During the session
In the very first session, the practitioner will take a written case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit.
This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good understanding with your practitioner.
The session typically lasts an hour.
You remain fully clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side, or you may be seated.
The practitioner makes light contact with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs.
Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.
In the longer term
After a session there is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. This does not last.
Sometimes people report relief after only one or two sessions. For long-standing problems, further sessions may be needed.
Some people find they benefit from regular treatment over an extended period of time and say that, as well as noticing improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms, they feel that they have more awareness of their own needs and stenght, and their quality of life has improved.