Last fall I introduced a technique I call “The Sedator” to my practice. It was based on an anti-anxiety foot massage, but really, it’s just a way to melt someone right on down into REM. All my clients who enjoy foot work save 10-15 minutes of their massage for just this one technique. It’s slow, very soft, and rhythmic.
It’s not “hard” per se, but is tricky. The person who developed it was thinking about using binaural beat technology that uses tones in the ears to alter the consciousness state of the listener. In this case, a dissonance in timing between the two hands creates a similar (and very relaxing) state. Simply put, one hand is about a beat behind the timing of the dominant or starting hand.
If you haven’t had me try this out on you, take a peek and see if it looks interesting. It doesn’t look like much, but my foot people are in LOVE with it and can’t say enough wonderful things about it. This is a simplified version of what I use on clients, so you should be able to pick it up with a little practice.
And if you want to try it out in your next Louisville massage, just mention it and I’ll set you up!