As body workers we need to take care of our own bodies, as well as help our clients sustain the results created in our sessions.
Bones for Life® can add value to almost any massage therapy. It doesn’t replace massage–it adds value to other hands-on work. (And it might help you as well!)
I used to feel so frustrated that my clients were not keeping some of the changes we achieved in our sessions. I wanted to empower them to take charge of their own movement and well-being. I found I could help my clients and take care of myself with Bones for Life®.
Bones for Life® gives clients the keys to make and keep postural and gait changes themselves.
It can be done in individual or group sessions. If you're interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or keep reading.
Here’s my story…
As a body worker, I was trained in multiple modalities from Swedish, to craniosacral, to positional release technique, and many more. While most modalities were useful for me and helped the scoliosis that I’ve suffered with for life, after thirty years of standing over a massage table day after day, I was frequently in pain. That pain was taking away from the energy I could bring to my clients.
Something had to change. My work had become a struggle; the joy had left.
Fortunately, I was introduced to Bones for Life ®, a program created by Ruthy Alon, one of the first teachers to be certified in Israel by Moshe Feldenkrais. The Feldenkrais method, Awareness through Movement, is typically done on the massage table or the floor, as practitioners slowly talk their clients through a series of movements.
Ruthy’s work, called Movement Intelligence, focuses on the gait.
Her work builds on Feldenkrais but emphasizes anti-gravity movement. She focuses on what happens when we walk. I started the work to improve my own movement and ability to continue to work with clients.
The results were dramatic, I started realigning my spine through my neurological system.