My practice is grounded in Deep Tissue Massage (also called myofascial massage), Polarity Therapy, and Focusing, intuitively incorporating complementary techniques such as joint mobilization (passive movement to open and lubricate joints and improve range/ ease of motion), PNF (active resisted movements to support lengthening of muscles), trigger point therapy, Trager, reflexology, and acupressure techniques. Guided visualizations and instruction, where appropriate, help settle you into your body and calm the nervous system during the session, and provides tools to support health and well-being between sessions. Please feel free to contact me for more information about what I do.
What to expect...
The days around your session, make sure to drink extra water to assure your system is well hydrated. This will support the health of your tissues and encourage any toxins that are released during your session to be more easily flushed out the day of and following the session.
Each session begins and ends with a check-in regarding your general status, health updates, and setting any intentions. This is a great time to bring up any questions, preferences, issues, insights, or requests that will make your experience more comfortable and therapeutic. At your first session, a health history form ensures that the work you receive is both safe and effective.
After checking in, I will step out while you undress to your comfort, and lay under the sheet on the table. You will remain discreetly draped at all times and your sense of comfort and safety will be respected throughout the session.
I encourage you to share anything that may improve your experience and the effectiveness of the work. Open communication is one of the most important aspects of the work we do together. Remember, this is YOUR session, and a time to honor your own body wisdom and healing process. Please don't hesitate to ask for what you need. For those who are new at self-care, this is a perfect practice ground for identifying, honoring, and responding to your own needs with care and compassion!
Once the session is complete, I will step out of the room, giving you the time you need to dress and integrate. We will finish up with a final check in.
What is Polarity Therapy?
Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system that works with the Human Energy Field based on the work of Dr. Randolph Stone. Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature. Polarity Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health.
In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energetic "currents" using palpation, observation and interview methods. Sessions do not require disrobing, involve varying types of touch, including longer "holds", rocking, point specific touch, off-body work, and deeper touch. Contact may be light, medium or firm.
During the session, the practitioner supports the client in increasing self-awareness of the felt-sense: subtle energetic sensations which are often experienced as tingling, warmth, expansion or wavelike movement. The results of Polarity Therapy sessions vary, and may include profound relaxation, an understanding of energetic patterns and their implications, and relief from various imbalances and discomforts, including old tensions or traumas held in the tissues of the body.
Beginning August 1,2017 my base fees are as follows:
$95/ 75 min
$115/ 90 min
$140/ 2 hrs
Longer or shorter sessions can be scheduled as needed.
A note about fees: I work essentially by donation, or with a sliding scale that slides both ways. Any gratuities offered are received with appreciation and go toward supporting this work being available to those in our community whose financial situation is strained. It is my intention that my services be available to anyone who might benefit from the support I offer. I ask that clients pay what feels sustainable and fair, and understand that, for many of us, financial solvency can ebb and flow. That said, I will continue to offer this as long as it is sustainable and trust the integrity of my clients to offer what they can when they can.