stillpoint of craniosacral therapy gently shifts the central nervous system from its usual state of alertness to one of stillness.  We feel different.  The “fight/flight response” is in abeyance and we glimpse other possibilities.  It would be good wouldn’t it to let go of old tensions.

 

Similarly, the hypnotic trance state (you know, the one you experience before falling asleep) is characterised by changes in brainwave patterns.  We are shifted out of our waking alertness into a different realm, one where we can access more of our resources that we can harness to experience life differently.  

 

When I was completing my training and practising on anyone who would allow me, I did a few treatments on someone who had had some mental health issues.  After the second treatment, that person said “something” had lifted off them.  Similarly, I once treated someone who presented at the first session as uptight and monosyllabic.  A very different person turned up for their second session and after 3 sessions, reported that the treatments “had changed my life”.

 

Of course, it is difficult to isolate one aspect of treatment from the others.  Tsuboki is deeply nurturing as well as being a detailed and thorough treatment.  I wonder though whether going to a deep place of relaxation allowed a shift for both these people that allowed them to release some old tensions, reviving hidden resources that would enable them to experience life differently.