Fascia is the living webbing that connects and divides every component of our organic structure. It envelops muscle at every level, separates muscle from muscle, connects muscle to bone and bone to bone, and wraps and connects and divides our viscera. Home to smooth muscle cells, fascia is nervous system-intertwined. Thus, working it gently directly unworks the mind. Its mechanical chains move us beautifully when balanced and painfully limit our potential when overuse, underuse, disuse, or abuse install imbalance. Manually working out its troubles can put us back into our own hands.
Each session is a unique tactile dialog wherein the holistic body is necessarily heard and invited to trust, reflect, shift, and release. Grounded and connected, therapeutic and artful, the facilitating gestures prove a distinctive experience. Once hooked into the tissue, the path of least resistance is most often traveled, which is a direct route to structural dysfunction. The pace is slow to alter the fascia and be allowed by the body into its depths. Matted, shortened, and adhered musculature is lifted and encouraged to regain independence and harmony. The overall balance of the fascia is pursued to increase range of motion, oust torque and pain, and decompress bone and mind. Stored energy that doesn’t serve the body anymore is invited to exit in the form of an unwind, which may stem from any age of trauma, emotion, and/or movement patterns. This potential energy we feel as chronic tension turns kinetic and moves on and out and offers space within and a sense of freedom. Ultimately, a more constructive condition is sought in each session – the sensory education serving to inform, demonstrate, remind, disentangle, unwind, enlighten, and renew.