FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
We will start each session with a brief check-in and visual assessment of your alignment and use simple movements such as walking or bending to check range and quality of motion. Work is done on a massage table as well as standing or seated. You will be an active participant, using your breath and movement as needed to help tissues release. At the end, we often do a short movement lesson.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Be clean but avoid applying oils or lotions before your session. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing such as athletic/running shorts, underwear, bra, or two-piece swim suit. Knit and cottony fabrics are better than lycra or spandex-y ones, and loose is better than tight. Clothes that allow the most direct skin contact are ideal but the most important element is that you are comfortable while walking, standing, sitting and lying down. I have sheets and blankets for warmth and coverage.
IS IT PAINFUL?
We will work together at a depth and style that is appropriate for you. People often experience a sense of relief as strain is released. While the work can be deep, specific and intense, it is just as often broad, indirect and relaxing. You should never experience hurtful pain and will always be in control of your session.
IS THIS THE SAME AS ROLFING?
I practice Structural Integration using the traditional structure and intentions of Dr. Rolf's Ten Series and was trained at the New School of Structural Integration. Rolfing® and Rolfer™ are service marks of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®. Both the Rolf Institute and the New School of Structural Integration, along with many other programs, are certified by The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), the professional membership organization for Structural Integration programs worldwide.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
I do not bill insurance. However, please check your policy as my services may be reimbursable by some HSA, FSA and automobile injury claims programs.