Integrated Body Therapy
Dean has developed a unique way of working with the body, integrating his unique blend of skills to increase self awareness, promote deep relaxation, promote personal development whilst decreasing pain and rigidity.
The sessions can include the use of massage techniques, breathing work, visualizations, metaphors, increasing awareness, energy work, techniques from internal martial arts and dialogue with Dean.
Relaxation Massage is designed to bring about a deep state of relaxation. It mainly incorporates techniques from Swedish massage, involving long fluid massage strokes over the body using oil. The benefits include:
- Deep relaxation of mind and body
- Increased immune function
- Decreased stress
- Improved blood supply
Remedial Massage draws on a range of western massage techniques designed to improve the function of various physical injuries.
Internal (soft) Martial Arts
Dean also practices a powerful form of internal kung fu, Pa Kua (Ba Gua), which involves walking meditation, exercises to build and project chi (energy), increasing body awareness and physical exercise (with martial applications). He sometimes incorporates aspects of this art with his work with people.