Everyone has had a back rub and many
have had a professional massage. Our
social massage (sometimes called a "group massage") offers a unique opportunity for you to not only experience
the relaxing touch of a massage but to participate in giving a
life-affirming touch to others.
What should you expect? What people experience varies from person to person.
A common experience is total relaxation.
To have several pair of hands touching you at the same time is
exquisite! For some it is a powerful emotional sense of acceptance and
love never before felt, for others a flood of joy and peace.
It will be a massage different from all others you’ve had because
you are more than a receiver; you are also a giver.
Guidance: The group will be
guided, and massage strokes that you will learn and use during the massage
will be demonstrated. It
isn’t important that we become “experts” at massage.
What is important is the good loving touch that we use to affirm
Instead of being passive you will be encouraged to tell others what
you like and dislike. As a
giver you’ll be “checking in” with the receiver to see if they are
getting what they enjoy or what they requested.
This builds trust and deepens the experience.
Laughter, joy, peace and serenity are frequently found in a social
Simply put, a social massage is AMAZING!
Many folks have rarely experienced a touch that was only
intended to bless not hurt, that is positive and not negative. Some
have had a hard time accepting and appreciating the human body (including
their own) and this type of experience broadens their perspective.
Also in regular massages you only receive – social massage adds a
new dimension in which you are also a participant in ministering good
Each person must tell the group where they prefer not to be
touched. Prior areas of
injury must be avoided or touched with great care.
There are often “ticklish” spots (feet, stomach, etc.) that
some people have. However,
these spots are frequently discovered to be areas of stress and it is
beneficial if they can be de-sensitized by loving touch.
This is not a sexual massage.
never really given a massage before. Will I be able to participate?
A: Yes, your ability to give
good touch doesn’t depend upon technique or skill.
Good touch comes from a desire to give affirmation to another.
We will teach you basic massage strokes and guide the group.
Q: I have tried to give a
massage before and found that it hurt my hands.
Can I still participate even if I don’t have the strength to give
a good massage?
A: Yes, and we’ll show you
other ways to give a good massage that won’t hurt yourself.
It is critical that those who give good touch are not hurting
themselves in the process. Those
massaging should also be having a good experience as they give a
meaningful good touch to another.
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