I’ve had problems for a long time and tried a bunch of stuff that hasn’t worked. How is this different?
If you’re like most people I work with, you’ve already tried some combination of massage, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, meditation, foam rolling, exercise, pharmaceuticals, surgery… the list goes on. All those things have their place (and maybe help you feel better!), but none of them really give you control of all the fundamentals: effortless posture, free movement and true relaxation. This program is all about learning those fundamentals in yourself, and the results you’ll get from this work are different from what you’ve tried before.
My life is FULL. Will I be able to fit this in?
The great thing for busy people is that this program teaches you skills that integrate into your life. It gives you more energy, and it doesn’t take any extra time at all once you’ve developed the skills. This program does require you to attend weekly lessons and spend an hour or two per week on homework. If you’re at a place in life where you can’t afford a few hours of self-care time per week, then this program isn’t a good fit for you right now. That’s a tough place to be. I’ll be here when you’re ready to develop the great relationship with your body you deserve.
I need to be out of pain. Will you fix me so I’m out of pain?
I have a no BS policy after everything I’ve been through myself, and I don’t make false promises. The people who go through this program experience consistently less pain, and some people end up basically pain-free. That’s not exactly the goal, though: the goal is to live life the way you want. THAT’S freedom from pain and tension. I’m not 100% pain-free myself, but I have that freedom. And I can help you develop the skills for that too.
This is expensive for me. How do I know it’s worth it for me?
I totally understand. Only you can decide if moving toward freedom from pain and tension by developing beautiful posture, free movement and true relaxation is worth the investment. I created this program because it’s what I wish I had myself earlier on my journey, and it would absolutely have been worth it to me. Please reach out to me and we will talk it through (with no sales pressure).
I’ve got legit medical issues (diagnoses, surgeries, injuries, etc.) Can this program help me?
Yep! This program does not attempt to treat or prevent any medical condition, but many symptoms can be improved by developing effortless posture, free movement and the ability to truly relax. These skills allow you to make the most of your body within your particular constraints.
So my job is to hear what your medical issues mean to you and help you develop the skills to have the best possible relationship with your body. I’m familiar with most musculoskeletal and neurological issues related to this work, but your situation is unique. Let’s chat about it on your complimentary consult.
And, of course, you should consult with your physician about any medical issues or changes to your care plan. I am not a physician nor a substitute for professional medical care.
What does a lesson actually look like? Will it hurt?
It won’t hurt, I promise! And you will leave each lesson feeling more grounded, open and relaxed.
Lessons involve gentle guidance through movement, usually no more vigorous than getting in and out of a chair (unless you ask to look at something with a little more oomph from your personal life). Don’t mistake gentle for ineffective, though -- the things you will learn about yourself are powerful.
To be upfront, though, you may feel weird. You will be changing postural and movement habits you’ve likely had for many years, and doing something new usually feels strange. Some people also find that unexpected emotions appear as they release tension, which is a normal part of the process, but can be surprising.
Why is it called a lesson instead of a session, anyway?
Because this is about you learning what works for your body. This is education, not treatment. It’s about putting you in control as your own expert, not making you a passive recipient of treatment from someone else. It’s about doing things with you, not to you. Learning to fish, not giving you a fish, that kind of thing.
Is this appropriate for someone with hypermobility?
Yep! This program is personalized for you, and others with hypermobility (including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) have found great benefit from it. I know hypermobility brings its own set of challenges that often get ignored, and we’ll deal with them directly. Just let me know about it during our consultation.
Can I pay with my HSA or FSA? How about insurance?
If your HSA or FSA uses a debit card, you can likely pay for this program directly. If your HSA/FSA plan instead issues reimbursement, you will likely need a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from your healthcare provider in addition to a receipt from me. Unfortunately, insurance will generally not cover or reimburse. Because all HSA, FSA and insurance plans are administered differently, I cannot make any guarantees for coverage or be held responsible if a claim is denied.
What are your cancellation and refund policies?
To keep my schedule as available for you as possible, I maintain a strict 24-hour cancellation policy for appointments, and late-cancels or no-shows will incur a $45 fee to reschedule. Exceptions may granted on a case-by-case basis at my discretion for emergency and illness. Lessons will be honored up to six months from initial payment and at my discretion after that point.
I take great care through the consult to make sure that this program is a good fit for you. If after our consultation you decide that this program isn’t for you, I will refund you 100%. After your second lesson is scheduled, this program is non-refundable.