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Schedule an Appointment

Through the link above, you will see the in-person services that I offer. This includes treatment session, as well as some upcoming events. There are three main options to choose from, a 60-minute session, a more thorough 90-minute session, and a 2-hour session.
 

  1. 60-min session: If you're booking a regular single session for yourself this is ideal.

  2. 90-min session: If you feel like you need a more thorough treatment, or you would like to combine treatment and training, this is ideal. This is also appropriate if you are scheduling a treatment for two people.

  3. 2-hour session: This option is ideal if you would like to book a full regular session for two people.
     

If you are unsure, or if this is your first session, I recommend scheduling a 1 hour session to begin​.

Home-Visits

My services are provided at your location. I travel and bring all equipment, which allows you to rest and continue the healing process after your treatment is over, rather than having to go out and face traffic. I charge a flat rate of $100/hour, plus a $20 travel fee within my normal range. Take a look at the image of the map below to see a depiction of the limits of my normal range. If you are outside of this range, the travel fee will be increased, so please get in touch if you would like to confirm the travel fee for your location if you are outside of my normal range (highlighted zone on the map.)

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What To Expect from a Session

The foundation of my treatment method is Shiatsu and Sotai therapy, which also include complimentary self-care exercises. This involves deep pressure with the thumbs, fingers and palms, assisted stretches and joint mobilizations, as well as structural alignment techniques that involve a more active involvement.

These sessions include assessment, treatment, and instruction and coaching in simple self-care recommendations. These recommendations may include lifestyle adjustments, most specifically regarding postural habits, and suggested corrective exercise routines to maintain between treatment sessions.

With Shiatsu and Sotai, treatment and assessment are one. Throughout our treatment session, palpating and moving the body reveals to me the weaknesses and antagonistic abnormal tensions that are behind your symptoms better than any normal visual screen can. From this deep hands-on analysis accompanying, the most appropriate self-care exercises can be recommended. When assessment is done with this level of precision, very few exercises are needed. What's more important, in order to maintain the momentum of healing, is consistency.

The self-care exercises draw from the following modalities:

 

  • Self-Shiatsu

  • Meridian Stretching

  • Sotai Exercise

  • Natural Movement Training

  • Functional Range Conditioning

What makes my approach so unique, is the inclusion of retraining our natural movement patterns, along with the more specific therapeutic focus of self-treatment methods, and the more flexibility focus of the mobility methods, together in a perfectly complimentary package.

 

If there's one thing I have learned in my two decades as a professional Shiatsu therapist, it's that we cannot fix our problems without changing the lifestyle habits that are distorting them in the first place. This involves understanding the fundamental principles of movements and shifting weight, and continually adjusting the few exercises recommended for your daily practice to restore balance in your body.

If you're ready to harmonize your imbalances and correct the distortions in your body, I'm here to guide you and help you break through the plateaus that you will face along the way.

Sotai & Shiatsu
Manual Therapy Treatment

Sotai & Shiatsu are both manual therapy modalities emerging from Japan. They combine both modern medical science with deeply effective traditional healing methods based on the meridian system. They are deeply effective therapies for treating abnormal pain and tension in the body, restoring postural alignment, facilitating healing after an injury, treatment of chronic issues, and as a potent preventative medicine. 

Shiatsu involves mainly thumb, finger, and palm pressure, not only to a problem area, but also to distal parts of the body that have a connection to the problem. Shiatsu also involves assisted stretching, and techniques where the therapists moves your joints passively through a certain range of motion.

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Sotai is an active treatment method. It involves comparing two movements to determine which is less strenuous, then the recipient moves their body in that direction while the therapist applies gentle resistance. This is all synchronized with respiration, and guided by the therapist, and the result is a reeducation of the neuromuscular system and the improvement of a person's postural alignment and tension patterns.

Another modality worth mentioning that is part of Alex's practice is Kenbiki Therapy, a method of treatment that addresses the alignment of tendons. This is a very effective compliment for Shiatsu and Sotai, especially when addressing acute injuries such as sprains, but is not something that is necessarily used in most treatments.

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Inquire About Personal Mobility Training

If you would are seeking one on one training for mobility development training, MovNat Natural Movement, or Taijutsu, please use the form through the link below. If you're not sure about booking your appointment or need to ask some question first please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Mobility Training
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