Jana Page – Massage Therapist Tunbridge Wells, Kent
I first learnt Traditional Thai Massage at the Osho Meditation Centre, Czech Republic, in 1998. Since then I have attended courses around Europe, and learnt from teachers such as Nicholas Barrett – Tree of Life, Itzhak Helman – The Sunshine Network, and Simon Pier Gall – London School of Thai Massage. With Simon I have continued my on-going training and qualified to English standard Level 3 in Thai Massage. With Simon I qualified as a Chavutti Thirumal therapist.
In the past I regularly visited the Osho Meditation Centre in Brno, where I completed courses of Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Osho Natural Healing School, and Osho Mystic Healing School. Osho’s meditations changed my life completely. His emphasis on awareness, love, creativity and fun brought a lot of ups and downs which have been essential lessons for the further spiritual development of my life.
My passion for these far East massage techniques is complemented by my passion for dancing. From a very early age, I have always been interested in the human body, especially in the form of dance. I started teaching dancing as a teenager whilst studying business at college. Then, I qualified as a teacher of Rhythm and Motion at the Prague Dance Centre, which is now under the patronage of Charles University, and is one of the largest and oldest organisations of contemporary dance in the Czech Republic. Some of the major subjects I studied were Body Building, Anatomy, Physiology and Sports massage.
My love for movement is now in yoga and Pilates. Recently, I qualified as a Pilates instructor, and I am planning to develop a short intense session of Pilates followed by Thai yoga stretching.
I like to call my massages holistic, as I believe that these massage techniques go deeper, and work with your energy level. I like to mould you, nurture you, from your toes to your head. I keep cleansing myself with meditation and other techniques, and I hope I am channelling the best possible energy for your benefit.
When I perform Thai yoga massage, I enter a meditative state, and feel as though everything is flowing. I use my body weight instead of my muscle power. I simply shift my body weight on to my palms, thumbs, knees, etc., to apply pressure. My body is actually very relaxed during a session and every movement is coordinated with my breath, which helps me relax, and allows for energy to flow and allows healing.
“The word ‘healing’ comes from the same root as from where the word ‘whole’ comes. Whole, health, healing, holy, all come from the same root. To be healed means to be joined with the whole. To be ill means to be disconnected with the whole. An ill person is one who has simply developed blocks between him and the whole, so something is disconnected. The function of the healer is to reconnect it.”
“The healer is not really a healer because he is not a doer. Healing happens through him. He has just to annihilate himself. To be a healer really means not to be. The less you are, the better healing will happen. The more you are, the more the passage is blocked. God or the totality or whatsoever name you prefer, is the healer. The whole is the healer.”
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
~ Richard L. Evans
“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”
~ William Shakespeare
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
~ Jim Rohn
“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”
– Author Unknown