Frequently Asked QuestionS
Do you use a massage table?
Yes, much of the session is done on a massage table but the work is not formal massage.
How is the session different than a massage?
Masseuses generally touch skin directly, often with oil or lotion, while focusing on manipulating muscles and connective tissue in a consecutive way. Lisa's clients remain clothed and she uses varied touch to work beyond physical anatomy. Lisa is trained to see the body as part of a larger system. She listens to it in the broader context of her client's history, structure, process, rhythms, patterning, and adaptations. Lisa's focus is on restoring resiliency rather than physiological comfort as she attends to what needs to be released, reanimated, reignited, reconnected, or reoriented.
What should I wear to the session?
Non-restrictive clothing such as exercise or yoga apparel. Preferably no jeans, belts, skirts, or dresses. Be prepared to take off your shoes, jewelry, and accessories.
How many sessions will I need?
Chronic, longstanding conditions may require more attention than acute issues. However, Lisa does not prescribe sessions. Her goal is to empower you and support your ability to know what is right for your life, which includes knowing when you want another session.
What can I do to prepare for my essential oils session?
Do not consume alcoholic beverages within 24 hours.
Come with clean skin—free of topical products such as lotions, creams, perfumes, and sunscreens.
What are your recommendations for after a session?
Take actions that support integration and your ability to anchor the session:
Drink water. Stretch. Breathe.
Spend some time alone. Meditate.
Sit or walk around outside, preferably in nature or a park. Listen.
Touch the earth (your bare feet to the grass, soil, or sand). Feel.
Bring gentle awareness to patterning.
Use a foam body roller to roll out your muscles and fascia.