Individual Sessions

Individual Sessions offered by Root to Core incorporate “Active” components and “Passive” components. An “Active” session requires the clients involvement in movement in order to learn new movement patterns, or reawaken primal movements learned early in life and lost in compensation patterns over time. A “Passive” session requires nothing of the client, but to receive the bodywork. A combination both of approaches are used during a session to achieve different results.


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.

 
 


Learning movement sequences takes time, practice and patience with the chosen system, and patience with yourself. 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.



 

Active

CMI is active even though it is often done slowly. The client wears comfortable clothing, something easy to move around in. Below is a list of what to expect in a session.

A CMI Session includes:

  • 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 CMI Session; a guide through body awareness meditation, mindful movement sequences and functional exercises. Breathing exercises to induce a relaxation response and center the mind for learning.

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

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.

Passive

Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy are all primarily passive.

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Inducing a relaxation response through Massage Therapy can be very effective for increasing the potential for learning. Massage Therapy through Root to Core is of a Swedish base. This style focuses on releasing tension in muscle tissues, increasing circulation, calming the nervous systems.

 
 

Restrictions may also exist in the deeper layers or muscle tissue and fascia (connective tissue). Myofascial Release involves slow, consistent manipulation of tight areas of fascia. Release of these areas can aid in releasing movement restrictions in the body, as well as offering pain relief.

Deep Tissue Therapy works the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is often thought of as “painful”. “Intense” is a better description. As pain is not always productive. Pain can cause a Fight or Flight response. Release of these deeper tissues is useful in releasing movement restrictions, relief of chronic pain conditions, adhesions and scar tissue.

Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. The spots are painful on compression and can produce referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction. Trigger Point Therapy involves release of these points. Trigger point can be the cause, or result of several pain conditions.