Although this work may feel somewhat subtle, much more is going on than you may realize. Your bodymind will continue to unwind and reorganize for up to 72 hours after you leave the table. You are intelligently building and integrating new neural and energetic pathways of movement and balance!
How can I take care of myself after my session?
Avoid strenuous activity for 24 to 48 hours.
Even if you feel great, this is not the day for a big workout or for cleaning out the garage. Instead, make it a personal best in terms of nurturing, reflection, and self care. You’ve been wanting more lightness, flow, and harmony. Give some space for this to be felt and to express in your day.
Some energies and parts of you that were stuck are now moving, perhaps for the first time in a long time. If you exert yourself too soon, you can override gently emerging new pathways, or even injure yourself. So give yourself time and gentleness after the session while your body integrates and strengthens, and you'll set the stage for changes that are lasting and meaningful.
If you have questions about how you are feeling, please ask.
Your cells are releasing toxins all the time and especially after a session. Areas that are waking up inside are ready for hydration and nutrients. Drinking plenty of water will flush out the old and usher in the nutrition your body needs for growth, repair, and better function.
Water also helps your energy to circulate, dissipating areas that were stuck, and nourishing and filling areas that are ready to welcome vitality.
Enjoy a walk.
Walking is a movement that integrates the left and right hemispheres of your brain and is great for establishing new pathways and oxygenating your blood. Walking a minimum of 200 steps immediately after a session will reset and incorporate your improved gait mechanism Walking backwards is great too!
Be gentle with yourself.
After a session you may feel extra emotional, whether that is extra happy, extra silly, extra loving, extra quiet, extra feisty, or extra teary. Sometimes (but not always) emotions that have been stored in your body find their way out during or after the session.
This is energy in motion and may be part of your healing process. If emotions and experiences arise, let them move. When you are present with what is and allow it to change, you're allowing for transformation.
You may feel supported by journaling, doing some artwork, sitting or walking outdoors, or crawling into bed early,
What if I'm sore?
You may notice new sensations as your brain connects to your body and movement in new ways. Some people occasionally feel sore, as though they've been working out, or experience a temporary increase of their symptoms after a session. This too can be part of the healing process and is soon followed by improvement in overall well-being. Please contact me if you have any questions about this process.