Session Expectations

“Insomuch as scientific medicine has built itself on the foundation of an objective, third person view of the human as a body, it is a deceptive and incomplete approach to human health” – Thomas Hanna

Courtnee Massaging at Defcon, 2011

Courtnee massaging at Defcon

Savvy self care is fuckin’ awesome, and sometimes the decision to take care of ourselves can make all the difference. Though I enjoy giving a great massage, my specialty is utilizing that tool along with other skills and knowledge to help enable people in the understanding and implementation of their own self care.

Intake

First sessions consist of an intake process that can take anywhere from 10-25 minutes, occasionally longer depending on the complexity and depth of your history. Intake is included as part of your entire session time.

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As a tool of discovery and reconnaissance, I often move from intake to….

Somatic Unwinding®

The definition of soma is “to perceive from within”, meaning that you alone, as a soma, are capable of the perception of your own sense of what it feels like to inhabit your body. Since 2012, I have incorporated Somatic Unwinding® into my practice, and the results have been groundbreaking.

Somatic Unwinding® combines simple, often unfamiliar movements with a level of subtle awareness rarely utilized in our everyday lives. The movements are easeful, comfortable, and are performed very, very slowly. The process is nurturing and should generally feel good.

Participating in this neurological sensing movement acts as a re-education of your nerve functions, helps you rediscover your lost range and ease of locomotion, and acts as a very effective method of helping me to investigate what elements of your body would do well receiving…

Massage

Graduating from the renowned Brian Utting School in 2008, I draw from a vast well of knowledge to tailor the massage portion of our sessions using anything from Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Passive and Active ROM (Range of Motion), Neuromuscular Techniques, Muscle Energy Technique, Postural Observation, Myofascial Release, Trager, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, and Passive Positional Release to address your stubborn physical symptoms.

Homework

Some of the most important work we will do to enable your quickest, most deeply rooted progression, happens with you, at home. These instructions often include habit forming, strengthening exercises, somatics, and stretches.

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” – Spanish Proverb

Introduction special

Most of my clients see me anywhere from 3 to 12 sessions. I highly suggest considering the 3-session introduction package, if interested in exploring the specialty work I offer.