Explore your
true nature

Esalen Massage

No matter where you are in life’s journey, the mind-body-spirit-heart connection is vital to wholeness and wellness, and massage and other healing arts are an integral part of Esalen's transformational process. Our teachers and practitioners support the body’s innate capacity to self-organize and heal.

The Evolution of Touch

Esalen has blended consciousness, somatics, and human potential for almost 60 years. Sitting on the cliffs of Big Sur California, Esalen’s vision to evolve and nurture the values and potentialities of humanity has given birth and wings to innovations in transformative and healing modalities.

There is nothing typical or conventional about how Esalen has approached the wellness landscape, rather it has continued to reach into the future and collaborate with thought leaders and innovators to meet the needs of an evolving humanity.

Rather than seeking experts and authorities to work on us, The Esalen Massage approach is about working with each other as human beings, meeting in the present moment, listening, loving and responding to what emerges naturally.

Transformation through Wellness

We provide an array of education programs and activities to promote a rapid evolution towards a more aware and conscious world. Deeply rooted in nature and profoundly connected to spirit, the Esalen Massage approach weaves together the theory and practice of:

At Esalen we value...
  • Working With
, Not On
  • Presence Based Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Applied Technique
The Esalen Institute

Esalen is the leading center for human development. We have been training leaders from all walks of life in holistic approaches to health, wellness, and personal transformation since 1962.