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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be undressed during the session?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be worked on?
What is craniosacral?
What is the difference between acupressure and acupuncture?
What should I do during a bodywork session?
How will I feel after the bodywork session?
What are the benefits of bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make bodywork inadvisable?


Do I need to be undressed during the session?
You will remain completely clothed during the entire session since craniosacral and acupressure do not require you to undress.  You will be asked to remove your shoes.  You may also wish to remove belts or jewelry during the session if it helps you to be more relaxed.


Will I be covered during the session?
Blankets are available during the session if you choose.

What parts of my body will be worked on?
Because our bodies are interconnected, the source of a pain or issue may not be exactly where you are noticing the issue.  For this reason, sometimes the practitioner may be working on an area of your body away from the actual location of your complaint.  Additionally, craniosacral and acupressure in particular views the body as interconnected and therefore work in one area can impact your entire system. 

What is craniosacral?
A Craniosacral has its origins from Osteopathy and includes a particular focus on the cranium (everything within your skull), your sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of your spine), your spine and the cerebrospinal fluid that flows between these.  However, craniosacral work is comprehensive and also includes attention all systems and structures of the body.

What is the difference between acupressure and acupuncture?
Both acupressure and acupuncture are based on the same meridians, points and chinese medicine or oriental philosophy.  The most significant difference is that acupuncture uses needles to stimulate points, while acupressure utilizes finger pressure on points.  For this reason, an acupressure session can be very dynamic with the practitioner changing the points being used based on what is happening during the session. 

What should I do during a bodywork session?
Prior to the session, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the session, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of bodywork?
Bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, reduce or eliminate headaches, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

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