Something important to remember about any system where there is learning of movement sequences is that it takes practice, time and patience with the chosen system, as well as patience with yourself. Anyone can take a pill to kill pain; a method that often leads to a lack of sensitivity required to gauge what is really going on in your body. On the darker side it can lead to addiction, a problem our modern world knows far too much about. To learn how to naturally bring your self out of painful episodes, heal from injury, and to train your brain and body to change requires self-exploration.

 Standing and walking pathways are explored. The practitioner standing behind the client listens in, offering gentle cues. The concept "Somatic Empathy" is a work here as the practitioner communicates efficient movement to the client through touch and movement.

Standing and walking pathways are explored. The practitioner standing behind the client listens in, offering gentle cues. The concept "Somatic Empathy" is a work here as the practitioner communicates efficient movement to the client through touch and movement.

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions offered by Root to Core differ from standard massage treatments and most other bodywork sessions. Individual Sessions are 60 minutes long. The client wears comfortable clothing, something easy to move around in. Below is a list of what to expect in a session.

Individual Sessions include:

  • An Initial Consultation, by phone or in person.

  • Physical and Movement Assessment.

  • Education of Anatomy and the CMI System. Printed Handouts are available if required. Full Published materials are available for purchase.

  • A 60 Minute CMI Session; a guide through body awareness meditation, mindful movement sequences and functional exercises.

  • Hands-on application from the practitioner to assist through movement restrictions.

  • Soft tissue work is incorporated into the session if necessary in the form of Myofascial Release, Postural Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy and Massage Therapy.

    Note: CMI Sessions are “active” even if slow. If more of a massage oriented “passive” treatment is required the client will undress down to comfort level and be draped appropriately under sheets and blankets, just as in a regular massage.

 Here the client is more comfortable in a side lying position. Standing is not always the best approach if it is a painful experience. Through this position the practitioner is encouraging lengthening of the spine, from foot through core up through the neck and head. Often the side that is easiest for the client to move is explored first. This easier in a neuromuscular sense, and a clearer path for the brain. We teach the easier side, then teach the more difficult.

Here the client is more comfortable in a side lying position. Standing is not always the best approach if it is a painful experience. Through this position the practitioner is encouraging lengthening of the spine, from foot through core up through the neck and head. Often the side that is easiest for the client to move is explored first. This easier in a neuromuscular sense, and a clearer path for the brain. We teach the easier side, then teach the more difficult.