1 hr 2 min

Catherine Balaam: Bengali Massage, Auroville, Bowen Therapy Treatment Room Secrets

    • Health & Fitness

In this episode our guest is Catherine Balaam - We discuss the transformative effects of Bengali Massage and Hanna Somatics, exploring ancient modalities that offer more than temporary relief by promoting long-term healing. Catherine shares her journey from holistic massage to discovering these practices in Auroville, South India, and how they have shaped her approach to bodywork. We delve into the physical demands of massage, the role of somatic movement in engaging the conscious mind, and the impact of these practices on overcoming injuries and habitual behaviors. The conversation also covers the myths of aging, the integration of yoga training, and reflections on personal growth through gardening. This episode provides a deep dive into the potential of somatic practices for physical and mental well-being, offering insights that are invaluable for both practitioners and those interested in holistic health.


From her early days in holistic massage and aromatherapy, Catherine's journey took a transformative turn upon encountering the profound practices of Bengali Massage and Hanna Somatics in Auroville, South India. She has been exploring these ancient modalities, uncovering their remarkable potential for long-term healing beyond mere temporary relief. Based in southern England, Catherine has dedicated her practice to sharing these holistic techniques, inspired by the belief in the body's innate ability to heal.


00:00 Introduction

04:46 Bengali Massage

10:00 Bengali Massage Techniques

11:51 Overcoming Injuries

21:24 Physical Demands of Massage

28:05 Exploring Somatic Movement

33:38 Engaging the Conscious Mind

38:15 Muscle Memory and Habitual Behavior

41:24 Discovering Bowen Therapy

46:39 The Myth of Aging48:01 The Impact of Somatic Practice

51:10 Physical Impositions and Limitations

52:48 Yoga Training

56:34 Reflection and Change

59:13 Gardening Practice



Visit our website for more information: www.nielasher.com


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In this episode our guest is Catherine Balaam - We discuss the transformative effects of Bengali Massage and Hanna Somatics, exploring ancient modalities that offer more than temporary relief by promoting long-term healing. Catherine shares her journey from holistic massage to discovering these practices in Auroville, South India, and how they have shaped her approach to bodywork. We delve into the physical demands of massage, the role of somatic movement in engaging the conscious mind, and the impact of these practices on overcoming injuries and habitual behaviors. The conversation also covers the myths of aging, the integration of yoga training, and reflections on personal growth through gardening. This episode provides a deep dive into the potential of somatic practices for physical and mental well-being, offering insights that are invaluable for both practitioners and those interested in holistic health.


From her early days in holistic massage and aromatherapy, Catherine's journey took a transformative turn upon encountering the profound practices of Bengali Massage and Hanna Somatics in Auroville, South India. She has been exploring these ancient modalities, uncovering their remarkable potential for long-term healing beyond mere temporary relief. Based in southern England, Catherine has dedicated her practice to sharing these holistic techniques, inspired by the belief in the body's innate ability to heal.


00:00 Introduction

04:46 Bengali Massage

10:00 Bengali Massage Techniques

11:51 Overcoming Injuries

21:24 Physical Demands of Massage

28:05 Exploring Somatic Movement

33:38 Engaging the Conscious Mind

38:15 Muscle Memory and Habitual Behavior

41:24 Discovering Bowen Therapy

46:39 The Myth of Aging48:01 The Impact of Somatic Practice

51:10 Physical Impositions and Limitations

52:48 Yoga Training

56:34 Reflection and Change

59:13 Gardening Practice



Visit our website for more information: www.nielasher.com


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/treatmentroomsecrets/message

1 hr 2 min

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