Virtual Sessions for Pain Relief
While I miss being in person, I’ve been surprised by how well we can work together virtually. By watching you move on camera, discussing the specifics of how you use your body, what causes you pain and where you feel it, I can identify your imbalances quite successfully.
For new clients, I offer an hour virtual session which includes time for intake and assessment along with demo and practice of specific stretches and strengthening exercises so you can practice on your own. (Pre-COVID, an initial in-person session included an additional hour of bodywork, but the real work happens through the wellness plan at home!)
Subsequent Zoom sessions can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes, during which we can check in on specific exercises and body issues as needed. Some clients are also using Zoom to learn mindfulness and relaxation tools as well as to have me offer a guided meditation practice for them. Others are using Zoom sessions as private yoga lessons. Lots of possibilities!
Many bodywork techniques help relieve immediate pain but stop short of providing lasting relief. I help to relieve your pain and show you how to keep pain from returning. I’ve developed a specific, 12-week program to support you in making lasting changes. Working with me, you’ll learn what habits keep you in pain. We will work together to weed out these painful habits and – most importantly – cultivate stronger, healthy habits for painless living.
Release: Remove your pain now
We will begin by correcting physical imbalances and relieving muscle tension that cause you pain. You will learn strengthening and relaxation exercises to weave throughout your day to keep pain from returning. You will experience pain relief right away and begin to enjoy comfort and ease in your body.
Realize: Understand how habits keep you in pain
Next, we will identify old habits that reinforce your pain. With my intuitive guidance, you will explore how pain develops from your habits and use that information to break the habits that cause your pain to return.
Revitalize: Cultivate healthy habits for vibrant, painless living
Together, we will create your unique toolkit of physical, energetic, mental, and spiritual practices you can integrate easily into your day-to-day life. With my support between sessions, you will use these tools to build stronger, healthy habits that give you energy. You will learn to prevent pain, relieve pain when it attempts to return, and enjoy increased energy for vibrant living.
It’s not enough to pull out the weed; you must plant a flower in its place.
Changing habits takes time. At first we meet weekly so we can interrupt your old habits before pain starts to return. In months 2 and 3, we meet every other week. In between sessions, you’ll practice specific exercises and relaxation tools and experiment with what works. This way, you’ll build new, stronger, healthy habits that keep pain away and give you more energy.
What happens in a session?
Our sessions will include Integrated Positional Therapy bodywork, Reiki, and related practices including guided imagery, affirmation, breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, physical stretches and strengthening exercises, and relaxation methods.
You’ll leave with a personalized toolkit of simple techniques to explore throughout your day. With my e-mail support between sessions, we will tweak, adjust, and build on what’s working to integrate these tools into your day-to-day life so it’s easy to stick with them.
What is Integrated Positional Therapy bodywork?
During Integrated Positional Therapy bodywork, the practitioner places your body in specific, comfortable positions in which you can fully relax and uses facilitated stretches to release tension in overstretched and contracted muscles. While receiving Integrated Positional Therapy, you lay fully clothed on a massage table or a yoga mat. Sessions end with a personalized wellness plan, including recommendations for short, two-minute exercises to create new patterns to maintain balance.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing art used to balance the flow of Universal life (Rei) energy (Ki) through the body. Reiki promotes the body’s natural relaxation response, releasing blocked energy and restoring balance. While receiving Reiki, you relax fully clothed on a massage table or yoga mat or in a chair. Reiki practitioners use a light touch or hover their hands slightly above your body. Learn more…
Do I have to do yoga to work with you?
No, yoga is not required for this solution to work for you. Mat based yoga may not be your choice for moving your body. For those who do practice yoga, I offer modifications for common postures as tools for strength and balance.
Will working with you help me?
These tools can be effective for all types of pain, particularly for people seeking alternate treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Injury, TMJ/Jaw Pain, Epicondylitis/Elbow Pain, Medial Meniscus & Knee Pain, Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs, Tension Type Headaches, Fibromyalgia, Low Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, and Sciatica.
Many people experience immediate and lasting relief from this treatment. Since you receive bodywork during each session, you’ll leave feeling even better than when you started.
In large part, your results depend upon your commitment to use the techniques between sessions. I help you stay accountable to yourself. My clients find these tools easy to use in their everyday lives. You don’t need to be dependent on others: I can teach you how to keep yourself out of pain for good.
What if it doesn’t work for me?
My clients report feeling pain free for at least 10 days following a session, and the take-home techniques they learn keep them out of pain for much longer. Together we will find the combination of tools and exercises that will work for you. You will feel the benefits of less pain and more energy, and establish new habits to enjoy painless living.
I’m not sure this is right for me. Can we talk?
Of course! I’m happy to offer a free, 20-minute phone consultation to answer your questions. Please contact me today.
This sounds right for me. How do I start?
To begin, I offer an Initial Consultation. This 2-hour session consists of intake and assessment, bodywork, a wellness plan, and recommendations for whether continued work together is right for you.
Are you ready to explore painless, joyful living? Contact me to schedule your Initial Consultation today.
I welcome new clients for online sessions! 30 and 60-minute online sessions available via Zoom video conferencing. Contact me to learn more.