After Your Session

"Take your time getting up - move gently and slowly"

Why do we say this?
Because we want to help you maximize the benefits of your session.

So, before you get up, rest gently on the table for a couple of minutes, breathe deeply and simply notice. How does your body feel right now? What is different? What feels good? How could you move differently? How would you like to spend the rest of your day?

Take this time to notice and let the changes and the sensations sink in. It is a delicious time after a session, you are alone, it is quiet and peaceful and you can indulge yourself with a bit more me time.

If you are concerned you will fall asleep, let us know, we will set a gentle alarm or knock quietly in 2-3 minutes.

Let it sink in, you just had a marvelous bodywork session, let it permeate deeply into your body, move slowly, be gentle, honor how well you are taking care of yourself.

A few other after session thoughts. Consider handling scheduling and payment before your session so that you don't have to get back in your head too quickly. If you feel a bit ungrounded when you get up, sit quietly and press your feet into the floor. Have a drink of water to help you refocus before driving and to rehydrate.

    For the rest of the day, pay a bit of extra attention to the messages coming from your body:
  • Continue drinking water, being well hydrated helps your body continue to benefit from the bodywork you just recieved.
  • Do you need a bit of extra rest this afternoon?
  • Could you spend a bit of time outside in nature, taking a walk perhaps?
  • Do things feel different, perhaps you had to adjust your seat or mirrors when you returned to the car?
  • Today you did something to take care of yourself, what else to you have in place to nurture and support your health and wellbeing?
  • If stressors show up, remember you can pause, take a deep breath, sink back into your body, and settle.

Take your time.

About the Author

Amelia Mitchell, LMT is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist with additional certifications in Lymphedema treatment and Pre-Natal massage. Using Therapeutic Massage and Lymph Drainage Therapy as developed by Bruno Chikly MD, DO of the Upledger Institute, Amelia supports her clients as they shift to enhanced wellness. She specializes in recovery from injuries, trauma and illness. Amelia brings her warm heart and a firm trust that we are all healthy and can feel better to each session. Amelia is a practitioner and owner at Alchemy Healing Arts Center in Annapolis, Maryland.