During a manual therapy session I “listen” carefully with well-trained hands to identify your body’s injuries and compensatory patterns. With gentle and precise touch I invite your body to rediscover its natural balance and ease of movement. I give special attention to the structure-function relationships of the body. The structure of the body influences its healthy functioning and healthy functioning affects the body's structure. For these reasons I address not only the muscular-skeletal systems but the fascial, visceral, circulatory and nervous systems as well.
The focus of a manual therapy session depends on the interests and needs of my clients. Some people come to me for pain relief while others come for improved performance in daily life, the arts and athletics. I use no protocol because no two people are alike. Every body tells a different story and has its own requests.
But most often, manual therapy is not enough. The question of how the body got into a state of imbalance is crucial for long term benefits.
This brings us to Somatic Movement Education…