A Few Things I Want You to Know About Working with Me
There are a few things I want you to know about working with me. If you have been wondering…
I don’t have judgements about your body. I am here to support and not to judge. I study the way you hold yourself, the tension in your tissues, and the way your muscles, skin and fascia move or don't move. I observe the position of muscles, bony structures and organs under my hands. I don't take note of what your body looks like but rather what it says to you and to me in its wisdom. I listen with ears and hands, and watch how your body responds and reacts. I value what you tell me about your body, your journey and your life. That's all and that's everything.
I won’t talk unless you want me to or I need to check in with you. I have had the experience where my massage therapist talked through my entire session and I did not like it one bit!! I just wanted to relax and enjoy my massage, and be in the moment. Many other people feel the same way. If you don't, and you initiate conversation, then I am more than happy to talk with you during your massage. If you just want to be quiet and relax then I am great with that too. I always assume that my clients like quiet peacefulness unless they tell me differently. It's ok not to talk to me while you have your massage - I will not be offended and your comfort is my main priority. The only time I will initiate conversation while you are on my table is to get feedback about pressure, temperature or something else pertaining to comfort or effectiveness. Everything else can wait until after your well-earned massage.
For a therapist who works with reproductive and digestive issues there is NEVER TMI. Really. I want you to share your complete health history, what is happening for you right now and anything else you want to talk about or feel is important for me to know. Bowel movements - yes. What your periods are like - yes. Emotional challenges - yes - if you feel comfortable. It all matters. We want to have the complete picture so we can work together to improve your digestive, reproductive and whole-person health. So let's talk, and don't make it short. I'm listening.
That’s not everything, so feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have questions about me, a massage with me or if you just want to have a conversation and see if we are a good fit. That’s ok too. I look forward to chatting with you!