Tulamassage is a full-body oil massage that takes place on a futon.
It is a sensory journey through the landscape of your body.
The practitioner honours the natural contours and channels between and around the fascia and muscles,
using these natural stream lines as pathways along which to flow.
Tulamassage is practiced in sync with the rhythms and melodies in specific musical compositions.
This creates a fluid, hypnotic and wave-like continuity of movement through the body of the receiver.
Although there is a choreographic structure along which the practitioner travels,
she/he understands the principle that loving intention, receptivity and creativity
are more life giving and effective in deep healing than robotic repetition.
Unwavering presence, expression from a calm centre, the balance of action and reception,
precision of rhythm and line, genuine caring, and the fusion of strength and tenderness
are other essential components of this meditative practice/treatment.
The primary focus of Tulamassage is on lasting release, both physically and emotionally,
and to guide the body back towards a natural, free streaming and vibrant symmetry.
Both for the giver and the receiver it is an enjoyable, liberating and nourishing experience.
Tulamassage opens the door to developing your senses and vocabulary in the language of touch
while enabling you to approach and release tension in another's body with confidence and respect.
The practice focuses on rhythm, breathing, fluid continuity of movement,
clarity of line, the use of body weight rather than muscular strength, genuine caring
and finding the optimum effective balance between strength and tenderness to enable deep liberating release.
You begin by practicing a selection of individual massage elements relating to a specific part of the body.
These elements then join together to form a continuous and natural pathway around the whole body along which you travel.
As your hands gain strength, sensitivity and confidence you can progressively dive deeper below the surface,
searching through and around different textures and forms,
liberating tension and guiding the body back towards an open and vibrant symmetry.
At the same time as you learn to clear and refresh these pathways,
you practice working in rhythm with specific pieces of music.
This allows you to drop out of your thoughts, down into your heart and sensations.
Ultimately Tulamassage becomes meditation through movement;
a choreographic structure around which you can be creative and follow your intuition,
dancing rhythms through an open heart into movement,
nourishing both yourself and the people you come into contact with.