Sets of Three

Sets of Three

Sets of Three

‘Sets of Three’ refer to a rhythmic therapeutic application. ‘Sets of Three’ can be successfully used as an effective technique to enhance the quality of any Bodywork or massage treatment.

The ‘Sets of Three’ treatment describes a ‘sequencing’ procedure wherein a practitioner chooses  one or a series of techniques and then offers a full expression of this ‘sequencing’, repeated three times.

In essence, the ‘Sets of Three’ sequencing accesses therapeutic effectiveness through the hypnotic use of rhythm, repetition and patterning enhancements.

The purpose of the ‘Sets of Three’ design is to induce the comforting effects similar to listening to the repeated chorus of a song, or to the charm experienced by a repetitive dance routine. The ‘Sets of Three’ rhythmic compositions contribute a valuable quality to bodywork therapy.

The ‘Sets of Three’ sequencing procedures establish a suggestive fluidity, rhythm and consistency for the purpose of inducing a soothing, anesthetic calm.

 Deepening the positive intention of the treatment, the Sets of Three’ variations may also include patterns such as: OPEN-ENTER-CLOSE, GENTLE-FIRM-GENTLE, GENTLE-FIRM-FIRMER.


Within a treatment, the classical age-old inclusion of Open-Enter-Close is a respected Asian-flavored therapeutic signature. The Open-Enter-Close variation is a progression of three applications. The practitioner’s initial application gently ‘Opens’ the energy. The immediate second application firmly ‘Enters’ the application with a ‘twice as long- twice as strong’ intention. Subsequently, the third, or concluding, application would then gently ‘Close’ the therapeutic intention.

Another Variation of ‘Sets of Three’ may include:


Our soul’s constitution obviously includes an inherent sensitivity and natural appreciation for rhythm, patterns and sequential repetitions. This obvious and inherent sensitivity and appreciation is expressed, for example, when we compliment how a person symmetrically accessorizes their image, or when we remark on the beauty and symmetry of an interior design. 

This obvious, inherent sensitivity and appreciation for rhythm, patterning and repetitions is again expressed when we tap our foot in sync to a musical rhythm.

Rhythm, patterning and repetitions are indispensable and recommended components for all physical therapy treatments including Vedic Bodywork, Thai massage, Shiatsu, Anma, Tui Na, Traeger,  Lomi LOmi, Acupressure, Chiropractic and so many other physical therapies.

‘Sets of Three’ rhythmic awareness and conscientious patterning during a session would also indicate a therapist’s refined and elevated style of devotional care.

A therapist honors the treatment and the soul’s natural proclivity for being sensitive to patterns, rhythms and sequential repetitions by including this complimentary enhancement into the treatment.

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