top half of hand image

Connecting Touch And Sound

"A sound is a vibration — it hits your ear, it hits your body. Touch is about vibration too, it creates an impact on the surface. Be it a sound wave on the ear or touch on the body, the effect is percussive. If you apply pressure to someone's leg, you get a sense of the whole leg. Through pushing, compressing, you feel the density and fathom the depth. If you're just looking at someone's leg, you can make all kinds of mistaken assumptions, about what the back of it might look like, how heavy it might be. Through touch we take in more information about the whole, and this is reinforced by our sense of sound. When you say something in a room with your eyes closed, you get a sense of the size of the whole room. Maybe looking distracts from hearing the whole room. Sight creates distance between the viewer and object. It can be isolating."

Andrew has personalised his approach to massage therapy in order to increase his area of specialised treatments. With his receptivity to touch and sound, Andrew works with strength in the lumbar region. Complimentary to this, he has focused on specific techniques for working in the cervical area. Andrew's palpation affords him the specificity to work these areas in great detail.

Previous page: Art and Massage Therapy
Next page: Mission Statement