To Cognitive Movement Coaching
Our approach is far more gentle and less invasive than traditional Rolfing. We also encourage our patients to largely self-determine when their treatments are complete or have provided the desired relief and effect.
As a result, for most of our patients, we are able to fully address all their initial symptoms as well as completely correct the misalignments and perceptions that were the root CAUSE of these issues in as few as 3-8 sessions, rather than the pre-set series of sessions prescribed by other modalities.
Additionally, our personalized approach addresses each individual’s specific relationship between their brain's impulses (from sensory to memory) and the relationship to and affect upon the nervous system, postural positioning and bio-mechanics.
The techniques we use apply principles from Somatic Experiencing, developmental psychology, evolutionary biology, Motivational Interviewing, and neuroplasticity. It is well known that the Central Nervous System (brain processing and dorsal root spinal reflexes) are the precursors to how we move, perform, age. The bottom-up approach of manual therapy (working with the local nerves, muscles, and skin) respond much better to changes and new options for movement and posture, when the top-down processing of the CNS can also be shown safety, and the possibility for new options. Then, change from yourself and within yourself can embody the new options and change your own fascia, nerve responses, and muscle activation patterns.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Before our first session, please complete this confidential health questionnaire. In our first session, we will discuss this, along with your goals and history, and lived experience(s). I will assess your structure in standing, walking and sitting. Some clients have worn undergarments, but I suggest wearing shorts, and t-shirt (or sports bra) to best assess your patterns. It is most important that you feel comfortable.
The hands-on part of the session lasts about an hour. During the session you may be on a table, on a bench, or standing as we work together in exploring new options. Walking at various times during the session to assess and integrate the change is also a possibility.
The session ends with another evaluation to determine the progress that has been made and any appropriate awareness “exercises” to support new movement patterns.