Working in private sessions has been my primary way of sharing health with others professionally. I've found private assisted stretching sessions to be one of the most powerful ways to help others. I experience glee when witnessing the changes that can happen from intense hands-on work.
The enormous physical demands required to exceed the tensile strength in accumulated dense fascia and scar tissue is a foreign concept to most everyone. I often work with two, three, or more people assisting in sessions in order to create optimal results. This allows each of the primary movement vectors to be stabilized by hands that can provide the leverage necessary for any action: concentric strength, eccentric stretch, isometric stretch, isometric strength.
I've worked with NFL players assisting in their teammate's stretching sessions who reported that it was the most challenging strength training workout they had ever experienced, being on the ground pushing and pulling from many physical positions. Beyond physical are also the psychological, emotional, and spiritual forces at play in a session.
I've found that the more sessions I offer, the more I need to get myself worked on in order to remove the occupational stress from being under such incredible loads. So when not in private sessions, I have found myself training others how to work on my body and each other's so as to foster a community of mutual health development.
I have grown tremendously through this process, yet offering private sessions followed by resting, getting my body stretched, and ensuring that the others in the community are also getting developed has proven to require a significant amount of time and energy. I've found that offering around ten sessions a week is what most trainers can handle to sustainably work with others.
These days, I am careful to limit how much time I spend in sessions so that I may have time to research, create, and develop groups of people that wish to create a sustainable and cooperative healing exchange model.
I look forward to sharing more with you about what a private session is all about. Please consider this a placeholder as I continue to develop my website. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you're interested in online video or assisted stretching sessions.