Characteristics of my Powder Massage:
- Facilitated to increase your body's senses and the awareness & connection of your mind to your body.
- Not designed to work muscles (great for people with neuropathy, arthrities, or who cannot not handle much pressure), this feather-light massage uses strokes to increase your awareness with use of fingers, hands, and arms.
- Massage medium: Johnson's Baby Powder (scented with lavender & chamomile or original scent). Please note that this product is cornstarch based. Please inform me if you are allergic to cornstarch.
Departing from the paradigm of oils and creams, this feather-light massage uses powder and full body strokes to heighten your body senses!
To begin, your entire body is lightly dusted with powder. Then, arms, hands, and fingers are used to slowly caress your entire body from neck to toes.
Your entire body will be massaged, including those particularly sensitive areas, such as the back of your knees, the small of your back, the crook of your elbow, etc. Your senses are stimulated and awakened as your body's sensitivity increases.
This session may feel energizing as you experience being touched in a sensuous, loving, nurturing way. You may experience long, forgotten memories of babyhood.
You may depart feeling more alive with senses awakened to the world around you.
There is a "method to my madness." Here is some science to back up my baby poder massage.
Light Touch Massages
An article published in Nature Neuroscience in April 2009 explains why a light touch massage gives pleasure. The team of Loken et al.  found that a particular class of nerve fibre specifically sends pleasure messages to the brain. The sensation of pleasure is produced when the hands move at a speed of between 1 and 10 centimetres per second, with an optimum stroke speed of about 5 cm per second (2 inches per second). They found that if the speed of the massage stroke is not correct, no pleasure is felt, and they noted that the effect is only produced with hairy skin. It has also been pointed out that the speed and pressure of the massage stroke is the same as that used by a mother to comfort a baby, or that used by a couple when showing affection.