I tailor each session to your specific needs
that day, while always working toward your
What to expect. My office is private and quiet. When you first arrive, I will ask you to fill out a simple personal and medical history form. We’ll take a few minutes to discuss it and address any questions or concerns you have. I’ll then ask you to lie on my treatment table, making sure you are comfortable, with pillows and bolsters as you need them.
Craniosacral therapy is performed fully clothed, so please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. I will ask you to remove your shoes.
Should you need other bodywork during your session, I’ll instruct you how to disrobe (always to your comfort level) and how to get on the table safely, and then I’ll leave the room until you’re set. You’ll remain warm and draped with a sheet throughout the session; I will only uncover the part of your body (for example, an arm and shoulder) that I’m currently working with. When the session is finished, I’ll once again leave the room so that you may dress privately.
How many sessions will you need? Because everyone comes in with a unique set of symptoms and history, and every session is unique, it’s not possible to give a concrete timetable. Some clients feel better within one session and don’t need another. Some need several sessions over time. Most people feel some relief and a good deal of hope after one session. If, after three sessions, either of us feels the work is not addressing your needs, I will refer you to another practitioner who I feel would be a better match. Meeting your needs is my priority.
A special note about infants and children. I don’t expect your little ones to be still! Babies and young children tend to integrate the work more quickly than adults, and usually need several play or cuddle breaks during a session. I’m very accustomed to working under the table, and on “moving targets”. You may bring a book or toy for your child; babies work very well while nursing or having a bottle. Your child will clearly let us know when she’s finished working: I allow 30 minutes, but many children finish sooner. When your child signals that she has finished, we honor her body’s intelligence and end the session.
Multihands Sessions. Many hands make light work! One session with two or more skilled therapists is often the equivalent of several one-on-one sessions. Kate Mackinnon and I offer multihands sessions the first Wednesday of the month in Livermore and Lafayette. Other times with different therapists may be arranged, as our schedules permit. Contact me for more information.
Privacy. Information that you share with me is private, it belongs to you. Unless I’m required by law to share information, what you tell me, what happens in a session, and anything else about you will remain solely between us. If you’d like me to share information with another practitioner, I will need your request in writing and will keep it on file.