It is important to read this well-written site thoroughly; this massage offering is unique. Warmly, Zeke.
Welcome to Deep Esalen™ Massage by Zeke. A unique, two-decades-in-the-making, deeply nurturing massage and bodywork offering. I am a traveling Esalen massage therapist primarily based out of Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1997, I have taken pride in bringing a palpable passion to my evolving bodywork business. My informed, loving touch skillfully blends technical bodywork with the fundamentals of yoga and soothing deep Esalen bodywork. Our session is a dance between the intensity of focused deep tissue massage and dreamy, enveloping, nurturing touch. My intention for our session is that our shared time leaves you feeling whole, integrated, and furthermore deeply touched. If you are looking for the finest in therapeutic in-home outcall touch, which is deeply heartfelt, warmly sensual, and full of transformative touch…Welcome!
An opening of my massage and a hello. The sensation of “myo” work is that of a friendly Indian burn. “Myo” strokes by nature are accomplished without oil. Myofascial massage consists of slow, connected strokes to move, shape, and open the fascia so that your muscles can find comfortable space.
Wavelike, delicious long strokes without end. My style of Esalen is trance-inducing, deep, sensual and a prominent part of my massage riff. My mentor, the late Glenn Wilson of Tucson, was an accomplished Esalen practitioner. Furthermore, I enjoyed a one-year internship at the Esalen Institute of Big Sur, California where I attended the in-house Esalen Massage program.
A lotion-aided massage. Featuring sumptuous sensual head-to-toe long strokes (effleurage) mixed in with kneading massage moves (petrissage). The flow teases out tightness in tired muscles. My style of Swedish is deeply relaxing and hypnotizing. When in the throes of deeper, more intense bodywork, I return to the hypnotizing and grounding Swedish riff, often to deeply integrate the changes.
Focused Trigger Point Work
AKA knot work, shiatsu, or accupressure. Firm, direct, pointed, and patient holding of bunched-up muscle. The goal is to break up the blockages which enable discomfort and tightness. Point work “hurts so good” because it floods the body with yummy endorphins.
Educated Deep Tissue
During deep work, I listen to your body and use my knowledge of anatomy to go deep without danger. A decade of listening and working with athletes and large adults informs my highly-skilled style of deep work. After my deep tissue you will be able to walk comfortably the next day, and your challenged muscles will be addressed deeply with care.
Stretches are a big part of my massage offering. As a lifelong big man and dedicated yoga practitioner, I love a good stretch. Flowing from my experience, I employ and transfer various asanas (yoga routines) from the yoga mat to the table and into your massage. Furthermore, in reality, attempting to stretch yourself is a bit like tickling yourself. . .it’s always so much better if you have a helping hand (or body) to assist in your stretchy bliss.
Keep up with me on my travels.
- August 5 - August 11
- July 27 - August 2
- September 1 - September 30