What to Expect
I work through a light layer of clothing. A comfortable shirt is appropriate and, in particular, it is important to wear something similar to yoga pants, athletic pants, or shorts. I need to be able to bend and move a client easily at the major joints: shoulder, elbow, hip, knee. You may change privately in the room before and after the session if necessary.
Following a consultation and visual assessment of your individual physical concerns, I work where tension collects and restricts motion and comfort. I use palpation and positioning, gentle compression, and relaxation methods. The techniques stimulate the proprioceptor nerves and signal the body to self-correct.
Depending on the area being addressed, there is a conversation between myself and the client about tenderness or tightness of a spot and also about the direction that is most comfortable for the muscle tissue. With this dialogue, the client develops an awareness of the work being done and experiences a deep sense of calm.