Cheers to a long overdue post everyone!
Thanks for your patience while I explore and learn this summer! I've been out in BC the last couple of weeks, learning SO much cool stuff that I can't wait to implement in to my sessions. I'm so grateful for a summer full of learning and adventuring!
That being said- it's back to the grind and I've put together a few short questions that I often get from people when I talk about what I do. It can be a scary thing to commit to a BodyTalk session not knowing much about it. This post is to hopefully answer some burning questions you may have- or to clarify what you thought you already knew. However, all questions are welcome so please feel free to always reach out!
This weekend I was helping an amazing friend and practitioner coordinate a Reiki workshop- so you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be posting a blog on that soon too!
1. What is BodyTalk?
BodyTalk is a safe and effective holistic modality that addresses communication breakdown in the body. Everyday stressors (injury, severe illness, emotional trauma, financial stress, overwork, poor nutrition, etc.) distort the body’s ability to naturally heal, putting a strain on the nervous system.
BodyTalk helps to bring the nervous system out of emergency mode so that the natural healing process can then resume. Using gentle touch and light tapping, each session is tailored to exactly what that person requires at that time. BodyTalk can help with physical, emotional, mental, environmental, and Spiritual issues in the body. Once the underlying issues have been addressed, the body can better communicate with itself, keeping you happy and healthy!
2. Who is BodyTalk for?
Everyone can benefit from BodyTalk, and there are no age limits. From helping in-utero babies, to assisting transitions with those in their final years, BodyTalk is an effective modality to help bring peace and clarity.
BodyTalk is a great modality for anyone who wants to address the root cause of a “symptom”, and empower themselves to be in charge of their own healing!
3. What can someone expect in a BodyTalk session?
When you come in for a BodyTalk session, you’ll lie fully clothed on a massage table. If you’re unable to lie down, we can cater the session to however you are comfortable. I’ll sit at your side and use your forearm for muscle checking to find out where the priorities of communication breakdown are found. Once revealed, I’ll use gentle touch and tapping to kick start healing. Sessions will vary from person to person, however the session is always a safe place to ask questions, release any emotions or movements that may feel necessary. Nothing is ever “too crazy” to deal with!
4. What can someone expect after a BodyTalk session?
Every person is different, however common experiences are a sense of wellbeing and calmness. Usual triggers are not as detrimental, and pain usually subsides. It’s not unusual for the 24-48 hours following a session for the person to release the blocks, whether that’s emotionally, or through bodily functions (such as stomach gurgles, belching, mild fever etc.).
5. How often should someone be getting BodyTalk, and how will you know when you’re ready for another session?
When you are coming in for a BodyTalk session, a practitioner will simply be revealing and observing changes that the body is naturally undergoing. For that reason, it really is up to you as the client to decide how often you should be coming in. When I was first a client, I booked sessions every four weeks. (I knew I had a lot of work to do). Once the majority of my issues were addressed on some level (which took a few months, and a lot of self-care), I started going less frequently. As a practitioner, (and something my practitioner always did as well) I try and ensure I send every client home with tools and resources to help facilitate healing at home as well. This helps with those little emotional upsets and physical symptoms between sessions. This also ensures that there is no co-dependency, and that sessions are treated to help overcome bigger issues. Often times at the end of a session a recommended follow up will come up, but if not, my general guideline is 4-6 weeks. If you do feel an onset of something major, ask yourself, can I do anything to help this pass? Can I practice self-care? If it is something beyond those means at that time, then you know it’s time to book another session!
I hope this was useful information for you all!
Until next time,