WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE
Every Session is Unique
After completing an initial intake, I invite you to set an intention for the session. This creates structure for the work and invites you to become the author in your own healing. Our time together is to invite curiosity and ask your body what it is it's trying to tell you.
I start all my sessions with my client on the table, fully clothed, lying comfortably on their back. Using my refined palpation skills I assess where there be might be restrictions in the body. Restrictions occur most commonly in the fascia (the connective tissue that weaves throughout the entire body) but can also occur in the membraneous system and the sutures between cranial bones. If for example you come in for treatment of a concussion, I might find a restriction at the sight of impact where you hit your head or somewhere else on the body. When something is out of alignment, our body likes to compensate somewhere else so as to attempt to stay in balance. Together we will connect the dots.
What we discover may surprise you. Sometimes a client says they want help with a physical problem, and the session reveals an emotional component that holds back their healing. Sometimes it is the other way around. Sometimes there is a physical problem or stress that is causing an emotional problem. Staying curious and open to discovery often increases the therapeutic outcome of a session.
This work is gentle and only uses about 5 grams of pressure. For my adult clients however, sometimes other modalities might be called for to address a physical issue. This might include manual lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy or myofascial release. Every session is unique to the individual!
Oftentimes I invite you to dialogue with your body by asking you simple, open-ended questions. There is no right or wrong answer, most important is the process of creating this connection. I might ask what you sense or notice in a particular area of your body. Every person's sensory awareness is unique and I help you learn to communicate from an embodied place rather than the thinking rational mind.
Because we are working directly with your nervous system clients often experience a state of deep relaxation. Many people often describe a peaceful "floating" sensation after completing a session. We have helped to regulate your nervous system, released restrictions and improved fluid production and flow so your body might need a few moments to sit and integrate the experience.
One session might be sufficient to address whatever it is your intention to address. However I often recommend a series of three sessions as there are often many layers to our healing.
Those experiencing chronic conditions might benefit from weekly sessions for 1-2 months and then transition to monthly appointments based on their needs.