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Our mission is to empower people to deeply relax and heal by nurturing themselves through touch and visualization.
Our mission is to help people relax and heal by connecting to their body through touch and visualization. When you connect with your body, you begin to understand your belonging in the natural world.
We are designed to exist in nature: in a touch-filled, sensory-rich world. NatureBody meditations guide people through a mental journey into nature with beautiful imagery. Somatic cues trigger listeners into deep relaxation, and their bodies back into balance.
Guided massages teach people how to connect and understand their bodies through touch.
Humans evolved in a world before the Industrial Age: we are honed and designed to live and thrive in the natural world: surrounded by nature.
Our bodies exist in the moment. When you focus on sensation, you are brought into the present moment.
When we begin to nurture ourselves with kind touch and healing visualization, we develop a safe space, where massage brings us into the present moment.
Connecting with your body gives you a better understanding of how your perfect place in the world.
When you learn to massage yourself, you develop an understanding of your body, that through practice, becomes an acceptance, and even a feeling of friendship. You become more aware of your place in nature.
Rates of stress, hopelessness, depression have risen by ___% since ___.
Touch has been shown to…
Visualization and mindfulness facts…
Aqua Terra Massage was founded in 2003. Erik and Faye Krippner…
Emily, Window washing company owner/operator
Emily, the owner/operator of a window washing company, was excited when she realized that she had power to relieve the discomfort that had been developing in her wrists.
“..My wrists had been really bothering me. I had started to wonder if I would need to get carpal tunnel surgery. After learning to massage my forearms, my wrist felt so much better! Now whenever it gets sore, I just do the massage and it feels better…”
Barbara, Registered Nurse
The NatureBody® Connection has given me new tools to relax and relieve the tension I often feel. When I become aware of tight neck or aching back or stress headache, my mind now goes to moves I can do to relieve the pain and feel better right away, even if I only have 10 minutes. There are stretches and massage techniques that I can do immediately to feel better. I use them often now.
I also love nature and have found healing and relaxation my whole life being outside in the beautiful world we get to live in. This unique, new way of virtual lessons linking that nurturing world of nature with massage moves has been really great for me. After watching the videos and listening to the meditations often, I can look at a tree or clouds and am reminded to relax and stand straighter and breath deeper. I highly recommend VirtualMassage.co to my friends and coworkers because these associations let the world around me “trigger me” to relax and even massage myself from pain!
Sinead, Court Reporter
I watched the breathing video all the way through before I then did the exercises. And the visuals, the wind, the clouds, Erik’s voice, watching your form fade in and out… it was so soothing just watching it. There is so much love in the work you both do. It just oozes off the screen. That in itself is incredibly healing and so needed in our world right now.
I’ve noticed how much more present and connected to my body I feel in going through them. And the massages as well as the meditations, with their I-statement style, really pull me into the present moment, and that has an incredibly soothing and relaxing quality. One thing that has just really struck me, especially in trying to do some of these this past week, is that with all the chaos going on in the world, where kindness is repeatedly trampled by harsh words and self-righteous behaviors, your massages and meditations are a heart-felt reminder that we are so much more than what we are living right now. Just listening to both the meditations and the massage segments is a refreshing reset to remind us what we are really about as human beings. Kindness, caring, compassion – that is who we are. Every time I step into one of the exercises I am inundated with that wonderful reminder, and it takes me one step further from the chaos that humanity is lost in of late, reminding me to continually make a choice that leads to wholeness and understanding. It is truly a healing balm. What a gift in these incredibly tumultuous times!
Naomi, professional Soprano
The self massage videos are not only helpful and informative but exceptionally beautiful. You will want to watch each of these over and over for the amazing access to therapeutic self massage and the breathtaking scenes set by nature herself.
Ralph, transplant surgeon
Erik and Faye, your meditations and self massage instruction are fantastic! I have good news: even on our slow internet system, I have been able to view the entire breathing exercise instruction video from the Blue Ridge and all of the meditations that followed it. The relaxation and inspiration that I received from your poetic, clear explanations and demonstrations in that beautiful setting made me want to keep going. I am soooooo proud of you both! You worked very long and hard to achieve this great accomplishment. You have created a special library of virtual massages and meditations that our stressed-out world NEEDS right now. I find them truly rejuvenating.
Judy, construction foreman
I appreciate my morning walks more now. I notice the tiny buds coming into blossom, the sound of the breeze in the leaves more. The massage meditations have made me more aware and more appreciative of the nature that is just outside my doorstep.
I just finished listening to week one of this incredible opportunity for self care. Faye and Erik have incorporated massage, visualization and meditation techniques that took me years to discover and thousands of dollars in workshops to bring into my acupuncturist practice. I highly recommend this program. Affordable. Practical. Effective. It works if you work it. ❤️ Thanks Faye and Erik.