What I’ve found works
Consistency of care has a more profound effect on our well being.
Resolving Pain and Limitations
When you have pain or some limiting restriction you need more frequent sessions, where changes can build on previous changes…but not so frequent that you don’t have time to get used to the changes, try new movements, and see what can be integrated into your life.
Once you’re out of pain, you’ll work on regaining all the activities that were limited or stopped. As you begin to challenge the body more and more you’ll benefit from continued support as you encounter periods of pain or restriction while steadily increasing your capacity for pain free activity.
Once you can do the activities that had been aggravating to you, and do them with as much gusto and duration as you want, or as fits with any other limiting factors you have, then you can transition to infrequent care that helps you treat early signs of limitation, or renews your well-being and vitality.
A standard treatment arc for someone struggling with a pain situation would be 1 to 2 months of weekly care, followed by 2 to 3 months of care every other week. After that care once a month for a few months continues to make sure everything goes well.
In general situations that have been going on for 3 to 6 months or less will be on the low end of this estimate, while situations that have been going on for 2 years or more may take longer.
Health and healing is a personal experience and while I have the power to help there is still a great deal of the process that rests with you, and with forces outside of both of our control.
Roselie takes a careful history of each person’s activities and concerns, evaluates possible areas for work, then concentrates on the problem areas using pressure, friction massage, circulatory enhancing muscle work and other techniques. She then formulates a home program of exercises and stretches to work on having the problem improve after treatment. She takes notes to be able to recall problem areas even if the next visit is several months later. As a health care professional I find Roselie to be very competent in her massage skills and in her ability to create a safe calm peaceful space for your One Health Massage experience.Family Physician, Llama Lady
I'm always skeptical when meeting new therapists. Mostly I'm wondering if my desires and the therapist's approach will be a good fit. Roselie discussed my questions and concerns with me and explained much of her philosophy and approach to me until I was comfortable. She was very patient. Her work on me was as she described and she removed my skepticism within a few minutes of starting my bodywork. She put me at ease both mentally and physically. I would highly recommend trying several sessions with Roselie. I think that we all expect that massage will be therapeutic for our bodies. I think Roselie has genuine skills, abilities, and even gifts that enable her to promote healing. Her healing touch was much more direct, more cause-and-effect than any other massage therapist I have seen.
4 sessions a month plus email support gives you steady, solid help with getting out of pain, reducing stress and making feeling good a way of life.
Enhancing and Maintaining Well-being
In wellness care we are working with what is interesting or problematic in the moment, or with enhancing our base-line. So that rather than gradually diving into a state of greater stiffness and achy-ness (and often not noticing it) we are growing in our freedom, ease and relationship with our body and its ability to do things.
If you are struggling with a situation that feels more like it’s related to ongoing stress or anxiety, or possibly something that could be helped by developing a stronger relationship with your body…these are situations where fairly frequent support over a longer period of time can lead to slow, deep change.
Excellent intervals for sessions focusing on this type of support would be once every other week or once a month.
I strongly recommend working with Rosalie because the results are life changing. Her brilliant mind, encyclopedic knowledge of tissue and anatomy, and One Health philosophy combine to make a winning therapy. She encourages one to be a partner in treatment, and to learn more about our bodies.Father and Musician
For some people even once a month care may seem unnecessary or hard to manage at certain busy stages of life. It might also not be feasible if you come to the Darrington area infrequently
You and I both know it’s going to take more than one session to get you to where you want to be. Health is a life long process. But I trust that sometimes there are reasons why this might be the best option for you. This can also be purchased and shared as a gift.
I went to Roselie because several muscles in my arm had locked up in a way that was restricting my arm and shoulder movement considerably. Nothing I tried myself seemed to help. In three sessions, Roselie identified the source of the problem (a nerve plexus in my shoulder) and released it enough that I was able to do the rest myself at home, using gentle stretches that she taught me. Roselie has an incredible quality to her touch. It's as if her fingers are communicating directly with my body, listening to what it says, and gently showing it how to heal. I've had body work with other practitioners, and rarely have I felt I could relax and let go so deeply. I recommend her work wholeheartedly.