First there is a discussion about your concerns and needs for the session; the context of your life and physical symptoms. And symptoms, in addition to pain or illness, may be in the form of emotional/behavioral or spiritual challenges. This part of the session is as important as the hands on work - to be heard and create trust.
You then will lie on a treatment table or sit usually fully clothed. You will receive gentle hands-on touch. I listen to your body and develop a connection. The work then listens to the intelligent system of the body. When necessary I may work with the musculoskeletal system and particularly the connective tissue to resolve pain - blocks held at that level. This may involve working on the skin if necessary (i.e. some sciatica cases, etc.)
Babies and children are often in movement or in the parents lap while receiving a treatment (sometimes even nursing). Creating trust and confidence for your child is important so they relax into the treatment.
Please note: for those familiar with Osteopathic principals, This type of therapy is very closely related treatment. The types of conditions treated and methods are very similar. In addition my diploma and training are similar. Where my methods are augmented is in the approach to your body as a system of intelligence that needs only to re-calibrate to its own inherent health. For example, I do not do cracking of the spine for re-alignment.
The session lasts an hour. The first session is 75min to accommodate extended history intake information.