My hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Certain exceptions can be arranged if necessary.) I can be reached for appointments either by phone 205-413-3291 or by email – refer to the “contact me” tab. My fee is $70.00 an hour. I usually don’t do half hour sessions, but when they are appropriate the fee is $40.00.
What to expect
As a Neuromuscular Therapist and Somatic Education I use a variety of techniques. My underlying goal is to bring awareness to the particular patterns of posture, tension, etc. that are at the heart of the clients problem. With this awareness the client can then begin to shift their behavior into new more healthy options.
In many cases the client remains fully clothed, so please wear or bring either loose fitting or stretchable type clothing. In these cases the client will usually lie on a low table with bolsters and props to assure comfort and proper positioning.
At other times I will have the client disrobe and lie under a drape as in traditional massage work. The decision for this is determined by the particulars of the client’s situation.
I always start sessions reminding the client that they are in charge of their body. By that I mean that if anything causes discomfort or in any way doesn’t feel right, they are to let me know. It is essential that we work together. I don’t work on people; I work with people.
In all cases especially those of chronic or severe pain I go by the dictum “finesse is better than force.” There is always a way to approach a stubborn problem that doesn’t require aggressive force. Finding the right strategy for each situation is the key.
I consider working with my clients a privilege and an honor. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the job I do. It makes going to work a real pleasure.
Of course, everything about the sessions is totally confidential.
If you have any questions about what to expect please feel free to contact me.