It really depends on what is going on within your body.
A 90 Minute session may incorporate an array of other techniques you have never experienced before or it may feel like a similar session drawn out over more time.
Naturally, a 90 minute session gives us more time and flexibility to incorporate different things. We have the time to explore what your body needs. More likely, we will have more of a dialogue about what you feel and I may ask you to engage with the work.
However, I will always do my best to get a clear expectation from the session. I always ask what hurts and what feels good. If something hurts, I ask what movement or lack thereof improves the pain? And what makes it worse? I will also want to know if you want to be quiet and bliss out or if you want to talk or be invited to participate. This may look like moving your body or tensing a muscle or telling me which side feels differently. And sometimes I’m interested in you explaining the sensation in multiple different ways.
I want you to think about your relationship to the pain or stress or just to your body. I want to know what you’ve tried. What has worked and why? And what has not worked and why?
The body is truly a puzzle and I’ve seen clients work with other professionals and see zero results and I’ve also witnessed miracles. I want to get you thinking about your body differently. In a loving and whole way. Your body (& you) deserves grace and ease.
Recently, I worked with a client who was experiencing back pain and hip pain. It was really effecting her life and living with ease. As I walked her through my ponderings about her body and function, she was blown away at how no one had asked her the questions I was and she had been to many different professionals. She was changing the way she looked at her experience. I think she came in thinking she was going to get a relaxing massage (& she did) but she walked away thinking differently about her body, her pain, and the experience she has with pain.