What’s a Adaptive Bodywork session like?
Typically, the Adaptive Bodywork assessment will begin with an extensive interview about your history and current habits. Most Adaptive Bodywork assessments are done in underwear or a bathing suit, without draping. Your practitioner will want to observe you standing and walking before the session starts, to assess your current structural patterns. Photos will be taken to create a visual record of your body’s ‘before ABW’ structure so both you and the practitioner will have a baseline for comparison as you progress through ABW. Since there can be dramatic changes in your body shape when going through the ABW process, and sometimes not, you will ultimately judge the work by how you feel, however the photos are quite useful to identify primary areas of focus.
Adaptive Bodywork is done on a variety of surfaces (floor, table, bench, stool etc.). The practitioner will use their best tools, namely fingers, hands, feet, arms, or elbows, to contact the compromised tissues. By actively participating in your session, you will provide continuous feedback that will inform you and your practitioner on how your body is limited and its response to the bodywork. Based on this feedback, your practitioner’s will adapt the session’s trajectory as necessary by selecting the bodywork required to resolve your issues in an expedient fashion.