Art is a metaphor and a core part of the program at Berkana Institute. Every massage is viewed as a unique and creative opportunity to form a “masterpiece”. Like no painting or sculpture is the same, there is no body or massage that is the same. The variables are constantly changing moment to moment. As we explore our movement in massage and client connection with curiosity and creativity, the massage comes to life as a work of art and moving medium. The body is viewed as a living canvas. As we perform massage we are not only applying manual techniques to relax the musculo-skeletal system we are mindfully creating a masterpiece.