Insight sessions involve one of our movement and pain specialists spending time learning about your history, evaluating how your body is built and moves, and taking an inventory of your values and goals to build a customized plan for improving movement and wellness built around your unique needs. Based on your Insight session, we can build a package of movement and wellness sessions, as well as hands-on neural calming and body awareness sessions.
Our movement and wellness sessions are defined based on the information gathered during your insight session. Sessions may range from strength and conditioning fitness training, mindful movement, to help with sticking with values and goals.
Our approach to hands-on techniques (commonly known as manual therapy) is that the client determines what hands-on approach is best for them. We may use techniques you are familiar with such as mobilization, manipulation, and soft tissue work (such as massage or myofascial release) but we want to give you an updated understanding of the underlying reasons they may be helpful to you based in modern science. The key message is none of these are required for health or recovery, but they may be helpful, and YOU are in charge, not us. You are not broken and do not need to be fixed or aligned, but some hands-on contact may feel good and may help you to learn more about your own body to help you move better. Currently, we provide 3 different styles of hands-on sessions:
Simple Contact – These sessions are based on discussion with you regarding what type of hands-on contact feels good to you. Some people prefer firm contact, some light contact, some prefer hands on that are more felt in the joints. We can provide suggestions, but you decide, you are in control.
Body Awareness – These sessions are hands-on education sessions to learn more about the resting tension and region by region behavior of your body. These may include mobilization or manipulation techniques if you find these helpful. Often there are more verbal discussions in these sessions than simple contact because the emphasis on the session is learning about your body to help you to better understand it and your own movement.