Which is the right method for you?
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Two types of sessions

1. A Rebalancing/Somatic Experiencing session
  (I intertwine these two methods in one session)
                          or
2. A Shiatsu session

People often wonder which one is best for them.  Below are a few questions intended to help you make that decision.


How active do you want to be during a session?
If you like being an active participant in your session then a Rebalancing / Somatic Experiencing session is best for you. In both Rebalancing and SE the client actively works with their body sensations and experiences during the session. It's not talk therapy but the client is asked to describe at times what's happening in their body in the moment. In my role, I offer a non-judgemental atmosphere where an exploration into deeper layers can happen.

If you prefer a session where you lie more passively on the massage table then Shiatsu is the better choice for you. Stimulating the meridians by applying pressure to meridian points doesn't require any participation by the client except to give feedback about the depth and whether it crosses the client's pain threshhold.


The starting point
With Rebalancing, we assume that there's nothing "wrong" and that nothing must be changed. It's more about becoming aware of what actually is.  Often insight and transformation or changes follow on their own.

On the other hand, with Shiatsu we assume that there is (almost always) something to improve in the balance of energy flow within the meridian system.   Consequently a Shiatsu session always begins with a search for what needs to be changed or improved.

With trauma there is, of course, a disregulation in the nervous system, so with Somatic Experiencing we begin with the idea that there is something to heal.  And yet, because the emphasis is on awareness, working with trauma fits better in a Rebalancing session than in a Shiatsu session.


How do you like to be touched?
The client remains dressed in loose, comfortable clothing on the massage table during a Shiatsu session. Normally no massage oil is used. One can't have a Shiatsu session without being touched. 

The use of touch and massage in Rebalancing and Somatic Experiencing varies a great deal depending on the client's wishes and needs.  If touch is appropriate for the session, it's usually done with massage oil onto bare skin on the massage table (with a fleece blanket so that regions not massaged don't get cold). Of course, touch is avoided in cases where it could lead to retraumatizing the client.
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Which is the right method for you?
Two types of sessions

1. A Rebalancing / Somatic Experiencing session
    (I intertwine these two methods in one session)
                 or
2. A Shiatsu session

People often wonder which one is best for them.  Below are a few questions intended to help you make that decision.
How active do you want to be during a session?
If you like being an active participant in your session then a Rebalancing / Somatic Experiencing session is best for you. In both Rebalancing and SE the client actively works with their body sensations and experiences during the session. It's not talk therapy but the client is asked to describe at times what's happening in their body in the moment. In my role, I offer a non-judgemental atmosphere where an exploration into deeper layers can happen.

If you prefer a session where you lie more passively on the massage table then Shiatsu is the better choice for you. Stimulating the meridians by applying pressure to meridian points doesn't require any participation by the client except to give feedback about the depth and whether it crosses the client's pain threshhold.


The starting point
With Rebalancing, we assume that there's nothing "wrong" and that nothing must be changed. It's more about becoming aware of what actually is.  Often insight and transformation or changes follow on their own.

On the other hand, with Shiatsu we assume that there is (almost always) something to improve in the balance of energy flow within the meridian system.   Consequently a Shiatsu session always begins with a search for what needs to be changed or improved.

With trauma there is, of course, a disregulation in the nervous system, so with Somatic Experiencing we begin with the idea that there is something to heal.  And yet, because the emphasis is on awareness, working with trauma fits better in a Rebalancing session than in a Shiatsu session.


How do you like to be touched?
The client remains dressed in loose, comfortable clothing on the massage table during a Shiatsu session. Normally no massage oil is used. One can't have a Shiatsu session without begin touched. 

The use of touch and massage in Rebalancing and Somatic Experiencing varies a great deal depending on the client's wishes and needs.  If touch is appropriate for the session, it's usually on bare skin on the massage table(with a fleece blanket so that regions not massaged don't get cold).  Of course, touch is avoided in cases where it could lead to retraumatizing the client.
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