Does Deep Tissue Bodywork hurt?
Deep Tissue work while stretching and lenghening the muscles can be monentarily uncomfortable.
What happens in a session?
Sessions usually last 60 to 90 minutes. To begin I have first-time clients complete a client in-take form that covers health background and seek to determine what their particular goals and expectations.are. I then have them undress (down to their underwear) and do some visual assessment, looking for any postural patterns.
What to Expect from Your First Bodywork/Massage session?
I will ask you some questions about your health and lifestyle. You may have health conditions that would prevent you from having a massage, or might require some adjustments to positions or techniques. If you have medical concerns, it's a good idea to get permission from your health care provider before you get a session.
I will ask you to remove as much clothing as you feel comfortable with (most people will remove all their clothing), and crawl onto my table. I will leave the room while you get undressed, and you will be draped at all times, to preserve not only your modesty, but your warmth.
Structural Integration Rolfing is a process that builds on itself with each session. A steady, consistent rhythm is important for creating momentum for change in your body. It is best to schedule at least half the series (5) sessions in advance to insure that the times convenient for you are reserved for you.
Structural Integration Rolfing focuses on very ingrained habits in very tough tissues. Changing these tissues is not an easy thing and is often accompanied with rather intense and unexpected sensations (pulling, burning, pressure, shearing, tingling, pins and needles, etc). These are often lumped together as pain. It is helpful to ponder on how you relate to the difficult things in your life and to delve into the sensations/feelings/ emotions/memories that come up as you go through the process. "Breathing through the pain" is helpful too.
Each S.I. Session starts with a postural evaluation. This consists of standing in front of the practitioner who then evaluates how your body manages the strain of gravity. The clearer I see your body the more informed my work will be. This can be uncomfortable for some people but, in my professional experience, it will be easier than you imagine.
Structural Integration Rolfing is an active process. The more you bring each session into your daily life the more you will benefit. This could entail strengthening exercises, awareness exercises, or simply changing how you do things. Start to increase you awareness levels now. Pay attention to what causes discomfort and what alleviates it. Notice when you are limited by your body and how. This will help you set your goals and evaluate your progress.
Transformations come in all shapes and sizes. Be open to anything...
Therapy sessions with Gregory Mayfield, CMT do NOT contain any sexual content of any kind, under any circumstances.