27 April 2010 ~ 14 Comments

Maori Deep Tissue Massage

I enjoy getting massages. I mean, really enjoy it. In most instances I’d opt for a massage over sex. Yeah, I like being rubbed that much.

So a few weekends ago I was at my buddy David Wolfe’s Longevity Conference in Costa Mesa California. While on stage David mentioned something about the Maori tribe and their excellent body work. I didn’t really hear what he said, but caught something along the lines of “Best Massage Ever”.

I tend to defer to David’s opinion a lot. It’s always helped my life, so why not give it a shot?

During the day I met the Maori healers and they seemed really nice, genuine and had big smiles. I like that :)

So when I walked into the back room and saw David being stretched out on the table by the Maori healers, I wanted to give it a shot. As I entered the room, a gentleman asked… “Are you ready”?

I replied… “I was born ready. Lets do this”.

Little did I know what I was in for. Typically I’m a bit of a sissy when it comes to deep tissue massage. My shoulders are pretty sensitive and I yelp like a baby if you hit one of the knots on my back.

What happened was way beyond “deep tissue massage”. It was downright painful. Incredibly painful. I couldn’t believe I was willingly letting these folks cause me to scream mercilessly while they stretched, twisted and pushed different areas of my body.

I had this slight pain in my abdomen that had been lingering for weeks. Ata asked me where I had been traveling. I mentioned a few places, but when I said “New Orleans” her eyes opened wide and she said… “You must of caught something in New Orleans”. She then signaled for the large tattooed guy to give her some assistance.

They began pushing on my stomach and I was letting out ferocious screams. I think I now know what child birth is like. Never had I felt that much intense pain at once. And remember, I’m willingly accepting it. Crazy!

After the massage was over, I felt light headed, a bit dizzy and almost confused. Being jacked up on superfood smoothies for days and eating little food may of contributed to the feeling. I also felt extremely humbled and grateful to finally deal with this pain in my mid section. The pain didn’t go away immediately. In fact, my stomach felt almost bruised and in a bit more pain then when I went in. However, 2 days later I felt better than I had in months.

The Maori Super Deep Tissue Massage was definitely a intense experience. I wouldn’t suggest it to everyone. Many of my friends opted to receive some treatment as well, and each of them was equally tripped out from the intensity.

One of the cool things about the session was that everyone was in the same room. There was 3 healers, and 3 people being worked on. The attitude in the room was very cheery and playful. Everyone chatted with each other and it made the vibe very pleasant. Admittedly, it was a bit weird when I started screaming and hollering. I didn’t want to be a buzzkill on the others nice massage. (They weren’t whining like a baby like I was).

To get a glimpse of what the massage is like and who the Maori healers are, check out this video by the Certified Health Nut…

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14 Responses to “Maori Deep Tissue Massage”

  1. Livingstone 27 April 2010 at 2:57 pm Permalink

    :-) I kinda chuckled when I first saw you had a “session” with a Maori healer. I remember when David first brought his friend Anaru to Eden Hot Springs in 2007. I was all for it. First one to sign up… It WAS intense. Quite intense. A great experience. However, I think he performed full-on exorcisms with some people, which is sometimes necessary.
    Very cool! Good for you bro!

    • Jason Moffatt 28 April 2010 at 4:05 am Permalink

      Yeah bro, what I went through did feel like an exorcism of sorts. It was really crazy. It totally seemed like there was a beast in my belly.

  2. Karen 29 April 2010 at 11:58 pm Permalink

    Awesome, what a surprise I got when reading this post, I connected to this blog via Frank Kerns, Jonh Reese etc, of course I don’t personally know these guys, be very cool if I did, however my point? I am Maori and I love and do Internet Marketing, Im not up there yet like you guys but I will be, probably under the radar because I’ve been intensely learning from you guys in the U.S. Anyway I was very pleased you all experienced a Maori massage, we were taught this at a younger age, it would have been more deeply intense if it were given by our past ancestors, and the healing qualities? Unmatched. Cool to read this post.
    Karen, New Zealand.

  3. massaging cushions 11 May 2010 at 4:09 pm Permalink

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  4. Zack Angster 3 June 2010 at 5:47 pm Permalink

    Why are the people screaming? That must be real intense.

  5. Suzy Bell 19 August 2010 at 1:50 pm Permalink

    Woah.
    They come to my town every now and then.
    Folks love it.
    I am going this year, in September.
    I can hardly wait.
    I have been a Massage therapist
    for many years and do
    myofacial deep tissue and energetic work.
    But this is super crazy stuff, eh?!
    Glad you got to experience it, Jason!
    Cheers and Many BLessings,
    Suzy

  6. Carmen 21 September 2010 at 1:31 pm Permalink

    I have been waiting for the Maori to come back since earlier this year i was unable to get my massage. This will be my first time. I’m excited and scarred to death. I don’t like pain but if i can have 4 kids i guess i can handle this. wish me luck.


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