Basic Course

STAMBHA Holistic Massage

STAMBHA Holistic Massage is a massage method that approaches body, mind and spirit as a whole using all of our senses to perceive. Holistic here means that the massage therapist’s awareness includes all layers of the human being they are with.

So, we offer to work with the physical body as well as with the energetic field combining our knowledge and intuition, being present and mindful in our touch. Presence and mindful touch are the essence of all bodywork. Presence means being fully in the moment, focussed and compassionate, without prejudice and open to the result. Our goal is to empower the being we are with to meet their intrinsic healer. We approach that being with respect and love. STAMBHA Holistic Massage is based on welcoming people as they are; as a massage therapist we welcome them as a spiritual being and bow to the essence within them. We consider healing work as a path and a journey, not a destination. So we enjoy the trip together fully!

“When you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.”

— Moshe Feldenkrais

Provide safety and feel safe in what you're doing.

Learn how to create a safe space where healing can happen. Feel confident in what you’re doing. You will learn different well-founded massage techniques from classical/swedish massage to fascial release, mobilizing movements and passive stretches. Then you start to combine your skills with your intuition. Learn how to use your own body in an effective and healthy way when giving a massage session.

Hands-on anatomy

Get to know anatomical structures by exploring muscles, bones, fascia, tendons, ligaments and organs with your hands. Find an easy and practical approach to applied anatomy. Simple body-awareness exercises will teach you more about your own body’s anatomy.

Discover the power of being present and mindful in your touch.

Presence and mindful touch are the essence of all body therapy work. Being fully in the moment - focused and compassionate - helps you to refine your perception. Learn how to include the physical body as well as the energetic, emotional and mental body in your treatments.

Going into stillness: Simple exercises to stay centered and grounded.

Staying grounded means working with empathy without losing your center. Working out of stillness means doing less and allowing more.

This training is open to everyone. No previous knowledge is required.

The training will be taught in English and German.

Basic Training 2024: Part 1: Jan 20-21 / Part 2: Feb 24-25 / Part 3: May 11-12 - STAMBHA Life Academy, Zurich