Mario Cosmico

Who Am I?

I am Mario Sanchez Avila, a healer of the body and the mind. And the Soul. Connecting our own very existence to the natural flow of 5 elements that we are all made of. To many of my patients I am Mario Cosmico. And although I don't see myself as a miracle maker, I always seek for magic in everyBody, to bring out the inner Essence of those who reach my hands. Over the last 12 years of travelling and working as a physiotherapist globally, I integrated skills and technique inspired by a deep-tissue body healing technique called Structural Integration as the foundation with my own authentic sense of a human Body in it's inside-out energy flow and was able to apply all this experience which today became Healing Waves. It can look similar to a kind of massage but it's actually a much more profound approach, transforming your body with a process not just piece by piece, but as a whole, all together.

I chose to heal people because of my passion for life. After every accident that I encountered (and there have been many!) the Universe gave me everything that I needed to recover and really feel what life is all about. I was blessed to receive, heal and carry on. With this gift I want to give back to people what I have been granted with, and share what we all have inside of us. And as This changed my life, I now want to initiate and seed this change in others.

My Story

I was having problems with my posture since I was born. So, I've been exposed to the need of healing myself practically since I was a kid. I had this kind of misalignment and was twisted in my back. I wanted to fix myself so I can have more mobility and be accepted by my peers, and just to be connected with my body and do all kinds of sports I was so passionate about. When I was 16, I lost my head to surfing. Waves and ocean took my mind away. That was my first passion. After a while I took over to dancing. Body Knowledge and Experience with Movement carried on. I learned salsa and started teaching with my own program. I stayed in dancing for 10 years. It came to my attention how a lot of people were unable to move freely as if they were stuck in their bodies, born like that. And I used to think the same too, before I knew of the ways to open up myself. Even with my blockages I managed to become a professional salsa dancer. Now I realize how much one can do, achieve, overcome and move in ways that I didn't think would even be possible. Of course, I had a lot of practice and training, it took courage and discipline, I was dancing every day for 8 hours, travelling to 80 different countries to teach and dance. And I reached my goal. Since then I always try to encourage the change in the way people express themselves through movement, because I truly know that Body tells more than words. I had many accidents in my life which took me to very dark moments. And I mean Big accidents..  Serious car accidents which broke me apart more than once… Crashing in 10 meter waves when I was surfing. After one of them, my legs were paralysed. My ability to walk was jeopardized. I searched for many ways to heal and become fit again. To walk! After having tried every possible way of healing, what helped me most and relieved the consequences of this crash was Structural Integration. That let me to realize that the most important thing to discover and chase is not the cars, the buildings or the places. It's your own Body. After that accident I changed my life completely, I truly realized that it matters how you live, your body is not immortal. You have to connect with it and see it's potential. Be the best version of You. That was the beginning of the transformation in my own story. I decided I shall pass this on to as many as I can. I became a healer.

Now that I've been in this for 12 years, I grow together with the personal stories of my patients transformation and I feel really confident about what I am doing. Before I have tried whatever massage you could imagine myself. Travelled to a lot of countries, learning about healing massage types. Back, when I was doing salsa, I was addicted to massages, I would get one every day. Every kind, with any kind of masseur. After discovering my own personal healing, I understood how important it is, who touches your body, so I select the people I want to be touched by. You can't play with your body and have to be very careful, so you don't get your energy taken away.


My Inspiration

I get my energy from the major 5 Nature Elements that consist in all our bodies. I am mostly inspired by the Sun, the Waves and, of course, the people's energy. When people hug me and I can feel their sharing, when they cry and say that I did something that no one could do in their whole life. That they feel alive. Like another person. That's inspiring. To see that I am making a change by my healing. And it doesn't matter what type of healing or technique I use, I always just follow my instincts. Not some theory or a way, but always – what I feel. That is always what works. And to see that you changed someone's life – that's the best that I could ever wish for.

Next Destinations: Bali (Aug 1-31)

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