I listen to your body to guide the quality of touch. Throughout the session, you can expect to feel a range of pressure, speed, and direction of movement. I prioritize sufficient time for you to deepen into relationship with your own body.
Due to the connected nature of fascia, I typically address neighboring areas in addition to the specific site of discomfort. As a session progresses, it may even be useful to follow the fascia to other areas of the body. For example: from right shoulder, to abdomen, to left front of the pelvis.
I use a variety of assessment and treatment tools. Sessions blend the quiet listening of Cranial Sacral Therapy with other manual therapies such as Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, and Muscle Energy technique.
At your child’s first session, I will spend a significant amount of time speaking with you about your child’s life. It is always possible for a child to be held by a caregiver, receive nourishment through food or nursing, or move around the room with toys. Your child is not expected (or encouraged) to be still as I adapt the treatment to their needs in the moment.
Release of emotions can be a natural part of the process indicating a change for your child. Treatments are very gentle; seldom does the pressure used exceed five grams (the weight of a nickel). Cranial Sacral Therapy and other manual therapies offered are performed while a child is fully clothed and comfortable.
After a treatment, some children, especially infants, may feel the need to sleep. It is recommended for you and your child to allow time to integrate the work before the next activity of your day. This may look like going for a walk together or being at home for quiet playtime.