The Amazon Massage®, recently created by Duilio La Tegola, is inspired by shamanic cults and practices of the Amazonian Native peoples.
The shaman is a traditional healer and the intermediary between the spirit world and the reality normally perceived with our senses. Her/his task is to get in touch with extracorporeal dimensions, usually brought into a state of trance by psychoactive substances.
During her/his "journeys", the shaman meets the spirits of the ancestors and the ones living in all natural elements. Shamanism contemplates the mystery of the spirits that reside in places hidden from our eyes, but all around us. The shaman nourishes great respect towards the spirits, from which she/he receives power and wisdom.
Tha Amazonian Native peoples believe that the disease is caused by the spirits, when the balance between the world of the dead and that of the living is broken:the shaman only can intervene to restore it. During the healing practices, the "patient" often lies in a hammock.
It is precisely the hypnotic effect induced by the hammock fluctuations, vibrations and rockings, that recall the comfortable swingings of a cradle where children peacefully sleep, that makes the Amazon Massage® an extraordinary support for relaxation and reconnection with our most hidden self.
The Amazon Massage® is given on the massage bed. The receiver wears comfortable clothes; no oils are used during the treatment.
The Amazonian Native peoples mostly live in very remote areas, where modern technology is still unknown and contact with individuals outside the tribe is very rare. For these reasons the sense of belonging to the community is very strong for them, affective effusions between the inhabitants of a village are encouraged as powerful social bond and demonstration of mutual respect.
It is with this sensitivity that the giver carries out the treatment: not only to bring direct benefits to joint mobility, to muscular elasticity, to the activation of the cardiovascular system, but above all to implement a total abandonment that promotes self acceptance and the sense of being part of a cosmic whole.
The techniques used during the Amazon Massage® follow the rhythm of the percussions, and are performed with repetitive and hypnotic movements.
The Amazon Massage® usually lasts about one hour.
The Amazon Massage® is a Duilio La Tegola trademark, founder and director of the Scuola Professionale di Massaggio Diabasi®, and it may only be used with express permission given to the students of the school.
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