Osho about massage from the book “From medicine to meditation”
… Massage is the language of love, it is a synonym for love. Massage is one of the most subtle arts on earth, it is something that you can study and study all your life. This is one of the most magnificent things to learn. And this is not a matter of qualification, it is a matter of love.
A technique exists only to forget about it.
Just follow your feelings, trust your feelings, listen to your heart. When you master the massage, you will understand that ninety percent of the work is done by love. Just one touch, a touch of love – as in the body, suddenly, something relaxes.
When you are doing massage, treat the other person not as a mechanism to be repaired, and not even as a body, but as energy, as a stream of living energy. And if you are grateful that they trust you, trust you to play with your body, then soon you will feel as if you are playing a musical instrument. There is harmony between you. At the same time, help is provided not only to this person, but also to you. When you are doing massage, be here and now. When you touch a person, be in this moment, as if in front of you is eternity itself. Tekki total energy. And then you will feel how the energy flows, and this energy creates a new structure. You will fall into deep meditation and experience such pleasure as never before.
When doing a massage, don’t think about anything. Be so in your hands, palms and fingers, as if all your soul is in them. And this is not just a touch. Your whole soul penetrates the body of another and relaxes the most inveterate tensions. Do not take massage as work, massage is a game, it is a pleasure.
In the process of massage, you get into another energy flow, and you feel where the body is divided, fragmented, devastated. You feel where the energy jams formed and there is a stagnation of energy. And you make the body whole, whole, consistent and harmonious.
You should never do massage if a person does not trust you. Do not even try, it is impossible. If a person doubts you – forget about him. Massage is possible only with deep trust. It is worth starting a massage to a person who does not trust you, and sooner or later you yourself will stop trusting yourself. You decide that you can’t do anything and you don’t have energy. Therefore, you should not treat a person who challenges you.
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Text – Osho,
reads – Anna Mayorova:
Never touch a person right away. When a person relaxes, you will feel the urge to touch. This is feeling, not inference. And you touch the person, and your touch is healing. But first let him tune in to you, do an energy massage at a distance of several centimeters, without touching the body. When you feel confidence in yourself, then you touch, and you feel how the body absorbs your energy, like a sponge. Your energy is absorbed, not rejected, and the body absorbs it – this is the peak. At this moment, energy penetrates the deepest of all, to the very roots.
After a massage session, it is always good to take a shower. There is always an interpenetration of energies during a massage. Your energy is transmitted to man, and human energy is transmitted to you, and energies are superimposed. If a person is sick, then the vibrations of the disease can penetrate you and cause destruction. Sooner or later, your health will be undermined to the very roots, and you will fall ill.
Massage is not just a physical touch. You give energy, and if energy does not flow through you, if you do not have a source of energy, then you will quickly become tired. This is very dangerous. You give away not just physical energy, which is easy to replenish – you will sleep, sing, and the energy will return. When you massage someone’s body, you share subtle energy, two energy bodies, two biofields participate. And the person you are doing massage can take too much subtle energy. If you do not have a constant source, a constant feed, your energy will end. This will not happen immediately, you may not notice this if you are young. But months and years will pass, and you will find that your health is undermined. The masseur must first work on himself and become centered. If you are centered, then you are not, you are everywhere and nowhere. In this case, the source, the cosmos, the universe begins to act through you. You are just a guide. You give energy and immediately receive. You are like a well in which there are many keys. In fact, you give away old, stagnant water and get fresh and alive. Therefore, if you pass energy through yourself, then you bloom.
The point is not to learn the technique of massage, the main thing is to learn to pass energy through yourself or to be at the source. Then the technique is not important. You can just touch someone, and energy will flow through you, it is very useful. This is also beneficial for a person as he is recovering. This is also useful for a massage therapist, as he receives new, fresh energy.