Biodynamic massage is a psychotherapeutic form of massage concerned with the integration of all aspects of an individual - physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual within the context of an individual's life and relationships at home, at work and at leisure. It emphasises and directly addresses the energetic and emotional meaning of physical posture and bodily symptoms.
Biodynamic massage rests on certain theoretical principles, which it holds in common with other therapies -
•Health is apparent when there is a free flow of energy in the system
•Given the right circumstances individuals are believed to have the capacity to self heal and to self regulate.
•Illness is regarded as being out of harmony with oneself and our surroundings.
•Past and present may have a contribution to any symptom.
Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the "trigerring event" itself. They stem from the frozen residue of energy that had not been resolved or discharged; this residue remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and spirits.
-Dr. Peter Levine
Rather than trying to cure an illness, the aim of a biodynamic massage therapist is to understand with the client the meaning and message of an illness, and in this process symptom relief may come about through creating a new balance within oneself and life generally.
Biodynamic massage has a large repertoire of techniques to suit individual needs. Each client receives an individually matched massage session, but no two sessions will be exactly the same for an individual.
Biodynamic massage is suitable for those with psycho-physiological or stress related symptoms such as headaches, aches and pains, anxiety, insomnia, depression, arthritis, M.E., etc.; for those who feel "under the weather" or that something is not quite right, but where there is an absence of diagnosable disease; and for those wanting to embark on a process of self discovery through a body approach