Biodynamic massage is a technique developed in Norway by Gerda Boyesen and brought to England in 1968. Gerda was a clinical psychologist and physiotherapist, who was interested and studied the effects of touch and massage on people’s mental health.
Biodynamic massage is an integrative body & mind work and it aims to support the body to re-establish its own natural self-regulation. The massage intends to bring the individual into contact to his life force as well as enhance body awareness and grounding.
Biodynamic massage differs from other types of body work due to its broad range of techniques designed to respond to the different needs of each individual. It works on different layers of the body structure such as the bones, the muscles, the skin, the connective tissues and membrane and it also works balancing the body energy field through the aura and energy distribution technique.
It can be done clothed if preferred and no use of oil is applied. The intention is to make the client to feel safe and a blanket may be also used in order to keep the body warm and with a feeling of protection.
The main important element of the biodynamic massage is the level of connection and the trust between the client and the therapist. The client is encouraged to participate and observe the effects or the quality of the touch as well as the changes and feelings that may occur during the treatment.
Biodynamic Massage is also used in body psychotherapy, but it can be used as a complementary therapy in its own right.
An electronic stethoscope is used to listen to the sounds of the fluids in the body and this sounds show the therapist how the client is responding to the massage, to the touch and also which areas should the therapist focus on.
The Biodynamic Massage is an enjoyable and an explorative experience where the person is invited to go on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery about themselves.