Prior to your session, please take the time to think about your self-care needs.
Here are the most common reasons clients receive treatment:
- Pain relief
- Tension relief
- To change limited movement
- To heal mental/emotional/physical trauma
- To manage stress
I encourage you to really think about what you’d like me to help you with and also, how you can help yourself. My intention is to meet you where you are today and to help support you through your unique healing process.
You will often hear me say, “Healing is not linear.”
There may be some twists and turns as we work with the many layers of your body, fascially speaking. After each session your body will assimilate the information that’s been provided. Responses to the therapy vary from person to person.
While grounded in anatomy and physiology (this is bodywork!), we make an impact beyond the physical body. You might receive the most benefits by maintaining an open mind and an open heart.
TRUST THE PROCESS.
We enter a partnership in support of your well-being and wellness journey.
Your presence and feedback are also helpful. I see incredible transformations with clients who are hopeful about their condition, who are clear about their commitment to self-care, and who make changes in their lifestyle and routine. Often it takes a multimodal approach to make long lasting change.
Sometimes chronic pain or discomfort issues are managed over time rather than “fixed.”
I’m not in the business of fixing people because, A. You are not broken. and B. I don’t have any super powers.
I’m simply a facilitator of your body’s amazing ability to heal itself.
When combined with a consistent self-care routine of individualized nutrition, quality sleep, consistent movement, and additional stress management (e.g., mindfulness and moments of quiet throughout your day), manual therapy can be a life changing gift to yourself that has long lasting effects.
Bodywork can calm your nervous system in a way that nothing else can.
I encourage you to try a session with many different practitioners and modalities until you find what works best for YOU. Each practitioner possesses a unique skill set and personality.
I’m straightforward and honest (sometimes to a fault). I put my heart into my work. I do my best to listen to your requests and preferences, but I rely on you to tell me if I’m not getting something right. I’m very skilled at what I do, but sometimes that isn’t enough. If I refer you to a different practitioner (e.g., a personal trainer, acupuncturist, chiropractor), in many cases it just means that I think their work combined with mine will support your healing process.
And sometimes my work may not be the best fit for you. And that’s OK!
You are the boss when it comes to your body.
Please let me know if the pressure isn’t right, if it’s too cold or too hot, if you need a pillow, if you’d like me to stop or change my technique, etc. I realize these things can change from moment to moment, so yes, please let me know as soon as the thought pops into your head.
To respect all of my clients’ time, please remember that the allotted session length includes minutes spent talking. If there’s a lot of information you need to tell me, that can be emailed beforehand or we can talk as you receive the work.
Overall, speaking less and listening to the body more can be the most therapeutic route.
I like to provide a lot of helpful tips and info, so if I ever talk too much, please let me know.
I am here to help you to the best of my abilities.
I hope you are looking forward to your session as much as I am!
Jenny Dipasupil, LMT