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Frequently  Asked  Questions 

01

BMT works across a wide spectrum of techniques, from periosteum massage,

to deep tissue, muscle and connective tissue massage, as well as aura massage.

There are eleven main techniques that are commonly used and these are:

'basic touch', 'connective tissue massage', 'energy distribution',

'resistance work', 'packing', 'emptying', 'deep draining', 'polarisation',

'hypotonus massage', 'lifting', and 'aura work'.

For a brief description of the techniques, you may visit our Association website (ABMT).

However, BMT  is very flexible,

and it is adjusted on every client and on every session!

''BMT is not about applying a treatment to you,

it is about developing a treatment for you!''

02
- Who is suitable to receive BMT ?

Biodynamic Massage Therapy is suitable for everyone.

You do not have to be ill or have any particular symptoms to benefit from biodynamic massage!



 

 

Benefits include:

 

  • Treat daily stress, anxiety and stress-related illness

  • Pass a feeling of internal pressure or emptiness

  • Better sleep, digestion and breathing

  • Feel alive and part of the world

  • Support for personal development

  • Increasing self-awareness and sense of boundaries

  • Support for managing shortage or excessive energy

  • Support for the management of chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain

  • Complementary support for a specific symptom, illness or chronic syndrome

- How many sessions of BMT  I need ?
03

 

Although you may feel some benefit from one session, a sustained change is only possible with regular sessions over a period of months. This is so because repetition is mandatory for the benefits to develop and lay a foundation. 

Some people would find the support they need within one course of six sessions, and some would gain more benefits with having a biodynamic massage as an ongoing therapy.

 

The recommended minimum therapy is six weekly sessions.

Ideally, the client and the therapist meet once a week at the same place, at the same time and over a period of time.

- How does a BMT session develop ?
04

In the consultation appointment, we will spend some time (10-15 min)

to take a brief history of your health and your lifestyle, and also,

we will discuss a therapy plan based on your needs.
 

We will also set our next appointment dates, so it will be useful if you bring your agenda!

 

After the paperwork is done, we will have our first session (40-45 min). 
 

At the follow-up sessions, I will ask you to provide some feedback on how your week was, and then you will 'pop on' the table for the session (55 min).

 

Taking off your clothes is not mandatory, but it is recommended if you feel comfortable.

At the sixth session of each therapy course, we will have some time left after the massage, for discussion and feedback.

 

You might decide to continue with another course, or not!

 

 

BMT cultivates self- awareness through anchoring the different levels of experience in the body (embodiment). 

 

'Embodied cognition' is the theory that many features of cognition are shaped by aspects of the entire body of the organism.

 

A biodynamic massage therapist is trained to embrace a state of embodiment and they recognise bodily patterns that hold your energy away from this state.

 

Having BMT on a regular basis will help you to rebalance your nervous system, feel revitalised and experience your self in your body more fully. It follows you will have a positive impact at your home, social and work life.