Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy

Following are excerpts from an article published in The Share Guide by Patricia Gale. The article was entitled: Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy®: A New Paradigm in Health from Patricia Cramer, Founder of The World School of Massage San Francisco.

Vibration and flow haven’t been a big part of everyday conversation about the human body. We’ve learned to think of our bodies as solid objects associated with illness and disease. We’ve gone so far as to give diseases complicated names, and to “treat” these so called diseases by impacting the solid body mass–cutting out, medicating, or numbing whatever is going on into a pretense of submission. We call this “healing,” and we say that the disease condition is “cured.” This is the paradigm for health familiar to most of our modern day population.

With Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy (VHMT), Patricia Cramer introduces a new paradigm for health:

What if the body were not solid, not a mass of mechanisms to be labeled like the parts of a car?

What if the body were a flowing, liquid process, continually engaging, interpreting, letting go?

What if health and well-being were as fluid and irresistible as water eroding the most resistant obstruction?

One session with Patricia or one of Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy’s well-trained practitioners can let anyone in on the enlivening possibilities of this new paradigm for health.

Patricia Cramer began developing Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy in 1981 after 4 years of private study with Pierre Pannetier in Polarity Therapy.

Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy comes from Patricia’s experience dealing with her own left brain damage, solidified ribs and spinal column distortion from her birth. She also reversed a 1977 diagnosis of two cancerous tumors in her lower spine.

Today she brings health to people in simple, down to earth ways. One of her specialties is freeing babies, as well as adults, from birth and other shock related traumas. Patricia founded the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in 1981. Staff, students and a large clientele develop and use the principles of Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy as a daily practice, and skilled faculty teach VHMT worldwide. Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy recognizes the body as a fluid process through which vibrations pass similar to the sonic vocalizations that dolphins send through sea water.

An integral part of any session is The Fluid Body Model®–one of three key distinctions that teach us to acknowledge and trust the body in ways we haven’t talked about before. This model addresses not only the way we move and breathe, but the way we think about moving and breathing and being in the body. Imagine utilizing this liquid process, and listening to communications of distress in the body as keys to health rather than symptoms of disease.

A Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy bodywork session is usually delivered without oil and with clothes on. Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy is also useful in combination with many forms of bodywork, including Swedish massage, Trager, Cranial-Sacral and Foot Reflexology.

A full session is usually 60-90 minutes long, has lasting results, and can be done on a massage table, in a chair, or on the floor. The practitioner uses 16 basic techniques such as sensitive stretching, and compressing and torquing to locate solidity, and to align, loosen and connect the body. Held tension solidifies the body. When tension releases, solidity breaks up and vibrations pulse through the body. Tensions reverberating out of the body take with them past emotional and structural trauma. As this occurs, the client can feel the release and begins to realize in his or her own life the importance of two other key distinctions of Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy.

One of the distinctions of Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy is Dis-ease as a Strategy® (to survive): a self-responsible way of living whereby our feeling what is occurring in the liquid body process replaces the self-numbing that leads to dis-ease and provides access to self-healing and growth.

The remaining key distinction is The Language of Healing®: a way of speaking about our bodies and lives so that whenever we speak, we access the depth of feelings and choices that ultimately design our body’s health. Perhaps the best part about Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy is that it’s fun.

Practitioners seem to dance with the rhythms of each body. Clients learn to welcome new feelings; discomfort releases and vibrates free, like sonic dolphin-songs emanating and dispersing through the seas, making a new kind of music, a new paradigm of health.


About Patricia Cramer

Patricia Cramer is the founder of the World School of Massage San Francisco and the developer of Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy. She has personally trained thousands of certified massage therapists, professional bodyworkers, holistic health coaches, instructors and leaders over the last 30 years.

In addition to Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy, Ms. Cramer is credited with several contributions in the field of holistic healing massage and somatics including the Language of HealingBabies in Motion: Birth Trauma ReleaseStructural Foot Balancing Foot Massage, and Massage Body Mechanics. She can be reached at the World School of Massage San Francisco at 415-221-2533 or at World School of Massage in Pleasanton: 925-461-2533.