I practice a Swedish massage type influenced by curanderismo. I have been studying massage therapy with CLK formation in Lyon, France and Curanderismo (traditional Mexican medicine) with the University of New Mexico and have been massaging in the beaches of Chile and Cornwall.
Swedish massages is inspired by old technics used by greek and roman in baths during antiquity. It is a whole-body therapeutic massage treatment. It calms and balances the nervous system by focusing on muscles and soft tissues. It reduces the stress, improve the immune system, increase flexibility, helps rehabilitation after muscles injuries, increases blood flow.
Curanderismo is an holistic approach, focusing on the soul and using limpias (energy cleansing). It is a philosophy considering that the body reflects what is happening at an emotional and spiritual level. It uses massages as well as natural elements, bath and other rituals in ceremonies honouring nature, where the curandero helps the energy to circulate from the “gods” to the person.
I am not a curandera but uses the ideas and massages from this philosophy to balance my swedish technique.