ABOUT A SESSION
You may want to come just for a one off/individual manual therapy session, to address something specific, or simply to benefit from the countless positive effects of quality touch bodywork. You might want to receive the 10 sessions of the Structural Integration series. Or you might want to receive the first three Structural Integration sessions before deciding to do the 10 (we refer to this as a "mini series").
In any case, we will start by taking a brief and general medical history and by clarifying the reasons and the expectations, i.e. working with a particular injury, addressing a chronic pain or a chronic ailment, improving posture, rehabing after surgery, improving balance and coordination, or simply optimising function in general as maintenance and prevention.
It follows a brief assessment of how you stand, walk and move to get to understand your tendency patterns.
With reference of what to wear, I recommend for women, comfortable underwear or a bra and comfortable running shorts or a two piece swimbath costume and for men not too tight running shorts.
The room is pretty warm and cosy but of course we can also use blankets. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable at all times.
If you prefer to be fully clothed we can also work together. I can adapt the way I work to your specific needs.
- Individual Manual Therapy sessions
The aim of the session depends on your current needs and it develops in an spontaneous manner according to what your body presents with.
The type of work is basically the same as Structural Integration but without following the classic progression of the 10 sessions.
An individual session can last 60 minutes or 75 minutes, as you prefer.
If you have embarked on the journey of receiving the classic 10 sessions of Structural Integration, each session addresses specific areas (i.e. the first session deals with opening up the breathing and differentiating the pelvis and the ribcage, the second session deals with grounding and so it organises the soft tissues of the feet and the lower legs, the third session differentiates the front and the back of the body by creating space and depth in the lateral fascial lines, and so on). However, there are areas that always receive work within each session such as the back, neck and pelvis so that the client leaves with a feeling of being integrated.
A Structural Integration session as part of the process of the 10 session series lasts from 75 to 90 minutes.