• There has been healing beyond my hope. I have increased range of motion and strength.  So many of my daily activities that I thought were no longer possible have been resumed.  I had been advised by an othopedic surgeon to forsake rototilling and chain sawing— now I can do both again.  Roselie educates clients in awareness so one can gauge situations and make informed choices about activities.  Of course, this adds significantly to a positive attitude about the future.  I feel like I’ve regained so much of my life!

    John Parent Father and Musician

What makes the work I do effective.

My approach has evolved over many years.  It is based in education, observation and empathy, and three primary principles have emerged:

Structure

Supports us in moving consistently toward our aspirations.

Often we’re left to decide what we need to do, when we don’t know what it is we need to do.  Being clear on our aspiration and having a structure that supports us reaching that aspiration is key.

Interaction

Touch, rapport, collaboration with a living body.  Interaction brings movement and change.

Often the body is treated mechanically, like sculpting clay, which produces only short term change.

Integration

Of both:  Science & Spirituality, Education & Action, Body & Mind.  These are often treated as separate realms.  But where one hits a wall, the other has a path forward.

How I Work:

In our first session:

♥I’ll start by asking you about your health history and what your current situation is like.  We’ll talk about your physical concerns and your primary goals for your sessions.

♥We’ll do some movement assessments to get a better idea of what’s going on in your body. 

♥Then we’ll switch to hands on work on the massage table.  This is usually done with the recipient undressed, though covered by the sheet and blanket with only the area currently being worked with uncovered. If leaving any or all articles of clothing on makes you feel safer or more comfortable then that is a good way to start.  You can always try it the other way in a future session once we’ve established trust. If you do want to work clothed then please wear soft clothes without a lot of seams or buttons.

 

The style of hands on work I do has been described by clients as gentle, intuitive, loving and detailed or precise.  I don’t really think of it as intuitive, I’m just paying attention to what’s there. I think of it as interactive and conversational (not verbally).  The bodymind readily takes part in the conversation, it just requires a receptive state, which I think of as “listening”.

 

The work itself is both superficial and deep in a physical sense of the words.  The superficial parts of our bodies are very important, being rich with nerve endings, and as the part of us that is in constant connection with everything outside of us.

 

I don’t believe in doing painful work (I mention it because I’ve heard of people having that experience).  It’s a terrible idea. The body is receptive to what feels good and is resistant to what feels bad.  It’s that simple. We won’t get anywhere by trying to work against the body.

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