Bodywork is intentional touch to help you notice and follow sensations in your body. It is a collaborative experience, involving your feedback as a client about your shifting awareness during the session and your therapist’s active engagement and understanding of the physical and energetic anatomy. Bodywork supports emotional, mental, and physical wellness.
Our intake form, which you will fill out before your session, provides categories to clarify what type of contact you need. These choices offer language to communicate about some of the possible options, but you will always have a more in depth conversation with your therapist about specific goals and intentions. We acknowledge that your experience shifts with each passing moment. We will be in communication to track those shifts and make adjustments as necessary for your comfort and support.
Integrative Rest is relaxation with a specific intention. Bodywork provides new information that your nervous system must process in order to effectively absorb. A period of comfortable, guided stillness following bodywork allows your nervous system to re-orient to a new range of motion, sense of ease, reduction in tension or overall relaxation before shifting into daily life activities and physical patterns. We are guiding your process of integration during clinics, but these positions and practices can be recreated anywhere that you need to take a reprieve and rejuvenate-- at home, work, outside, alone or with friends.