Any healing session is a dance where two people come together to become one for a while, then part. They become partners in a process, the process of healing. They work for the best results, making the most of their time together, client and therapist as one. When that happens, it is a beautiful thing.

A good therapist reacts to the client's needs, creating movements, using energies, making symmetry based on what information is picked up from the client. And this information is usually non-verbal, and most likely in the form of energy rather than physical movement. This combination of messages sent via energy and corresponding movements create the dance where therapist and client are one.

Depending on what is being done (energy work / massage), and what styles are being used, the dance can flow easier. With energy work, there is energy received from the client and energy sent from the therapist. While the therapist is working, symbiosis is achieved creating a balance based on what is needed (and most of this is happening on a subconscious level). For example, Reiki achieves its own balance based on what is needed. It automatically senses the need and adjusts itself to that.

With massage, some styles are more amenable to the dance, though all do become willing partners. With Swedish, there is flow, but there is also routine. (Most therapists start with a routine that they modify based on the client's needs.) Freestyle modes like Esalen lend themselves to be a more willing partner in the dance. They have no routine, just movements. The therapists starts moving and whatever their intuition calls on them to do, they do at whatever location they feel directed to be. Again, a partnership of communication translating to movement and flow. Dance partners letting energy move between them, directing them, flowing together, becoming one.

Energy. Unseen, intuited communication. They become the music. Need. Ebb and flow. Movement. These become the dance, the dance of healing. Two souls intermingling to a beat that is there just for them. Coming together, becoming one. Enjoying the time, the beauty of the encounter. Then parting, both better for the experience. Enjoy the dance of healing.

Author's Bio: 

Brian is a Nationally Certified, Florida Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. He is a graduate of the Coastal School of Massage Therapy in Jacksonville, Florida. Brian first learned massage techniques several years ago in a trade of learning with a licensed massage therapist in Maryland. Working on friends and family, his skills grew.

After moving to Florida he learned Reiki and has been a Reiki Master since 1997. He attended a local massage school one night a week with permission of the school’s owner. His focus was to extend his knowledge and increase his skills. He again practiced on family, friends and neighbors, and more friends. This was all done at no charge, as he just wanted to help people. It gave him a wonderful feeling to know that he had helped someone.

Deciding that massage was something he wanted to do full time, Brian enrolled at the Coastal School of Massage Therapy in September of 2001. During the 700-hour course (Florida state requirement is 500 hours), he learned anatomy and physiology, massage therapy, and various types of massage. He had classes on Reflexology, Shiatsu, Polarity, Hydrotherapy, and Myofascial techniques. During school clinicals, he worked on 60 people in the school’s massage center. His techniques evolved to where he was combining things he had learned previously with things he had been taught in school. Brian graduated from school in May 2002, and passed the National Boards Exam for Massage Therapy in October 2002.

During the last few years, Brian has done many things from healing, teaching, and learning new things, like seeing problems in people, trusting the guidance that he gets when he is doing massage and energy work, and generally feeling out new energies. He has also been increasing his skills as a massage therapist, learning new styles and modalities of massage, and using many energy techniques to help him 'see' what needs the most work, and what movements would be most beneficial.

Brian currently draws on the knowledge of things he has learned and the experience that he has obtained, to become more in tune with what each body needs. His main goal is to help people feel and live better. He believes that whenever possible, we should strive to be positive, and live within the light.