Although initially the patient may remove their clothes for examination, during treatment the patient mostly lies fully clothed on their back or side. The practitioner may start work at your head, your feet or anywhere. Sometimes we work on the part under our hands, sometimes a part further away and sometimes both.
At first nothing may seem to be happening, but usually patients start to feel themselves relax. Some feel people nothing and some a lot, but this does not influence the effectiveness of the work. Some patients fall asleep, some feel heavier on the couch as though gravity has increased.
The intention is not just to fix a part of the body, but to introduce it back into the functioning of the whole, each part exists in relation to every other part and struggles to work well if by accident, strain or traumas it loses its organisation as part of the whole. Through the gentle quietness, new injuries and old strains can heal. Some people find it helpful for their emotions or resolving old traumas.
When we follow the body’s movement, we are following it in 3 dimensions, so are working on the fascial honeycomb that holds the entire organism in balance. Through this, for example, the movement of the diaphragm and its connections to the organs around it can be influenced.
There can be many experiences, and some problems take longer than others to resolve, but ultimately, the aim of treatment is to leave you in better health and less discomfort.