In this video we do some bear walking, we tear phonebooks in half, we throw fireballs… it all makes more sense in context.
Basically, I want everyone watching this video to try to find the outer boundaries of what feels good, and then step back, at least when working with friends who will give you the straight dope. By always anticipating what might feel like too much and preemptively avoiding it, we can wind up with a massage that feels a little bit small or accidentally superficial.
This is also a great way to preserve your own body! Always holding back and letting things come from smaller joints means more muscular effort, and more repetitive movement. Allowing your massage to be more about dancing and playing means always having variety built in to your day.
Let me know what you think about this one. It was a bit of an experiment in and of itself, and I’d love to know if it hit home. Also, if you post a video of yourself trying these exercises anywhere (especially if you leave your partner’s feedback in) I’d love to see it!
P.S. I’ll be sending out registration info for my first 4 classes of 2023 this week! If you’d like first dibs, join the mailing list here.