Iza Wijffels

I just finished the 10 day (70 hour) Meditative touch- rebalancing massage course Shantam offers in Arambol, Goa! I have learned about Ayurvedic massage in the past, which is a more gentle relaxing kind of practice, but still didn’t feel the confidence I needed to start out as a masseuse. Within these ten days Shantam not only learned all of us the strokes and the mindset behind his work, he taught us how to trust ourselves and be present in what we are doing. Meditative touch is your own meditation practice, while taking care of the body of someone. It’s a mix between deeper strokes, rocking, stretching and the gentle touch in between. I feel confident and already started out practicing what he taught us. Strength and a better flow will come with experience, but the first step has been taken when he took all of us by the hand!

Shantam is a great teacher! He is fun to be around, takes his time to explain everything and is so generous in sharing his knowledge! He gave us all the tools we need to start, the confidence being the biggest and most important one!
I would highly recommend his course and will keep spreading the word!

Thank you for everything Shantam