• Karen Law

"Is it like Reiki?"

Updated: Oct 9, 2019

Massage but not as we know it

This is the question I probably get asked most often when I tell people I offer NO HANDS® Massage. They are confused at the idea I won't be using my hands. Well, my hands are still useful. They are needed to get the massage balm out of the bottle. I can't remove them from my wrists so they inevitably still come into contact with your body. But they are not the main instruments in my massage.

"So what do you use, your elbows?" comes the next question. No. I rarely use my elbows. I use what I, as a NO HANDS Massage therapist, call my Soft Fronts. Hold your fist up. Go on... Now clench your hand. Then use your other hand to touch the fleshy part of your forearm. How does it feel? Then release your fist and let your hand go floppy. How does the fleshy part of your forearm feel now? Yes, it is soft and squidgy, isn't it? Previously it had felt quite firm, I'll bet. So that is the Soft Front. In the picture above can you see that Gerry Pyves (the Founder of the NO HANDS Massage approach) is using his Soft Front to massage his client? It's massage, but not as we know it!

This new massage works because I use my Soft Fronts and my body weight. Between my Soft Front and my body weight I can provide a gentle, comfortable, soothing massage that can be as light as a feather or feel as deep as if I am reaching right into your bones! Without any pain! Yes, I don't cause you pain when I massage you. What's the point in that? If you're expecting it to be painful you are far less likely to relax. If you are tense, everything feels more painful and muscles will not be receptive to massage either. It's far better that you can release and allow the massage in.

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