Santa Barbara, CA
May 4, 2017
Thursday, May 4th — 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
@ The Genius of Flexibility Santa Barbara
914-A Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
This event is open to all levels of experience. The only prerequisite is an interest.
Mashing is a system of therapy that centers on a person using their feet to achieve deep and dramatic changes to your body.
The feet can be used on almost every part of the body, creating relaxation along Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridians to offer the following benefits:
- frees up energy flow
- assists in removing waste products from muscles
- increases lymphatic flow and blood circulation
- loosens up tight and sore muscles
- addresses trigger points
- creates significant improvements in movement
- facilitates stress reduction
- concomitant improvements in physiological and psychological health
Mashing can be for a person's whole body or it can center on just one particular meridian muscle group, depending on the desire of the individual. A whole body mashing can improve circulation and posture while targeted mashing can relieve deeper issues including chronic tenseness inside the muscle.
Using the feet instead of the hands allows for a deeper effect on the body with less effort and wear and tear on the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers. This is especially true when working on large muscle groups and areas that contain accumulated dense fascia and scar tissue, which require significant amounts of pressure in order to optimally improve the health of the tissue. Over time and with practice, the feet can be just as sensitive as the hands... being able to feel the areas of the body that are the tightest while moving in just the right way to relieve the tenseness.
Mashing is a great way to warm up before exercise and is also helpful to flush the body afterward. People often get mashed before and/or after assisted stretching in order to facilitate their development. The same is true for self stretching. Of course, mashing is also a great activity just by itself!
In this workshop, you will learn how to mash various muscle groups of the body. The best part? You will also be mashed! We encourage you to bring a friend so that you can keep mashing each other after the workshop, although you are welcome to come as you are and meet a new person to mash with! Be ready to discover the concomitance between major muscle groups, meridians, and their associated physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual traits. Expect to have fun and feel really relaxed at the end.
- You will be provided with handouts so that you can remember the techniques
- Workshop includes one month of free access to The Genius of Flexibility's Training Archive
- Personal mat recommended
- Bring or wear comfortable exercise clothes
- Walkers and bolsters will be available for purchase
This event is open to all levels of experience. This workshop is not a certification but instead suited for those interested in self-improvement. If you are interested in becoming a qualified practitioner, please check out our certification program.