Alchemy of Touch
♥ with Vega Katri Luukkonen ♥
BODYWORK / MASSAGE with VEGA
Alchemy of Touch is a method of bodywork developed by Tapesh Paradiso. It is designed to elevate massage and bodywork to a new level, using different techniques from the Eastern and Western world into a single harmonized approach. The origin comes from Osho Rebalancing Massage where Tapesh retouched and improved this professional technique into a less static, more artistic and poetic way, working without any effort!
One of the most important aspects of Alchemy of Touch is the holistic understanding of the interconnectedness of the body, mind and soul. Releasing tension will open subtle energy channels or meridians through which the qi or life force flows—restoring the body and mind to a state of balance, harmony and relaxation.
Rebalancing, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization (Trager Technique), Yoga Thai Stretches, Digital Pressure Massage, Holistic Massage, Visceral Work, Meditation and Energy Work. These techniques will be integrated with Tapesh his own innovative method; ‘Fluid Touch’. This technique uses wavelike movements, which allows energy to vibrate through the body improving fluidity and oxygen flow.
I have been working with touch, movement and body whole my life – Especially contact-improvisation has been my study of experimental anatomy. Recent years I have been even more interested in bodywork and healing aspect of this specific dance-form. I started to explore the dance more through that perspective.
My session will be given on the floor/mattrass with small amount of oil. I will use combination of different techniques – classic massage, deep tissue and joint release. As well as combination of techniques from “Alchemy of Touch”. I will use “Fluid touch” to gently shake and release the body, activating the water-quality in the body, awakening the spine and inviting more relaxation in the whole body. I will naturally use as well inspirations coming from my dance- and meditation practice.