Atlanta Esalen® Massage offers
full-body contemplative massage

Introduction to Esalen® Massage Class - September 21 and 22, 2024

How Esalen® Massage Helps Our Clients

“Esalen® massage is different. It transports me to a place of peace that other bodywork styles usually don't reach. The first time I received a massage from Andy at Atlanta Esalen® Massage I was so relaxed I couldn't speak for a good ten minutes.”  Alex W.

Andy Ritan Esalen Massage Therapist in Atlanta GA

I specialize in Esalen® massage: a full-body contemplative massage.

The hallmarks of Esalen® massage are long flowing strokes, rocking, stretches, and holds.

The goal of Esalen® massage is to help the client enter into a deeply relaxed, meditative state.

“Powerfully effective and unique style of massage. I love the signature long strokes from one end of the body to another. It really drops me in. Andy really loves what he does and that passion shows in his presence and touch.”  Corinne L.

Atlanta Esalen® Massage Blog

Oncology and Hospice Massage - Why I Do It

Oncology massage and hospice massage – why I do it

I have been interested in loss and end of life issues for as long as I can remember. Our days do not continue forever. They come to an end. My curiosity about the philosophical and theological implications of this fact led me as a young man into a religious studies major and then on to […]
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How I got interested in Esalen massage and why it speaks to me

How I got interested in Esalen® massage and why it speaks to me

I’m Andy Ritan, a licensed massage therapist, and I specialize in Esalen® massage. This video is about how I got interested in Esalen® massage and why the Esalen style speaks to me. When I went off to college as a young man, I wound up a religious studies major at Miami University of Ohio. After […]
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Esalen Massage is not about Fixing People

Esalen® massage is not about fixing people

Esalen® massage is not about fixing people Every Esalen teacher I have studied under has taught this. This seems a contradiction in terms. Why would anyone seek massage if not to be fixed? Why would anyone become a massage therapist if not to fix people? In the medical massage paradigm, the reason to seek massage […]
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Now that my barn has burned down, I can see the moon.  -  Mizuta Masahide, 17th century Japan