"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 un-grounded 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 re-hydrate.
Take your time.
by Amelia Mitchell, LMT, LLCC, BCTMB
Owner Amelia Mitchell, brings her years of experience as a therapist as well as a deep interest in wellness, self-care, and healing to Alchemy's blog.