Welcome to your first Hellerwork session!
We ask that you arrive a few minutes before your scheduled Hellerwork session to fill out a wellness history card and quick optional survey. This information is kept confidential and is never shared. We ask simple questions about any medical history, past or current injuries and any other conditions your therapist should be aware of. When you have completed the information, you will be introduced to your Hellerwork Practitioner and will go over your information together. This provides an opportunity to assess your current physical condition, the specific reasons you have come in for Hellerwork and which areas will be of focus in your initial and consecutive sessions.
You will be guided to a peaceful and tranquil treatment room, with a basket for your personal effects and a chair available for your use. Before the body work portion of your session begins, you will be instructed to go through a series of movements that will help your practitioner assess the way your body is aligned and which areas have more or less function. It is good for you to bring shorts and a sports bra or bra top to wear if applicable so that the movement can be seen easier. You can continue to wear these for your treatment if you like.
Your first treatment will also introduce the recommended 11 part series through the concept of "inspiration". Each of the typical 11 Hellerwork sessions focus on themes that combine to create a complete holistic change. Aside from a particular injury or condition, the initial Hellerwork session focuses on expanding lung capacity, deepening the breath and bringing awareness to the individual's ability to have a deeply meaningful and inspired life. Your Hellerworker's goal is to effectively assess your current condition and work with you to suggest a treatment plan that will best support your particular structural alignment needs. This visit can be expected to take 1.5 hours including 15-20 minutes of dialogue.
Before your session begins
Your Hellerwork Practitioner will then leave the room so that you may undress to your level of comfort. Some clients prefer to completely undress leaving undergarments on while others prefer to leave some clothing on. Once you are undressed and ready, you will lie on the massage table under the top sheet. After a few minutes, your therapist will knock on the door to see if you are ready, wait for your reply and then enter the room.
While you are receiving your treatment, you will always be covered with the top sheet. As your Hellerwork practitioner works, they will only uncover the area being treated, keeping you respectfully covered throughout your session at all times. For your comfort, our massage tables are padded and will be heated by a blanket under you that can be adjusted to your liking. Unless otherwise requested, there will be soft music playing during your session. You can expect to be comfortable, peaceful and free from outside concerns. This is your experience. Your therapist will work quietly if you prefer not to talk during your session or they will follow your lead if you would rather have a conversation, whatever feels best to you.
Your treatment session
As your session begins, your Hellerwork practitioner will ask you to let them know if they are using suitable pressure and encourage you to share with them if the pressure or technique is uncomfortable. If you desire a specific focus, your practitioner will address the areas you have requested, and assess the effects the injury has on the rest of your alignment. Your practitioner will use only the finest hypoallergenic massage creams and lotions for your massage. We want you to be satisfied and comfortable. If at any time you have a preference for room temperature, lighting, massage pressure etc, please feel entitled to communicate these to your practitioner.
When the body work portion of your session has come to an end, your practitioner will leave the room so that you can get dressed. When you are ready, your Hellerwork practitioner will once again ask you to step through the movements you did at the beginning of your treatment to compare mobility and chart progress.
Once you are ready to leave the room, you will be offered a glass of water and given the option to integrate your massage by relaxing in our lounge. You will be instructed to ensure that you drink additional water the day of and after your massage to flush out minerals and toxins released from your muscles during your massage. This also re-hydrates you and can reduce potential soreness caused by working the areas treated.
When you book your treatment, you will be given the opportunity to pre-order a specialty tea, fresh juice or smoothie from our RESONATE TM Organic Juicery menu so that you may have something delicious waiting for you to enjoy after your session as you continue to relax in our lounge.
Hellerworkis not recommended as a treatment for any disease or chronic inflammatory condition such as arthritis and can worsen such a condition (our floatation therapy is absolutely ideal for these conditions!). Anyone with a serious medical condition including heart disease, diabetes, or respiratory problems should consult a medical practitioner before undergoing Hellerwork.
If you or someone you love would benefit from a life changing series of Hellerwork, we welcome you drop in and speak with us or contact us to go over your specific situation. If you would prefer to book your session at this time, please do so here: online bookings. You can find a link to subscribe to our regular email updates and specials here!