Tai Chi Massage
as Tai Chi Massage in Europe)
Esomassage is a word comprised of Eso
(Latin for inside or within),
Soma (Latin for body) and Massage.
It is our belief that all our past experiences are stored “within the body”.
is a new form of massage, born through the union of Tai Chi, Martial Arts and
Massage. The principles of structure, balance, movement, grounding and force
vector application, the foundations of tai chi, have long been known as the
fundamentals most sought after for massage practitioners worldwide. Many massage
schools include some class time to introduce tai chi as a means of learning how
to use the body in ways that will prevent fatigue and injury to the therapist
while assuring the client receives the best treatment possible. Few therapists
truly realize the importance of proper structure and the principles of movement
and therefore rarely ever seek the additional training needed from a qualified
Save your hands, save your back, give more to your clients with far less effort
than conventional massage. ! In Europe this modality is known as “Tai Chi
Massage” – effortless massage therapy. We
believe it is the BODY that holds life’s trauma, physically, mentally and
emotionally. Using the techniques of Esomassage, therapists can attain deeper,
long-lasting results holistically, supporting their client’s health and
Principles of any system act as the glue holding the tactics, techniques and
Without a full understanding of these subtle concepts, a massage method becomes
a group of pre-defined movements, void of any true continuity. Esomassage has a
well defined philosophy that binds the resulting techniques to create a
remarkably well formed healing art.
Move is to Live!
Tai Chi Massage therapist does not work on
you, but with
you to allow change. Turn off the mind and become one with the feelings of
touch. This is accomplished through
the use of the breath, vocal sounds and subtle movement. The body/mind becomes
the connection to become clear and free. The long, full-body strokes integrate
and connect all the parts to become whole. Everything is connected.
Chi means "the Great Ultimate". Tai Chi Massage is NOT just a massage,
but a holistic therapy to invite change - body, mind and emotions. Why have just
a massage when you can have the benefits that come with the freedom of
meaningful conversation prior to the work, a body/mind connection takes place.
The session is built upon "how you truly want to feel" at the
completion of the session.
a Client of
Chi Massage can be performed by anyone who enjoys connecting with other people
in healthy way that brings joy and balance into their lives. Massage therapists
and physiotherapists will enjoy adding a new dimension to their work.
Esomassage uses the techniques and principles of Tai
Chi to provide powerful manipulations of the soft tissue with little effort.
In the end, you leave with the results you came for: the ease of pain,
increased functionality and feelings of calmness, harmony and balance.
You WILL feel a lasting difference between an
and what you have received from other massage therapists. The most important
information we get from you is “how you want to feel at the end of the
session”. We always work with your specific goal that manifests through
discussing your health history, listening to your desires and needs and
customizing a personalized treatment plan that meets your desired end-of-session
As a Holistic Massage and Bodywork
Clinic, we consider
the mind, body and emotions to be interconnected in such a way that there is
always a physiological response to what we think and how we feel. Everything is
connected! For this reason, virtually all Esomassage treatments are
full-body and begin with conversation about how you feel about yourself in
relation to your social network. There are times when a specific area may need
concentrated focus; however, a follow-up session is usually suggested to
integrate the body.
People may never remember what you said, but they will always
remember how you helped them feel!
Connect with your TRUE self through the power and flow of Tai Chi
Massage. The yin and yang energies will flow through your body like the waves of
the ocean. Accept the invitation to be free from the troubles of the mind, to be the person you truly want to become - NOW!
Tai Chi massage was designed by Tai Chi Master Martin to create a bridge
that connects the mind, body and emotions. It is now believed by science that
the body IS the mind! By working together through a mutual energy
connection, the body/mind is able to let go of past issues and live in the
present moment. This becomes the beginning of the creation of the "new you".
Say About Esomassage
encounter with Joe last summer was one of these events one never forgets, simple
and straight. The gentle touch of hands and mind has opened a door for which I
was looking for a very long time, and in spite of all the teachers and healers I
saw passing by in all the years of inner search Joe could tell without
reservation what he believed and what to do about it. The combination of several
techniques and the gentle, open and spontaneous wisdom is what makes the 'touch'
strong. Thank you Joe."
have never experienced a massage like this before. It was more than I could have
wished for. Thank you!” Nina
was a pleasant surprise to feel the amazing effects of this massage for days,
not only hours.” Elizabeth
the massage, I feel for the first time in a long time that everything is in its
proper place.” Monika
I was spoiled by a massage where hands
felt firm and heavy and at the same time soft and sensitive. It was like the
hands of god were touching me.” Laila
remarkable experience. A physical conversion. Traveling through old memories.
Discovering the New.” Daniela
the start of each massage session, when Joe first places his hand on me, I feel
such relief, like I'm going to be nurtured. I recognize that I felt tense and
fatigued, until his techniques bring new life to my body. His touch is truly
Amy - Cornelius, NC
beginning sessions, Joe's unique treatments leave me feeling totally relaxed and
peaceful. The tension and stress in
my muscles has improved tremendously as well as noticing calmer relationship
with family and friends. I leave
each one-hour session as if I've been on a week’s vacation.”
– New Jersey
have been receiving massages for years at certain spas and resorts, due to
a lot of tension with work and not to mention; I just love to be
pampered. I guess I was having a bad week, because my fiancé scheduled me
a massage at CHI. I was very skeptical and expected this to be a one-time
visit experience. Was I surprised in all my many sessions of the past, no
one had asked me about how I wanted to feel after my massage, about my
total well-being and the reason for wanting massage therapy. Joe Martin
has taken the extra time in getting to know me with respect; truly caring about
my body. Since beginning sessions, Joe's professional treatments leave me
feeling totally relaxed and peaceful. The tension and stress in my muscles
has improved tremendously as well as noticing calmer relationship with family
and friends. I leave each one-hour session as if I've been on a weeks
vacation. My motivation to eat healthier is attributed to Joe's competent
treatment. I think anyone who has considered a massage should give this
family owned facility a try. Every staff member I have met have been
extremely friendly, professional and caring. Thank you Joe for giving me
the best massage therapy, I look forward to continue my treatment with
What Therapists say about Esomassage
"This was the most valuable class EVER!"
"This course has really given me the confidence to take my
massage to the next level."
"My massage practice will never be the same. Thanks."
"This Course will really change things for me."
"Excellent course! Benefits client and therapist to take
Esomassage I & II. The effectiveness of Esomassage will make clients
return for more bodywork."
"Esomassage is the first class I've actually looked forward to
"I will be taking more of Joe's classes. The knowledge he has
given me is priceless. My clients and myself will benefit
"I had decided this was to be the last time I renewed my
license. I was SO burned out and had lost my love for massage. Joe has
restored that, and more. Frankly, I feel like I just got started and I'm
excited to keep learning. I won't take classes anywhere else!"
"Finely, a workshop with stuff I can use, not just a bunch of
"A lot of great, useable techniques and information!! Thanks Joe
for a great class - I'll be back!"
"Thanks so much for today! I learned a lot and it was very
helpful! You are an awesome instructor and I will be back very
"Lots of hands on. I loved it!"
feel everything that has been introduced and learned by me from this
class will be very beneficial in my practice."
course. Very useful material for therapist and client enhancement. The
class flew by; very interesting and interactive."
instructor was very patient and went beyond to make sure that I
understood and could perform the techniques."
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