- WITH ALE & FADI
- WITH ALE & FADI
Explore the profound significance of touch and its transformative potential in our Urban Massage Workshop.
We believe in simplicity and that massage should be accessible to everyone. Sometimes people think that massage can only be done by professionals or that special skills are required. This is partly true, but we believe that we all have the magic of touch in our hands.
From the moment of conception, touch is our first sensory connection to the world. Yet, as we journey into adulthood, this innate ability often becomes unfamiliar and even uncomfortable. The meaning and significance of touch vary greatly depending on one’s cultural background. In many parts of the world, parents use touch to naturally integrate their babies into daily life.
Touch, caresses, and massage are natural ways to express affection through the skin. However, these acts have sometimes been overshadowed by their sexual connotations. Throughout history, the art of massage has offered relief to millions of individuals.
Our hands are extraordinary tools, brimming with sensitive nerve endings just waiting to be awakened. By tapping into these sensations, we can learn the basics of a new tool that we can use at home.
What to Expect?
Explore Your Body: Engage in individual exercises to enhance your internal and external body awareness.
Proximity as Communication: Discover how physical closeness can convey emotions, affection, sensuality, and enjoyment through group exercises.
New Tools for Bringing Back Home: Learn a simple routine that you can do at home with your loved ones.
Who Can Attend?
All individuals are welcome, including mothers, fathers, partners, and singles. No special technical requirements are necessary.
What to Bring?
A water bottle for hydration
Almond or coconut oil
Comfortable clothing, including swimwear, bikini, shorts, or anything that makes you feel at ease beneath your attire
An open heart and mind ready to embrace new insights
Why should I Attend?
Touch triggers the release of oxytocin, known as the „cuddle hormone,“ while reducing cortisol, the stress hormone. Attendees can expect stress relief, strengthened immune systems, reduced pain, improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, enhanced sleep quality, increased confidence and security, and the promotion of positive emotional bonds.
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
Fadi is a medical massage therapist specialised in anatomy and body movement. He works in the Physio Therapy branch and offers therapeutic massages. He works with different kinds of massage techniques and grips to improve blood circulation, release muscle tensions, and therefore improve the health of the skin.
Fadi aims to raise awareness among people about how to take more care of their health, prevent injuries, and move their bodies correctly.
Ale is an expert in holistic nutrition, a male birth doula, and a student of ancestral traditions. He together with Fadi initiated Urban Massage with the aim of encouraging people to integrate touch into their daily lives, fostering self-awareness.
Ale’s exploration of alternative and natural lifestyles led him to dwell into various energy practices such as Reiki, massage, and aromatherapy. He received training in Rio de Janeiro, where he honed his skills in active meditations, tantric breathing techniques, and tantric massage.