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Calming BodyMind – Spa Vitality Retreat

Tension Release Spa Wellness Workshop
In the beauty and quietude of the Zen meditation gardens at Osmosis, you will learn a variety of techniques to release chronic or acute tension from the body and mind, including:
  • Meditation practices to calm the mind
  • Gentle stretch and easeful yoga to relieve tension
  • Self-massage techniques to relax the body and mind
  • Acupressure points specific stress release
  • Herbs and essential oils to support your unwinding

This full-day retreat includes a 4-hour self-help workshop, rejuvenating Cedar Enzyme Footbath, relaxing massage and a delicious lunch prepared by Fork Roadhouse.

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

 

Potent Methods for Deep Sleep – Spa Vitality Retreat

deep sleep spa wellness workshop

To fit everything into our busy lives, we often sacrifice sleep.  Too often, we feel over-scheduled or over-stimulated, making it difficult for our nervous system to wind down and our minds to calm for sleep.  Adequate sleep is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle and can affect both mental and physical health. It is vital to our well-being!

Join us in this dreamy workshop where you will learn a variety of self-help tools for helping you to fall asleep and to sleep more deeply.

  • Body and breath awareness practices
  • Herbs and essential oils to calm the mind
  • Acupressure points to help you sleep deeply
  • Meditation techniques to prepare for sleep
  • Self-massage techniques for deeper relaxation
This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

“Sleep is the most important meditation, not for nirvana, but for survival!”  — The Dalai Lama

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally qualified in aromatherapy, herbology and acupressure. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

What’s New at Osmosis? T’ui Na

T'ui Na MassageThis active style of Meridian Massage releases deeply held tension. Combining rocking, compression, stretching and joint mobilization, T’ui Na clears blockages, revitalizes your energy, and opens the joints for great ease in movement. This massage leaves you feeling both relaxed and energized.

 

T’ui Na Origins

The Chinese have taught us that tension or pain in the body is the physical manifestation of blocked or stagnant Chi. Developed over 5,000 years ago in China, T’ui Na is an ancient form of Meridian massage, aimed at increasing the flow of Chi through the channels, clearing blocked energy, thus decreasing pain and increasing ease of movement.

Emphasis in this massage is on opening the joints, the “gateways” through which Chi can flow from one body area to another. T’ui Na is an active style of massage mobilizing your joints, stretching muscles and Meridians, and energizing your Chi flow.

To understand T’ui Na, you must first understand the premise on which this massage was developed.  The Chinese medical model understands the human being to have 3 aspects:

  1. The Yang aspect of one’s being, the physical body, which manifests as activity or movement in the world.
  2. The Yin aspect, the Chi or bioelectrical aspect of the body.
  3. The refined product of the Yin and Yang relationship, which is the mental and spiritual body.

In T’ui Na, all 3 aspects of a person’s being are addressed, nourishing health on every level.

Understanding Chi

To many Westerners, Chi may be a difficult concept to grasp. Because it is invisible, people often wonder what it is or if it even exists. Ancient China knew little about the science of electricity. Electromagnetic science has been a field of growing knowledge in the West, in recent decades. Both Eastern and Western practitioners of Chinese medicine and massage have recognized that this energy referred to as “Chi” is the same thing as what today’s science calls “bioelectricity.” Dr. Robert Becker has done important research in the field of bioelectricity. It is understood now that the human body is constructed of many different electrically conductive materials and that it forms a living electromagnetic field and circuit. The body’s bioelectrical energy, Chi, is not only responsible for maintaining life, but also for repairing it.  It is the healing force when tissues of the physical body are damaged or body systems are limited.

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Many Healing Benefits of T’ui Na

The Chinese understand that Chi circulates throughout the body through 12 organ Meridians, each of which connect to a different organ system of the body. Through T’ui Na Massage, Chi or energy flow to the internal organs is increased helping to heal tissues that may be weak, strengthening our organ functioning.

T’ui Na takes massage from the level of relaxation to the next level: deepening  health and well being. T’ui Na recharges the batteries of life.

It not only clears tension, promoting ease in the body and life, it also builds Chi, bringing increased energy to the tissues and organ systems of the body.  And as the Chi body (Yin) nourishes the physical body (Yang), we begin to feel more balance between the Yin and Yang aspects of being. There is a sweet sense of well-being that emerges from this feeling of balance. This feeling of well-being penetrates the physical, emotional and spiritual realms. This is the deepest healing that any spa service can offer.


Raizelah Bayen, Spa Services Manager Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com. For more information, connect with Raizelah Bayen on LinkedIn.

Please contact raizelah@osmosis.com for information on upcoming trainings in T’ui Na, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers scheduled in Sebastopol, California.  Or book Raizelah for an on-site training in your massage school or spa in T’ui Na, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology or Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers.

Effective Stress Reduction Techniques – Spa Vitality Retreat

stress relief workshop at Osmosis

It is no secret that stress is abundant in our modern day culture. While the human body is capable of adapting to and performing under stressful conditions, the truth is that chronic stress takes its toll on our health and wellbeing. 

This full-day spa retreat will delve into practical holistic approaches to self-care for stress management. You will walk away with skills in releasing tension from the body, calming the nervous system and transforming your response to stress while enhancing your well being. 

Topics Include:

  • Meditation Practices for Centering
  • Techniques in Chinese Self-Massage for Clearing and Calming Tension
  • Application of Essential Oils to Relax the Nervous System
  • Self-Acupressure Points to Restore Balance
  • Adaptogenic Herbs to help the Bodymind Recover from Stress

Ready to De-Stress? Please Join Us!

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is the Spa Services Manager at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She has 25 years in the field of massage, 15 years as a massage and yoga instructor, and is additionally certified in acupressure, herbology and aromatherapy. Her teaching specialties include Eastern Massage Modalities and Acupressure, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and Integrative Wellness workshops, weaving herbs, aromatherapy, self-massage and yoga into a cohesive themed workshop, such as the one above.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Raizelah at raizelah@osmosis.com.

T’UI NA CHINESE MERIDIAN MASSAGE

Tuina massage

Dates: 4 Wednesdays | March 27, April 3, 10 and 17

Times: 11:30 am to 6:00 pm (includes 30-minute lunch break)

Location: Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 425 Morris Street in Sebastopol

Cost: $360.00 for 24 hours of instruction

For certified massage therapists, this professional development class offers 24 CEU credits. 

Course Description:

In this class, massage therapists will learn the basics of Chinese Meridian Massage and a full 90-minute sequence in this modality.
Gain a basic knowledge of Chinese Meridians, their function, and the direction of Chi flow within them.
Learn a variety of Chinese Massage techniques to nourish and balance the Chi flow throughout the Meridians to both clear tension and strengthen organ systems.
Additionally, students will learn a variety of range-of-motion techniques and stretches used in this T’ui Na to keep the joints open and the Chi flowing smoothly and free of obstructions.
For questions, please contact instructor Raizelah Bayen at raizelah@osmosis.com.

Registration deadline: March 11, 2019

Your Instructor: 

Raizelah Bayen has over 20 years of experience teaching massage certification classes, instructing yoga classes, and offering wellness workshops in a variety of settings including Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. She currently manages the spa services departments at Osmosis, and trains spa practitioners in a variety of massage modalities, body mechanics and aromatherapy. Accredited by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is now a CEU educator, with Raizelah enabled to offer continuing education units to massage professionals. 

Approved CEU Provider, National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork #837232