Private Clinical Sessions
Martha Peterson offers private clinical sessions in the Denver Metro area. If you live outside the Denver Metro area, please check out our online sessions or search for a Somatics Practitioner near you.
What is a private clinical session?
Private clinical Somatics sessions are the most rapid way to begin to restore muscle function, improve freedom of movement, and eliminate your particular pattern of habituated muscular pain. Group classes and workshops are the best way to maintain the changes and improvement you make in your muscle function, body awareness, and movement once you have learned to reverse your Sensory Motor Amnesia.
What happens in a Private Clinical Session?
Your posture is assessed before each lesson so that the practitioner can determine which clinical lesson (or protocol) to teach you. Each clinical lesson focuses on one specific stress reflex pattern that is present in your posture. We can only help you release one pattern at a time, so further sessions may be advised.
The movement lesson begins after the assessment. You lie on a low table and will be guided, hands-on, through gentle, easy movements and assisted pandiculations that are designed to restore sensation and control of muscles at the brain level and reverse your specific patterns of chronic muscular tension. With hands-on help and measured resistance from the practitioner, you will begin to retrain your brain to release amnesic, painful muscles and reset their length and function. This process improves the brain’s awareness, and facilitates your ability to monitor, correct, and adjust your posture, movement, and responses to stress – on your own! Each session focuses on your particular needs, history of muscular pain, and movement habits.
At the conclusion of each session you will learn specific Somatic Movements to practice at home. A daily 5-10 minute Somatics routine reinforces the improvement you achieve in each private session. These self-care movements are the linchpin to long-term pain relief and efficient movement; a daily practice gives you the ability to manage chronic stress, relieve aches and pains, improve balance, and monitor and improve your movement and posture.
Initial Session – $170 (90 minutes)
You first session includes:
- Detailed medical intake
- Detailed assessment of your posture and gait
- Hands-on movement session to address your specific patterns of muscular tension
- Short routine of Somatic Movements for home self-care, designed to reinforce your progress and improvement
- FREE Pain-Relief Through Movement CD to guide you through your daily movement practice
Most conditions are resolved within 4-6 sessions, while more severe conditions (scoliosis and certain cases of trauma) may require more sessions. Each session is designed to build upon the previous session’s improvement. The goal of these sessions is to teach you to restore easy, comfortable freedom of movement, and to teach you the tools to take care of yourself. Because we understand that all humans have the ability to learn to improve on their own given the right tools of learning, your active participation and commitment is required for optimum results and long-term improvement.
Subsequent Sessions – $120 (60 minutes)
- Hands-on movement lesson personalized based on client needs
- Review of previous self-care Somatic Movements
- Introduction to new Somatic Movements